Marthalicia Matarrita bio

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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, December 13, 2010

" Insure Sucess For All " by Avalon Artorius ( website to help artists )

Subject Header: Insure Success Art TV Presents Ben Rojas at Camaradas
 (Submitted By: Videographer/Artist Marthalicia Matarrita)


Hey guys! Here is the link to the video I did featuring Artist "Ben Rojas" which was featured on www.insuresuccessforall.com ! & I was also the Artist of the week! (bottom left hand side of website)



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ART EPISODE ::: Featuring :::: Ben Rojas at Camaradas

Ben Rojas, also known as "BORISH", is a Brooklyn based painter who mastered hes craft in the art. He s also apart of a team of painters tha tare also based in California now as TRUST YOUR STRUGGLES. In This episode we discover a little more about his themed " ELEGY " solo gallery presentation at a local bar / restaurant called "Camaradas" which is also is a trendy place where art and live DJ performances are frequent.



INVISABLE INSTRUCTIONS :: DECEMBER 17th ::: meet the artists !

Meet the INVISABLE INTRUCTION TEAM!
his Friday DECEMBER 17th



CERN ONE !


Invisible Instructions - CERN from MVMT on Vimeo.




MICKY


Invisible Instructions - Conscious Hustler from MVMT on Vimeo.




TOOFLY


Invisible Instructions - TOOFLY from MVMT on Vimeo.




Me ::: Marthalicia Matarrita


Invisible Instructions - Marthalicia from MVMT on Vimeo.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ART EPISODE ::: Presents ::: Frida Khalo/ Coolie High/ John Smalls ( NYU - Bowery Poetry Club )

November 30th, there were two art events that presets a platform for the giving. NYU Jazmin Molina of class 2012, invited me to participate in their La Herencia Latina, in a moment of appreciation of Latinos in the arts. The requested my participation in regards to my art as my art career, adn how is it relevant to Frida Khalo, ( a women who I dear adore). That same night, at the Bowery Poetry Club, I raffle my art to a charity event held there by a hip hop group called: The BONDFRE, in helping out a fellow friend in need; by the name of Coolie High. Join me and discover a bit about myself and my craft, as I share with you this night. ~Marthalicia

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Art Episode :: Presents ::: Voices Unbroken featurng Poet La Bruja and Wonder Lee

Cant help it but to smile, that  really cant explain in words, the actual feeling I got from being in this event. The fact that they asked for me, that they got me a free canvas fr me to work on, and the "bidding" of my art while I was working on it, was beyond words can describe.
I was working along side another dynamic painter by the name of Sien Ide, who has many versatile ways of utilizing his art skills. ( there will be more on him n the next couple of months).

The 4th Annual Hearing Our Voices Awards Reception presented a night of acknolwing those that have impacted and supported its foundation, as they presented these awards. 2010 Honorees :::: David Gonzalez - NY Times Journalist:::Carlos Andres Gomez - Poet :::::: Mark Santiago - (SIMS Metal Management)


2 Live Art Demonstrations by ::::Sien Ide ::::: Marthalicia Matarrita

For more information and to buy tickets visit our website.

http://www.voicesunbroken.org/ Hearing...

Photographer Sandra Guzman from http://www.2dreamartists.com/ capturing all the moments.

The Hearing Our Voices Award was established in 2007 to honor those companies and individuals who are committed to the advancement of youth in our communities.




Sunday, November 28, 2010

DECEMBER ::: 17th:::: " Invisable Instructions" Promo Video

DECEMBER 17th: 2010


Invisible Instructions - Marthalicia from MVMT on Vimeo.



CERN ONE

TOOFLY

Spaze Craft

Marthalicia Matarrita




all together in one room, displaying some funky art, Urban style with dynamic sounds, food, and ambiance...




http://vimeo.com/17266881



Invisible Instructions - Spaze Craft One from MVMT on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BONDFIRE: Tuesday November 30, 2010 ( carty event to raise money for COOLIE HIGH ) Auctioning my art

There are many people out there that have done through the most toughest times in their lives. Some people suffer dramatically and have an ongoing trauma about these situations. The reason why I'm bringing this up, s because a dear friend, fellow talented MC by the name of Coolie High, has saw his home catch on fire and burn down. Now he has no where else to go, and has lost everything

The Bonfire Family, that hosts monthly events at the Bowery Poetry Club, has created a venue where they will raise money to help Coolie High.

