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Friday, January 13, 2012

LOS BOULEVARDOS CRUISE TO THE BAY 2


Early on Sunday Morning this is where I'll be, cruising the Bay with Los Boulevardos CC... They're coming all the way from SoCal  in their firme ranflas so we gotta join them in a cruise across the bay, See you there!!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FEMME CARTEL: GIRLY/URBAN ART PARTY


Welcome to the year of the Woman!, well not officially but I have a feeling this year will be filled with strong and beautiful female energy paving the way for some well needed change... and what better way to start than with a Femme Cartel Art Party!!! A bunch of my homegirls are going to be showing their artwork or selling their goodies at this event so I will for sure be there supporting the ladies of the bay... Come out and show some love, buy your lady some Valentines gifts, or just swing by to say Q-vole... 
See you there Shhhaaauuuwww!!!


FEMME CARTEL: GIRLY/URBAN ART PARTY ......(FREE, all ages)
(a FIVE venue art opening block party)

fresh contemporary art. cupcakes. hella diversity. urban crafts. fierce femmes. beer. sweet community. kid friendly. lo prices. women artisans. girl power youth art exhibit.hot sounds. inspiration. boy friendly. vintage fashions. bike parking. live art. knitting & fabrics. open-hearted bad girls. zines. brand new friends. fresh girly graffiti. local oakland love.

@ actual café, james & the giant cupcake, a verb for keeping warm, essence of beauty, and kinks beauty supply and girly/urban accessories! (6334-6316 san pablo ave, at alcatraz. oakland)

FRI JAN 13 2012. 5-10PM.

5 VENUES, SIDE-BY-SIDE.
30+ GIRLY/URBAN ARTISTS.
6+ LADY TURNTABLISTS/MUSICIANS.
7+ CRAFTER-FASHIONISTAS.
& all the HELLA LOCAL, WARM, FIERCE, SWEET, OAKLAND COMMUNITY your little heart desires

ARTISTS:
• ELROD: mexikitch art & sparkle
• FEMILY: girly/urban 3-D collage
• KIMLYNH ENGLEBRETSON CHUN: attitude girls paintings
• ASHROSE: artwork/roses
• C. FAY: assemblage of repurposed materials
• ERIN ASHFORD: graffiti girl photography
• JOY WU LIU: mixed media
• LAURA GONZALES: oil paintings
• MAEI THOMAS: photography
• MARIA FATIMA URBI: girly/urban illustrations
• MJ (from FEW N FAR): fresh paintings, urban photos
• MOLLY DECOUDREAUX: toughgirl photography
• REBECCA KERLIN: urban scene photography
• SONYA PHILIP: felt cervixes
• TESSA: diary diarammas
• PAMELA YBAñEZ: textile inspirations
• TINA ZIU: beautyshop portrait
• KEENA RAMANO: 2D projects
• MICHELLE CARNES: fresh, fast, femme fatal oil paintings
• HEATHER CAULFIELD: soulful, urban pop art
• DIANA BLACKWELL: Acryllic life-size portraits
• CHRISTAL TOSHIA: Diaramma

LIVE BODY PAINTING:
• ANANDA ELYCE REEVES: body art

VIDEO ART
• MIX’D INGRDNTS : brand new dance vid
• ELEZA JAEGER: literary projections

SOUNDS:
• DJ CAT-ATONIC
• DJ Panic Room!
• DJ Vida V
• Soul Vocalist Regina Martin
• Songstress Jo Elless
• Wam Bam Ashleyanne
• Ione Angeles (7:30-9:30 @Cupcake)
• & MORE…

GOODS:
• GIRLY/URBAN ACCESSORIES: KINKS BEAUTY
• RETRO FASHION: URBAN VINTAGE
• CHEEKY PINUP CALENDARS: JEN OAKS ILLUSTRATION
• FEMINISTA FEATHER EARRINGS: AMANDA PADILLA
• PINUP BOY BEER KOOZIES: FEMILY
• VINTAGE GLAMOUR FEATHER HEADPIECES: LISA AURORA
• FRESH SEASONAL JAM: INNA JAM
• RECYCLED BIKE TUBE EARRINGS: GIRL ON BIKE
• ALLONEWORD™ HANDMADE CUSTOM CYCLING CAPS

NONPROFITS:
• BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER (in the house to recruit mentors!)

YOUTH ARTIST PROJECT (GIRLS AGES 2-14):
• ALAJAH
• AMOIR
• CANDACE
• DEE
• DIANE
• EMMA
• JADE
• KAIRA
• LACHLAN
• LUCY
• MIA
• MIRANDA
• NIA
• TESSA

FEMME CARTEL IS GIRLY/URBAN ARTS, SMARTS & COMMUNITY.
Info & History: http://www.emorrow.org/femme-cartel.html

Q: what is femme cartel?
A: Hot, local, boundary-pushing, emotionally-on fire, talented contemporary urban artists of all stripes...who happen to be females/femmes/girls/ladies.

Q: what kind of art?
A: 3D collage, oil paintings, fashion, sculpture, poetry, street art, edibles, writing, crafts, spoken word, dj arts, portraits, drawings, comedy, mixed media, graffiti art, video art, textile arts. 

Q: what themes? 
A: race/gender/sexuality/working women/globality/rebellion/soul-rockin' true love/femmeness/power/sex/ urbanlife/crushes/intrigue/societal roles/fierceness/sweetness/connection/social justice/Oakland/politics/pop culture/queerness/questions/bliss/secrets/coming home/San Francisco/feminism/rising above/mothers/culture/finding ourSelves/girls/boys/rocking out/launching dreams/challenging authority/finding our bliss/honoring our ancestors/reaching for the stars/stumbling/inner battles/pure joy/dreamy connections...

FEMME CARTEL: GIRLY/URBAN ART PARTY 
(a FIVE venue art opening block party)... (FREE, all ages)
6334 San Pablo AveOakland, CA 94608
FRI JAN 13 2012. 5-10PM.