Music To My Ears
Toy Art Gallery
Saturday, August 24, 2013
To celebrate my 14th birthday, I curated a new show at a new venue: Toy Art Gallery. I asked over 70 artists from around the world to consider music and how it affects their lives and art.
As an artist and curator myself, I love music because it helps me power my creative circle. In other words, it helps me think of ideas and controls my art. Music can soothe me through trance, or pump me up with dubstep. This can cause effect on my characters and ideas by giving me expression. The expression leads to many ideas that transfer into my art. My hope was that this show, “Music to My Ears,” would take viewers through that same journey and through a trip of music wonderland.
Music to My Ears featured the following artists:
100% Soft, Adrienne Gates, Alice Koswara, Alyson Flescher, Anthony Ausgang, babyvtec, BeeFy, Bella Berella, Big C, Brian Castleforte, Butch Adams, Cameron Edison, Chikuwaemil, Chris Granillo, Christopher Bonnette, Dani Bowman, Dave Bondi, Dave MacDowell, Dave Pressler, Donna Letterese, doubleparlour, D-rock, EMMELLDA EOS, Eric Broers, Erica Wexler, Frank Schaefer, FrankenFactory, Germs, Gift Riley-Norman, Hints & Spices (Shane Haddy), J Salvador, J*Ryu, Jay222, Jermaine Rogers, Jorge Guitierrez, Josh Marlar, Josh Mayhem, Juan Muniz, Kenth Toy Works, Kevin Dickson, Kii Arens, Lap Ngo, Leesasaur, Lola, Marta Harris, Martin Ontiveros, Matt Hawkins, Mike Die, Mike Slobot, Mikie Graham, Misha, Munktiki, Mylene “I Got Sole” Tolentino, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Hamill, nati513, Obscure, Plasticgod, Podgypanda, Rampage Toys, Rick O’Brien, Shayne Maratea (Blamo Toys), Shelby Barrett-Whitmore, Spencer Hansen (Blamo Toys), Super Cooper Berella, Taskone, Them Dollz, Tim Clarke, UNCLE, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yuu Tihara, Zieromuko
The opening party with a live DJ and refreshments happened on Saturday, August 24th and the show ran through September 10th. Part of the proceeds benefited CHAMPS (a high school that supports the arts) and Book Bridge (a charity that donates books and other necessities to impoverished children in the Philippines).