Saturday, February 08, 2014

Emerging Scholarship, MOPLA 2014, Announcing Fotofund and more!


 
 
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2014 LUCIE FOUNDATION EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP OPEN CALL - DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Are you an emerging photographer needing extra funds to start, or complete a photographic project? All current Student and Individual Lucie Foundation members are eligible to apply. The application deadline closes Friday, February 28 at midnight (pacific daylight time).

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Issue 54 - Feburary 2014
In This Issue:

2014 LUCIE FOUNDATION EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP OPEN CALL.

2014 MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES (MOPLA): COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES THIS APRIL.

LUCIE FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH FOTOFUND - CROWDFUNING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

CALL FOR ENTRIES - THE ANALOGUE PICTURE PROJECT.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON GERD LUDWIG'S WORKSHOP DURING MOPLA.











 
 
News Item   2014 MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES (MOPLA): COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES THIS APRIL.

This April, Lucie Foundation will present the sixth installment of Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) all throughout the great City of Angels. From pop-up exhibitions, discussions, workshops and projections, to auctions and the second installment of Paris Photo LA, MOPLA aims to engage the entire photographic community by advancing dynamic programming and presenting a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and photo happenings in April.

Join us as we focus on the theme of Communities and Cultures which will showcase bodies of work that explore traditional and non-traditional ideas of family, environment, collectives, groups, traditions and lifestyles. Communities and Cultures will focus on Asia in addition to highlighting the photographic community of Los Angeles.
Programming will be announced shortly at mopla.org

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LUCIE FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH FOTOFUND - CROWDFUNDING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.
The Lucie Foundation's mission is to celebrate master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. In short, we live for photography.
Now, more than ever, we recognize the need to develop new economic models for photographers who want to produce their projects independently. So, in our quest to support pioneering artists and propel the photographic medium forward, we're launching a crowdfunding platform exclusively for photo-based works.
Visit fotofund.org to learn more, and sign up to be the first to know when we launch.

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News Item   CALL FOR ENTRIES - ANALOGUE PORTRAIT PROJECT

MOPLA 2014 is teaming up with Aesthesia Studios to present the Analogue Portrait Project, in partnership with Genlux Magazine. We want to celebrate shooters who've made portraits using that four-letter word: film. Winners' work will be published in GENLUX Magazine, showcased during the opening weekend of MOPLA 2014 and win free studio time at Aesthesia.

Submit by March 17, 2014 here.


 
 
   
    SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON GERD LUDWIG'S WORKSHOP DURING MOPLA - APRIL 10 - 14, 2014.

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A 5-day Photography Workshop with Gerd Ludwig
An Official Workshop of the Month of Photography Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, April 10-14, 2014
$1,055.00

Request a discount code through MOPLA and receive $100.00 off the workshop. Not valid with other discounts. Please reply to this newsletter for special code.

This five-day workshop by National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for photographers and serious amateurs who want to take their photography to the next level. It concentrates on the aesthetic, technical, and logistical aspects of photographing with personal vision and balanced objectivity. It is designed to help photographers develop a personal eye, and to leave feeling inspired.
The workshop will be held in Gerd Ludwig's spacious and unique home in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles (The workshop fee includes a light lunch salad). Also, expect one of Gerd's fellow photographers to stop by for a brief guest presentation.

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550 N. Larchmont Blvd. Suite 100 | Los Angeles, CA 90004 US

Aran Cravey presents "Raster Raster," A Group Exhibition Curated by Marisa Olson (Los Angeles,CA)



 

Aran Cravey presents:

Mehreen Murtaza, Triptych, 2009, Epson inkjet print on archival paper, 42 x 84 inches

 Raster Raster
Curated by Marisa Olson

 A Group Exhibition Featuring: Conor Backman, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Marc Horowitz, Christine Sun Kim, Mehreen Murtaza, Jayson Musson, Bunny Rogers, Travess Smalley, Jasper Spicero, Artie Vierkant

 Exhibition Dates: February 22 - April 12, 2014
Opening Reception: February 22, 2014 | 6-8 PM
Panel Discussion: February 22, 2014 | 4-5:30 PM
 
