The COLLABORATION: This is where it all started, Pop-Up Art Event was born out of one conversation and a vision. Juliet Silva Yee (PUAE) and Veronica Ibarra (Photo above, in header of "Pendu Girls"), were working on a french Opera doing makeup. Veronica shared her latest photographic series with Juliet- who was blown away by Veronica's visual stories and decided she had to share Ms. Ibarra's work with their extended peer group. "Celebrating Beauty + Art + Fashion" Pop-Up Art Event was born, with the help of Colleague/ Celebrity Makeup Artist, D'angelo Thompson.
THE CREATION: a unique blend of 950 + creatives from the international arts, entertainment and fashion came together for an evening of interactive arts and entertainment, in celebration of the launch of NYFW on February, 09 2012. Our friends at Lazzoni offered their (7k sq. ft showroom) with ample wall space for 7 Artists including; VERONICA IBARRA+ ELIZABETH YOUNG + KEENA GONZALEZ + WESLEY NAULT + EMMETT MCCARTHY + GINA SHIAPPACASSE + RON CADIZ with the help of our friend/ host Darian Darling + DJ Luis, we decided to raise funds to benefit the non-profit NYC Salt with the help of our community partners Makeup Forever, VMV Hypoallergenic, Balance Water, Layla Joy, Alicat and Lazzoni who provided thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes. (photos taken by NYC Salt graduate Daniel Martinez & Wendy Plogger of Guest of a Guest).