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Children of the 80s: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Cartoons & Toys From the Raddest Decade Ever!

on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 21:53

Ah, the 1980s…that most outrageous and colorful of decades. The excess and overindulgence of the 80s was unavoidable. It was reckless. And it was soaked in neon hues. This was no more evident than in the fashion, pop stars, movies and television of the time. That isn't to say there was nothing consequential or more far-reaching happening in the world. The war against drugs was in full swing, as was the Cold War and the Iran-Contra Affair…but for the children who lived it, breathed it…everything that was important about the 80s, everything that mattered, happened on Saturday morning. So many awesome cartoons! So many awesome toy commercials! Every cartoon had a toy line and every toy line had its cartoon (yes, kids actually played with toys a very, very long time ago). It was a magical era for sure…and Guzu intends to serve up a slice of that nostalgia this summer at our art exhibition titled Children of the 80s. Join us as we celebrate the cartoons and toys from the raddest decade ever!

The opening reception will be on Friday, August 1st from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 30th. Be sure to sport your best (or worst) 80s attire! Blue eyeliner, leg warmers, hair by Aqua Net and Members Only jackets are encouraged (as is wearing your sunglasses at night). There will be a live performance and 80s/Synthwave DJ set with retro visuals by Who Ha on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Miller Lite, featuring the original white can (for added old-school authenticity). We will also be featuring an array of vintage toys from the collection of Outlaw Moon Games & Toys. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can't make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in our online store on Monday, August 4th around Noon CST. Stay tuned to our social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!

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Featured Artists:
Daniel Aranda
Dan Brereton
Breanna Boone
Jason Chalker
Alan Defibaugh
Justin DeVine
Forces of Dorkness
Sal Gabriel
Mauro Garza
Roshi K
David Lamplugh
Brian Maclaskey
Yehudi Mercado
Katrina Muir
Chet Phillips
Isaak Ramos
Michelle-Jaruni Rice
Mark Sarmel
Zach Taylor
Nathan Walker
Elisa Wikey
Patrick Wong