Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Schmancy Presents Plush You!, a Showcase of Plush Toys

Schmancy, a Belltown toy store and gallery, is proud to
present PLUSH YOU!, an art show featuring over fifty emerging plush
artists from around the world. Kristen Rask, owner of Schmancy, has
organized PLUSH YOU! as a public showcase of the DIY toy phenomenon
featuring local, national, and international artists. The show runs
August 12 – September 9. Schmancy is located at 1930 2nd Ave in

In light of the proliferation of handmade, limited release plush toys,
Rask will display pieces that reflect this niche art’s growing
following and collectibility. Contributing artists include
Stuart Bloomfield, Beck Wheeler, Heidi Kenney, and David Huyck.

Rask remarks “Plush is exploding right now. These are basically
one-of-a-kind toys that are inventive, surprising and often disarming.
If it’s cute and fuzzy, can it be serious art? If a two-year old can’t
play with it, is it really a toy? It’s an engaging medium.” 100 works
will hang at Schmancy during the run of Plush You!.

The opening reception will be held on August 12th at 5 pm. Wine and
appetizers will be provided and several artists will be in attendance.


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