If your around, and want to help him, I suggest to swing my, as I also Paint Live, with fellow friend John Smalls, and have our pieces that we do LIVE to whom ever purchase these tickets at the main entrance. We all win, we all help out.

This is a FACEBOOK LINK:


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art Episode:: Presents::: Michael Haff at Crash Mansion

I met Michael Haff that very same night that I documented him. Great guy, a mutual friend by Michael Amorillo. His site :   http://michaelamorillo.com/category/blog/  who know of him introduced me a while back. We corresponded a few times here and there, and by the time this great event was arriving, I needed to film an artist ( since I booked another great soul, dynamic art friend by the name of CONSCIOUS; he's a host of a monthly event thats called the BONDFIRE at the Bowery Poetry Club with Tasty Keish)

Another goodie was that another friend that made this event all possible, goes by E.M. Theories, or Alfonse. For nearly 1 year and a half, we been trying to incorporate LIVE art into his dynamic musical combination of music and the many different art forms, and because of him I am totally grateful for also letting me plug in other artist into this great festive event.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Upcoming Monday: NOVEMBER::: 22 :::: Painting with great art friends, at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM

The following Video ( is one of my very first atemps of documenting art episodes), is where I documenting the showcase. This video also celebrated Dinna's Birthday too. But the following Monday, November 22, will be totally different!

Hope to see you soon
~Martha











Photos from THE LOVE IS LOVE SHOWCASE @ HIGHLINE! SYBARITE, VOODOO RAY & DANNY CASTRO


.SYBARITE PROD, VOODOO RAY & DANNY CASTRO presents

THE LOVE IS LOVE SHOWCASE back at HIGHLINE BALLROOM!!!

431 west 16th street (Between 9th & 10th Ave)

Music Provided By CRAZY LEGS (PRES of THE ROCK STEADY CREW)



Live Performances By AMEN RA & LIZA COLBY SOUND

Featuring THE SYBARITE DANCERS :

SVEA & KATRIN, URBAN DANCE ALLIANCE. STRYKEFORCE ENT.,

BULLETYME DE LA BLANCA, BLACKGOLD, SORAYA & TWEETIE,

VICTOR SHO, PRO SERIES, PJ LOCKER, EHIZOJE, SUNNY,

JASON 'BOOGIE' SANTANA, & CLARKE 'FANTASTIC' MICHAEL

LIVE PAINTING BY
PESU,
DRE STOMP,
ANDRE TRENIER,
MARTHALICIA
& MORE...



DOORS OPEN 9PM / SHOWTIME 10PM  ADMISSION $15 / AGES 18 AND OVER.

SPONSORED BY PUMALOG ON TO PUMA-TIME.COM

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 18h :: Visual Artist, Brooklyn rooted, CONCEP, solo art show:::

Such a great artist, with amazing talent... On November 18th, he will show his latest works. Please dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity to see art growth, amongst wonderful and inspiring art minds, such as CONCEP




Come See Some Of My New Work THURSDAY NOV.18th @ Prince of Soho+4 Prince Street 7pm-12am+Live Art Set

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Art Episodes:: Presents:: Brian Kirhagis.. Also known as " B.K. "

It is a tremendous pleasure in meeting and interacting, as well as getting to know a true artist, working in his elements and with the public is such a unique manner. I truly love to see this event of his develop into something much bigger!

Blessings to you Brian Kirhagis, and to the many others who fight hard to make a reality of the GIFT THAT GOD gave you!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Theres MORE... on the Antagonist Art Movement EUROPE TOUR, and the followng is News with MY DOLL!

