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OFF THE GRID SACRAMENTO

Saturday Nights at The Barn presented by Off The Grid Markets Saturday event showcasing Ursula X. Young August 10th, 2017

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 Ursula X. Young, 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. #offthegrid #offthegridmarkets #sacramento #liveart #fnf #fewandfar #fewandfarwomen #fewandfarcollective

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Grafiteras

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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

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Queens Of Style

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Also many other talented women attending this event.

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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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Sisters Of Shred

Tomorrow Saturday June 11th!! We are celebrating our 5th year Anniversary

@ Power Inn (Granite Skate Park) Address: 8200 Ramona Ave, Broadway, CA 95814  

11:30 am – 5 pm / Free event – All ages 

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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!! You can donate HERE  if you would like to support. All event costs all come out of pocket, any bit helps!!

 

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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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