2023.11.14 | Community Outreach/Food Distribution with BirdSeed Collective at the Globeville Center | Denver, CO Recently, while traveling through Colorado, I started documenting the efforts of Anthony Garcia Sr. and the BirdSeed Collective. This Denver-based organization integrates artistic creation with socioeconomic improvement through public art and community support initiatives. The organization was founded as a joint venture between artists Anthony Garcia Sr., Michael Broberg, and musician Robin Walker in 2009 and attained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2015. One of their critical efforts in meeting the needs of local under-resourced communities is a weekly food distribution program that provides healthy food to hundreds of individuals and families. Recent demographic shifts, particularly surges in the Venezuelan immigrant population, have posed challenges in meeting the growing demand. With the assistance of Denver Food Rescue, Freshpack Produce, Rainbo Breads, Food Bank of the Rockies, and ACTS Food Bank, BirdSeed Collective remains steadfast in its commitment to providing essential support to those in need. Community support is vital to sustain these critical programs. Please consider contributing to their efforts by donating below or contacting BirdSeed Collective to volunteer in person. Your assistance plays a crucial role in advancing their ongoing mission. DONATE – https://www.birdseedcollective.org/donate VOLUNTEER – […]
Wyn317 Gallery hosted a uniquely personal curated culinary/art experience featuring the homies Remote and his brother, renowned chef James Bellichi. Participants got to take home an original 12x 12 painting by Remote while delighting in cocktails, wine pairing, and an exquisite five-course meal prepared by James. The menu consisted of: Amuse bouche: Yukon gold potato knish Golden kaluga caviar, whipped creme fraiche, soft herbs 1st course: king crab and avocado cannelloni Miso mayo, grapefruit, radish salad 2nd course: spring pea agnolotti Black truffle fondue, peas, Parmesan tuile 3rd course: duo of beef Red wine braised short ribs, sous-vide prime sirloin, buttered corn, bacon lardons, roasted pearl onions, corn purée, pickled shallots 4th course: coconut tapioca Coconut ice cream, passion fruit sorbet, cilantro syrup
01.03.2020 • PATH Winter Intensive Portraiture | Miami I was able to work in a series of impromptu staff and student portraits during PATH’s Winter Intensive. I shot them akimbo style with a Canon 80D in one hand and a handheld Godox AD20/26-inch octobox in the other. These Are The Breaks is PATH’s immersive week-long visual, performing and digital arts learning experience for Miami’s talented young creatives. This year’s theme was Food + Water + Shelter, which allowed participants to creatively identify the opportunities and challenges present in their communities via a series of lectures, workshops and field trips throughout Miami. PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check out www.pathtohiphop.org for more info.
01.02.2020 • PATH Winter Intensive at the Museum of Graffiti | Wynwood During the PATH 2019/2020 Winter Intensive, students got a personalized tour of the Museum of Graffiti; the world’s first museum dedicated to the evolution of graffiti. Co-founder Alan Ket and curator Carlos “MARE139” Rodriguez led the tour, which featured works by StayHigh149, Ghost and Giz, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfont, Niels Shoemeulman, OG Slick and more. Students were engaged through discussions on the history, styles, and future of graffiti culture. PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check out www.pathtohiphop.org and www.museumofgraffiti.com for more info.
01.23.2020 • Earlier this month, I had the honor of leading the digital storytelling workshop at These Are The Breaks; PATH’s fully immersive week-long visual, performing and digital arts learning experience for Miami’s talented young creatives. This year’s theme was Food + Water + Shelter, which allowed participants to creatively identify the opportunities and challenges present in their communities via a series of lectures, workshops and field trips throughout Miami. The 2019/2020 mentor line up featured: Music Production/Recording with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Anthony “Tonik” Reyes Rap/Songwriting/Recording with MECCA aka GRIMO and Yoli Mayor Bboy/Bgirl/Hip Hop Dance with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Alfredo “Bboy Lego” Sotelo Urban Art with MECS Digital Storytelling with George R. Mercado PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check them out at www.pathtohiphop.org for more info.
These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more. Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq
In the summer of 2012, I started shooting staff and student portraits with PATH as a means to challenge myself in ways that commercial photography wasn’t doing at the time. We’ve been shooting together every summer since, and I continue to be inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm and creativity. It’s definitely a challenge shooting with so many talented individuals in such a short period of time, but I think I captured the vibe perfectly. Thanks to everyone that rocked with me that day. Read on for more info about PATH. PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities throughout Dade county. From the PATH website: PATH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We are South Florida’s pioneering Hip hop education organization specializing in history, philosophy and the 5 main elements of Hip Hop (DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, Urban Art & Knowledge). Our work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip hop culture. In 2008, The PATH HipHop Summer Academy was presented by Miami Light Project in partnership with Scratch DJ Academy. Teens from all over South Florida connected to […]
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Lander Talbott and others in the Treasure Coast boating community decided to assist in the recovery efforts by rallying enough donations and sponsor support to send 10 shipping containers full of relief supplies to the islands. Tropical street artist Dave Lavernia got involved and put the word out to other like-minded artists willing to donate their time and talents to contribute some positive creativity to the project, and this is what went down while the containers were waiting to be shipped. Contributing Artists Dave Lavernia Jay Bellichi Paul Hughes Bulk Styles Eric Karbeling Hiero Veiga Chnk Fondue Tackz CP Won Michel “Syfer” Diaz Eduardo Mendieta
The RAW Project is a Miami-based nonprofit that partners with local artists to beautify schools in underserved areas. It started in Wynwood in 2014 at Jose De Diego Middle School, and has since completed multiple mural projects throughout Denver. In September of 2018, they initiated a new series of murals at Cheltenham Elementary in September featuring works by Trek6, Findac, Kevin Ledo, Dale Grimshaw, Patrick Kane McGregor, Jazz Guetta, Jerry “BirdO” Rugg, Eric Skotnes, Bikismo, Otto Schade, Shepard Fairey, Flmngo, Dean McKeever, Dean “ZEUS” Colman and more. For more information, please visit The RAW Project at www.therawproject.org