February 6, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) — Aran Cravey is pleased to present Raster Raster, a group exhibition curated by Marisa Olson featuring 11 artists from New York, Lahore, Berlin, and Los Angeles including Conor Backman, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Marc Horowitz, Christine Sun Kim, Mehreen Murtaza, Jayson Musson, Bunny Rogers, Travess Smalley, Jasper Spicero, and Artie Vierkant. Raster Raster opens February 22nd with a panel discussion from 4 to 5:30 PM moderated by Olson with artists Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Marc Horowitz, Jayson Musson, and Jasper Spicero, followed by a reception from 6 to 8 PM at Aran Cravey Gallery (6918 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038).

Raster Raster includes variant work from painting, sculpture, and textiles to video-embedded digital prints, lenticular images of Second-Life self portraits, and a site-specific installation by Jasper Spicero featuring the artist's music and 3D-printed sculpture. Subject matter ranges from Christine Sun Kim’s autobiographical images about the deaf experience, and Conor Backman’s visual puns of art world semiotics to sexual taboo and feminism in Bunny Rogers’ Second Life portraits.

The title for Raster Raster riffs the artists' lyrical and enthusiastic ('faster faster!’) approach while also invoking the graphic design term associated with preparing an image for presentation. To 'Rasterize' means to simultaneously scan—point-by-point, dot-matrix style—and output a deciphered image. As the title suggests, the artists here all take a self-reflexive approach to scanning the world and presenting their observations. The exhibition itself represents a scanning of the contemporary landscape to pause and frame this sample of 11 artists whose work is a visual distillation of the larger world.

While none of the work is online, each of the artists' practice is heavily influenced by the net and most of the work could be described as 'Postinternet Art.’ Originally coined by the exhibition's curator, Marisa Olson, about her own artwork and now a major topic of international conversations about art and popular culture, Olson explains the concept behind the ‘Postinternet’ nomenclature:

This is work that one might call 'art after the internet’...That is, work that simultaneously enjoys and critiques the internet, responding to and incorporating its tropes, memes, cultural politics, and visual language into forms that may or may not live online.

Raster Raster plays to the synesthesia of visual culture that the internet makes use of; a modern pictorial language that interchanges words with ‘real’ and fictional imagery. Filtering the traditions of painting and sculpture through this lens, Raster Raster is a show that examines the roles artists will and are having in 21st century.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an ambitious full-color catalogue produced by Berlin and Amsterdam based designers, PWR Studio, with foreword by Marisa Olson.

About the Curator

Marisa Olson is an artist and media theorist whose work combines performance, video, drawing & installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture & the aesthetics of failure. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, and Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, among others, and has been commissioned or collected by institutions including the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

She has curated exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim; White Columns; Artists Space; the Performa Biennial; Zero1; SFMOMA, where she co-founded their media arts group, SMAC!, and edited their eponymous zine; SF Camerawork, where she was Associate Director and edited the Camerawork Journal; and Rhizome, at the New Museum, where she was an active collaborator for over ten years, and was Editor and Curator.

She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric & Film Studies at UC Berkeley. She previously taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' new media graduate program (ITP) and was Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase's School of Film & Media Studies. She was most recently Visiting Critic at Brown University. Marisa was born in Germany and lives in New York.

About the Artists

Conor Backman (b.1988) earned BFAs in Sculpture and Painting from VCU in 2011. He currently lives and works in New York, NY. He was co-owner of REFERENCE Art Gallery in Richmond, VA, from 2009-2012. He has forthcoming solo exhibitions at James Fuentes, New York, NY and Annarumma, Naples, Italy.

Petra Cortright (b.1986) attended California College of the Arts, San Francisco and Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She first gained notoriety as an internet artist, but has moved beyond just jpegs, websites and YouTube and has begun to incorporate elements of the online experience into her conceptual practice. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2009), the San Jose Biennial (2010), and the Biennale de Lyon (2013). She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Alexandra Gorczynski received her B.F.A. in 2006 from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her work has recently sold in the Phillips, New York, Paddles On! auction, and she has been exhibited in solo and group shows at Printed Matter, New York, NY; Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Portland Art Museum, OR; and Future Gallery, Berlin, among others. She lives and works in New York.

