Special Engagement

Dreams to Dreams Custom Vinyl Toy Show

December 2, 2008 – HELD OVER to January 25, 2009

The Japanese American National Museum in association with Dacosta of Chocolate Soop bring you the first custom vinyl toy show in a museum.

Just in time for the holidays, 40-50 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 through the month of December and through the Museum’s Oshogatsu celebration. Pieces from this show will also be available for sale online in December.

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

For more information about DCTO and Dacosta: chocolatesoop.com/Studio/DCTO_Jibun_Project.html

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