Once again.... Amazed, stunned and totally humbled .. very much when I got news that there was also more write ups of The Antagonist Art movement art project that is being held now, in Europe, and in this following LINK, there is a slide show on the the LEFT hand corner, and one of them is my Frida DOLL,

Honestly, go check it out.. its the truth... I am amazed and stunned ha ha ha, but I am grateful!

http://www.oje.pt/lifestyle/cultura/pop-up-lisboa-2010-arte-nomada

Thank you so so much Ethan, Thank you so much to the ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT! for believing in the artist struggle and their LOVE. I am forever grateful!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

THE DOLLS OF LISBON..... " Antagonist Art Movement ". Art Program in Europe with my Frida Doll! im so excited...

Please take a moment to read and view these two video clips. The very first one is a current video of the results of creative artist in New York City, who make incredible art work and submitted them to The Antagonist Art Movement.

This mega cool movement joined team in Europe at Lisbon to unite the art works in a very special presentation. I am very much delighted to share with you my experience here in this bog and in these videos... I do hope you enjoy them!

Blessings to ya
~Marthalicia Matarrita

video




Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Antagonist Art Movement: Doll

I am very honored and fortunate to have had the chance to participate with the Antagonist Art movement in the past couple of years. This time around, Their movement had a few hand made dolls that were created by one founder of the movement by the name of Ethan Minsker. This dude is way cool, and is well rounded and know way too much about the art movement in New York City. He even offers the chance for other artist to show and present their art work in Lower Manhattan at a place called Niagara Bar and Lounge, located at: 112 Avenue A [at 7th Street] New York City. number: 212-420-9517 http://www.niagarabar.com/



The following information is from The Antagonist Art Movement BLOG post:
What are the Dolls Of Lisbon?

It’s the next overseas art show in Portugal.

The plan: 10 to 20 artists, musicians, and filmmakers travel to Lisbon

for 10 days of creative events. Ted can give you more on the artist’s

statement. For my part I’m working on the film that documents the

event. I’ve already been shooting for 8 months.



The Dolls

I’m making 100 dolls for artists to paint change and make their own.

We will then show them in Lisbon. It takes me about 9 hours to do one.

I start with a wire frame then take strips of cut up t-shirts and

build up the body, and then I cover it tightly with canvas. It’s hard

so the artists can paint it. I’ve made 64 dolls. 16 went to Lisbon, 6

Berlin, 2 Baltimore, 1 Roma, and the rest in and around NYC.
How do you get to work on a doll?
You have to show with us on a Thursday art show. If we like your work we will ask you to do a doll.

We were hoping to go in October or November of '09 but it looks more

like May of 2010.

What is the hold up?

We are waiting for written conformation from the gallery and city.

Bring on the bitching. Artists and other Antagonist keep harassing me about the date. I get it, you want to know so you can take off time from work and get a deal on a ticket. Well I could make up a date, but that won’t help you. When I know the dates you will know the dates.

Stop asking me.

You can see a selection of dolls at the Antagonist show on October 17th to November 12th at the Mindy Wyatt Gallery, 814 Broadway, 2nd floor, NYC.
If you are one of our artists who is working on a doll post a photo here.

-Ethan Minsker


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ART EPISODES:::: PRESENTS :::: T T K at Best Buy

I saw TTK's art work at a sneaker shop ( SOLE FOOD NYC ), off of Canal street a few years back. I have admire his creativity and his style, as I saw rows of dynamic art pieces and language over his subject matter... and hearing word of mouth how cool of a guy he was, sinked in my mind.

A year ago, fall season, I met him in person at GALLERY BAR, where we both were painting live. We befriended prior to the event via all the possible networks, and really got into the art conversations.

Meeting him there and seeing his methods, and getting to know mines, as well as those of my brothers ( they so happened to be there with me to paint a collaborative piece), gave him a better perspective of what I can do. It was mega cool to really connect.

I felt it was necessary to really explore a bit TTK's world in a such a short time I have with him, sincee he travels quite a bit, and really explore his art craft and ideas with other.. I am here to present to you a GLIMPSE of his world, and I hope you enjoy his art as I do.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Questons and Answers.... Saturday OCTOBER 30th. Its FREE

Very much honored to be apart of this muralist discussing over the artist perspective over the art created at the facility

Questions and Answers, swing by if your curious, its free for your pocket.. lol
hope to see you there!