Marc Horowitz received his M.F.A. in 2012 at the University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA, and a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has had solo exhibitions with Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Creative Time (internet based); and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, among others. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Christine Sun Kim holds M.F.A.s from the School of Visual Arts, New York and Bard College, New York. She has forthcoming exhibitions at Arnolfini Centre, Bristol, UK, the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, GR and MARTa Herford, Germany. A deaf artist, her current projects include an ongoing discography in addition to her visual arts work. She lives and works in New York and Berlin.

Mehreen Murtaza (b.1986) in Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. She received her B.F.A. from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan. She has exhibited in solo shows at EXPERIMENTER, Kolkata, India; Frieze Art Fair, London, UK; and Art Dubai, UAE; among others, and in group exhibitions including The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; the 3rd Annual Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia; and the 3rd Gwangju Biennale International, Republic of Korea.

Jayson Musson lives in Brooklyn, NY and received his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.F.A. from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He is an original member of rap group Plastic Little and creator of the character “Hennessy Youngman,” a public persona of the artist’s. He has had solo exhibitions at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Salon 94, New York, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and Dazed & Confused Magazine Gallery, London, England; among others.

Bunny Rogers (b.1990) lives in New York. She received her B.F.A. from Parsons the New School for Design. She has had solo exhibitions with 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY; and Generation Works, Tacoma, WA; with forthcoming shows in Berlin and Portland, OR. She has held performances at Wayward Gallery, London, UK; Silvershed, New York, NY; DoubleDouble Land, Toronto, ON; and Diane’s Circus, Brooklyn, NY; and has a book of poetry forthcoming in 2014.

Travess Smalley (b.1986) received his B.F.A. The Cooper Union, New York, NY. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York, NY; The Hole, New York, NY; Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium; and Seventeen Gallery, London, UK; among others, and in The Venice Biennale 2011. He lives and works in New York City.

Jasper Spicero (b.1990) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions at Serpentine Gallery, online; Vestibule, Portland OR; Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY; and Arcadia Missa, London, UK; among others, and has forthcoming solo shows at Casamadre Arte Contemporanea, Naples, IT; No-Floor, online; and Wapato Prison, Portland, OR.

Artie Vierkant (b.1986) lives in New York City. He received his M.F.A. at the University of California, San Diego in 2011 and a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at New Galerie, Paris, France; The Green Room, London, UK; the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA London), London, UK; among others, and has forthcoming solo exhibitions at Untitled, New York, NY; Higher Pictures, New York, NY; and Weekends, Copenhagen, Denmark.

About Aran Cravey Gallery

Aran Cravey Gallery shows work by emerging and mid-career artists participating in a contemporary dialogue.

Location

6918 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 6 PM
And by appointment

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SIXTH ANNUAL ‘TAX FREE’ SHOPPING EVENT AT 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS(Chicago)

SIXTH ANNUAL ‘TAX FREE’ SHOPPING EVENT AT 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS
Celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend by shopping ‘Tax Free’ February 15-17, 2014
 
 The 900 North Michigan Shops is once again celebrating Presidents’ Day weekend with a rare three-day shopping event where shoppers can splurge ‘TAX FREE’ on Saturday, Sunday and Presidents’ Day Monday! Grab some great deals as more than 40 retailers will offer a 9.25% discount (equivalent to Cook County sales tax) to all shoppers!
 
For the sixth year, shoppers can take advantage of this once-a-year shopping extravaganza available exclusively at 900 North Michigan Shops’ retailers including: Kate Spade New York, Mont Blanc, Michael Kors Collection, MaxMara, Sabbia, Sermoneta Gloves, Club Monaco, Coach, Cop Copine, J.Crew, Solstice, St. Croix, Charles David, DNA 2050, Intimacy, Karen Millen London, L.K. Bennett, and more!
 
Shoppers can park at a special “Alexander Hamilton” rate – only $10 for the entire day from Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17. Parking tickets must be validated with purchase. 
 
