Sunday, November 9, 2014

MEKA at FOE Gallery this month

Preview of Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Doll by Meka
Common Threads logo design by Lana Crooks

Here's the latest on Meka: 
A special Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Doll by Meka will be part of the Common Threads fabric arts show at FOE Gallery, curated by Nicole Shea and Lana Crooks. The show opens November 14, and will run until December 7th. This one-of-a-kind doll is handpainted and a tribute to my favorite character from childhood. I've given her more human features, since I've heard Sanrio's statement that she's not quite a cat, (which came quite a surprise to me -- all these years, growing up with her, I've always thought of her as a cat!) Whether she's human or a cat, she still for me embodies innocence and playfulness, and it's great to see her celebrating her 40th year, so I wanted to create a bunka-styled theme for her.
The show has a great line-up of talented artists I'm big fans of, so it's quite an honor to be included among them! The artists include: 40 Threads, Alexandra Diamond, Anne Kirn, Caitlin McCormack, Carisa Swenson, Cat Rabbit, Cotton Monster, Dena Obaza, Diane Koss, Flat Bonnie, Hine, Intimidnation, Jen Musatto, Jezabel Nekranea, Johnny Murder, Jordan Elise, Junker Jane, Keely Benkey-Reichman, Lana Crooks, Laura Bundesen, Leeanna Butcher, Lety RZ, Longoland, Love and a Sandwich, Mariangela Tan, Mekanikku, Melissa Sue Stanley, Michal Wright-Ward, 4 Miel Rose, Moon's Creations, Penny Nickels, Pockit Palz, Rachel De Urioste, Steff Bomb, Stephanie Laberis, Taylored Curiosities, Tracy Kennard, Venetta Butcher, Yummy Pancake and Zoe Williams.

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