Blessings to ya

~ Marthalicia Matarrrita



ZAZZLE store..... still workng on it..

The point of this store if to work and gain.. but in my reality... I am so delighted to have my art shared and used..

Enjoy

Love to work with you

~Marthalicia Matarrita



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The End of Sept - Beginning of OCT ( a spiritual event ). A very true and disturbing story that happend to me.

I can not help myself, I need to express this event that happened to me.
Take this read as a message, or a lesson.



A few weeks back, I celebrated at home. I was given a foreign beverage from Peru, which no one wanted. This drink tasted like tap water, and old oranges.

This night, lucky my son went to sleep, and so I was trying to enjoy this nght with a movie, and merely relaxing at home. After drinking this berverage, I then started to sweat. I then started to feel trememndouly cold. ( this night the temperature out side was fair, but not drastic enough for any long sleaves not winter clothing).

I started to notice that the base of the BACK of my neck and all the way down to my shoulder blades, and my entire back started to feel very hot, and then cold at the same time. Oh boy, I thought to myself, I thought I was getting sick.  then began to shiver more so every time a minute or two passes. Sitting on a couch, I then began to see that I wasn't feeling good around my arms, especially around the pit, the location before the forearm and the biceps. This too was getting cold and hot at the same time.

I thought that maybe the food I ate had a strange affect on me, so I headed to the bathroom to let out this , what ever this was , out. But I didn't do nothing, just sat there. The sweating began again, and the cold and hot feeling on my back got worse. Then all the hair of my forearm was raised very high. I didn't know what was happening to me. I staid in the bathroom for 4 hours. Then I vomited.

My stomach was then empty, and this flu like feeling didn't go? tea, soup, seltzer water, anything I took, didn't staid...again the bathroom was my station.

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What took place after was indescribable. But I am trying to piece these things to gather to have a sense of things.
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I sat there, and started to cry... I felt physically hurt, drained and tired. Saturday night wasn't a relaxing night at all. Then I closed my eyes: ( feeling cold... my entire body was in a weird place.. I felt as if I was in a bubble of cold and hot sensations externally.). My back was even hotter, my arms got my hair standing high? what was going on? I felt I was in a static bubble. It did feel that way. Starting to cry more... I close my eyes. AND I felt I was somewhere else. I saw dark grey room..no windows, and then ripples that came across the top and bottom of my peripheral. This ripple activate every time I took deep breathes... and the sobbing I was doing made these ripples more active. And the more active these slightly invisible ripples became, the more colors in these lines where.... this dark grey room was fluid. and it led me to a form, that later became the face of my mother, as I "channeled" her in my mind. I heard her breathing. I heard her scratching her nose, while she was laying on her side, with her eyes closed....

The sick feeling, I had to snap myself out of this very strange vortex I was going. I had to get a grip. But how if my entire body didn't want me to grasp myself while being this is force field...

The time was 2am. Saturday became Sunday morning.  didn't eat.
I lay in bed trying to recoup.

I closed my eyes, and sounds, and eyes is what I saw.... all that kept rehearsing in my heard was these words: "PROCESSING... CHANNELING" I had then horrible dreams of eyes wide open.. staring at me...
I screamed out loud to leave me alone. I didn't sleep because I started to fear sleeping.

Sunday morning, and I didn't sleep. I was sick, and miserable. I felt that if I take a shower maybe this will soothing my mind a bit to help me get rid of this awful feeling. My son is now awake. I get out, and still not any better. I try to eat to regain my strength... but that didn't helped. I throw up every thing. My son was worried,, and  I was too.

I cant let my son see me this way.... is all I said to myself. helpless hopeless....  told him "mommy isn't feeling well today" and he said "its alright.... snuggle with me, I take care of you", as he turns on his mini DVD player for me to watch his cartoons. I then got out, got my son some cereal with milk, banana and a cookie.

again, my body didn't want to eat, it was shivering.... sweating... hurt, and every time I closed my eyes... I felt that I wasn't here, in reality. ( I thought then the beverage that I drank must have been tampered with).

