Luv-able + Hug-able, the popular holiday plush show, returns to gallery hanahou on December 9!
Clockwise from top left: 『trunk』chiyo, Cotton Monster, The Doll Farm, Robyn Fabsits, Angela Davidson, Sayaka Imai, Eloole, Hine Mizushima
Luv-able + Hug-able (+ Wearable!)
December 9, 2010 – January 14, 2011
Opening party: Thursday, December 9, 6-9 pm (RSVP email@example.com)
Get ready for some serious hugging! The 4th annual “Luv-able + Hug-able” plush show kicks off at gallery hanahou on December 9th with more plushes than ever!
More than 50 artists will be stuffing gallery hanahou with their original handmade plushes, and this year’s show will have a special theme of “Luv-able + Hug-able + Wearable!” Many of the cute and kooky plush creatures will double as fashion accessories, making perfect gifts for your holiday list.
Join us on December 9th 6-9 pm for the opening party, where plushes can be taken home on the spot for immediate hugging!
Everyone is getting plush mania! Many favorite plush artists from previous years have returned with new creations, and oodles of new artists are getting involved, including selections from the crafty people at Etsy and Plush You, new plush artists from Japan, and even Caty Bartholomew’s toy design class from the Illustration Program at Parsons.
Kup Kup Land
Made by Moxie
Melissa Sue Stanley
Robin & Mould
The Doll Farm
From Plush You
Penguin and Fish
2010 Partners in plush
gallery hanahou approached the great team at Etsy to introduce a list of their favorite plush seller picks. We are happy to introduce 11 all-new “Etsy Picks” to this year’s show! Thank you Etsy!
As has been the case for past shows, gallery hanahou and Kristen Rask of Plush You!, the popular Seattle plush show, have exchanged artist introductions for their respective shows. This year Kristen kindly introduced to us 5 new plush artists, who also appeared in this year’s Plush You show!
At the invitation of gallery hanahou, students in Caty Bartholomew’s Toy Concept Development and Design class at Parsons The New School for Design participated in a competition this semester to create a piece fitting this year’s LH exhibition theme: Luv-able, Hug-able + Wearable. The winning piece, selected by the hanahou team judges, is included in this year’s LH show.
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
7th Floor of the Cable Building, NW corner of Broadway + Houston
*SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS*
Mon-Fri 12-6 pm / Sat 1-6 pm
[Closed 12/24/10 – 1/2/11]