In addition, shoppers can arrive in style with a FREE Uber first ride to or from 900 North Michigan Shops. Simply enter promo code 900TAXFREE for a free first ride valid throughout the weekend, up to $20 off (excludes taxi). Existing Uber users can receive 9.25% off one ride to or from the 900 North Michigan Shops by entering promo code 900SHOP (Valid 2/15 - 2/17 excludes taxi).
 
For a full listing of participating retailers, please visit www.shop900.com/taxfree
.  Individual store exceptions may apply.
 
ABOUT 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS
Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops features 70 luxury retailers on seven levels, including Gucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors, DNA 2050, Club Monaco, J.Crew, Lululemon Athletica, Sur La Table and many more. Over its two-decade residence, 900 North Michigan Shops has provided the Magnificent Mile with a diverse collection of luxury lifestyle brands, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining Michigan Avenue as an internationally recognized shopping mecca. 
 
900 North Michigan Shops is located at 900 North Michigan Ave. For more information, call 312.915.3916 or visit www.shop900.com
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Store hours: Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday 12 PM to 6 PM.
 
ABOUT UBER
Uber is a mobile app on iPhone and Android that allows you to request reliable transportation such as black cars or taxis with the touch of a button. Your ride will arrive curbside in 5 minutes and payment is taken care of seamlessly through the app.
 

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Writers’ WorkshopAnnual Poetry Contest!

The Writers’ Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805           
 828-254-8111   writersw@gmail.com    www.twwoa.org
 
             25th Annual Poetry Contest  Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014
          The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. Th deadline to enter is: postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.
                 
Awards:
1st Place:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.
2nd Place: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited.
3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited.
10 Honorable Mentions
 Guidelines:
 All work must be unpublished.
Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet.
The entry fee is $25 for up to three poems. Multiple entries are accepted. Each poem should not exceed two pages.Enclose self-sealing s.a.s.e. for critique and list of winners.
Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: 
Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC, 28805. The entry fee is also payable at www.twwoa.org
 
. Emailed entries may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with "Poetry Contest" in the subject.

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Karen Ackerson, Exec. Director
The Writers' Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
828-254-8111
www.twwoa.org
 

THIS IS NOT A TOY guest curated by Pharrell opens TODAY at Design Exchange (Toronto,CA)


THIS IS NOT A TOY
An Exhibition of Contemporary Art + Collectible Design
Celebrate the World's First Large-Scale Exhibition Dedicated to Designer Toys at the Design Exchange
This Is Not a Toy at Canada's Design Museum, Design Exchange, featuring Better Knowing by KAWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - TORONTO, Canada - February 7, 2014 - Design Exchange
(DX), Canada's Design Museum, is proud to present a series of firsts with its playful, unprecedented exhibition This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by music and fashion mogul Pharrell Williams. The first major original programming produced by DX. The first foray into museum curation for cultural connector Williams. The first time coveted artists, Brooklyn's KAWS and Japan's Takashi Murakami, have shown their work in a design museum. Dedicated to exploring the conceptual toy - a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic or idea - as a fine art and design object, as well as a contemporary cultural signifier, This Is Not A Toy marks the first time these vibrant collectible sculptures, figures and paintings have collectively been on display in a museum setting.   
 
, the exhibition takes its name from the disclaimer found on packaging for objects that may be called toys, but aren't meant for play. Ranging in price from just a few dollars to thousands more, these figures are part merchandise, part art. While the creators of these art toys may utilize technical methods of mass production, they do so in a way that produces variation, unique expression, and limited edition objects. Instigator and co-curator John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson, along with Williams, present a tightly-edited presentation of work from over a dozen of the most prolific toy designers and contemporary fine artists in the collectibles category.

The Simple Things by Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams*; Bubble Bench by Misaki Kawai
 
This Is Not A Toy transforms DX's Exhibition Hall into a candy-coloured space evoking genuine happiness through exuberant, imaginative works. Visitors absorb a multi-faceted sensory experience, as they are immersed in a vibrant world filled with music, video, and vinyl via iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and iMac. Listen to in-depth interviews with artists such as KAWS, Huck Gee
and Frank Kozik, see stop-motion videos created by fans of Kidrobot figures, and get an exclusive look at how vinyl toys are made and customized. The showstopper, The Simple Things, is a striking sculpture created by a trio of trailblazing creatives: Williams, Murakami and Jacob Arabo, a.k.a. "Jacob the Jeweler". The fiberglass, metal and steel head features a wide grin that reveals blinged-out ordinary objects, including a Pepsi can, a cupcake, and a Heinz ketchup bottle. First unveiled during Art Basel in 2009, The Simple Things has been exhibited at London's Tate Museum, Paris' Chateau de Versailles, Qatar's Museum of Islamic Art, and now, Toronto's Design Exchange.  

