Night of the Pretty Dolls

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Adult life holds far too few creative opportunities for most of us, now that those kindergarten cubbies have given way to adult workday cubicles, enforced nap times have been replaced with an afternoon coffee, and Play-Doh and macaroni necklaces have given way to Blackberrys and Twitter. If you're itching to release your inner kindergartener's creative spirit, might I suggest the Munny doll — the mini vinyl doll from kidrobot is a blank slate that can be drawn on, painted, molded and sculpted. For some major inspiration on how to get started, head to Star Clipper for the St. Louis Munny Show 4.0. Originality abounds as the artists attempt to outdo each other with their modifications, and the finished products are so distinct that you'll have to keep reminding yourself these all started with the same blank mini-man. Past entries have included everything from a Munny Batmobile to a Munny shark in an aquarium. The little works of art will make your Play-Doh look like, well, child's play. Munny Show 4.0 opens with a free public reception at 7 p.m. at Star Clipper (6392 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-9110 or and remains on display daily through Friday, December 4. Admission is free.
Oct. 2-Dec. 4, 2009

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