Sunday night, we order out. I didn't eat, but felt worse. vomiting and hallucinating.....
day two... I couldn't sleep. again, when I did tried... I felt in fear. I saw darkness.... deep darkness.... and a light grey form from a distance.... that zoomed fast forward to my sight, and it had huge eyes... again I screamed out loud to leave me alone! in fear, I sat on my bed.... Monday morning arrived..... haven't eaten, have drank ... but feeling out of place, because all I was thinking was my son, my life, who I wanted to be stronger for, he is my life, and he wasn't in my heart, my thoughts... I would have lost completely all the grip of reality! MY SON SAVED MY LIFE.....

I took him to school, came back home and rehearsed my house hold chores. I then entered my room, but felt fear. There was a weird feeling in my room..... that wasn't there before.

I have called many of my friends, and many of them though I was nuts, until I spoke to Laurie, and Red Clay woman. with in those days, I then had art shows, I went because art is what I so love, and I wanted to medicate this horrible fear that I cant seem where did this steamed from?

Monday night... again didn't sleep. Tuesday morning, took my son to school, got home, routines and at home... then entered my room again, and I saw a shadow from the back of my room run fast to my left. I froze. I stood there, in my room... I froze. the awful feelings that I had on Saturday night, entered my body again! the burning of my back, the icy hot feeling, the sweating... I said NO MORE!

I closed my eyes, as I stood then re opened them, and I SCREAMED OUT LOUD! GET OUT OF MY ROOM, GET OUT OF MY HOUSE, LEAVE ME ALONE! I AM TIRED TIRED OF NOT SLEEPING, AND I WANT MY LIFE BACK.

IF YOUR A GOOD SPIRIT, STAY, BUT LEAVE ME ALONE AND MY FAMILY.
IF YOU ARE NOT, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS HERE!

LEAVE ME ALONE! LEAVE ME ALONE !!!! IF YOU WANT TO STAY DON'T BTOERH ME NORE MY FAMILY.

I LET YOU BE, THEN YOU LET ME BE!

my body then slowly went back to normal.... I took a deep breath while in that room. and the weird feeling in this room vanished, like in thin air.


I took another breath.... and I cried and a huge grin appeared on my face. I didn't force my face to smile.... it did it.... by itself? ( weird ...right....? ! )

I felt that I conquered something, but my body was also toyed with something unknown to me.... and thus the way I now see things is a bit altered, but not out my intentions.... Channeled in processing the spiritual wasnt my goal at all!

Tuesday night, I finally was able to sleep!
I finally as able to sleep without nightmares
that I was having since Saturday night

This made me happy that when it became Wednesday morning.  started to eat again. and now I am in control, and stronger....

Thank you for baring with me, these days... It wasn't that I wanted to distance myself... I was really going through something that  couldn't explain... embarrassed tha many though I was crazy, and how I was able to have my son feel at ease, under invisible chaos!

LOVE IS LOVE, and it proved itself to me!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Art Episodes::: Presents::: Camaradas with a side order of B Boys !

A month Event hosted by Sucio Smash & Marthalicia Matarrita,
in an a unique experience to see, dance and get your mojo going.. in a near by neighborhood around the corner.

We are also collection donations to help us create more, and will be passing a bucket around, lol

Hope to see you all there



Friday, October 1, 2010

ART EPISODES:::: Presents:::: 5 Pointz and Shea Stadium ....

I will return to edit some dynamic words...

but for now, please take a moment and enjoy a video ...

maybe you can ADD A WORD OR TWO ...

peacE








 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mju_W-Lx8BY

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Post No Bills" a solo show by George "SEN" Morillo

"Post No Bills" a solo show by  George "SEN" Morillo, Curated by Martin Moralez.  September 13- October 15th







Friday, September 24, 2010

The End of September, begining of OCTOBER:::: art journey continues

OCTOBER 4th: " ARTIST IN THE TRENCHES"
"Artist of the TRENCHES"


A rhythmic experience, in artistic expression

On Oct 4th at the Poets Den a different kind of freestyle cypher. Patrons of the arts will be inspired, to watch a presentation of imaginations at work. As Sen One, Marthalicia Matarrita, Giannina Gutierrez, Laurie Markiewicz, and John Smalls, collaborate on a brave and creative demonstration of Talent.

