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Biography Marthalicia Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations. Marthalicia early stages: Sharng "black books" graffitti art journals as well as comic books were her past time. Encouraged by faith to persue the art form, Marthalicia entered La Guardia High School of Performance and the Arts, and upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the Army National Guard. She enrolled in S.U.N.Y. New Paltz for B.F.A. in Fine Arts. Her art resume further in her new art journey "Live Art Performance" Today, Marthalicia has broaden her art experiences to many difference avenues in art venues, and oppourtunites where she builds with her community and others.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Art Shows: endling of June 2009

Live Painting in HARLEM. All is welcome to show.. JUNE 24th 2009Share
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Marthalicia Matarrita, Ed Marshall, Jaclyn Roberts, Tim Fielder and more display visual arts in Harlem with book excerpt reading by Farai Chideya and musical sets by Kaneng Lolang and MuthaWit Orchestra.

"URB ALT Festival features artists that are exemplars of boundary crossing, synthesis and unification." – The Village Voice

NEW YORK, NY (June 11, 2009) - The fourth annual URB ALT Festival presents the hippest of multi-cultural music/film/visual/literary artists at New York City's Public Assembly(6/20), Harlem School of the Arts(6/24) and BAMcafe(6/26 and 6/27). URB ALT Festival 2009 is a 4 day celebration of cutting-edge arts that rolls out it's first visual arts exhibition and arts workshop on Wednesday, June 24 at the Harlem School of the Arts. The FREE event features exciting alternative artists from various forms of media including award-winning live art painter Marthalicia Matarrita; experimental graphic designer and magazine publisher YAMS; media blending photographer Jaclyn Roberts; provocative underground comic artist Everett “Zatt” Glenn; light bending alternative arts photographer Ed Marshall; and 3d/2d animator/filmmaker/conceptual designer Tim Fielder; and abstract representational photographer, Ira Merritt. The date will also feature a reading from "Kiss the Sky," the new rock music novel by author/journalist/radio host Farai Chideya, a musical performance by Nigerian folk/soul chanteuse/experimental filmmaker Kaneng Lolang and an acoustic show by the MuthaWit Orchestra.

June 24, 6:00pm-10:00pm: Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue. Harlem, NY. A, B, C or D trains to 145th Street. and St. Nicholas Avenue

3d Animation and Music Workshop 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Free to the public

Tim Fielder - 3D Animation and Concept Design Workshop by feature filmmaker

Leila Adu - Free Improvised Vocal and Workshop for Children by award-winning vocalist/composer from Italy.

Waberi Jordan - Vocal and Compositional Workshop by renowned Jazz vocalist from Los Angeles

Art Exhibit opening, Book Reading and Music 7:00pm-10:00pm
Beverages and food served.
Free to the public

Farai Chideya

Marthalicia Matarrita

Tim Fielder


Jaclyn Roberts

Ed Marshall

Everett "Zatt" Glenn

Ira Merritt

Kaneng Lolang

MuthaWit Orchestra


URB ALT is Underground Railroad Broadcasting Alternatives, a music/film series and media company founded by Boston Fielder in 1998 to serve the creator and audience seeking unfiltered entertainment and artistic expression. The URB ALT Festival, co-founded in 2006 by recording artist/television producer Shena Verrett, has a mission to cross pollinate musical and visual experiences to focus artist and audience alike on how creatively expansive and socially resonant popular culture can be.

URB ALT FESTIVAL 2009 is a joint production of BossTon Communications, GirlsOn... Productions and Odd Endeavors Productions.

URB ALT Festival 2009 sponsors are Daisy Rock Guitars, Sweatshop Rehearsal and Recording Studios, BigHead Scientists, Fusicology, GrungeCake Crisis Magazine, Harlem School of the Arts, BAM and Wyndham Hotels.

More info and promo art:,,, and and 404.313.5341

URB ALT Festival, founder
MuthaWit Orchestra, founder/conductor

WE LOVE YOU ALL. PLEASE BE ON TIME! SERIOUSLY. Presents, A Monthly Bondfire @ The BPC: It's Ladies Night!

Hosted by: TastyKeish: The Brooklyn Dütes (Rise Up Radio WBAI 95.5FM /

Music by: TBA

Live art by: Marthalicia and Demostina

Photography: Elizabeth Allen

Free before 10:30PM $10 after all night...

Door opens at 10PM (Open Mic Sign Up at 10PM. Limited list. Be on time!)
Bondfire Special All Female Mic's Open Show begins at 10:30 -11:30
Bondfire Concert Series Begins at 11:45

"Being plastered all over the cover of entertainment magazines generally has no bearing on whether or not the artists pictured, actually live up to what the articles inside them mention..."

Headliners for the evening concert series...

Karen Cardozo with Show Of Cards
TreZure the Empress
Charlotte Mishell

Mic Open Show List

1. Ayanna Gabriel
2. Jay GlowSociety
3. AtLas'
4. JKnoxx
5. Charan P.
6. Mecca Woods
7. (i am) isis
8. Abigail Ekue-Smith
9. Angel'a Thomas
10. Thiahera Nurse

Below Standby List
*11. Tiffany Denise
**12. Lesliayn
***13. Alexis Marie

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