June 21, 2010

Lark-ternative Hair Competition Judges

The Judges for the Lark-ternative Hair Competion this weekend at Art on Lark are Richard Lovrich, Elda Abate, Penny Larceny and Genn Shaughnessy.

Richard Lovrich is currently the Art Director of Proctors in Schenectady.  Lovrich previously held the same position at the Albany Times Union.  As Art Director, he oversees the design and production of print, display and digital media. Lovrich is also the team leader for Art Night at Proctors. He is proud to be able to showcase the work of the Capital Region's best established and up and coming artists and musicians. Formerly a New York City resident, Lovrich has worked as a photographer and designer for clients in the banking, pharmaceutical and fashion industries.

Elda Abate is currently manager at Elda's on Lark and is attending The Orlo School of Hair and Cosmetology. Abate has lived in New York City and West Hollywood, California. She has been a hair model for many color and extension lines.  Abate is very fashion forward and appreciates innovation along with artistry in every artistic form. She has attended hair shows and is knowledgeable about cutting edge and avant-garde hairstyles.

Penny Larceny is an international superstar. She has been preforming from the young age of ten years old. Since then, she has preformed all over from Maryland to Provincetown. Most recently, Miss Larceny preformed at the Capital Pride celebration in Albany and the Hudson Pride celebration in Hudson. Larceny is currently working on her first Dance Music Single. She would like to thank the Lark Street BID for inviting her to spread her light and laughter to the people of the Capital District.

Genn Shaughnessy is the owner and operator of her successful consulting business, Dark Shadows Media. Her company provides makeup and styling services to the production, special events and salon industries. Shaughnessy also has numerous national credits including People Magazine, American idols Live and Trading Spaces. She has worked with celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, NY Giant's Brandon Jacobs and former New York State Governor, Elliot Spitzer.  Shaughnessy's affinity to produce various types of makeup for print, video and stage work demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her unique ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking.

Thanks to all of our great judges!

Five days until Art on Lark!

June 19, 2010

Tek- Nik

Tek-Nik's collection for the Lark-ternative Hair Competition is titled "My Paper Dolls." Tek-Nik will be drawing inspiration from being a child who imagined being different types of people in different places.  She wants her collection to inspire people to "outwardly be who they dream they could be."

Tek-Nik is currently a stylist at Jonathan's of Atlanta in Albany. Her qualifications include being a Paul Mitchell certified colorist, an instructor at a beauty school and being certified in four states (NY, NC, GA, FL).  Tek-Nik has also worked on the set of Wicked, Hair Spray, and The Color Purple.

For more information about Tek-Nik, email her at hairizmything@gmail.com

June 18, 2010

Jennifer Casale

For the Lark-ternative Hair Competition at Art on Lark,  Jennifer Casale will be working with makeup artist, Sabeem, and fashion stylist, Jonathan Santana.

Although she has not decided on a theme for her collection, Casale says she thinks in avante-garde and likes to create looks based on inventive and out of the ordinary things. Creating an innovative collection will not be a challenge for this stylist!

Jennifer Casale currently works at Aveda Classical Concepts in Crossgates Mall and will be representing Aveda at this year's Fashion Week in New York City.

For more information about the salon, go to http://www.classicalconceptsaveda.com/

June 17, 2010

Ecco Salon

Jodi Polsinelli, Danie Tomasone, Lyndsay Grimes, Heather McFadden and Audrey Grimes will be representing Ecco Salon in the Lark-ternative Hair Competition at Art on Lark.

The Ecco Team will be creating looks that fit "The Everyday Living Doll" theme they created. The team described their inspiration as entwining "classic, everyday hairstyles with the beauty and purity of our childhood playmates; the doll."

Here are a couple of the photos that the Ecco Team submitted that gained them entrance to the competition...

Ecco Salon is located in downtown Schenectady.

For more information about the salon, go to http://www.eccohairsalon.com/

June 16, 2010

Lark-ternative Hair Competition

This year's Art on Lark will host the first ever Lark-ternative Hair Competition.  With the growing popularity in the artistry of hair design and shows such as "Shear Genius," "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" and "Blow Out," the time is ripe to showcase the passion, talent and vision of the local stylist community.

The competition will feature four of the most innovative and talented hair designers in the Capital Region.  Each of the four contestants will have the opportunity to show five different avant-garde or alternative hairstyles as a complete head-to-toe look with make up, clothing and accessories. The stylists will also get the opportunity to explain the vision and inspiration behind their collections.

A panel of hair industry professionals and local celebrities will judge the contestants on:

- Overall appearance and consistency with the alternative/ avant-garde objective
- Inspiration behind the look
- Originality of style
- Execution

Over the next few days, we will be featuring each of the four stylists participating in the competition.
Check back every day for more information.

See you on the 26th!

June 11, 2010

Art on Lark is Two Weeks Away

 Albany’s Premier Arts Festival is almost here! On June 26th, Lark Street will host hundreds of artists, musicians, dance and theatre performances, one-day installations, and many more special events that will showcase Lark Street as Albany's Arts District. Drawing over 25,000 attendees in 2009 and named “Best Arts Event” in the  Times Union Readers Poll, Art on Lark is a fun day for all age groups.

This year's line up: 

Madison Ave Stage
WEXT 97.7 Presents a local music showcase featuring:
Ashley Pond
John Scarpulla
We are Jeneric
Super 400

Washington Ave Stage
Musicians of Ma'alawyk
Albany Poets
Matthew Carefully 
Lark Divas Drag Show
Ethan and Atlas Breakdancing 
Lark-Ternative Hair Competition (new this year!) 

For more information go to www.larkstreet.org