...

This event will feature:


· Unveiling of Custom “Sen OneConverse and Trench coats.



· A live Art Demo By NYC’s Hottest Underground live art circut.



· A live jam session by Phoenix Rivera, El David, etc.



In the Matrix NYC fashion we bring you Artists in the Trenches.


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live art works by:

John Smalls, Gia Gutierrez, Jorge Matarrita, Marthalicia Matarrita

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There will be live drumming by Justin justin TOCA, event coordinator for "C I E L O" amamzing down town event.

The Hostess of this show are
Giannina Gutierrez & Marthalicia Matarrita
The Photographer of the show is: Laurie Markiewicz

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SHOUT _ OUT: its awsome to see " Fly Lady Di " do amazing things! take a read at her journey

I was so privileged to have had the chance to meet Fly Lady Di a couple of years ago, while she stayed here in New York City. I was also privileged to have seen her work, and even more exciting to see them live, and being created in the many New york City spots all around New York City, as she one of a few DYNAMIC painters that I have been encountered in meeting.

I was stunned to have seen her mentioned my name in this article, as she mentions many other powerful painters that I too am so delighted in knowing, such as Lichiban, Crystal Clarity, and Concep. I haven't had the chance to know the other painters she mentioned here, when I do, I will know why she look to them as well.

Blessings as they come and go, I am honored as always to have met her, for now she is currently a professional dancer in her home town Toronto Canada









Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Antagonist Art Movement captured Berto Ray, B art in the Bronx; great to see people helping others !

I do enjoy where creative friends, work with one another. Below is a vimeo film captured by Ethan Minsker, who is the founder of The Antagonist Art Movement, as he travled to the Bronx in capturing the art from my other homie, Berto Ray, B. Awsome to see this, so glad to have came across this ...

~Marthalicia m.


Berto Ray Barreto studio visit from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Art Episodes::: Fresthetics and Capicu, in Brooklyn... DYAMIC NIGHT with my dork camera!

A mini documentary of a night where I try to capture my experience traveling to Brooklyn to two art shows, one being a group art show, representing a reflection of a classic movie called, "The Warriors", and the other a fundraiser event for homeless children that needs school supplies.


This mini documentary will show you the behind the scene look at how the art show develops and how they end.
 
I am still in the learning process of capturing the video and also the editing, any suggestions and advice to any of these mini documentary are so welcomed,
Love
and
LIGHT
 
~Marthalicia Matarrita







Friday, September 10, 2010

Art Episode Presents; Dinna's Birthday Bash at HIGHLINE BALLROOM

On August 31, 2010 night, where Dinna Alexanya, the founder of SYBARITE PRODUCTIONS, with Voodoo Ray and Danny Castro hosts not only her birthday celebration at HGHLINE BALLROOM, but also presents a dance showcase.


Amongst those that performed that night, this film is also to celebrate the painters that also shared this wonderful night as well; painters such as: Pesu, Andre Trenier, Giannina Gutierrez, myself Marthalicia, and Ingrid M. Alvarez

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

THE SCREENNG of "The Artist Process" held in Brooklyn

With the tremendous help of Felecia Cruz, the founder of FIGHTING FOR FUTURES, and Sills as editor; we were able to finally bring this video to life. I waned to share this video with open arms and a lot of joy to you...

Please feel free to comment or express anything you have in mind, the other artist are very greatful to know ...

Blessings

~Marthalicia

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Skate Boards for SALE: Artist for Autism. Im donating mine for the cause..

I made a skate board with a portrait of Jack.

