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Dreams to Dreams

December 2, 2008 - January 25, 2009

EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 25


SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

The Japanese American National Museum in association with Dacosta of Chocolate Soop bring you the first custom vinyl toy show in a museum. 39 artists have customized Chocolate Soop’s DCTO (Dream Come True Object), a futuristic vinyl version of a traditional Japanese New Year’s folk toy.

DCTO (pronounced dik-toe) is an urban vinyl version of a daruma, symbol of the 5th century Buddhist monk who meditated so long he lost the use of his arms and legs. Daruma dolls come with unpainted eyes. The owner uses Daruma as a symbol of personal dedication to a new venture or new beginning. Painting in the left eye shows commitment to a goal; once the goal is achieved, you paint in the right eye.

Participating Artists
Angry Woebots • Barry Stephenson • Brent Nolasco • Cameron Tiede • Camilla d’Errico • Charles Hui • Charuca • Christina Conway • Dacosta • Dan Goodsell • David & Kazumi Svenson • Donna Ikkanda • Gary van der Steur • Hiroshi Yoshii • Itokin Park • Jesse Hernandez • Jester • Joel Nakamura • Judson Beaumont • Julie West • kaNO kid • Kazuko Shinoka (Spicy Brown) • Keith Poon • Koji Takei • Leecifer • MadL • Marilyn Frandsen • Mark Atomos • Mark Nagata • Megan Majewski • Neal Yamamoto • NEMO • PESKIMO • Peter Taylor • PON • Qris Yamashita • Sachiho Hino (Spicy Brown) • Scott Wetterschneider • Shawn O’Conner • Steve Rolston • Steve Talkowski • Stuart Rapeport • Trevor McKay

 

View photos of the artists’ interpretations.

 

Past Events

Saturday, December 6, 2008
1:00 PM

Dreams to Dreams Custom Vinyl Show - Artist Reception

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Join us to celebrate the opening of the special engagement of Dreams to Dreams, the first custom vinyl toy show in a museum presented by the Japanese American National Museum in association with Dacosta of Chocolate Soop.

Just in time for the holidays, over 40 artists will customize Chocolate Soop’s DCTO (Dream Come True Object), a futuristic vinyl version of a traditional Japanese New Year’s folk toy. Artwork will be on display and on sale at the Museum from December 1, 2008 through January 4, 2009. Pieces from this show will also be available for sale online in December.

Meet Dacosta and other artists participating in the show!

 

 

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