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On August 31st Messy + Mall Fight threw a benefit show / end of summer bash called “Melty”. All proceeds from the event went to CHIRLA.

 

CHIRLA is an immigrant-focused and immigrant-powered organization working to achieve full inclusivity of immigrants. They have been around for 30+ years and execute their work through: 

  • Providing direct immigration legal services at low cost to the most vulnerable among us

  • Organizing immigrants to take active part in the social change we all want to see

  • Advocating in the halls of power for laws and government policies that benefit and include immigrants in the national conversation about the kind of nation we want to be.

*Statements taken from CHIRLA.org

 
 

Melty was a music-focused event, centered around a butterfly stage with 6 hours of live performances. Videos danced on a wall close by. Interesting characters hung around in the crowd, in full outfit, makeup, and personality. Some guests sat down with makeup artists in a make-shift salon and became characters of their own. Take a break from the dancing, hanging out on the patio, or sitting in the living room, and wander over to the gallery with resin jello sculptures sitting on a long table surrounded by large photos telling stories of a summer waning away.

Thank you to the whole team! To Jester, Paige & Hank for making the photo gallery happen. To Fii & Mia for running the door and casting & styling all the characters. To Chris for managing the music side of the event. To Moose & Meli for making the stage. To Maytal for keeping everyone organized. Erica from Mall Fight for throwing this event with us. And Kat & the team at Chewing Foil for making this event possible.

Thank you to all of the artists who had photos in the gallery: Jheyda McGarrell, Carlos Semedo, Paige MacCready, Jester, Zamar Velez, Samone Zena, Abraham Medellin, and Cybelle Corwin.

Thank you to all of the artists who made videos for the show: Aalany McMahan, Moose, Paige MacCready, Haley Williams aka Hoozi, Cybelle Corwin.

Thank you to all of the musicians who performed: Siistwa, Samuel de Saboia, Emily & Friend, Colorquest, Miles Knight, Donnie Heeler, Britney, Sam Casper & Miles Singleton, Stuttering Guest, & Raegan Gonzalez

Thank you to the makeup artists: Haley, Jazz, Robyn, & Sienna.



 
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PHOTO + VIDEO GALLERY

Photo by Paige MacCready

Photo by Paige MacCready

Getting into character before the show from left to right: Haley, Maytal, Ollie, and Erica Photographed by Rachel Faith

Getting into character before the show from left to right: Haley, Maytal, Ollie, and Erica Photographed by Rachel Faith

Video for Melty exhibition shot by Aalany McMahan, musical accompaniment "Over and Over" by Raegan Gonzalez

Sammy, Sienna, & Cybelle in the salon by Samuel de Saboia

Sammy, Sienna, & Cybelle in the salon by Samuel de Saboia

Cels/Bubbles/Thoughts by Cybelle Corwin from the Melty Video installation. music accompaniment Maruchan Man by Colorquest

photo by Paige MacCready

photo by Paige MacCready

Flowers on the stage, photo by Maytal

Flowers on the stage, photo by Maytal

End of Summer by Paige MacCready from the Melty video installation

Romy as a mime, photographed by Maytal

Romy as a mime, photographed by Maytal

Samuel de Saboia performs, photo by Maytal

Samuel de Saboia performs, photo by Maytal

Samuel de Saboia performs, photo by Cybelle Corwin

Samuel de Saboia performs, photo by Cybelle Corwin

 
Sam Casper by Sienna Hicks

Sam Casper by Sienna Hicks

Miss American Vampire by Sienna Hicks

Miss American Vampire by Sienna Hicks

Sam Casper photographed by Cybelle Corwin

Sam Casper photographed by Cybelle Corwin

STiCKY DRiPS by Hoozi for the Melty video installation

Entrance, photo by Paige MacCready

Entrance, photo by Paige MacCready

Moose’s home Movie by Moose. For the Melty Video Installation

Robyn does someone’s makeup in the salon. Photo by Paige MacCready

Robyn does someone’s makeup in the salon. Photo by Paige MacCready

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO MADE MELTY POSSIBLE & EVERYONE THAT CAME.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO CHIRLA, CLICK HERE.