Monday, August 24, 2015

Tomodachi & mtTape Exhibition and Launch Party

***UPDATE!*** I'm adding photos from the exhibition party throughout this post. 
All photos swiped from Tomodachi's Facebook page.

"Reverie", 16x20", acryluc/graphite/washi tape

This is my "painting" for the "Tomodachi & mtTape Art Exhibit + Launch Party at MOA." 
Opening this Sat Aug 29th, 2015. 

"Please join TOMODACHI at our Mall of America location for a special art exhibit and launch party featuring artwork created with Japanese washi tape brand, mt masking tape, co-presented with Minneapolis contemporary art space Public Functionary. Come down, celebrate with us and see some amazing artwork!

The TOMODACHI x mt tape exhibit will focus primarily on the use of the Japanese washi tape brand as a contemporary art medium. 19 artists were challenged to create an original piece that reflects their personal style, with a fun, pop art twist. From incorporating the tape into paintings, drawings or prints, to crafting wearable fashion pieces and facilitating in-store installations, the artists have been given free creative reign to produce vibrant, colorful works using this unconventional, dynamic material.

During the event, attendees will enjoy an interactive art activity with Los Angeles-based exhibiting artist, urban planner and Place It! innovator James Rojas, who specializes in educating people about the role that urban planning and design play in shaping how we live. Rojas will invite participants to decorate small cubes with mt tape that can either be incorporated into a mini-city installation or taken home as a souvenir.

Here's me- clearly enjoying the hands-on tape activities.

The event will also feature complimentary snacks and soft drinks sponsored by Coca Cola and TOMODACHI, in-store specials, hourly raffles and the delightful musical stylings of DJ SALLY spinning J-Pop, K-Pop and everything in between.
Facebook Event page:

Artwork by Rudy Fig.

Artwork by Kate Iverson.

A line to get in the door!?

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