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YOUNITY presents Heart and Soul Friday, Oct 17th!

YOUNITY’s Heart & Soul Exhibition and Book Launch
October 17,2008
OPENING RECEPTION ( open to the public ) 8pm – 10pm
ALPHABETA
70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Exhibit Dates: October 18, 2008 – November 17, 2008

– Second Annual Exhibit Features 60 Avant-Garde Urban Contemporary Female Artists –

Queens, NY (September 2008)— We are excited to announce the second annual YOUNITY art exhibition entitled Heart & Soul opening on October 17th, 2008 at Alphabeta in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As a celebratory theme between 60 international women artists and what they identify as “heart and soul,” the exhibit promises an urban landscape installation piece that unifies and pushes the boundaries of graffiti, photography, urban contemporary art and fine art. In addition, YOUNITY will release Heart and Soul, a book featuring works from all 60 artists including: Lady Pink, Martha Cooper and Swoon. With so very few art books that explicitly showcase women’s urban contemporary art, Heart and Soul will debut as much needed authentic niche material for the ever-expanding art industry. Artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY, founders of YOUNITY, look to unify and empower established and young artists through expressive art.

The exhibition will showcase original artwork by current YOUNITY members as part of an indoor/outdoor site specific installation that pays homage to the urban landscape. Members include world-renowned artists: MAD C (Germany), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Faith47 (South Africa), Krista Franklin (Chicago), and Diana McClure (NYC), to name a few. Only 60 out of 300 female urban artists were selected to participate in this special exhibit. Works will range from hand-styles and graphics to collage and abstract riffs—all expressing ideas on female identity, the urban habitat, life and love.

The exhibit will also launch the Heart and Soul book, comprised of 60 artworks formatted for a 5×8 inch postcard-style flipbook. It is the first publication in the YOUNITY collector’s book series that will showcase the work of current YOUNITY members. The Heart and Soul book will retail for $19.50 and will be sold at targeted, limited locations. Premiere copies will be available at the YOUNITY Heart & Soul event. Overall, only 120 books in this special series will be available.

YOUNITY is the first ever international women’s urban contemporary art collective that brings female artists into a global networking system as a means to create art exhibitions, installations, books and a much needed archive of women’s urban contemporary art. With the success of their premiere exhibit, The C R O S S O V E R, YOUNITY has become a sought after collective devoted to women with an inherent need to perfect their craft through self-expression and pass the torch on to younger female artists. Both the Heart and Soul book and exhibition artwork will be on view and for sale on-site at Alphabeta, as well as online at http://www.theyounity.com

YOUNITY is in need of continued support to foster its self-publishing endeavors and independent growth.

Any and all donations to the collective can be directed to: contribute@theyounity.com

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Rebel in the name of …

One of my favorite artists.

‘One nation under CCTV’: CCTV (pictured top right) failed to catch Banksy.

Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.

The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.

Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on ‘Big Brother’ society.

Yesterday the scaffolding gang returned to remove all evidence – again without the camera operator stopping them.

The work, above a Post Office yard in Newman Street near Oxford Circus, shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: ‘One nation under CCTV.’

Andrew Newman, 35, a businessman from Dulwich, who works locally, said: ‘It was only on Sunday morning that the Post Offices guys realised what had happened.’

— Daily Mail