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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

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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.

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“Helping Hands Over The Border Project”

September 28th, 2014 Meme from F&F set out to do an event in Tijuana Mexico. After Meme’s latest adventure to Tj, she decided she wanted to do some type of charity event for the youth of the city. Meme found help from a local Tj artist that goes by the name of Tfour.

Tfour found the location and helped organize by getting all the kids together for this event. System Krush is an organization helping spread the positive message of music to youth all the way in West Africa as well as world wide. System Krush was a physical sponsor for the “Helping Hands Over The Border Project”.

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We also had a free raffle giveaway for everyone that wanted to participate. We had free clothing, skate boards, decks, wheels and much more donated to the kids and teens at our event.

Thank you to our sponsors: Ironlak, System Krush, Lurk Hard, Bandit 1sm, Mahfia Tv, Low Card Magazine, Smog City, Saba Anna Swim wear. and everyone that donated to this event!

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Crossing the border into Tj on foot while carrying all the donated goods. Meme hurt her knee messing around. Each person helped carry so much we were all rushing to get to the cabs and head to our hotel. Artist Beth Emmerich got very sick and was unable to help with the event the next day.

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We were making friends while in line at the border on our way back into California.

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The children where so grateful of all the gifts they had received!! THANK YOU to everyone contributed to the youth in Tijuana Mexico.

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“STAYING TRUE ” Print Show From The Women Of Few &Far

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“STAYING TRUE” WOMEN OF FEW AND FAR GROUP PRINT SHOW TO OPEN AT SOL-COLLECTIVE IN SACRAMENTO

The women from Few and Far are coming together this September to bring their art indoors for an all print show in Sacramento. Hailing from Miami, New York and around the West Coast (including Sacramento), this group of 13 women will be showing a collection of framed prints priced under $300. Few and Far have created murals around the world and have several notable large painted walls in Sacramento. The group show; Staying True will be held at Sol Collective – a non-profit community art center focused on culture and activism – located at 2574 21st st in Midtown Sacramento opening for Second Saturday on September 13th from 6-10pm and will be on view through October 9th.

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Global Local

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Early Adopter Series – Estella Sanchez from Unseen Heroes on Vimeo.

Global Local ( Sac Edition) curated by Sol Collective. FREE.All ages. McClatchy Park. 2pm-7:30pm.

A Co-created celebration of Art, Culture, Activism and Healthy Living.

Live music…
A Tribe Called Red
Low Leaf
World Hood
Mandeep Sethi
Flow w/ Element Brass Band with Poet & MC all star line up.
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Luke Tailor
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Dj Novela
hosted by Andru Defeye & Jasmin Aleman

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The voice of women

LOOKING back on the adoption of the 19th Amendment 90 years ago Thursday — the largest act of enfranchisement in our history — it can be hard to see what the fuss was about. We’re inclined to assume that the passage of women’s suffrage (even the term is old-fashioned) was inevitable, a change whose time had come. After all, voting is now business as usual for women. And although women are still poorly represented in Congress, there are influential female senators and representatives, and prominent women occupy governors’ and mayors’ offices and legislative seats in every part of the United States.

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Yet entrenched opposition nationwide sidelined the suffrage movement for decades in the 19th century. By 1920, antagonism remained in the South, and was strong enough to come close to blocking ratification.

Proposals for giving women the vote had been around since the first convention for women’s rights in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. At the end of the Civil War, eager abolitionists urged Congress to enfranchise both the former slaves and women, black and white. The 14th Amendment opened the possibility, with its generous language about citizenship, equal protection and due process.

ut, at that time, women’s suffrage was still unthinkable to anyone but radical abolitionists. Since the nation’s founding, Americans considered women to be, by nature, creatures of the home, under the care and authority of men. They had no need for the vote; their husbands represented them to the state and voted for them. So, in the 14th Amendment’s second section, Republicans inserted the word “male,” prohibiting the denial of voting rights to “any of the male inhabitants” of the states.

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Staying True

“STAYING TRUE” WOMEN OF FEW AND FAR GROUP PRINT SHOW TO OPEN AT SOL-COLLECTIVE IN SACRAMENTO:

The women from Few and Far are coming together this September to bring their art
indoors for an all-print show in Sacramento.

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The group show;
Staying True will be held at Sol Collective a non-profit community art center focused on culture and activism located at 2574 21st st in Midtown Sacramento opening for Second Saturday on September 13th from 6-10pm and will be on view through October 9th.

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Hangtown Skate Shop x Few&Far Presents: Girl Skate Party

On July 20, 2014 Girl Skateboard Party was held in Placerville, CA

This event was organized by Joanna Mahaffy with help from MEME the skate jam held a Pancake breakfast, Skate jam, Best trick contests, Live mural painting, Bike trail bombing, River party with added bonus gift bags from our sponsors to give out to every girl that participated. Many thanks to our sponsors!! Low Card Magazine, Lurk Hard, OJ Wheels, Bandit-1sm, 123- Klan, Daf Made, HangTown Skate Shop, Pacific Skate boards, Crete Cult, GRO (Girls Riders Organization) , Saba Anna Swimwear.

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All the percipients that skated at the jam.

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Mud Bay Mural in Seattle

Few and Far Teamed up with Mudbay to do a mural in down town Seattle With artist Jonathan Wakuda Ficher & John Osgood.

Many Thanks to MudBay, Uptown Art Walk, Art Primo for the paint sponsor! Sakte Like a girl, Diamond Parking for donating the lot and Michael Tsay For photos.
Also thank you to 179 & Merlot for all your hard work making this event run so well!

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