January

Off-Kilter Magazine celebrated its One Year Birthday! Araba Ankuma who we were introduced to by the founder of Off Kilter, Felton Kizer, brought an amazing exhibit into the shop! Covering the walls with some passion, power and honesty. 

This was such an amazing way to start the year! In the midst of all the negativity we are challenged by with the politics and other lingering issues, it is inspiring to see   someone take a positive twist, while still being raw and honest. 

Thank you again to Araba and Felton!  

Here is Araba's artist statement and some photos to follow of her work and the event!

 

“There are those who are here for themselves. And those who are here for everyone else. I want to be the latter.”

Araba Ankuma is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Philadelphia, PA. Her work touches on themes of Invisibility and Hypervisibility within a world that so desperately lacks human empathy. By approaching social issues through her visual scope, she aims to illuminate the invisible narratives of the people who exist both underneath and on the periphery of our world’s societies.

 

“Chi Boys” is the culmination of research conducted throughout the summer of 2016 in Chicago, to bring to light a side of the black male that has often been neglected. What motivates the African-American man to contribute each day to a society that gives so little back? Instead it abuses and discards him. Over the course of the summer and throughout various parts of the city, she asked each participant the question. “what is your biggest fear?” in the hopes that by knowing what a man is running from, we may better understand what he is running towards.

AUDIO: (a downloadable .mp4)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQslLkcTDesamxEa0RqWUFUYXc/view?usp=sharing

 www.arabaankuma.com/chi-boys

instagram.com/arabaankuma

 https://offkilter.co/

 

 

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December

''Tis the season to give back! December was about celebrating our ability to raise awareness and help one another.  We had a coat drive all month for One Warm Coat. Thank you to everyone who donated! Our friends donated almost $400 and YO:U matched every dollar! We collected over 60 coats! That's over 60 bodies staying warmer because of you this winter! 

The pop ups with Dirty Blossom and Paula Michelle as well as Junque Trunk and Made In, were so much fun! Vintage clothing and housewares, jewelry and handmade knits and floral designs. 

Last but not least, Santa Claus came to YO:U!!!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by to tell Santa what you wanted for Christmas!  

Cheers to the holidays and 2017!  

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Channel_ November 2016

This month we feature three male artists Armani Howard, Warner Saunders and Deal Paracuelles, who have fueled their artwork with inspiration from television programs and popular media.

A big "thank you" to everyone who attended the opening and participated in the celebration of their incredible works. 

 

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Photo credit: Justin Missner | todaysactivity@icloud.com | @whatarewedoingtoday

Alex Carter

Chelsey Carter and Yolanda have been friends for almost a decade, when Yo realized Chelsey's latest collection was going to be complete around the same time YO:U was approaching our 1 year anniversary in business, it seemed perfect to feature Chelsey as the artist of the month for October.  "Ode to Femininty" is inspired by Frida Kahlo, the late Mexican artist. 

Chelsey explored her talents, skills and emotions in this collection and challenged herself to use different fabrics, colors and shapes to express her growth and strengths. With ruffles, bellowing sleeves, and color; she mixes structure and softness allowing these designs to give a balance of strength while also encompassing an air of whimsicalness. 

Shop the full collection at shopalexcarter.com  

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Ayurveda Happy Hour w: Cristina

Monday night Cristina introduced the shop to the oldest tradition of medicine: Ayurveda. With teachings, teas and mini treats we learned about herbs, the bodies needs for them and ways in which to incorporate them, easily, into ones daily routine.  It is Vatta season so our bodies need oils and herbs for grounding and to give us the ability to keep in moisture.

Think about massage oils into your body and also ingesting them.   Try incorporating more root veggies into your diet, maybe squash or beets?! 

Keep an an eye on our page for more events with Cristina! We are thinking a monthly!  

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