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Summer of Stealth opens June 20th

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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In celebration of the official beginning of Summer, Shawnimals brings a bit of sunshine from Chicago to New York City with the Summer of Stealth, featuring the citizens of Ninjatown. Ninjas come in a lot of flavors, and this bunch is no different. Harnessing the power of juicy, Summer fruit, these happy-go-lucky ninjas are as sweet as they are stealthy. The Summer of Stealth will showcase tons of limited edition exclusive prints, drawings, paintings and especially plushes. Shawn Smith of Shawnimals will be in attendance at the opening reception so come by and show him some ninja love!

Summer of Stealth – A Ninjatown Show by Shawnimals
Opening Reception Friday, June 20th, 2014 6 – 9pm,
Exhibition runs through July 20th, 2014

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
NY, NY 10002
(646) 290-6866

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Book Donations for Books for Kids

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

 

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Don’t forget that as a part of the Works Cited show (up in the gallery until May 11!), you can donate books to the Books for Kids Foundation,  a nonprofit organization based in NYC, whose mission is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at risk preschool-aged children. For each book donated, myplasticheart will offer the donator 10% off his/her next purchase in store on day of donation. Acceptable donations are brand new, hardcover books appropriate for children ages 0 – 6. For more book guidelines, please contact myplasticheart at (646) 290-6866. Book donations accepted until May 31.

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This foundation will make sure to get books to the kids who really need them, so in honor reading, doing something good, and of the recent national library week (April 13 – 19, 2014), donate a book today!

You can also view and purchase the artwork from the Works Cited show online.

paul_shihDetail of Paul Shih’s “Momotaro” - Still available here!




Preview for Works Cited :: Evoker and Flying Fortress

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Today we’re previewing the artwork of Evoker and Flying Fortress for the upcoming Works Cited group exhibition opening this Friday, April 11 from 6 – 9pm. Evoker’s work is up first, and he grew up reading books based on cartoons and comics, which is evident in his stylized work. Oh yeah, he also loves skateboarding!

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fortress1Master of the spray can, Flying Fortress pays tribute to the character Jim Button by Michael Ende, a very popular writer from Germany.

Thanks to Evoker and Flying Fortress and thanks to you for checking out this preview!

Join the event on Facebook!

“Works Cited” Group Exhibition
Opens 6 – 9pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at myplasticheart; Runs through May 11, 2014




Preview for Works Cited :: Naoko Stoop and Paul Shih

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Today we’re previewing the work of Naoko Stoop and Paul Shih for the upcoming Works Cited group exhibition opening this Friday, April 11 from 6 – 9pm. Naoko’s work is up first, and is based on her book Red Knit Cap Girl, which was named one of The New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books in 2012.

About the work, Naoko says, “Living in New York City, it can be hard to see the beautiful night sky shining above the city lights. I was inspired to create this story after participating in Earth Hour, an event that encourages people to turn off the lights for an hour. Turning off the lights allowed me to sit quietly and appreciate the beautiful natural world and sky around me, beyond the light and noise of the city. No matter where we live, we can enjoy the beauty of the moon and stars shining above in the quiet darkness of the night, just like Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends.”

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paulshihCreator of the Doo Doo Diving app and New Zealand-based toy designer & artist Paul Shih’s work comes from his recollection of a Japanese folktale from his childhood.

Paul says: “My piece is inspired by Momotaro, a Japanese folk tale about a boy who was born from a giant peach, and his journey of fighting monsters in a distant island, where he met some new animal friends who helped Momotaro in his quest. It’s one of most unique and creative children’s stories I’ve read, and probably the most memorable one, as there are all sorts of products for it, I was really into it when I was a kid, remember saw the Momotaro movie, cartoon, played its own video game, and even till today I still check out its ever growing related products.”

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Thanks to Naoko Stoop and Paul Shih and thanks to you for checking out this preview!

If you’d like to see the full show before the opening, please email us at previewme@myplasticheart.com to be added to the preview list.

Join the event on Facebook!

“Works Cited” Group Exhibition
Opens 6 – 9pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at myplasticheart; Runs through May 11, 2014




Preview for Works Cited :: Apak and Chris RWK

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

We’re so excited to share with you previews this week in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition, Works Cited, opening this Friday, April 11 from 6 – 9pm. Up first is the artwork of husband and wife team, Apak, whose work for this show is inspired by the intimacy of story time. Look closely and the details of this beautiful scene evoke the peacefulness surrounding a time well spent with a good book.

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Next up is Chris RWK’s Where the Wild Things Are inspired work. About the work he says, “I don’t remember a lot of books from when I was a kid. I do remember comics and cartoons. One book that does and will always stick out in my mind is Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.  I’m sure this book meant a lot to a lot of people, but I will always feel like it’s my story. It has such amazing illustrations. I remember years later seeing the cartoon version on PBS and I was hooked again. The book would also pop up throughout my life as if it was meant to be there. Still I feel like Max wanting to get away.”

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Thanks to Apak and Chris RWK and thanks to you for checking out this preview!

If you’d like to see the full show before the opening, please email us at previewme@myplasticheart.com to be added to the preview list.

Join the event on Facebook!

“Works Cited” Group Exhibition
Opens 6 – 9pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at myplasticheart; Runs through May 11, 2014