the color QUEEN

1st ANNUAL. Color-a-Cause. the color QUEEN

MIAMI’S MOST COLORFUL ARTIST, JOEY MUGICA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “COLOR QUEEN,” HONORS THE CITY’S MOST DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN THE FIRST ANNUAL COLORACAUSE

 

Join us for an explosion of color where Photography meets Art, as The Color Queen

honors Miami’s most influential Women

 

(March 2012, Miami, FL) The Color Queen, Joey Mugica, is proud to announce the first ever COLOR A CAUSE, on Thursday, April 19. This epic event will take place at Pearl Restaurant and Champagne Lounge, located at 1 Ocean Drive, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The originally inspired images will feature and honor some of Miami’s most dynamic and renowned women, including successful philanthropists, businesswomen, journalists, socialites, reality stars, artists, designers and entertainers. COLOR A CAUSEwill benefit Dress for Success Miami, which provides professional attire for economically disadvantaged men and women.

 

Pop-artist-slash-artographer Joey Mugica, best known, as The Color Queen, doesn’t look at things in black and white. Inspired by all the photos posted on Facebook, Mugica started infusing his own personality into his influential friends’ pictures, eventually making a name—and an image—for himself in the burgeoning Miami art world. Influenced by Warhol, Rauschenberg and David La Chapelle, the colorful Mugica says he is inspired by love. “The idea of transforming a photograph in living color reminds me that it’s never too late to start over,” he exclaims. The New Jersey native isn’t afraid of making a statement, clearly.  “I ventured out to COLOR A CAUSE in honor of my best friend, my mom,” says The Color Queen. “Women, like my mom, inspire me everyday. They are the embodiment of love, power, strength and beauty.  This what I want to portray with my first Color A Cause exhibit, that through color, I want to highlight the beautiful attributes that each of these women have and hope that we each find the beauty which lies within us all.”

 

Mugica partnered with Yobe Photography on this first edition. “I am thrilled to be partnering with The Color Queen on Color A Cause,” says Yobe.  “I have admired Joey’s work for a very long time and truly believe that he is an incredible artist.” Yobe, of Yobe Photography, is best known as a wedding photojournalist and executive entertainment industry still photographer. His artistic work often depicts surreal colors found within organic objects while using floral-macro photography. Yobe’s individual technique makes an interesting blend with Mugica’s vibrant artwork, which owns color.

 

For the past month, during private sessions, the artistic duo worked hard to prepare for Color A Cause by capturing each of the ladies’ portraits while enhancing the photographs primarily with Mugica’s unique style. The photos will be debuted on the evening of April 19.

 

The evening’s honorees include:

Frances De Polanco, Elaine Lancaster, Shireen Sandoval, Sandi Powers, Lisa Pliner, Hope Gainer, Jeniya Penrod, Karent Sierra, Erin Michelle Newberg, Simi Dahl, Daisy Olivera, Erin Mia Milchman, Kimberlee Etheridge, Zurami Pascual, Lucrecia Beird, Sherie Wagner, Samantha Perez, Mary Ann Williamson, Cecilia Paz, Teri Rios, Jennifer Heegaard, Charlotte Libov, Paola Ekelund, Bibi Andrade, Giana Leyva, Christina Hampton, Jane Jei, Doll Mirita, Sonia Jacobson, Lauren Foster, Liza Santana-Pineres, Charlotte Ryland, Kelly Mitchell, Glenna Golden Millberg, Roxanne Vargas, Lourdes Valls, Kimberlee Bacardi, Donna Anderson Scharer and Ana Margarita Martinez.

 

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lyrics=SWEETNESS!

I know they say you can’t go home again

I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine

Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mama’s dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could walk around I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Last night, J. Lo played DANCER role to Marc Anthony’s performance at the American IDOL Finale.   She shook her bee-HIVE like a Puerto Rican Chandelier in the MIDDLE of an EARTHQUAKE…….too HOT. the color QUEEN. check out the PERFORMANCE………

Own your very own piece of original art by the color QUEEN.  We are now accepting commissions on existing designs  within the color QUEEN gallery  or custom orders on original photographs of your very own.  

a colorful, color QUEEN'd, photographic transformation of LADY GAGA. This design is available on a limited edition basis.

Fusing ART and PHOTOGRAPHY, your images are transformed into spell-binding, colorful and completely original works to be treasured for a lifetime.   Colorfully immortalize on canvass a lover, a sister a friend or even a beloved pet.  Designs are custom tailored to suit your needs.  All images are printed on high-gloss, premium paper, mounted, matted, signed and delivered.  Dimensions start at 14″ x 17″.   The color QUEEN uses a very unique art form combining various multi-media and manual techniques.  For price, inquiries or any additional information, email: thecolorqueen@ymail.com

Miami’s is BUZZING!  It seems another dose of ‘REALITY’ looms on the horizon for the magic city!  Executive Producer Marivi Rodriguez and Irreplaceable Group are in the pre-production phase of a brand new  series.    The new show, tentatively titled ‘Banana Republic’, will offer an ecletic cast and a premise that goes beyond just the glitz, glamour, high-life and beautiful people of Miami.   Producers tell me the show will have a unique and fresh format, offering more audience engagement and somewhat of a fusion where ‘REALITY’ meets ‘SOAP’.   Says Marivi Rodriguez, “our show is a never before seen concept in American television”.  Details are sketchy, but be sure to stay tuned!   Priority auditions for facebook members of the program’s page were just concluded yesterday.  However, open casting dates will be announced very soon!   All walks of life, all demographics, all ages and all sexes are welcome to audition.

For more information email Irreplaceable Group at: irreplaceablepr@gmail.com

or join their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=142994475734109

 

PRESS RELEASE (10/14):  The show has been re-named from the Banana Republic to the MIAMI REPUBLIC due to legal issues with the retail chain.

 
 

 

Elaine Lancaster returns as Emcee

The world’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS Fundraiser, White Party WEEK Miami,   is just around the corner. Get set to party between November 24-29, 2010 , as various venues across South Florida host a wide array of events, in support of Care Resource. The Crown Jewel event, of course, the evening at beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, where thousands flock, dressed in white, bayside under the moon and stars of the Magic City.

Flavio Nisti

This year’s festivities include featured act Cirque Du Monde, food tastings of some of Miami’s hottest restaurants, DJ David Knapp, Viva Las Divas casino, emcee Elaine Lancaster plus much more in the way of live entertainment, games and prizes.    I always look forward to the OUTRAGEOUS outfits and the wedding-ESQUE feel the EVENING evokes!  Scattered throughout this post are pictures taken by me at last year’s Vizcaya event.  Enjoy!!! the color QUEEN

 For more information visit: www.whiteparty.org

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddy Hernandez, Romero Brito and Alberto

Care Resource is South Florida’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS organization, serving the women, children and men affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myself along with WSVN's Craig Stevens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Sister ROMA of San Francisco

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  • Alex Snowboarder: Querido Color Queen: Somos amigos hace un tiempo en Facebook y no estoy seguro como es que nos conocemos pero para el caso no importa, me gusta tu
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