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Escape from the Landfill

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Joyce’s Next Baby Viewing is at the Huntington Beach Art Center! RECEPTION: Saturday, July 14, 7 to 9 p.m. Free Baby Feeding at 8pm Used and Broken Toy Drive Plus a Toy Exchange for gently used toys! Parents, clean out those toy bins and drop off your used toys at the gallery during open hours. Also premiering: “Mine,” a short video in collaboration with writer/director John Flynn about our relationship to toys. Link to video Huntington Beach Art Center 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA  92648 714.374.1650 for Recorded Information www.HuntingtonBeachArtCenter.org facebook.com/HuntingtonBeachArtCenter GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday: 12 to 8 p.m. Friday 12 to 6 p.m.  Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday Admission to the galleries is by donation. SPECIAL EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION: Art for Lunch: Wednesday, August 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Late8: Thursday, July 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Informal panel discussion regarding …

Now beginning production!

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mine. trailer mine. the story of our toys. Writer and Director John Flynn with artist Joyce Dallal embark on a documentary. What is that toy you always wanted? Did you ever get it? Where is it now? Add your story! We will be shooting more interviews at the reception for Kit and Caboodle, at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, exhibition details below. Kit and Caboodle June 8th – July 12th Edith Abeyta and Joyce Dallal Opening Reception Friday June 8th from 7 – 9 PM Baby Feeding at 8:30pm Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 802-5440 • www.citymb.info Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2 – 6 PM Wednesday 4 – 8 PM Saturday 1 – 5 PM

Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center

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June 8th – July 12thEdith Abeyta and Joyce Dallal Opening Reception Friday June 8th from 7 – 9 PM Baby Feeding at 8:30pm Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 802-5440 • www.citymb.info Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2 – 6 PM Wednesday 4 – 8 PM Saturday 1 – 5 PM Public Programing: T-shirt as Medium – A free day long mini-conference organized by artist Edith Abeyta. Saturday June 23rd • 11 AM – 4 PM Used & Broken Toy Drive: Drop off toys during gallery hours

The Other Toy Story Book is available on Blurb

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This book catalogs the artist residency project done at Marlborough School during the 2010/11 year. Included is student artwork on the theme of toys, and other projects on the same theme by a few of the other classes and groups on campus. The Other Toy Story by Joyce Dallal and Students of Marlborough School | Make Your Own Book

Receptacle print available through Contemporary Editions

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Contemporary Editions, a fundraising project for Breaking in Two: Provocative Images of Motherhood. Contemporary Editions are limited edition prints and sculpture created as a unique way for collectors to advocate the value of women artists, mothers and artist mothers. On the occasion of this exhibition, these editions will be offered for a tax-deductible purchase of $350 each. Breaking in Two is an exhibition and project that is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. The Receptacle sculpture will be shown at Breaking in Two:Provocative Images of Motherhood February 11 – March 14, 2012 Arena 1 Gallery 3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405

First Baby Feeding

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We did our first sorting and baby feeding on Friday, May 6. The show looks great! The students sorted with much enthusiasm, fueled by a pizza lunch, and we went through several large bags of discarded toys. Those that were clean, in good condition, and not missing parts were put into the donation section. Anything marked with a recycle symbol was put into the recycling section. Electronic toys were separated and several students tackled them with screwdrivers to remove the electronic parts and batteries. All other toys were put into the “baby food” section and were tossed into the trap door on the back of the baby’s head. We filled about 1/5 of the baby’s torso. Interestingly, the recycle section ended up with the fewest amount of toys. In fact, mostly packaging went in there. Next feeding will be during the reception on Tuesday, May 10, 3-5pm.

Tea Party

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Posted by: Sara C– I was inspired to create this scene by my little sister. I remember she once built a little hut for the fairies in our garden at home. It was complete with a roof and a table inside. She filled the whole area with flowers from our garden and the ferns in the flower bed made a beautiful backdrop. I have always thought that the ferns made a lovely little forest, and I wanted to recreate my sister’s scene but with dolls. I enlisted her help to recruit the guests for our little party as well as the props.  It took us such a long time to prepare it! Everything was so small and we were constantly knocking things over. We used an old thimble that belonged to our grandmother, an old broken doll, a tin soldier, a lego bird, a old photograph of myself as a …

Eyeless Alice

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Posted by Sara C.– Almost all of my dolls were named Alice. This doll was named Alice and I remember that she was one of my favorites.  Besides my American Girl Dolls, she was my only doll that was not a baby and by far that prettiest. I was not the only one to think so because one day, my youngest sister took Alice without my permission to play with. That night, I came home to find Alice hidden underneath the covers of my doll bed withboth of her eyes pushed back into her head. I was absolutely devastated! Wanting to keep her from further harm, I placed her on the highest shelf of the bookcase in my room and I ceased to play with her so that she could not be ruined anymore.  Despite her condition, I kept Alice on display in my room. I tried many times to fix …