Allison Torneros is a new breed of pop artist. As a mixed media painter and graphic designer, she creates hybrid works driven by fast images and the online community. Taking a reactive approach to the creative process, she allows her paintings to do the ‘talking’: by throwing paint in an unpredictable manner, leaving it to dry overnight, then interpreting the random composition. Working on multiple pieces simultaneously, Torneros superimposes images implied by the paint. Born in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Torneros started drawing at the age of 2. Her early passion for art, coupled with her experience growing up in Silicon Valley, led her to pursue both digital and traditional avenues at a young age. At 11 years old she designed her first website, and began exhibiting her artwork in galleries only months after graduating high school. Torneros graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Design|Media Arts. While in her senior year of college, Torneros formed CircleDot – a creative studio whose roster includes such names as Disney, Procter & Gamble, as well as celebrities and innovative startup companies. Tickling the subconscious in her most recent works, elegantly rendered images poke through dreamy atmospheres of fluid elemental cloud colors, contrasted at times by striking iconic illustrations. Torneros is inspired by nature, by psychology, and by dreams. She goes with the feeling, conveying the kind of impressions that linger on the mind in the wake of sensual experience. written by Herbert Rusell
“PACHAMAMA” Lima, Peru 2013
In a collaborative effort 20+ women from the 5th annual Festival Nosotras Estamos en la Calle took part in creating a 10 story building mural entitled “PachaMama” in the center of Lima, Peru. To celebrate International Women’s History Month, and growing love for Street Art. The women invited to participate in this event came from Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, El Salvador, Colombia, Brasil, Mexico, Argentina, and USA. The event brought these women together to create a larger than life piece that would represent WOMAN, NATURE, and IDENTITY. In a mountain like form, the image of a strong indigenous woman stands tall with a colorful poncho and peaceful blue skies. The quilt like pieces that come together like a rainbow illustrate images of; women, mother earth, animals, fertility, harvest, nature, native patterns, as well as planetary energy in mandala forms that comes from the sun, moon, and stars. As women from Latin America, and of native ancestors we believe that the PachaMama is working louder than ever before through artists and activists across the globe. Dope women at work! – Toofly
Published on Jan 22, 2013
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, award-winning Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions and Intel Corporation comes Girl Rising – an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl — and the world.
In theaters March 7th, 2013. Visit girlrising.com to learn how to bring Girl Rising to your local theater.
Girl Rising is distributed by CNN Films and Gathr, an innovative demand-based theatrical distributor. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other A-list actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.
The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls’ stories, each in it’s style, and all with profound resonance.
These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.
In conjunction with celebrating our Two-Year Anniversary!!, we are excited to be presenting our Second Annual All Female Skate Gathering on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at Power Inn Skate Park in Sacramento, CA. Open to all ages and abilities, the inaugural event brought an amazing turnout of ladies throughout the West Coast and beyond, showcasing their skills in skateboarding and live art in a non-competitive environment. Building upon the successes of the first gathering, we expect our next one to be even better, as we are currently seeking sponsors to help us achieve that goal.
Like our previous gathering, the event will feature a skate jam session, live art demonstrations, and a raffle. We will also be introducing the addition of a graffiti and street art workshop for kids and live music entertainment performed by local Sacramento and Bay Area bands.
We are asking for product and/or monetary donations so that we can make swag bags for the participants and volunteers, supplies for the artists and kids workshop, prizes for the raffle, and production of event t-shirts possible. Any amount of generosity would be greatly appreciated.
As a participating sponsor, your business name and logo will be featured on all promotional materials, including event fliers and posters, and your support will be announced during the event. Much like our first gathering, we also anticipate extensive promotion and coverage of the event through various popular action sports and art culture media outlets, including those of fellow sponsors.
Few and Far thanks you in advance for your support and donation! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding arrangements for the collection of your donation. Monetary donations via PayPal can be made by clicking the “Donate” tab located at the bottom of our homepage at fewandfarwomen.com.
Photos and video of our last jam can be seen by clicking HERE and HERE!
Thank you Jen Valenzuela for all your hard work helping putting this together!!
This photo shoot is an ERIN ASHFORD & MEME Collaboration called “Distant Travelers”. Meme (graffiti Artist) had the idea to capture the extraordinary beauty of the freight trains. As well as tell a story of two different, groups of people with a lot of the same morals and ideas about life. Gypsies and Hobos had an nomadic way of living with the freedom to travel openly. While living only on basics to survive, their friends and family were the their main reason’s for living.
Thanks to Erin Ashford’s amazing talents with photogrhary, we were able to tell our story of the Distant Travelers. Models include: Jenny Looper, Raven Mystique , Nicole Ellsworth and Mj Parr.
March 7th 2013, San Diego CA.- Please join us for an evening with SOLACE for the unveiling of the 12’x7′ mural installation done by Gloria Muriel. The event will take place next Wednesday March 13th from 5pm-8pm at Solace and the Moonlight Lounge located at 25 East E Street, Encinitas CA 92024.