12/31/11

Happy New Year!

Everyone be safe out there and manifest your dreams! I will catch you on the flip side! 

12/27/11

That fish CRAY!

My man and I are pretty much the only people I know who are not a huge fan of *Watch The Throne* - So we have a running joke in our household... Everything stupid that happens is followed by THAT SHIT CRAY - well - This just made my night and I thought I would share!

12/26/11

Lady Wu Tang Show January 28th

I will be live painting during the event! I will have more info, details and concepts soon!



12/15/11

Alice in Chains *Progress*

Another painting from a series of 90s, music-inspired, art I have in the works... 16"x20" acrylic on wood. 

The Art Of Giving In A Time To Receive - Dec 17th KAZE GALLERY

Jennifer Mericle would like to invite you to:

The Art of Giving
in a Time to Receive
Art Benefit & Silent Auction
When: 6pm to 10pm Saturday Dec. 17
Where: Kaze Gallery 3245 Osage Street
What: Art Show & Silent Auction featuring items donated by...
The Curtis Hotel, Ergon Salon, Sparkle Dog LLC, Root Yoga, Shangra La, JunkyFunk Designs, Awaken Body Work, becky's buttons & things, Kelly Shroads Photography, Scarlet Salon, Bistro Vendrome, MCA Denver, Photo Element, Lolli, Mulberries Cake Shop, Ricardo Cozzolino, Vital Yoga, and more!
The Good Stuff: All silent auction sales as well as a large portion of proceeds from the evening's art sales will go to Slow Food Denver - a local non-profit doing amazing things to link the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
More Information: Visit my Facebook invite! 

Other artists included: Magnet Mafia - Delton Demarest - Sandra Fetttingis - Scot LeFavor - Alan Bader - Zachary Kuhlman - Matthew Clark + Sandi Calistro 

I will have two art pieces up for auction - Hope to see you there! 
*Lovers + Haters* as well as *Portrait of Holyfield With Bandaged Ear*




12/3/11

Camp Lo with ManeRok at Cervantes on 12.7!

From the desk of Mane Rok -
Camp Lo with Mane Rok and Deejay Tense, Three2 and 1984 {DJ Set}
Wednesday December 7th at Cervantes Other Side
9pm - Doors at 8pm
All Ages
$12 + $2.5 Service Charge
$14.50

Here a a few videos to get you hype for the night!
This will be a super F-R-E-S-H show! Don't sleep fa REAL!
I caught Camp Lo when they were here last - live band and super smooth performance!
It also happened we went for one of my best friends bachlorette parties so- you know - no biggie ~__~
See you there!

CAMP LO - LUCHINI

MANE ROK + DEEJAY TENSE - THIS ONES

Jazzy Belle - Sneak peak of painting!


Currently working on paintings for a full show in Spring 2012, all inspired by 90s music. 
Here is a sneak peak of a painting titled "Jazzy Belle" - inspired by the song of the same name on Outkast ATLiens album released in  1996.
Here is the music for "Jazzy Belle"




I will have this painting along with another titled  "Alice In Chains", on display at Tooeys tonight for the 90s House Party 3 Year Anniversary! I will be painting a portrait of NAS live as well. 
I am very excited for this evening regardless of the freezing temps and snow!!! 
Come down and Dance - Drink + show us your best Kid -N- Play woo Woo!
Here is the info for tonight!!! 





12/1/11

The Art Of Giving In A Time To Receive - Dec 17th KAZE GALLERY

I will piece of art available for this show. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Slow Food Denver.
There will be a silent auction for art as well as other items. Please spread the word and come and support!

Here is a message from Jen Mericle - the curator of this event.

Time to toast to the holidays, in the true spirit of the season! I invite you and your friends to come enjoy art, good company, drinks, and light eats ~ all for a good cause.

The evening will include an art show by top Denver artists including Sandi Calistro, Sandra Fettingis, Scot Lefavor, Karma Leigh, Delton Demarest, Alan Bader, Zachary Kuhlman, and Harrison Nealey. A portion of proceeds from the art sale and silent auction will go to Slow Food Denver (www.slowfooddenver.org) ~ a local non-profit linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Denver Artist Michael Coriano Print Release at 1UP Dec 7th!


