Few and Far

Wide Open Walls

Wide Open Walls” in Sacramento Ca, August 10th – 20th 2017

Bringing the Love –Again! Few and Far Flourishes at Sacramento Wide Open Walls Art Project

Last week, Few and Far member Ursula X Young suddenly found herself sitting at a press conference amongSacramento heavyweights like Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Congresswoman Doris Matsui. She was there to talk about the value of public art and Sacramento’s upcoming Wide Open Walls. WOW916

As Mayor Steinberg eagerly pointed out, the Sacramento Mural Festival from the previous year was so successful that businesses supplied 4x the space for artists to work their magic to Wide Open Walls (August 10-20, 2017)– and Few and Far is contributing!

This ambitious project, arguably one of the largest in the nation, will involve 50 artists and 40 locations over the course of a week with the aim of bringing visual vitality to corners of the city beyond the grid, areas that could really use a little inspiration. Creators will play with themes like diversity, rising rent and sustainable city culture.

MeMe, Deity, and Ursula will be tackling a 100-foot wall with their signature style, plus a little Art Nouveau thrown in. Bringing their unique, collaborative and distinctly feminine flavor to 4301 Power Inn Road, Few and Far sees this as a natural extension of their lager mission: to educate, inspire and beautify.
Bringing the Love –Again! Few and Far Flourishes at Sacramento Wide Open Walls Art Project

Last week, Few and Far member Ursula X Young suddenly found herself sitting at a press conference amongSacramento heavyweights like Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Congresswoman Doris Matsui. She was there to talk about the value of public art and Sacramento’s upcoming Wide Open Walls. WOW916
As Mayor Steinberg eagerly pointed out, the Sacramento Mural Festival from the previous year was so successful that businesses supplied 4x the space for artists to work their magic to Wide Open Walls (August 10-20, 2017)– and Few and Far is contributing!

This ambitious project, arguably one of the largest in the nation, will involve 50 artists and 40 locations over the course of a week with the aim of bringing visual vitality to corners of the city beyond the grid, areas that could really use a little inspiration. Creators will play with themes like diversity, rising rent and sustainable city culture.

MeMe, Deity, and Ursula will be tackling a 100-foot wall with their signature style, plus a little Art Nouveau thrown in. Bringing their unique, collaborative and distinctly feminine flavor to 4301 Power Inn Road, Few and Far sees this as a natural extension of their lager mission: to educate, inspire and beautify.

Featuring FEW & FAR artist: Meme, Deity, Ursula X. Young.

fnf_wow

FullSizeR

SACRAMENTO BEE

@FEWANDFARWOMEN
@WIDEOPENWALLS916_

Read more →

Grafiteras

Grafiteras Flyer_Back

Grafiteras Flyer_Front

July 13th, 2017 OAKLAND, CA — On Friday August 18th, 6-10pm famed graffiti and street artists Toofly (NYC), and Dime (OAKLAND) team up for GRAFITERAS, a collaborative exhibition, installation, pop-up, and art workshop all in one. GRAFITERAS will be held at EastSide Arts Alliance & Cultural Center, a grassroots organization of third world artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color.

GRAFITERAS is a multi dimensional exhibition that seeks to connect and build bridges between Raza artists from the east coast and west coast. Both artists exemplify sisterhood, latinidad, graffiti and have served as vital agents of influence for legions of women driven to rise in today’s art world.

Both women were raised in the tumultuous 90s era. Toofly hails from Corona, Queens NY, Dime from Oakland, California. As young graffiti artists they made their mark in a male dominated graffiti scene. The challenges of being immigrant and brown women did not deter their journey of self-discovery. In fact, it influenced the trailblazing art they create today. They were determined with mucho corazon which comes from instinctual feelings of love and community. Through their art, they not only represent themselves but the dreams, ideals and instincts of women, particularly Raza women.

Over the years they have carved out an important artistic space at the intersection of street graffiti, murals, and exhibitions—on their own terms, staying true to their roots and love for community. Eventually, the forces of the universe brought them together as grafiteras.

To be “Latina” or to be “Raza” in America means you celebrate two or more cultures through language, art, cultural traditions, music, and food. As daughters of families who at one point migrated to the states in search of greater opportunity and economic security, both women understand the power of their art in telling the story of immigrant families. In the face of struggle in a country of institutionalized racism, racial profiling, and an anti-immigrant legal systems, Toofly and Dime respond with art that uplifts, engages and promotes the inclusion of their communities. They have faced racism, and discrimination and so have their family members and peers. It is part of their lives and what gives them a thick skin in the face of adversity. This is what makes women strong, what makes them warriors. They are part of a growing generation of people of color who stand up for what they believe in and will weaponize their art to share their truths. Resistance is part of their culture, it’s in their blood.

Today, “Latina Americanas” like Toofly and Dime, are also spreading their craft into the broader society as educators, designers, educators, and community organizers. It has become the path of self determination for women artists who hold the roles of mothers, daughters, sisters, and aspiring professional storytellers. As grafiteras they have a complex story that speaks volumes of the strength and love that is needed to inspire and move society. GRAFITERAS is a powerful initiation to the complexity of what it’s like to grow up in America, and how Raza and many other cultures find a way to stand up, rise, and shine through it all.

Join us! Let’s celebrate women artists today who are the rainbow warriors of the new world.