Across the Board: Artists For Autism Awareness at Soapstone Gallery NYC: Organized and conceptualized by Laurie Markiewicz, her love for skateboarding,... art and most of all her child Jack. At 2 years of age, Jack was diagnosed with PDD-NOS(a non-specified type of autism). It has been Laurie's mission since Jack's diagnosis to raise autism awareness and advocate for more programs and services for families within the NYC autism community. Across the Board: Artists For Autism Awareness at Soapstone Gallery NYC: Organized and conceptualized by Laurie Markiewicz, her love for skateboarding,... art and most of all her child Jack. At 2 years of age, Jack was diagnosed with PDD-NOS(a non-specified type of autism). It has been Laurie's mission since Jack's diagnosis to raise autism awareness and advocate for more programs and services for families within the NYC autism community.


PLEASE PLEASE ::: Click on the link below to help raise money for this important important cause! Im doinating my art to help the best way I can!

http://artistsforautismawareness.blogspot.com/2010/08/boards-for-sale-portion-of-proceeds-go.html


~Marthalicia Matarrita

Monday, August 30, 2010

Art Episodes: Features Lexi Bella at SOUTHPAW

Im still learning how to document and also edit. Please feel free to comment if you like, I am very delight to share these stories and more with you! Keeping the LIVE ART ....ALIVE....


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Art Episodes" : Features GIANNINA GUTIERREZ. Filmed and edited by: Marthalicia Matarrita

Gia Gutierrez, live art performer living in Harlem.

I featured her for several reasons. She is female, and also a painter. She is Latina and also living in Harlem. I found her work to be very inspiring and touching the realm of Salvador Dali's free spirited style and conceptualized in the figurative manner.

I am planning on continuing featuring many live art performers like her to tell a story of the need to utilize paint and art in public manner for many to see and witness the how dynamic it truly is to have such a night life combination while being in New York City.

do hope you enjoy these short documentaries, I am trying hard to filming and editing for such a cause. Its not about me, its not about them, its about OUR need to convey this important message of   "Saving The Arts now, and for our Children's Future".


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ART EPISODE, in NEW YORK CITY: series #3

A short mini documentary on the lives of four New York City Artist, as they venture through the night. This episode, These painters gather in Harlem to then commute to a night club called "CIELO", as they intend to pant live in from of a live audience. Journey with them as they arrive and paint, and also celebrate the "REVOLUTIONARY " them of its club's night


I had a fun night showing all the process we had to go through to paint LIVE. It was also so much fun learning about video and editing, as I am a new in this field, please leave any comment if you wish, it helps me to understand if I am communicating well this new medium..

Blessings to you all!





Thursday, August 12, 2010

Speak Easy: hosted by Cav Cavski, and Kalae AllDay (fall 2009)

Speak Easy Part 1.



Part two: My little brother Jorge Andres Matarrita speaks on the history of Harlem... with many talents in the same room.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SEPTEMBER 4th 2010:::::: THE ARTIST PROCESS screening in Brooklyn

Preview of a past video:




"The Artist Process part 1" captured by Jorge Matarrita from Marthalicia (m)2 on Vimeo.





THE ARTIST PROCESS

Saturday September 4th, 2010


joined others at 5 Pointz, a well-known quarter in Queens, NY, where artists from all over come out to create art and celebrate freedom of expression by showcasing their art across building walls. The artists took to the famed brick canvas to paint the phrase “The Artist Process” as feleciacruz (co-founder of Fighting For Futures) captured it all on film. Acclaimed New York City “live art performer” and director of this project, Marthalicia, was quoted as saying:



“We all live in NYC, so we all have a rhythm…These are just

layers, you can say, of all the art that has been expressed here...

I hope this event can show and tell people there is a lot of love

for the creating and hopefully this love can equal positive energy.”



The Artist Process, a film by Marthalicia and a feleciacruz production, is a twelve-minute documentary created to showcase the power of human expression through art. Following the lives of four artists, including Marthalicia, Lichiban, Mister Metro and Danielle Mastrion, The Artist Process captures the intimate details of the artists’ lives as they prepare for the project and the connection they share with the other locals as they combine forces in an effort to bring a community together through their collective expression.