This is another artist who participated in the 8bit Show at Family Affair in October. 
I LOVE his piece and it has now been made into prints! Super rad - super clean and oh-so-Tyson! 
If you love art - this  print- supporting Denver artist and playing old school arcade games, 1UP is the place to be December 7th!!!
Cheers!
From the CMYK website - {Plublishing Division of Black Book Gallery}
Our newest project comes from Denver artist Michael Coriano. Coriano has been making some noise around town lately with his distinct style and colorful takes on pop culture. When he isn’t busy designing fresh gear for Jiberish or killing it in local art shows he obviously spends too much time in front of the TV.
On Wednesday, December 7th from 6-8pm we will be at The 1UP in downtown Denver where you can be one of the first to pick this bad boy up – Cash or Card Accepted!
The 1UP features over 45 classic Arcade Games, 15 Pinball Machines, 3 Lanes of Classic Skee-Ball and multiple sets of Giant Jenga. If you think you have some skillz playing Punch-Out! make sure you come down and enter the Punch-Out! tournament to win a free print!
If you cant make it to the release party you will be able to score “Duel with Iron Mike” at Division West and at the opening night of Mile High and Rising at Black Book Gallery. We also plan to have an online release in the next week so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

11/29/11

Plenty to DO this weekend Pick ONE or MORE! (Or ALL?!)



This weekend there is PLENTY of great things to partake in! 

Abend Gallery on York + Colfax is having their Annual Miniature Holiday Show. Denver fine artists will have paintings 8x10" and smaller available. Delton Demarest will have paintings on display and for sale as well.
2260 East Colfax
www.AbendGallery.com
There are also a lot of shows for First Friday in all art districts! Get ya local holiday shop on!

For those in need of a good indie hip hop fix + some straight freshness... Well, don't miss HOW THE GROUCH STOLE CHRISTMAS TOUR ft Grouch, Eligh, Zion I, Evidence and Prime Element
Tickets are $24 and doors are at 8pm! They will also be in Boulder on the 3rd and Ft Collins on the 4th!!! 
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2635 Welton St Denver CO 80205
www.CervantesMasterpiece.com

Then SATURDAY - Tooeys will be hosting the 3 Year Anniversary of EsNine + Cysko Rokwel's 90s House PARTY!!!! Xencs L. Wing and I will have art on display and for sale. I will also be painting live so come down with high tops pumped and dance the night away! 
Tooeys Off Colfax 
1521 Marion St Denver CO 80218
www.TooeysOffColfax.com

Great things to do - great people to support - Great way to kick off December! 

11/23/11

90s House Party 3 Year Anniversary at Tooeys!


I will have a few paintings inspired by 90s music on display at the 90s House Party 3 year Anniversary December 3rd.
EsNine {Prime Element and Enstereo} as well as cohort Cysko Rokwel {Prime Element and Crunk Bros}  host a night on the 1st and 3d Saturdays every month mixing up a great array of jams from the 90s  ensuring everyone leaves feeling sweaty, happy, nostalgic or that much cooler for the dance moves they busted out on the floor.
They will be bringing out Double K from People Under the Stairs as a guest DJ for the event as well as Denvers own Lazy Eyes
Always a great time - Always great people!
Catch me at the booth selling some prints or on the dance floor!

PS - There is always NO COVER!

99th Problem - Music video from Denver and article from REVERB



It pays to tweet. When video directors Lockerpartners noticed the recent Tweets of Denver hip-hop artist Mane Rok regarding the Occupy movement, they decided to approach him about a possible collaboration. They couldn’t have made a much better choice for the task.
“Through my work as part of L.I.F.E. Crew — the 14 man hip-hop crew — it was in my background to round up a group of artists and put a project together,” said Mane Rok in a recent phone interview. In short order, he brought on board some of the best and brightest from Denver’s hip-hop community: Dyalekt, Bravo One, Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp, Aja Black and Jonny 5 of the Flobots. “I reached out to various artists I both work with and admire, as well as going beyond those lines (and) reaching out to others I knew supported the movement and also represented the 99 percent.”



The video “99th Problem” opens and closes with comments made by former Florida congressman Alan Grayson on the “Real Time with Bill Maher” show recently. In between is a series of stirring performances from the above-mentioned artists shot amid lines of riot police in Denver’s Civic Center and through protest marches downtown.
“Occupy, as many have noted, is kind of a blanket movement for a series of issues that we (as a) nation face,” said Mane Rok. “It’s no longer the cries and moans of the disenfranchised, under-privileged American minority — these are issues that we all, the 99 percent, face. This is an awakening of the average American, realizing that there is a very minute amount of folks controlling our money, lives and politics.”
In addition to the video, Mane Rok is also involved with a series of weekly song releases about the movement. Look for the next release, by Denver-based artist Molina, in a special edition of Steal This Track on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
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Denver-based writer Sam DeLeo is a published poet, has seen two of his plays produced and is currently finishing his second novel.

