Saturday June 30th. 2012
6pm to 11pm
and it will run till July 30th
1420 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 (Wicker Park)
This toy show is to expose a little sample of the vast network of toy makers world wide nation wide, and local from indie, small toy producers, customizers, to top designers and artist, that form part of the thread of the toy community, critter, monster, horror, surrealist, surrealist pop, and contemporary, urban art.
Some of these toys are customized toys from urban vinyl toys, Kaiju inspired toys or Kaiju custom toys, Original sculpts, Original resin productions, small limited vinyl independent runs, contemporary sculptures, Plush and mash up’s.
I have spent the past year and half networking and admiring the works of artists in the toy community from across the continent to artist and all over the US to Latin America and in Chicago, delving into the world of custom and original toys enjoying and loving their creative input and determination seen and becoming a part of this art and its community and where its headed. So after been around it and making toys myself I decided to start looking since 2011 for a space to curate and launch a independent toy show in Chicago of customizers and independent toy makers that are up and coming and growing world wide and do toys on a limited basis.
The idea is to bring more exposure to the Chicago land area of the toy scene and the artist and also introduce more people into the movement in Chicago since there is not enough of a custom toy show scene in Chicago area.
This event is been created and curated by yours truly Emmanuel l White Eagle aka cyberphunkk, I recruited some of what I considered very talented artist from established to up and coming in the toys scene as well as up and coming artist.
I have partnered up along with our beloved (Tenacioustoys.com) to host and blog our on line gallery and toys, exposing this show worldwide nation wide via web.
And this event will be hosted in Chicago thanks to the support of (Quennect 4 Gallery) who are the ones hosting our event and partnering up with all of us artist to help us bring this toy show to Chicago and help expose its art and movement.
The event will be proudly exhibited at the fresh and collaborative gallery space RGB Lounge.
Here is the Line up of artist that will form part of this event and thanks to their support we can bring this unique event to Chicago so please make sure you make it to the event, re share and invite all you friends. So get ready for the toy invasion.
Adam Pratt /HALFBAD
Emmanuel L White Eagle.
sounds mixed by Deejay Justin Santana
here is link to our Deejays music, so if you feel like working on toys or art and listen to some good D&B here you go
Stay tuned for more links and previews of the artist work and sneak peeks of what’s to come.
here is my contact if any questions or like to blog about us or cover our show
Here is link to some more info on some of our sponsors
Tenacious Toys is a New York City-based online designer toy shop run by husband and wife team Stephanie & Benny. Tenacious Toys started out in 2005 as an eBay shop focused on urban vinyl figures. After 7 years of evolution,
TenaciousToys.com now stocks production toys in resin,
vinyl, wood and plastic, as well as a huge array of custom toys by dozens of artists. www.Tenacious Toys has taken on a larger mission in the past few years: promoting and spreading the word about art toys and the artists that create them. To that end, Tenacious Toys also blogs about the art toy community, supports emerging artists and exhibits at the New York Comic Con. With customers in 50+ countries, a nomination
in the 2011 Designer Toy Awards for "Best Online Toy Store" and over a half million dollars in sales, Tenacious Toys is steadily climbing the
ladder to the top.
Quennect 4 Gallery is a nomadic artists collaborative that for the past 10 years has provided a home for some of the most active communities of educators, artists, activists, musicians, writers, and performers that have become the movers and shakers of grassroots organizing in Chicago from north to south, east to west.
Through event based organizing, Q4 has been able to support and nuture local talent of all genres, and by the same token support socially conscious organizations that work locally and internationally in varying areas of human service. In 5 years time, the Q4 Tribe has produced over 500 live music and art events that supported thousands of artists, and hundreds of local non-profits, co-ops, collaboratives, individuals, families, causes, etc.
RGB Lounge is an art and technology-based creative community cooperative. It provides artists, designers, creative’s, and entrepreneurs of every level the opportunity to produce low cost solutions for almost any type of project. RGB has 58 coop artists, and a has been host to some of Chicago's most talented creative’s from graffiti artists, painters, sculptors, and digital artists.
1420 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL, 60622
Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits
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