KICK ASS CHICA KUDOS
So, I have this idea to blog about all these fascinating women I meet in my random career world of theatre/museum/photography/fashion. But, tonight a KICK ASS CHICA shout out goes to CYNTHIA TELLO. I go looking for chicks for my blog when Cynthia is my best friend, my sister, she’s helping me raise my daughter and I have know her for 15 years and she lives in the room across from mine. I don’t have to go looking for her.
Today KICK ASS CHICA celebrates her because she was just recognized as a Juxtapose Magazine Street Artist pick by legendary street artist SABER.
Cynthia was raised in Brazil and speaks 3 languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. She is a world traveler and founder of the belief in Living the ‘High Life,’ which can be defined as “Knowing what is good in life. Enlightened. Illuminated.” She is a talented artist who studied at Woodbury University under the legendary artist Saul Bernstein.
I also would like to note that Cynthia is one of ONLY 2 FEMALE artists on Saber’s pick list of 22 artist! Which ALONE makes her a Kick Ass Chica.
Cynthia’s Art page:
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Among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER. Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, SABER was raised by creative parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age. At 13, his cousins introduced him to graffiti when they took him to see the spray paint-covered Belmont Tunnel. From that moment on, he was hooked. After honing his skills on local walls, SABER joined MSK, and was later inducted into legendary piecing crew AWR.
SABER was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete. In a famous photograph—taken by his father just after it was finished—SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color. It catapulted SABER to legend status in the graffiti world.
SABER began exhibiting in his fine art in 2002. His monograph, SABER: MAD SOCIETY, complete with stories of his graffiti misadventures, was released by Gingko Press in 2007 and is now in its second printing. In October 2010, SABER released a video in which the year’s heated debate about health care was spray painted over the American flag. While some saw it as desecration, SABER advocated for health care reform in the video, revealing that he had epilepsy and was un-insurable. This work led SABER to create a large group of American flag paintings called the Tarnished series.
In 2011, SABER’s solo show, The American Graffiti Artist opened in New York to great acclaim. Additionally, his art was featured in two museum exhibitions, Street Cred at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and MoCA Los Angeles’s blockbuster Art in the Streets. - Saber’s bio from his website
KICK ASS CHICAS KICK ASS
JUNE 24-26TH 2011. LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Kick Ass Chica’s, Jennie Cañas, 19, college student from Dallas, Texas, and Cynthia Tello, Art Director for Hudson Jeans, attend the 15th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival held for the first time in Las Vegas.
Electric Daisy Carnival had previously been held in Los Angeles, but due to the uprising of frequent irresponsible party goer’s the City of LA put a ban on the music event. Insomniac the promoters for EDC moved the event to the emerging electronic capital of the world, Las Vegas. Which, is understandable considering it is no clandestine rumor that Vegas is fast replacing Ibiza as the destination for electronic music.
EDC was headlined with such world renowned DJ’s as Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, David Guetta, Afro Jack, and Swedish House Mafia. Now, granted you can more frequently catch any of these big names any night throughout the year in Las Vegas, yet what made EDC so special were these artists together performing along side each other over 3 nights. This combined with stunning visuals from hundreds of LED screens, especially on the Main Stage in the Kinetic Field, amazing puppetry, costumes, installation art, and a nightly 20 min firework show made for a musical and visual moment in time….3 NIGHTS IN A ROW.
According to our Kick Ass Chica’s who attended the event, Miss Cynthia Tello suggests, “Conditions were a little rough the first night. It left us skeptical on how the rest of the weekend would flow, but by night two everything came together seamlessly. In the end the music made it all worth it.” Miss Jennie Cañas sums it up best when asked for her opinion on EDC’s first run in Vegas, “After the first night was over and morning struck I was ready for it to be night again. The last and final night was bitter sweet and it was a damn good time.” In other words…..” A great time was had by all….”
Cynthia and Jennie’s lineup for all 3 nights.
tiesto, royksopp, dj vice, bloody beetroots, borgore, calvin haris, afrojack, david guetta, zedd, porter robinson, feed me, bart b more, la riots, skrillex, glitch mob, bassnectar, empire of the sun, dada life, rusko, pleasurekraft, robbie rivera, infected mushroom, felguk, markus schulz, swedish house mafia, and laidback luke.
You can see Magdalena Guillen’s snapshots of EDC at the following link:
KickAssChicas kick ass.
A special mention that 80,000 people attended at peak time on Saturday night and there were no major incidents or deaths to report….