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Apr 03, 2014

myplasticheart Presents: A Group Exhibition Curated by Studio Miners - “Works Cited” (04.11)

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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!

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