Disney’s Stitch Experiment 626 Project Custom Art Tour features custom interpretations of a special DIY 10" Stitch figure from some of the hottest designers, artists, and customizers working to redefine the visual landscape. Presented and produced by MINDstyle, the multi-stop tour showcases top artistic talent amid a thematic installation that celebrates the year-round beauty of Kauai, Hawaii the setting of the beloved Lilo & Stitch animated film.
MINDstyle and 3-Mix presented the launch event this Past Friday (11.28) in Hong Kong @ MINDstyle’s LIFEstyle space in the Delay No Mall (DNM). The crowd viewed the many excellent artistic interpretations of Stitch while exploring a colorful tropical environment featuring palm trees, surf boards, leis and other iconic Hawaiian elements courtesy of the Kauai Visitors Bureau. To complete the setting, MINDstyle created the large fiberglass Lilo and Stitch fiberglass sculptures shown in the pics from the opening (after the jump).
The custom Stitches on display in Hong Kong showcase the creativity as well as the aesthetic range of the participating artists. From the lovely painted pieces by painters Miss Mindy and Camilla d’Errico to the wildly imaginative 3D explorations from the likes of HK designers Winson Ma and Ultraman, each custom figure presents a unique vision of Stitch. Many collectors have mentioned that the quality of the work shown is remarkably high and we’re certainly in agreement. With the constant wave of custom shows, it’s great to see a well-curated one with excellent work throughout.
After Hong Kong, the tour will travel to NYC in February for a show @ The Showroom NYC which is timed to coincide with Toy Fair and New York Comic-Con. Several new pieces will debut at the NYC show including customs from Kathie Olivas, Ron English, Brandt Peters, Touma, DEVILROBOTS, Secret Base, Mad Barbarians, kaNO, De La Barracuda and more. The tour will then move on to several other venues across the globe including a summer stop in Los Angeles (6.26). The tour concludes in December ’09 in the perfect location — sunny Kauai, Hawaii. The home of Lilo and Stitch will provide a welcome warm getaway from the cold harsh days of winter.
For all the latest updates on the tour, keep reading Vinyl Pulse — the tour’s official media sponsor.