There is so much to tell, share and explore together for this past event that was held on Sunday September 20th. I wouldn't have done this without the many help that I got from real down to earth, creative, gifted, talented people that share the same passion for their ability to create and share with others. If it wasn't for their belief for my vision for this documentary, I truly can say to you now, that I wouldn't have gone this far with this vision... not at all. Without these amazing people, this art project/event wouldn't be a reality, that also have affected many other people to realize that positive people can get together and make a difference.
The list of people that have worked with me from the beginning are: Felecia Cruz. She is a person to look at, who is making changes for others over seas, with creative art projects. She has held many Fundraiser events at Club Europa, where she calls FIGHTING FOR FUTURES, that helps other unfortunates get to school or have programs in school that integrates arts, such as her passion PHOTOGRAPHY and FILM. She has helped me document the many artist that was featured in this documentary along side with Victoria Holt super cool photographer and a mother like me. Kya Bliss Productions, who is really Ana Pichardo, mega cool chica who has trooped it to many artist's home and has sacrificed financial needs to support with this art project.
Catch Me if You Can Production, has been super inspiring and supportive from the day I met this team. They have asked me to participate at their documentary of the lives of Struggling Artist in New York City, and I was one out of the many that were filmed. check them out at:
Meres Need I say more... A dude like this one, who's hands has influenced many New York city streets, with his ideas/ light bulbs, that is recognizable even in Europe. His influence in Graffiti has lead him to have a fantastic relationship with owner of 5 Pointz, who then allowed Meres to organize New York City artist, and else where to bless those walls with street art. This place, the 5 Pointz has been up since the early 70's. And the unfortunate event that had occurred this summer, 2009, has lead the 5 Pointz to be shot down. But for Meres who is a dear friend of my, has granted me the usage of this legendary place for the film / documentary that I was organizing, a shout out to him! He dedicated this wall, even helped prime the entire wall's length, with also the help of my beloved cousin Yadira S, and CHARM an awesome cool ass graff writer, film, photo, truck driver, etc etc.. Thank you so much MERES, you rock
The list of extraordinary visual artist filed the walls with colors and joy as they proceeded to design and get down in front of known and strangers alike, and shared unity with the music as they bask in the last days of summer, while watching some cool ass break dancing from b boy 360 and his friends, and my older brother ATOMIC and his friends. But during the beginning process of getting all this together wasn't easy. I was so nervous and agitated that certain things didn't follow through, but as I physically stood back, and saw so many people smiling and having a good time, I let loose and jumped right back into place. Once my friend WHYLEE, a dude you will be hearing so much from, help place his sound system together and shared with the many MC's, who then got real, got so open, got so expressive and which made the crowd so hyped and motivated ! For real, it was that simple... so thrilling that the event is still ringing and echoing strongly in my mind as if it happened just yesterday !
Whats even cooler about Sunday September 20th, Gigi Bio and Alex Bershaw and I had a sequel to the Frida Khalo series of photoshoot that depiced my appreciation and admiration to her via a photoshoot at 5 Pointz, that was some how blended so well into the "The Artist Process" fundraiser event.
Please Stay tuned for the Video Release party, and "The Artist Process part 2" coming sooner then you think...