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Creative Recreation: The Bay Area celebrates Independent Artist Week

By Craig Youngfeatures
Oct 1, 2008 - 9:07 PM

During the week of Sept. 7-13, creative events and production company Infin8 Sync celebrated Bay Area artistry, uniting the community for San Francisco's inaugural Independent Artists Week. Having organized the monthly Bring Your Own Art showcase in San Francisco's famed Fillmore district since last November, co-founders--and fraternal twins--Melonie and Melorra Green received San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom's support to hold a weeklong celebration to showcase artists, ranging from musicians and filmmakers to fine artists and fashion designers. As Melorra put it, "We already have the E-40s and Too Shorts, but there are still so many talented artists in the Bay, we can make our own celebrities."

We caught up with the twins on Sept. 12 as Infin8 Sync showed its appreciation for Peanut Butter Wolf and his Stones Throw record label, founded in the Bay Area in 1996 by the San Jose native, which served as the launching pad for acclaimed artists such as Madlib, Rasco, Oh No, Breakestra and others. The event was packed with local celebs such as Trackademics, DJ Tap 10, DJ Kevvy Kev, Alexander Spit, Jern Eye, Ant Marshall and more, with a circle of b-boys riding the grooves and Vallejo's Swamps and Bridges art collective creating live paintings as the week wound down to a close. -- Zoneil Maharaj


Craig Young has completed internships with Knight Ridder and McClatchy newspapers. Currently, he freelances for non-profit organizations including the Associated Press (San Francisco office).

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DJ Mo'Zilla says:
October 5, 2008 1:11 PM
Words just don't come easy in ways in which to truly describe how amazingly gifted these two sistas are... I speak from experience when I say that what they bring to the table at the feet of the community, is nothing short of MAGNIFICENT! Keep supporting each other... ROCK ON!!! ~DJ Mo~

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