Among the
full spectrum of paintings and sculptures on view are: FriendsWithYou's animated short film Cloudy and custom Rainbow Vortex; Misaki Kawai's tactile, comb-able animal-shaped fur paintings; and prized items from Williams' personal art collection, including Milo on Rocking Horse by Japanese fashion label A Bathing Ape; Be@rbrick representations of his Grammy-winning partners Daft Punk; and commissioned KAWS paintings that poke at pop culture, aptly named KAWSBOB 3 and KURFS (CROWD). Toronto's art and design shop, Magic Pony, presents Pon Pon Pony Jam, featuring multifarious characters in their envisioned natural environment from international artists Devilrobots (JP), James Jarvis (UK), Junko Mizuno (JP), Michael Lau (HK), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS) and Pete Fowler (UK). This diverse group of creators is recognized as discernible pioneers within the designer toy field, communicating their visual philosophies through the unconventional medium of the art toy. Other contributing artists include Veteran neo-pop artist, Yoshitomo Nara, Huck Gee, Coarse, Frank Kozik, and Bill McMullen.

Rainbow Vortex by FriendsWithYou; Master Control & Carne by DOMA alongside FriendsWithYou's Cloudy, an animated short film, & Misaki Kawai's Pink Arty
 
"The title of the exhibition, This is Not a Toy, is important to us since we never set out to make toys, we make purposeful sculptures and experiential art. We are extremely honoured to be a part of this exhibition, especially alongside artists like Murakami and KAWS, because their work resembles toys but they have much broader concepts. We want to speak to people through fine artwork and animism, for the purpose of helping people, healing people and self-empowerment." - Samuel Albert Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, FriendsWithYou

With its origins in 80s and 90s graffiti culture, the small release toy is an underground art form that at once represents rebellion and playfulness. At the same time a product of consumer culture and a defensible piece of art, these works both reject and appropriate familiar consumer imagery, and manipulate household names, cartoons and cultural icons. The result is a powerful one, shifting control from brand to artist and finally, to consumer. Some artists manipulate and leverage familiar visual communication as tribute or provocation, while others create their own original forms, characters and worlds to convey their ideas of a more affected existence.

This Is Not A Toy is on display at the Design Exchange from Friday, February 7th to Monday, May 19th, 2014.

Additional web resolution images available HERE
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TWEET THIS: Dive into the dream world of designer toys & fine art! #ThisIsNotAToy
 launches today at the @DesignExchange. Tickets: www.dx.org  


THIS IS MORE
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (Coming Soon)
Looking both to the past and present as an assessment of the genre's growth, this one-of-a-kind custom chronicle of This Is Not A Toy features a diverse selection of artwork and commentary from the curators.In-depth essays and interviews from contributors including superstar Pharrell Williams, Canadian artist and novelist Douglas Coupland, Founder of KidRobot Paul Budnitz, and Toronto Star art critic Murray Whyte touch on topics of aesthetics and concept, toys as commercial products of the contemporary art world, collector culture, and the objects and influences that have collided to manifest the designer toy into existence. The special edition insert will show photographs and content specific to the exhibition.

Julie Moon; Jeremy Laing; Bruno Billio; Sid Lee Collective; Doublenaut 

THE MUNNY PROJECT
10 of Canada's best art and design talents have been recruited by the DX to customize single edition 18" Mega MUNNYs. See creations by Jeremy Laing, who hand-applied scraps of pin-stripe linen to create a fluffy figure; Doublenaut embellished their doll with iconic motifs and symbols; and Rhed 3D-printed 210 indigo-hued components and assembled them by hand in the likeness of a MUNNY. Other participating artists and designers include Castor Design, Bruno Billio, Blok Design, Sid Lee Collective, Bruce Mau Design, Julie Moon, and Team Macho.

