Staten Island, NY, February 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Richmond Hood Company (RHC), a Staten Island, NY based urban action sports boutique unveils Exhibit “A”, a celebration of art, community and hip-hop. An initiative designed to provide local artists non-traditional space to express creativity, as well dialogue about social, national and international issues. The first in a series of exhibit installments will kick off on Friday, February 5, 2010 at Richmond Hood Company – 821 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
“Exhibit `A’ is designed as a community appreciation initiative that fosters camaraderie and appreciation for local talent. Our team is committed to reinvesting in the community by providing developing and established artists a platform to express, share and sell their work to the general public. From Visual and Contemporary to Abstract and Graphic designs, these monthly exhibit will guarantee to educate and inspire”, explained Tariq Nafis Zaid, co-owner of Richmond Hood Company.
The collective’s opening exhibit will feature Demitris Felder and Emiliana Castillo, two amazing visual artists whose respective journeys have brought them to Staten Island by way of The Bronx. Demitris Felder (a.k.a. Deme), has been in search of self and world understanding for the last 23 years. His displayed work transcends his journey in search of hope, strength and wisdom via sculpture, oil and water based paintings. Emiliana Castillo (a.k.a Nani Castle), a local school teacher of Chilen and Irish descent discovered her love for art at the ripe age of 12. Classically trained at State University of New York – Purchase, her passion for the canvas is fueled by various art forms which include poetry, dance and hip-hop.
Exhibit “A” is a rotating exhibit that features new artists every first Friday of each month. Stop in, lend your support. Refreshments and h'orderves will be hot and flowing courtesy to our neighborhood partners Against Da’ Grill and Fiesta De Vino.
For more information regarding the collective please log into www.richmondhood.com or call 718.727.7756. Please direct all press inquiries to Veronica Rodriguez via email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 917.549.2508.
About Richmond Hood Company
Established in 2007, Richmond Hood Company is a boutique independently owned Staten Island, New York based urban action sports shop which offers a variety styles that perfectly integrate the fashionable Hip-Hop, inner city BMX Skateboard and street wear lifestyles.