Apr 03, 2014
myplasticheart Presents: A Group Exhibition Curated by Studio Miners - “Works Cited” (04.11)
Studio Miners & myplasticheart is proud to present, “Works Cited”. A group show where artists were asked to draw inspiration from children’s literature. The opening reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 6-9PM. Participating artists include: Apak, Brian Butler, Evoker, Flying Fortress, Gary Ham, Michael Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, Sean Kernick, Abe Lincoln Jr., Phil Lumbang, MCA, Courtney Moy, Clams Rockefeller, Chris RWK, Paul Shih, Naoko Stoop, Tim Sullivan, and Mr. Walters.
What the curators say about the exhibition:
“Stories are incredibly powerful tools – ones that teach, connect, inspire, and help us to learn about ourselves. As children, bedtime stories built our imaginations. Reading sharpened our mind’s eye as we envisioned the characters in our books. Beautifully crafted illustrations in picture books introduced us to artwork and at times served as teachers, as we recreated scenes from our favorite pages. With access to technology more readily available today, children aren’t as likely to sit down and read a book as they are to catch a snippet of a story in an online game or in a thirty second ad on television. Flexing your imagination through reading as a child is incredibly important in the development of creativity and visualization, so we are asking artists to reflect on the importance of literature in their childhoods in this upcoming group show.”
As a part of the exhibition, MPH will also be accepting book donations for the Books for Kids Foundation, which is a non-profit organization to promote literacy among low-income and at risk pre-school aged children. For each book donated, MPH will offer a 10% discount off his/her next purchase in store on day of the donation. They are looking for books appropriate for children ages 0-6 and will be accepting books until May 31st.
Check out submissions after the jump from Gary Ham and Evoker!
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002
Stitches and Glue at ToyConUK
Stitches and Glue will be participating in this years ToyConUK and they’ve got two plush releases you’re going to want to keep your eye out for! First up is Hector, “the lodger of a long standing barbershop in the East end of London. He’s regularly spotted gracing the surrounding streets tipping his hat to passers-by. Easing and comforting everyone around him remains his major concern, a true English Gentle monster. Complete with his very own top hat, wind-up pocket watch and Cravat.” Hector stands 14” tall with an arm span of 26”! There are only two of these plush available, which are made from high grade faux suede and fur and hand casted and painted facial features. On top of that, this plush is fully posable with arm armature! Hector will be available at their booth #3 for £300.00.
There will also be Hector’s buddy, Pierre! This bat eared pup measures 6.5” x 6.5” and is doll jointed in the head to get those adorable puppy head slants. The ears are also posable and even features an engraved dog tag and carry box. There will only be 8 of these available, with 4 available online HERE and the rest at ToyCon for £125.00.
Stranger Factory Presents: Andrew Bell in “Factory Strangers” (04.04)
Andrew Bell will be making a visit to Albuquerque for his very own exhibit, “Factory Strangers” at Stranger Factory. This show will feature a number of new original character sculptures, as well as classic creature drawings from Andrew’s vault. The opening will take place this Friday, April 4th at 6PM – 9PM. Online sales will be available on April 7th. So be sure to make your way out to the Factory to check out some amazing pieces and meet the man himself!
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106