A community-oriented art & graphic design collective. We make graphic apparel, hand-crafted accessories and produce events. And most importantly, spew randomness about important and non-important topics.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bacchanal THANKS!!

Kay S Jay Photography, Cocoacentric & One3snapshot
with Air Lounge, Dj Billy T & Beja Designs

Want to thank you for coming out! While still trying to recuperate from yesterday's event (and planning the next one) we are basking in the beauty of seeing and celebrating with you all. This event would not have happened without the performers, assistants, collaborators & attendees.

Continue your support of our proceeds recipient Priority Africa Network by visiting priorityafrica.org


Models: Sierra Makai, Obiamaka Eke, Natasha Robinson
Makup Artist: Shakira

Sierra Makai (again… lol)
Loco Bloco: Antwan, Angelica, Alma, Aleks, Jasmine, Pete & Nkei
David Meletiche
Jeff Giaquinto (Brass Liberation Orchestra)
Olayimika “Dodoyie” Sosimi

Special thanks to Ozii of Ozisco.com for blessing us with the video coverage.

Here is a link to the Picture gallery. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/album.php?aid=95966&id=655377543&ref=mf

If you are interested in participating in the next event in September please contact us.
Fashion Coordinator- Kola Shobo or Tossie Long
Performance Coordinator-Nkei Oruche
Vendors and Business Advertisement- Kola Shobo

Kola of Kay S Jay Photography, Tossie of Cocoacentric & Nkei of One3snapshot

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bacchanal in Honor of Priority Africa Network

Come join us to celebrate art, fashion, community and summer. All this by the way of making change and supporting a group that is doing the hard work that we sometimes overlook.

Sunday July 26, 2009
Air Lounge
3pm-9pm 21+

Outdoor Patio
Live performers
Fashion exhibit: One3snapshot AfroStreetCouture, Béja Designs
African inspired eats & cocktails

Dj playcookie & Dj Billy T spinning Afro-pop music: zouk, sokous, ragga, reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, hiplife, hip hop, house & more

About the Event:

This event is called Bacchanal de Afrique will be taking place on Sunday July 26th 2009 (more info below), and will include a fashion showcase of clothing from one3snapshot. We will have live performers to add a festive spirit to this daytime and outdoor event. This is the first of many that we plan on producing.

Background of the Event:

We are friends, artists and community members who are collaborating for two main purposes:

1. To provide fun and creative events that are relatively cheap or free for attendees so as to draw in diverse backgrounds of people in the community.
2. To highlight a group or organization that is doing cultural and/or political work in the Bay Area.

Additionally we would like to bring awareness about social and community issues, raise money on behalf of good causes and especially have a fun time!

About Us:

Kay S Jay Photography by Kola Shobo is an emerging Photographer who liives in the Bay Area and whose works spans portraits, event coverage and product & image marketing. To view his portfolio visit www.kaysjay.com.

One3snapshot is a collective of artists dedicated to promoting art and culture by creating art, apparel & events. With a driving force rooted in social change & community mobility they produce original one of a kind hand-painted apparel, and hand-made accessories, they consult with individuals and groups on cultural and artistic endeavors, and they teach (for free or cheap) any skills or knowledge that we have to anyone interested (especially youth). Check out www.one3snapshot.com for more info.

Tossie & Latoya presents Cocoacentric an artist hub which focuses on fashion, politics, music and wellness. Cocoa is a hue...Centric is the center. Experience the center...the center of you. www.cocoacentric.com

Béja Designs specializes in unique hand crafted items including jewelry, wearable art, instruments, and more. Created by bay area native Jasmine McClain, Béja Designs embodies world cultures with an urban flavor. The products are colorful and vibrant and complement one's natural beauty.

AIR Lounge is a sub-street level lounge located in Downtown Oakland that prides itself on its showcases of respected residents alongside new talent. A thriving mix of people will effortlessly interact in this spirited scene. A relaxed, friendly vibe separates AIR from similar lounge establishments. Visit is online at www.airoakland.com.