Thursday, November 06, 2008

Dreams to Dreams: DCTO Custom Show 2008.

Dacosta Bayley a.k.a CHOCOLATE SOOP and the Japanese American National Museum have assembled the first custom toy show held in a museum. 45+ artists have customized his DCTO (Dreams Come True Object) Jibun Project, a futuristic version of the traditional Daruma toy. The theme of the show is "Dreams to Dreams" and is based on the poem of the same title which speaks to childhood dreams, possibilities and looking to the future.

Opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2008

The finished art pieces will be on display at the Japanese American National Museum from December 1, 2008 through January 4, 2009. Pieces will be available for sale through the Museum Store.

The show will lead up to Oshogatsu weekend (a significant celebration in Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo area). there will be educational and entertaining programs that tell the significance of Daruma and other cultural icons for the New Year.

Sponsored in part by: Daruma Asset Management, Inc.

Contributing Artists:

Amy Inouye

Angry Woebots

Barry Stephenson

Brent Nolasco

Cameron Tiede

Camilla d’Errico

Charles Hui


Chris Conway


Dan Goodsell

David & Kazumi Svenson

Donna Ikkanda

Gary van der Steur

Itokin Park

Jesse Hernandez


Joel Nakamura

Judson Beaumont

Julie West

kaNO kid

Kazuko Shinoka (Spicy Brown)

Keith Poon

Koji Takei


Lou Pimentel


Marilyn Frandsen

Mark Atomos

Mark Nagata

Megan Majewski

Neal Yamamoto



Peter Taylor


Qris Yamashita

Sachiho Hino (Spicy Brown)

Scott Wetterschneider

Shawn O’Conner

Steve Rolston

Steve Talkowski

Stuart Rapeport

Trevor McKay