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Monica Watkins Presents: ART Meets FASHION
September 13 through September 15, 2013, art and fashion aficionados have an opportunity to attend one of the most diverse art exhibitions in Brooklyn! The Foundation for Art In Motion and the BK Style Foundation present the first annual ART Meets FASHION (AMF) exhibit at Industry City, located at 241 West 37th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. ART Meets Fashion founder and curator, Monica Watkins, is a successful Ford model/artist/philanthropist. In 2008 she combined her passion for helping others and her understanding of the power of art and created Art in Motion. Art In Motion serves as a platform to seek out and nurture young, disadvantaged artists, allowing them to reach their potential and enhance the world around them by setting an example of giving, hope and achievement. Art in Motion emphasizes charity, social consciousness, artistic freedom and global harmony.
Showcasing three days of collective artistry, AMF is an international exhibit and includes fashion influenced artwork, sculpture and video installations created by 30+ artists from New York, Brazil, Italy, Africa, Hong Kong and Spain. Curated by Italian Artist, Marco Gallotta, Brazilian Curator and Artist, Antonio Oliveira, Ford Model and Founder of Art In Motion, Monica Watkins. Participating artists include revered fashion illustrator, Bil Donovan and world-renowned accessories designer, Carlos Falchi. The goal of AMF is to strengthen and celebrate the arts and fashion culture in Brooklyn. Featured performances include the award winning producer/band out of Cuba “Doble Filo” (Mega Producer Edgar Gonzalez) and rapper/painter Josama Palabra, DJ C.M.A., DJ Sirak, CharlieRED, Polly A, Zing Experience, Eric Sosa, Olamide Faison and Project X. Proud sponsors include the MoCADA Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, The Clever Agency, Industry City and Fashion Week Brooklyn.
AMF explores the intricate relationship between art and fashion while providing an innovative platform for the 30+ artists to network with other curators, galleries and collectors building a relationship with the media and creating brand awareness. 40% of all exhibit artwork sold and 100% of this year’s silent auction and luxury raffle proceeds will benefit the BK Style Foundation and the Foundation for Art in Motion and their collaborative education initiative in Brooklyn.
The contributing AMF artists include: Ricky Powell, Ryan Keeley, Marco Gallotta, Antonio Oliveira, Alex Blaise, Gordon Skinner, Cynthia K. Cortes, Clyde James Ramos, Andrew Makadsi, Bob Albert, Delphine Diallo, Josama Palabra, Alcinda Saphira, Rene Nascimento, Heather Van Uxem Lewis, Christine Selvia, John Jay Cabuay, Izak Zenou, Javier Martin, Carlos Aponte, The Muffin Man, Beck Oakley, Francesco Petrone, Jaka Vinsek, Hassan Kinley, Kisha Batista, Yalitza Rodriguez, Lance Cain, Luis Alves Collage, Jason Yarmosky, Peter Ruprecht, Wyatt Gallery, Igor Molochevski, Rosalinda Gonzalez, Fabrice Bonmartin, Romulo Sans, Loan Chabanol, Reka Nyari, Ben Franke, Molaundo Jones, Marcos Amaro, Liz Carvalho, Theo Dora, Shannon Shiang and Erica Simone.