Plushtastrophe: The Art of Plush
By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 7, 2005 2:54PM
If you're not into celebrating the Cubs home opener all day and all night on Friday, go over to Rotofugi where they'll be having the opening party for their next gallery, Plushtastrophe: The Art of Plush. Just what is Plushtastrophe, you ask? Well in the words of it's creator, Bwana Spoons:
When I feel a plushy in my hands, and hold it close to my heart, I feel warm inside. That is why I must do the Plushtastrophe. The big question is. What is plush? I don’t think there is a clear definition, however…there are a few telltale signs of a good plush. It is usually a bit soft, sometimes furry, maybe has an eye or two, and some kind of appendage. Plushtastrophe is a gathering of a few of my favorite designers, illustrators, and plush makers from places near and far. When all is said and done there will be upwards of 100 fancy fabric critters for your pleasure and mine.
Plushtastrophe shows have already been held in Portland, San Fran, and Toronto, and now it's Chicago's turn. Opening reception is from 7pm - 11pm on Friday, April 8 at Rotofugi. Free drinks, as always, and music this time will be by DJ Clayton. Plushtastrophe will be on display at Rotofugi through May 8.
A list of confirmed artists for the Plushtastrophe show is after the jump.
Soft Baked Goods
Friends With You
Lark Pien and Jane Pien
Lisa De John
Brent Johnson Brenthallamew
Donut Hoes Paige
Gratland and Rayne Baron