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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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Block Party

This Saturday JUNE 4th!!

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R and S street Alley near Round Corner.

Mid-town Sacramento CA

11am-7pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Solo exhibition by Ursula Xanthe Young

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Ursula X. Young grew up in the green rural dales of Northern England and has studied art in New York, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After graduating from Parsons School of Design (BFA Illustration 1996), she moved to San Francisco’s Lower Haight district and spent nearly a decade there. Following a stint in Alaska, Ursula has settled in Grass Valley CA, where she now lives and works.
Fire And Water will be on exhibit from May 7 through June 13, 2016 at Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in San Francisco. Formerly known as fabric8, Luna Rienne features visual artists working in contemporary mediums who integrate elements of urban culture with traditional techniques.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 6PM until 9PM.

For further information, please contact Olivia Ongpin, olivia@lunarienne.com, or 415.647.5888, and visit the website at http://lunarienne.com

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Meet our girl Imagine

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Sneha Shrestha is an artist and educator from Kathmandu, Nepal. Sneha “IMAGINE” Shrestha has established herself as Nepali artist painting in the streets meshing the Nepali alphabet with inspiration from the Boston graffiti scene. Imagine has redefined the Nepali alphabet and given it a new identity through graffiti.

Being the first to mesh American Graffiti with Nepali Alphabets, she has shown her work in several exhibitions, commissioned works and public walls around the world including Boston, Oakland, Bali, Istanbul and Miami. She has worked on projects for Trip Advisor, Red Bull and Neiman Marcus. Her works can be described as thoughtful yet irreverent pieces, marrying the beauty of an elegant script with the droll text she often incorporates into her canvases.

Sneha has been accepted to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to receive her Masters in Education.

She established Nepal’s first Children’s Art Museum to provide a creative space where children and youth can get hands-on art experience and are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Children’s Art Museum of Nepal is the first of its kind space in Nepal.
See some of her work for sell @ 1XRun.com

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Keep it moving

Our Apologies that we are so behind on our blog the last few months, aside from us working and doing murals its truly a challenge to keep up on all the social medias, traveling, painting and skateboarding.

We appreciate all of our supporters!! To keep up to date with all our current projects and events please follow us on instagram as @FEWANDFARWOMEN  We have some great projects coming up, stay tuned!!

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Palestinian female refugee painting in the streets

Laila Ajjawi is determined to make positive change within her impoverished community.

As a woman who lives in an impoverished and overcrowded Palestinian refugee camp, Laila was born on one of the lowest rungs in Jordanian society, her fate almost sealed at birth. Her educational training and art, however, has opened doors and created opportunities for her beyond the camp that she did not realize existed. She uses her public art to question the assumptions her culture makes about women, who are taught to be subservient in a male-dominated society, and of Palestinian refugees, who face ongoing discrimination. Through her murals and activism, she hopes to show other refugees, young women, and girls that they too can take control of their destinies.

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“My future doesn’t look easy,” Laila said, but said that living a “normal” or traditional life is even less appealing than whatever challenges lie in her path. The young woman from the tiny Irbid camp aspires to take on the media through her art. “The media is trying to provoke an idea about girls, that girls cannot take control of her life,” she said. “I’m going to become a part of the media that affects people.” -Laila Ajjawi

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Read more at Cosmopolitan.com

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Fundraiser to volunteer in Cuba

Meme has been invited to volunteer with an Non-Profit called Amigo Skate Cuba from Jan. 6th-12th 2016.
As you may know I’m dedicated to women’s empowerment and youth outreach, and by having a woman like myself there who paints and skates, I hope to teach the local kids about both subcultures. My aim is to show these youth the possibilities out there, and what potential the future holds for them.

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