The World Premier of 'Protect Ya Neck' by the Lady Wu-Tang!


The world premier of 'Protect Ya Neck' by the Lady Wu-Tang

Directed by Brandice Robinson 

The Lady Wu-Tang is:

Xencs L Wing .....The RZA
Dj Manizer ..........The Genius A.K.A The GZA
Bianca Mikahn .....Raekwon
Suzi Q Smith ........Method Man
Ralonda ...............U-God
Isis Speaks ..........Ol' Dirty Bastard
LadySpeech ........Ghostface Killa
DJ Bella Scratch ..Inspectah Deck 


Thank yous and shout outs to the following folks who helped make all this possible!
The Dope Film Crew:
Brandice Robinson - Director
with Fa'al Ali, Troy Robinson, Chris Quick


The Fierce Posse:
DJ Desire
Mahogany
Camille Rose
Ashlee' Johnson
Kaylyn Heffernan
Coco Davies
Valerie
Karma Leigh
Natasha Gallegos

Also amazingly Instrumental and very important

Ty Hubbard of the Space Creators and Wazee Union 
Mercury Sauce 
Carlos EsNine Ayala
Sarah Vell 

From the woman who orchestrated this all the one and only RU Johnson! 

11/3/11

1st Annual Dia de Los Muertos party at Funky Buddha Nov 5th!

I will have some prints and a few art pieces for sale as well and will also be a living piece of Xencs L Wings art - Love me some Funky Buddha in the Winter AND  I can stumble home! BAM! WINNING!
The event will also include WHOREBATH - LA MUERTE - PBR - and some of Denvers BEST LOCAL HIP HOP ACTS!
Come down and make this event a success!!!!

The Worlds Best DJ lives in Colorado!!!

Well this last few weeks has been super busy in a great way - Until I have some images edited and collected - here is something I wanted to share with yall! In a world full of cd DJs, there are still the amazing masters of the original craft and Colorado happens to be the home of the DMC World Champ,  DJ VAJRA!!! I have seen his skills first hand and he definitely doesnt disappoint! This man has a vast knowledge of music and knows just how to use it and make a crowd move! Congrats to VAJRA on winning in London! Here is a video for you to enjoy!

10/28/11

Dia de Los Muertos Paintings

Ms Eden - Inspired by Kelly Edens Hair $35
8x10

Chelsea - $35 SOLD
8x8

Reyes - NFS
8x12

The Lainey- inspired by my friends hair - $45 SOLD
12x12

Vieja - $35
8x8
Too big a heart - $35 SOLD
8x12

Virginia, A dedication to my Gramma <3 - $35
8x10 SOLD

10/25/11

Terribly Heh-larious + Something Adorable and Giggly

I shouldnt be laughing - but I am - hysterically! Tears in my eyes rolling on the floor laughing! Hahaha!

This - is just too darn cute!

10/24/11

Dia de Los Muertos this Saturday at Crown Hill Cemetary!

Just a friendly reminder - Xencs L Wing and I, will have a booth at this event. Come down and celebrate the lives of loved ones lost, watch some folklorico dancers, listen to mariachis and bring the kids to the sugar skull workshop! Another friend will also have a booth for her shop - La Muerte located in Denver in the Santa Fe Arts district. Check out her website at http://www.lamuerteapparel.com/!!!
"Day of the Dead" Cultural Celebration
Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery, and Arboretum
7777 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
www.crownhillfuneral.com


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10/22/11

More photos and a video from the 8bit art show at Family Affair

The day photos were taken by myself and the night photos are courtesy of Delton Demarest. The fully funtional wall peice created by Harrison Nealey and Delton Demarest is still on display at Family Affair and available for purchase. Please contact them via DeltonDemarestArts.com or Stereo-Abstract.blogspot.com
The Shonuff vs B Leroy and Mario shadow box were completed by my dear friend Xencs L Wing whom I will be sharing booth space with in the coming weeks!

Thanks for checkin in!