Visual Arts

Toy Stories II: Playful art jumps out of the toy box at Havu Gallery

In this age of designer toys and Hello Kitty decor, art and playtime have already crossed over into shared territory. And Havu Gallery's Toy Stories exhibit in the summer of 2011 took the concept to a higher level, using toy-like elements to appeal to an adult sensibility. The holiday season is a great time for a comeback, which we saw when Toy Stories II opened over the weekend, with work by many of the same whimsical artists who were showcased in the first show.

See also: -Toy Stories at Havu Gallery: Out of the sandbox and into the world - Havu Gallery gets whimsical with Dimensional Shifts - The packed group show Solitude is at Havu Gallery through September 15

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