Forklift Danceworks

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Yesterday I had a dream-like experience at the Bartholomew Pool called “My Park, My Pool, My City“, here in Austin, Tx. I’ve heard about the outstanding/unusual pieces by Forklift Danceworks but unfortunately, I’ve never seen it in action until yesterday. MIND BLOWN!

They choreograph, integrate, and create an experience that gave me chills, and made me shear a tear or two; the way they expose the everyday art, the common hero, it’s so simple and gorgeous!

Music by our local genius, Graham Reynolds, choreography by Allison Orr & Krissie Marty, performances by the staff at Austin’s Parks & Recreation (PARD)/ Aquatics Program and the community.

Let this fun piece connect you to your community, inner child and humanity in general, your soul would truly appreciate it!

There are a few tickets left here, make sure you get them!

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Bring your ideas to life

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BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE WITH POWER HEELS

You’ve heard me talk about Power Heels; this amazing group of people, that have a mission to empower women to reach their maximum potential professionally and personally.

I’m fortunate to be a part of this really inspiring project and we’re hosting a SXSW 2017 interactive event that will leave you with tangible action items, inspiration, and a few new connections to help bring your ideas to life.

What’s in store:

  • Showcase Women Leaders from Austin-based startups.
  • Panel and Q&A on how these inspiring women bring their ideas to life every day both personally and professionally.
  • Lively networking to meet, share stories and learn from others. Conversation Catalysts include:
    • Entrepreneurialism (Startup with your big idea — share stories about tech, business and raising capital with startup vets and others who want to be)
    • What’s next (Take your idea somewhere new — what to consider and how to prepare for your next career move)
    • Work/Life Balance (Big Ideas outside work — Travel, Wellness, Family)

Other goodies:

  • Free entry (no SXSW badge required)
  • Our fave ❤ ChidoMachine will be performing!
  • Food and Drink
  • Amazing Raffle Prizes

Don’t forget to RSVP Here!

Jump start your success, Benefit Party

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I’m super thrilled to invite you to the event “Jumpstart your Success” a party coordinated by an amazing group that I belong to called “Power Heels”that focuses on enabling women to reach their maximum potential professionally and personally in a safe space.

We’re hosting this, our first event as a Holiday Party where we intend to prepare women for the new year by setting them up for success. In addition to networking with industry leaders.

The event will be at IBM Design Studio from 7-9PM and we’ll have #ChidoMachine selecting music so you know dancing will be happening ;P

We’ll also have 3 different stations:
(1) Build Your Profile: resume writing and building a stunning Linkedin profile.
(2) Look the Part: hairstyling and professional head shots.
(3) Talk the Talk: mock interviews and feedback led by business leaders from some of Austin’s hottest companies.
The event will benefit Dress For Success, an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. * Please feel free to bring business clothing that you’d like to donate to the Organization. – Tip: Items that you’d use for a job interview.
Please RSVP  here to join us in this lovely mission, we’ll have all that I mentioned earlier plus drinks, bites, and a raffle with really cool items donated by our sponsors. ❤

Art, Music & Giving, this weekend in Texas

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After a very happy EAST, a quick trip to Monterrey, Cancun and an extremely fun Wedding, we are ready to tell you what’s next (near future speaking) 😀

Friday DECEMBER (Can you freakin’ believe it?!) the 2nd, San Antonio Tx: Our very own Chido Machine will be pairing amazing music with the Coolest Art at Presa House Gallery  for the “Borderwavve” Opening Reception, where some of our local favs: Gerardo Arellano & Aldo Fabian Ramos will be showing their thaaang 😉 next to the really cool, well known artists, Cande Aguilar & Jorge Puron. Should be a treat for your ears, eyes and ❤

Saturday December the 3rd, Austin Tx: #TheProjecto will be present at “Austin’s very Own” a new event series that’s part art show, part hip hop showcase, full fire.     YEAH!        In there we’ll be displaying Art and our brand new T-shirts, so if you had your eye on something made by our artists on EAST but didn’t have the chance, now is the time baby 😛  The event will feature Music, Art, Vendors, a very nice unapologetic attitude, plus part of your cover fee goes to 1 of 4 charitable organizations ❤

Tuesday December the 6th, Austin Tx: “Jumpstart your Success” an event that benefits “Dress for Success” an organization that supports women to get better jobs through clothing, training, & other important things 😀 … I belong to this amazing group called “Power Heels” where we look to grow and make stuff happen for women professionally. This will be our first event so we’re super excited 😀 Can’t wait to see you there!!         Please bring clothes to donate, it must be clothing that you would use for a job interview! Oh almost forgot! #ChidoMachine will be performing and giving the attendees the chill pumped up music we deserve so yayyy!!! Plus the always present Tito’s Vodka, JuiceLand, TopoChicoLick Ice Cream, Jets Pizza and more awesome local spots will be sponsoring YUMMERS!!!! *Don’t forget to RSVP!!!!!!

