The Skrapper Philosophy is US Nationalism - integrity, respect and passion for a place that is too often taken for granted. To make everyone who is working hard towards something feel special and important!
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2009
Skrapper announces its fashion show (line launch) and after party will be September 15 2009 in NYC!
Contact skrapper (at) whisperpr (dot) com or 646-448-3232 to attend.
Skrapper was born above the streets of the City--in a SOHO loft with loud windows screaming the sounds of its happenings. Late night conversations began with a knock from a neighbor, gathering around a picnic table wrapped in recycled drawing paper, we found our think tank. Ideas, drawings and words suffocated the paper.
Round 1. Questioning fashion--the extension of art and identity. Personal identity and fashion, the combination-- culmination-- of wearing art. Aesthetically pleasing and profoundly curious with subtly questionable intellect. Fresh art jabbing for new ideas--fighting with personality.
Round 2. Scrapping like boxers and Skrappin' like you.
Fight and believe in something. Round 3: Skrapper.
Skrapper is the brainchild of William Quigley and Katie Theofilos.
Affiliated Charities: Children's Museum of the Arts (cmany.org), Save the Manatee (savethemanatee.org) & Books for Kids (booksforkids.org)
(Designer & Inventor)
"Do you know William Quigley? Many have sat as subjects for Quigley's much sought after portraiture such as Michael Jordon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube and Shaq, all giving their check of approval to Quigley's quirky, unpredictable and innovative approach. The appeal of his work is considerable; partly because of his mastery of the brush and his medium. The other part is his impressive frame of artistic reference, and his ability to capture a subject's intensity, laying their essence naked before us at emotional, physical and intellectual breaking points." - Zink Magazine
When asked about charities and giving back to society, William stated, "The Skrapper Philosophy is US Nationalism - integrity, respect and passion for a place that is too often taken for granted. To make everyone who is working hard towards something feel special and important!"
William Quigley began his artistic career in 1983 with the first showing at the McNeil Gallery in Philadelphia alongside Andy Warhol in 1985; it was a sellout show! Quigley's art follows the footsteps of the Renaissance painters, "preserving the new world empire of entertainment and big business, with honest and accessible portraits of the movers and shakers of our time; ignoring the art-smart elitism, he brings us accessible icons in an egalitarian light and we are energized. You can experience his work at QuigleyArt.com." - Zink Magazine
"Quigley paintings are raw, uncompromising, and sophisticated. Although the galleries are of high interest, most of the success surrounding his work came from ambitious, unconventional avenues that have led to selling hundreds of paintings. Not having the pressure of a market or specific style has allowed him to develop a body of diverse eclectic work that is as much about the process as it is the result". - NY Arts Magazine
(Inventor & Designer)
I was born and raised in Florida--from a home that overlooked the sea. Whether it was my deep Greek roots, or my early adventures to the islands--water is the first thing I remember. That deep blue continues to be the source of my fear and inspiration. My camera became my best friend early on; the oldest of four--a large, second-generation American family. It was only natural that I began to document the overwhelming amount of heritage and culture that surrounded me. Years later, I found myself studying photography in a city a bit loud for me (NYC - I always follow the dancing music.) Soon after, I moved in next to Quigs (William Quigley). He said,
"If you get in that ring, and you aren't prepared...you're gonna get beat-up."
Followed by strings of parties, music, stories and inspiration--Skrapper organically arose and here I am today. And here we are, together: already in the ring.
Dannet Botkin graduated with honors from the University of North Texas (within three years) with a BS in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration in 1993. During college she worked full-time at Casual Corner as a Supervisor and interned at Dillard's Department Stores in the Visual Merchandising Department. Upon graduating college, she immediately went to work in the Buying Office for Neiman Marcus in Dallas and then moved to New York City in 1995 taking an offer she couldn't refuse from an international lingerie company as their Marketing Operations & Sales Manager. She moved up to other positions: Account Executive for a major Advertising Firm (ASI / POP company), and Director and C.E.O. for two different international fashion companies. In 2008, Dannet moved to Barcelona, Spain for three months fine tuning her skills in international operations, marketing and distribution all the while directing the USA side of the Spanish held company.
Dannet also has undergraduate course study in Marine Biology along with many honors and awards in her field of fashion and marketing. In December, 2008, Dannet moved to the Tampa Bay area to be near to her beloved ocean. Dannet uses her free time to volunteer with the Marine Mammal team and SavetheManatee.org. Her goals in life are always directed by doing for the greater good.