YOUNITY is the first ever international women's urban contemporary art collective that brings female artists into a global networking system as a means to create art exhibitions, installations, books and a much needed archive of women's urban contemporary art. With the success of their premiere exhibit, The C R O S S O V E R, YOUNITY has become a sought after collective devoted to women with an inherent need to perfect their craft through self-expression and pass the torch on to younger female artists.
The second annual YOUNITY art exhibition entitled Heart & Soul opens on October 17th, 2008 at Alphabeta in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As a celebratory theme between 60 international women artists and what they identify as "heart and soul," the exhibit promises an urban landscape installation piece that unifies and pushes the boundaries of graffiti, photography, urban contemporary art and fine art. In addition, YOUNITY will release Heart and Soul, a book featuring works from all 60 artists including: Lady Pink, Martha Cooper and Swoon. With so very few art books that explicitly showcase women's urban contemporary art, Heart and Soul will debut as much needed authentic niche material for the ever-expanding art industry. Artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY, founders of YOUNITY, look to unify and empower established and young artists through expressive art.
The Heart and Soul book will retail for $19.50 and will be sold at targeted, limited locations. Premiere copies will be available at the YOUNITY Heart & Soul event. Overall, only 120 books in this special series will be available.