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Women Artists Get Empowered at Bunny Urick’s Wet Silk

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Bunny Urick speaks about her ongoing women and queer-friendly multimedia event series Wet Silk.

By Daniel Barron

 

Since last summer, Bunny Urick has programmed and networked with an diverse range of creatives across Los Angeles as the Operations Manager for the DTLA space Basic Flowers. Urick reflects that she was “always part of the arts scene,” but the impulse to cultivate her own community was truly sparked during a fateful six-month trip in which she backpacked across Europe.

“I made a lot of friends in the punk scene,” she says of the experience. “There are a lot of abandoned spaces where people can have community-oriented gatherings and shows. That really inspired me, and so I wanted to have a space where I could have my own community events and be able to support artists who are just sort of starting out or need that opportunity to show their work or get themselves out there.”

Ambition met reality with Wet Silk, a quarterly series of multimedia events Urick has coordinated that brings together artists, musicians, and local vendors to an alternative LA happening designed primarily as a “safe space” for female and LGBT artists. “There is a lack of decent showcases for creative women and the queer community. So I wanted to be supportive of those visions,” says Urick. “We’re open to trans performers, as well. Anyone who might be marginalized by the larger artistic community.”

All of Wet Silk’s musical guests, vendors, and featured artists are curated by Urick and Libanati, the latter of which has often showcased her art as part of the events. Having brought together talents from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and The Bay Area, they are now set to relaunch Wet Silk at its new home Non Plus Ultra on Saturday May 14th. Take a look at what you can expect below, and if you would like to submit to Urick for future consideration contact her at bunnyurick@gmail.com.

 

 

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Wet Silk founder Bunny Urick [Photo for Okvtg.]

ARTS

 

Leila Jarman
Analogue and Digital Video Feedback Experiments
website

Instagram

 

Jacquie Li
Photo-Based Compositions
Tumblr

Instagram

 

marissa lynn photography

Marissa Lynn
Multi Media Photography
Tumblr

Instagram

 

shea vititow art

Shea Vititow
Graphic Layer Paintings
website

Instagram

 

eyedie-mcconnell-photography

Eydie McConnell
Mixed Media Portraits
website

Instagram

 

Tatiana Velasquez
Mixed Media Collage
store

Instagram

 

brittany mojo art

Brittany Mojo
Mixed Media Sculpture
brittanymojo.com

Instagram

 

Vanessa Shih
Felt Sculpture

Instagram

 

stephanie libanati collage

Stephanie Libanati
Original Photo Collage
website

Instagram

 

VENDORS
Conjure Club
Enamel Pin Designs
website

Instagram

 

after lunch comix

After Lunch Comix
Feminist Illustrated Zines
website

Instagram

 

From The Moon
Out-Of-This-World Vintage Clothing
Instagram

 

stephanie libanati

Stephanie Libanati
Vintage and Custom Screen Printed Clothing
store

Instagram

 

 

MUSIC

Cally
Genre: Dark Electronic Groove w/
Drippy Vocals and Found Samples

Soundcloud

 

MRK
Genre: Alternative Dream Pop Rock
website

 

Intimatchine
Genre: Dark Moody Electronic
Soundcloud

 

Danke
Genre: Experimental Electronic Soul
Soundcloud

 

Secret Garden
Genre: Experimental Dream Pop

Soundcloud

 

DJ Nina Tarr

website

nina tarr

Photo: Cherokee Neas

 

Wet Silk: Focus begins at Non Plus Ultra on Saturday, May 14th at 7pm. Learn more about the lineup HERE.

Follow Bunny Urick on Instagram.

“Like” Wet Silk on Facebook.

 

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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