VIRGIN 2.0

CREATIVE EVENT BENEFITING BREAST CANCER AIMS TO REAWAKEN LOCAL ARTS SCENE

Tampa, FL (November 1st, 2008) – The 3rd Square One Creative Event called Virgin 2.0 will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2008 at The RITZ Ybor. The RITZ Ybor is located at 1503 N 7th Ave in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida.

Virgin 2.0 Images by Jason Pierce Moriarty, Ryan Prado, Rolando Corsa & Jedd Lancaster

Virgin 2.0 is the 3rd Square One Creative event created by Okesene Tilo who heads the Square One Creative team in Florida. The event, a benefit for The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., will feature performances by local classical and jazz musicians Jamal Corrie, Marcy Hopp & Friends and All That Jazz with a special performance by pop artist Jeremy Gloff. A rhythmic yoga routine will be choreographed and performed by Namaste Yoga Studio. Fashion designers J.Alfonso and Melissa Oraath will debut their first collection in a fashion show alongside Tragik Designs. One of the main highlights of the night will be a very special performance by The University of Tampa Dancers to the voice of opera singer Suzanne Alvarez. Virgin 2.0 will be a catered event made possible by Stonewood Tavern & Grille, The Spaghetti Warehouse, Mema's Alaskan Tacos and Streetcar Charlie's Bar & Grille. The works of over 85 local artists will be on display with a percentage of all sales being donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Virgin 2.0 is a play on the words Version 2.0. Virgin 2.0 stands for: a second new beginning, the rebirth of Ybor City, a reawakening and renaissance of the local arts. The Grand Foyer of The RITZ Ybor will debut all new themed artwork from twenty selected artists, whose works revolve around the subjects of rebirth and reawakening. The remaining three rooms of The RITZ Ybor will feature the best of Tampa's local arts.

Fashion Shows by Melissa Oraath, J.Alfonso and Amel Samuel's Tragik Designs

"After the success of my last event GO! which attracted 2,000 people and given the rebirth of Ybor City itself," says Okesene Tilo, Executive Director for Square One Creative. "The timing for this event could not be anymore perfect."

Virgin 2.0 is open to the general public, all ages, and is free to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event will last until midnight. Cash bars will be available for patrons over the age of 21. Virgin 2.0 is being sponsored by The RITZ Ybor, Namaste Yoga Studio and Tampa Bay After Dark.

Art Design by Christopher Zenger

Square One Creative LLC is an artist collective that operates in the state of Florida and the city of New York. Square One's services include event planning and marketing, graphic art, website design and photography.

Square One Creative in Florida is headed by Okesene Tilo who co-organized and produced both February's Square One Art Exhibit with Gary Randall and last May's GO! extravaganza in Ybor City. Other recent productions include the monthly Square One Rocks! showcase at the Ybor City Art Walk, musician Jeremy Gloff's 1987 Album Release Party at Crowbar in September and November's charity fundraiser L'Amour benefiting the MAC AIDS Fund. Okesene will next produce Ryan Prado Shot Me!, photographer Ryan Prado's first solo exhibit at Ybor City's Gallery Live in February 2009. Yogart, a Square One collaborative showase with Namaste Yoga Studio, will be produced by Jason Pierce Moriarty and is scheduled for January 2009.

Square One in New York City is headed by Gary Randall and Julia Ozimek. The first Square One Creative event in New York City is tentatively scheduled for February 2009.


For more information about Square One Creative LLC, please check out:
www.SquareOneFlorida.com
www.myspace.com/Square1Art