A powerful and colorful statement about expression, communication and compassion, The Artist Process will have its debut screening at "Headquarters" (1381 Myrtle Ave .Brooklyn, Ny) on Saturday, September 4, 2010, along with live performances by local musicians and will showcase works by the artists involved in The Artist Process. Donations will be collected throughout the night and portions of proceeds from both the door and the sale of the artwork will be donated to help fund The Artist Process 2, helping bring together even more artists and bring to light the importance of artistic expression in our communities.

AUGUST 28, 2010:::::: ARTIST FOR AUTISM::::: Skate board art ( my skate board wil be on auction)

I am glad to see the amount of people that are in this special program.  I am so thrilled to see that this program was developed to help those that cant help themselves, those children that need them. With the help of Laurie Markiewics and Peter Pegan, they with their friends were able to develop this program to raise awareness their the kind act of art.

I know Laurie personally, and I know she is an amazing woman, one that cares a lot of others and has shown also a tremendous courage to keep on fighting for betterment of the health of her son Jack, and countless others who like Jack suffers from AUTISM.

Please join me, and all the people that Love life, and fight for peace, in this unique experience. I will be grateful to you.

Love you all

~Marthalicia Matarrita












Across The Board: Artists For Autism Awareness


On Saturday, August 28, 2010, the Soapstone Gallery in midtown NYC will host over 30 artists transforming raw skateboards into one of a kind works of art. All pieces will be on sale with a portion of each sale donated to Autism Speaks.



Across the Board: Artists For Autism Awareness at Soapstone Gallery NYC: Organized and conceptualized by Laurie Markiewicz and Peter Pabón, both Laurie and Peter have a common love for skateboarding, art and most of all their children Jack and Loana. Jack and Loana were both diagnosed with PDD-NOS(a non-specified type of autism) in their early preschool years. It has been Laurie and Peter’s mission to raise autism awareness and advocate for more programs and services for families within the NYC autism community. “Across The Board” is one way of achieving their goal.

 Featuring artists such as Miguel Paredes, Mare 139, BlusterOne, TooFly, Alice Mizrachi, Gigi Bio, MERES, Marthalicia, Lichiban, 2ESAE, and Damion Silver, veteran as well as emerging artists give voice not only to autism awareness, but to relevant community issues. “Across The Board” is an open discussion, but a dialogue that is ultimately designed to create a greater urgency about Autism.



In keeping with that mission, premiering at the event is “The Across The Board Project” a short documentary filmed and edited by participants from VONYʼs (Voices Of New York) “Dare To Dream Project” youth program. Featuring autistic children, participants from VONYʼs (Voices Of New York) “Kids Dream In Color” youth program with teaching artist Lichiban, artist mentor Marthalicia, neo-soul singer Bilal, and art therapist Lina Meza-Morillo. The Across the Board project is a workshop produced and organized by Laurie Markiewicz (Across The Board) and Suzanna Ali-Oliver (VONY Executive Director) offering children on the spectrum a chance to partner up with VONY kids to design and paint their own skateboards to premier at the “Across The Board” event.



Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 7pm-Midnight

Soapstone Gallery

11 West 36th Street 5th Floor

New York, NY 10018


Open to All Ages


$5-10 suggested donation

Light refreshments served



www.soapstonegalleryonline.com

artistsforautismawareness@gmail.com

Laurie Markiewicz 917.284.5049

BLACK AUGUST::::: Brings Awsome Art Experiecens......

August has some very important shows that will start this Friday:
BLACK AUGUST

Not only will I see this event, the August 20th, I will be PAINTING LIVE with Conscious and a few other art friends!  I have contributed by donating 2 of my paintings for their cause. They are new arts works that I havent even documented yet. I do hope you like them

~Marthalicia

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

During these Past MONTH:::::: PAINT PAINT PAINT....RE/CAP

Durng these past few month.... many art events has past. My son as part take in some out doors hip hop activities that are family friendly. The following pictures are but a few taken.Some of these pictures where actullly taken by my son Wesly.

I do hope you like them as much as I do. Thank you for your interests.
from new art works, and from my son taking perfessional pictures,my mom witnessing B-BOY battle in the streets.. with my brother, and of random events such as: MC BATTLE, ART BATTLES, and mural participation.... he