As part of a 10 day artist residency, Toofly who visits from Ecuador, will host a #TooflyWorkshop on August 19th, 2017 at EastSide Arts Alliance from 12pm-3pm. Sign-up: tallertercermundo@gmail.com

Read more →

Off the grid markets: Sacramento CA

Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 9.23.07 PM
Saturday Nights at The Barn presented by Off The Grid Markets Saturday June 24th from 5-10pm. Make sure to the next event showcasing Ursula X. Young August 10th from 5-10pm.

With an evening of dinner and dancing in the Bridge District of West Sacramento. Running through August, this weekly community event series will bring friends and families together with live art by Few and Far Women’s artist Agana, interactive art, live music, street food, cocktails, and dancing, all in the shadow of Sacramento’s newest urban landmark. Located at 985 Riverfront St, West Sacramento. @fewandfarwomen @dj_agana #offthegrid #offthegridmarkets #sacramento #liveart #djagana #fnf #fewandfar #fewandfarwomen #fewandfarcollective

4D1C2440

4D1C2424

4D1C2366 copy

4D1C2334 copy

4D1C2442

Read more →

EMERGE SUMMIT

Few and Far founder Meme and California artist Ursula X Young made the magic happen again earlier in April at the Emerge Summit, a gathering of hot entrepreneurial talent at Sacramento’s Memorial Hall. Working with the theme “dare to”, the two artists brought a 16X4 canvas to dazzling life in front of inspired attendees.

Metro Edge and the Crocker Art Museum organized the event with the goal of drawing together the broad range of expertise in the city. The vision for this work was to play with ideas around space, and of course, a classy, astral ingénue made an appearance in the archetypal Few and Far style.

The Few and Far mission to support women in the arts made this live painting a natural fit for this conference, reminding the Sacramento community that art plays a central role in any effort to stoke the fires of local culture and commerce.

Dare to Reach for the Stars is currently for sale, but it has seen some interest, so don’t hesitate. For more information, URSULA X. YOUNG
MEME Emerge Summit in Sacramento, Ca.

IMG_1685

IMG_1691

IMG_1723IMG_1707

FullSizeRender

Thank you CROCKER ART MUSEUM EMERGE LEAVE YOUR MARK

Read more →

Queens Of Style

QOSpoetry3 This Saturday! Come see Few and Far women Ksra & Delvs!

Also many other talented women attending this event.

Read more →

Few & Far at Envision Festival Costa Rica

This years 2017 Envision Festival – Costa Rica was held at the beaches of Uvita, Costa Rica. Few and Far’s Kazilla (Miami) and Ursula X.Young (California) just returned from painting at the beautiful Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica. In a sweet spot where the jungle meets the sea, each created a large solo piece (by the main Luna stage at the entrance to the Envision Gallery.) They also created a large collab intertwining their unique styles: Kazilla brought her signature rainbow prizm vision with crystals and sacred geometry, while Ursula wove in some brightly colored whimsical feminine jungle goddess energy punctuated with elements inspired by Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife and beauty. Envision Festival and Costa Rica were such a treat, and Few and Far can’t wait to get back again and paint again. Pura Vida!

17097379_10154384729775036_6235670503703746832_o

FullSizeRender

IMG_0927

IMG_0941

IMG_0943

IMG_1007

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 8.02.45 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 7.52.52 PM
IMG_1044

IMG_1096

IMG_1098

@URSULAXYOUNG / @KAZILLATHEVANILLAGORILLA

Read more →

Few & Far 5th Year Anniversary Block Party

June 4th, 2016 held significance and was a major milestone for Few and Far. Five years ago on that date – Meme, Founder of Few and Far, organized a massive mural project in Oakland and pulled together a group of women from all over the United States. Since then, members of Few and Far have created numerous murals across the globe, building with and empowering communities worldwide. Our collective is now comprised of 17 talented female artists that include women from Nepal to Ecuador. Every year the group gets together to celebrate that anniversary, and their hard work and achievements by creating large scale murals in different communities.

This June 4th weekend, the mural took place in Sacramento, in the alley of 24th and S streets in midtown. The Few and Far ladies were joined by10-15 other female artists from different cities and states, roughly totaling 22 muralists who painted all weekend. It was kicked off by a neighborhood block party featuring local vendors, Dj’s, and live mural painting which took place on a sizzling hot Saturday in June and was well attended by the community and neighbors. This was the 3rd Few and Far organized mural on this wall. img_3107

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-6-46-02-pm

img_3110

img_3099

img_4066

img_3106

img_3156

img_3116

img_3115

img_3114

img_3113

img_3112

img_3111

img_3224

img_3228

img_3103

.4D1C9821 4D1C9818 4D1C9809 4D1C9806 4D1C9800 4D1C9790 4D1C9765-24D1C96704D1C96644d1c97234d1c9853

img_3253-2

 

Artists that particapated : Kazzilla, Mavel, Deity, Dime, Imagine, Agana, Meme, Ursula X. Young, Beth Emmerich. Guest artists: Les, Clove, Nico, Itse, Molly Devlin, Sheva, Money, Melissa Uroff, Lakakina510.  Huge thanks to our sponsors Ironlak Sparypaint, Hot Italian Pizza and the Round Conner.  Thanks to our community and surrounding neighborhoods for your support with this mural project.

Read more →