Hope to see you at one of these amazing events yayy!

 

EAST 2016, Patricia Carrington

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Aaaaand last but not least, we have the amazingly talented Patricia Carrington ( yes from those “Carringtons”, as in Leonora 😉 )

She is an amazing photographer and designer that loves to play with our perception altering the reality that she portrays on her pieces, making them surreal, fantastic and poetic.

Not only she’s one of my favorite people in the whole world, Patricia’s artistry reflects exactly how cool and bright her personality is, come to the Studio #111 and get her pieces for your home or office, your rooms will be transporting you to foreign places filled with happy 🙂

Soooo, we’re more than ready for you! Come, say hi and support young talent ❤

 

 

EAST 2016, Beverly Kemp

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Beverly Kemp is a unique Painter and Internet Sensation, people recognize her controversial & raw Art anywhere; Last year Bev and Gerardo Arellano were “Must See” EAST studio #6 by Do512‘s featuring an Ann Richards painting that brought a smile to everyone.

This year She’ll work again with #TheProjecto bringing new and not so new pieces to us!

Let me share you an excerpt of her bio that I love, and describes some of what you’ll see:

Reviewers and critics have described my work as ‘eye-popping’ and ‘Disney-fied.’ Yet, I find that my oils on canvas are more than screaming upside-down, inside-out point-of-view statements or cross-eyed observations of societal norms and women’s issues that shouldn’t be. As I age and wage an on-going battle with Parkinson’s disease, filling in another red dress comes easier and easier. Now, I know my paint is saying something. ❤

Hope You’re already convinced and drop by Studio #111!!!

🙂 XOXO

 

The Projecto @ EAST 2016

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East Austin Studio Tour is almost here and The Projecto will bring great artists and a really fun Happening only on November 19th from 11AM-6PM save the date!!!

  • Some of the Artists involved are: Clint Roth, Patricia Carrington, Carlos Olvera, Mauricio Frijoles., Adrian Oviedo, Greometria, Beverly Kemp & Saakred!. Also Feat. #ChidoMachine of course 😉

During this couple weeks I’ll be posting links and telling you more about the crazy good talent we’ll be hosting, so stay tuned and make notes!

Aside from quality Art we’ll have music, some drinks sponsored by #TullamoreDew & #TopoChico and much much more, tell your family and friends,  we’d love to see you there!

RECAP: Mark your calendars SATURDAY November 19th. For The Projecto Happening #111 on the Catalog!

Cheers!

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What to do in Austin (& San Antonio) this weekend!

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A bunch of things have happened/  lately, so here is a recap:

Think well before buying ACL Vip tickets! Its awesome when you’re in the VIP lounge but you don’t get any benefits where the music is at :/

#WheresWarhol is up and running! The Blanton Museum is sending “Warhols”through the streets of Austin to promote and give passes for the new exhibit “Warhol by the Book”be on the lookout every Wednesday of October and don’t forget to use #WheresWarhol!!! * The exhibition opens this Sunday Oct 16th.

Go to all Austin Chronicle events, specially if it includes “Master Pancake” Comedy troupe, they’re hilarious!!! I went to their “Willow” screening and I cried a lot (laughing of course). It was interactive, funny, and we got to curse a lot, so great stress relief! 😉

POP AUSTIN International Art Show is in town, make sure to drop by, it has some great pieces with old and new favorites like: Richard Colman and Tom Wesselmann.

We’ll be in San Antonio this Saturday with Chido Machine, drop by The Mix and enjoy great music and guilty pleasures yayyy! 😀

Back in Austin, Celebrate the “Intl Video Store Day” at Vulcan Video & I Luv Video! They’re joining forces and will give us great deals on VHS, DVD/Blu Rays plus free beer, prizes, discounts, etc! This Saturday Oct 17th from 12PM-12AM

Saturday is also game day so, I’m sure you’ll find lots of things to do, be careful and have lots of fun! Hope to see you around town!

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