Ursula X. Young recently painted two new murals in the lobby of the Clift Hotel in Downtown San Francisco. The Hotel is celebrating their 100th year so the murals were part of the week long centennial celebration. Juxtapoz magazine helped to put together an art show at the hotel for the event. Happy 100 years Clift SF!
Artists in this mural include:
Agana, Beth Emmerich, Deity, Dime, Kazilla, Jenn Ponci, Meme, Ursula X. Young.
Guests Artists: Delvs, Flora Sheva, and Miss Kee.
F&F is an all-female art collective, which boasts artists from around the country who travel around the world. Along with three Bay Area artists, 13 women flew in from across the U.S. to paint this massive wall. The project held special significance to the women because June 2015 marked the fourth year since the collective’s inception. Travelling the world to help those less fortunate through teaching and art, has been the group’s mainstay; this wall was all about celebrating the spirt that has brought them all together. Show info HERERead more →
Sol-Collective teamed up for another great event for Sacramento youth called “The Teen Take Over”
Meme, Beth Emmerich and Jenn Ponci painted live also hung out with the youth at the Take Over last week at The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento CA.
The Take over was a major summer bash celebrating the art, vision, and culture of local youth. DJs AmpONE and Love Poison from Sol Collective, SAYS poets, Project4Trees, The Hungry, Crow Canyon, and hip-hop dancers will light up a main stage. Check out a graffiti demo among regional aerosol artists, skateboard demos from 28th and B Street Skatepark and Few and Far on a quarter pipe, and Kendama ladder competitions presented by Metropolis Comix. Plus screenprinting, hip hop dance tours in the galleries, a creative careers lounge, and more!
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We just completed a new mural in Oakland which we painted on June 12th weekend to celebrate Few and Far’s 4 year anniversary. The mural, titled ‘Ode to Oakland’ celebrates Oaklands rich cultural diversity. It was painted on the side of the East Bay Resources recycling center on Mandela Parkway and is over 150′ long and 19′ high. We painted the entire thing over one weekend with 14 women working full days and late nights. The back side of the building was painted by friends of Few and Far making the entire building an outdoor live art event for the weekend. We had plenty of great local support including a slew of awesome Bay Area DJ’s who kept the tunes pumping into the night. Thanks to all the folks who brought us food, drinks, and came down to watch us work. We definitely felt the Oakland love! Go check out the finished wall at 26th and Mandela Parkway, opposite Brown Sugar Kitchen, and the back of the building on Willow st.’ Progress shots finished wall images coming soon!
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Oakland Recycling Center gets Face-lift from Female Art Collective
May 39, 2015
Oakland, CA – Saturday, June 13th, marks the first day that art collective Few & Far will
start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland at 2430 Mandela Parkway. The
building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers,
is one of the largest recycling facilities in the San Francisco area. Situated directly across
the street from locally owned soul food eatery Brown Sugar, this mural will focus on
representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents of the city.
Few & Far is an all-female art collective compiled of artists from around the US and
beyond, a few of whom call San Francisco their home. Along with three Bay Area artists,
12 women will be flying in from across the U.S. to paint the massive wall. This project is
especially significant to Few & Far because June 2015 marks the fourth year since the
collective’s inception. The group’s goals are to travel, paint, skateboard, empower
women and girls, and to help those less fortunate when possible. Few & Far has been
involved in numerous non-profit events over the last 4 years, as well as donated time and
energy to many social causes.
Each mural they complete encapsulates an organic salt of the earth spirit; with this
particular piece the women of Few & Far seek to bolster outside awareness of Oakland’s
rich culture, its native communities and the original residents of a city filled with civic
pride. With gentrification and cost-of-living increases working synergistically to slowly
displace Oakland’s people, Few & Far wants this mural to make a positive statement
about a strong community of all races living and working together in Oakland.
Last week Few and Far members Ursula X. Young, Jenn Ponci, Agana and a few others were invited paint live, where we also set up an art insulation at TEDx held at the University of San Jose. We painted a life size coloring book for everyone attending. Each person that participated received small gift bags from us.
Thanks again Jen Valenzuela
TEDxSJSU Marketing & Communications for invting us to be part of your inspiring event of Diversity!
FestiGraff 5 an annual international graffiti festival in Dakar, Senegal. Hosted by the Senegalese godfather of graffiti Docta of Doxandem Squad featuring Jay One of France, Martha Cooper of NYC and DJ Agana of TDK and Few and Far Women.
First Mural Series: Derkeley Neighborhood
Second Mural Series: The Artists’ Village’
Third Mural Series: Pikine Music Studio
Fourth Mural Series: The Toll Highway
Fith Mural Series: Neighborhood In Rufisque
Sixth Mural Series: Médina Market
Gallery: “Liberte & Tolerance” exhibit at Galerie Le Manege de L’institut Francais de Dakar
Seika, Joule Creative, Bandi, Spasm, Just One, Ibrama, Deris, Stone, Sincelor, Kadidiatou, Vespa, Justin, Kara, Refa, Agana, Toons, Dr33, Cartel de caracas, Hensen, Bankslave, Smi, Trez, Jay One, Batsh, Monsier cana, Samee, Ipns, Alezia, Sane Twom Kows, Breeze, Falko One, Afro, Divassa, King Mow, B-Key, Grafixx, Zeinixx, Krafts, Krack, Chimere, Beaugraff, Diabloss, Mbautta, Triga, Guiso, Nourou, Al Pacino, Kromagnon, Layediz, Mat’art, Madzoo, Fada, Romeij, Misgo, Seita 7, Docta
Music by DJ Slat, DJ Pol, DJ Zeina, DJ Leuz
Edited by Xirix and DJ Agana April 2014
Shot by Elena Berman and Vanessa Espinoza
Music by: “Kumu Neexul” Viviane Copyright Claim by Believe