MAGIC PONY POP-UP SHOP
Love the toys? Take the magic home by visiting Magic Pony's pop-up shop in the DX Lobby. As Toronto's original designer toy store, Magic Pony creates a unique art experience store for museum visitors with a curated selection of designer toys, fashion, and art products, and limited edition goods.

THIS IS NOT A WORK PARTY PRESENTED BY INK ENTERTAINMENT
Two parties for one price! Presented by INK Entertainment
, Design Exchange will host a series of Thursday night events, from 6 to 9pm. Unwind at the museum with a complimentary signature TAG Vodka cocktail and delectable treats. Each of the four events will host interactive activities (think: DIY Kidrobot MUNNY customization stations). Continue the fun at your second stop, the after party hosted by INK Entertainment

On February 26, digital landscape artist Alex McLeod leads a tour of the outstanding contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks on display created by international artists including Takashi MurakamiKAWS, and FriendsWithYou. Meanwhile, DJ's Body Interface spin beats and local design shop Magic Pony turns nails into canvases with its Nail Art by Artists drop-in. Admission to This Is Not A Work Party includes entrance to the after party at INK Entertainment's CUBE Nightclub (314 Queen Street West, Toronto). 

Dates: Wednesday, February 26th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 14th
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Tickets: $18 (including one complimentary beverage)

FAMILY SUNDAYS
Held once a month over the duration of This Is Not A Toy, Family Sunday invites parents and children to explore and engage with the wildly playful exhibit. Children can follow the exhibition activity book, create bespoke Kidrobot MUNNYs, dress up in fashion facemasks and personal accessories inspired by the designer toys on display, and get in line for an exclusive This Is Not A Toy face paint design by artist Jennie Suddick. The entire experience is not only made memorable by guided exhibition tours, but with an exhibition-themed photobooth!

Dates: Sunday, February 9th, March 2th, & April 13th
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Tickets: Free with museum admission or Family Passes can be purchased for $37


DX TALKS
Cool and Collected
10 panelists, including gallerist Daniel Faria, designer Joyce Lo and artist Micah Lexier, deliver rapid-fire presentations on the art of collecting everything from rare Americana finds and one-of-a-kind furnishings to tiny curiosities and contemporary art.

Date:Tuesday, April 1st
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $16; $8 for DX members


DESIGN EXCHANGE (DX)  
EXPERIENCE DESIGN AT CANADA'S DESIGN MUSEUM
Established in 1994, the Design Exchange (DX) is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture, while demonstrating the relevancy and importance of design to everyday life. Under the leadership of President, Shauna Levy, and a renewed strategic vision beginning March 2012, the DX has hosted renowned traveling exhibitions from prestigious cultural institutions across the globe, including Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Christian Louboutin retrospective from Design Museum London. Educating and awareness-building from its downtown Toronto location in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the non-profit charity attracts thousands of visitors of all ages each year.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION
Design Exchange
 234 Bay Street, Toronto ON, M5K 1B2
416.363.6121 

Hours
Monday to Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm

Admission
DX Member Admission: $8
General Admission: $16
Student & Senior Admission: $13
Family Pass: $37
Kids 6 and under: Free

Exhibition tickets are available for purchase via dx.org

Thursday, February 06, 2014

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tickets On-sale this Friday, Feb. 7 at 10am (Chicago,IL)


                                                        
 
 
 
winner of 5 Tony Awards®
 
 
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AT 10:00 A.M.
 
 Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that individual tickets for five‐time Tony Award® winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony® Award‐winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award‐nominee Alex Timbers,  go on-sale to the public Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.   PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will play Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from April 2 – 13, 2014.
 
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best‐selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century‐old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.
 
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards® (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine and The New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year.
 
The New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” New York Post exclaims it is “the gold standard of Peter Pan shows” and Entertainment Weekly calls the show “an absurdly funny fantastical journey.”
 
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.
 
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.
 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (no matinee performance on April 2)
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (no matinee performance on April 10)
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (no evening performance on April 13)
 
TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER range from $18-$85.  Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com
 
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com
or www.peterandthestarcatcher.com
 
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