|Just Play! The Possibilities Are Endless|
|Written by Carie Ferg|
We all know the famous Shakespearean line, â€śAll the worldâ€™s a stage.â€ť I like to expand on it, turning it into one of my favorite philosophiesâ€”â€śAll the worldâ€™s a stage â€¦ and a playground, too.â€ť After all, whatâ€™s life if not enjoyed? Personally, Iâ€™ve always taken play as one of lifeâ€™s serious mandates. And I think doll collectors do, too. To a large degree, play seems to be an inherent part of dollsâ€™ allure; I have often heard collectors cite the tactile, touchable nature of dolls as the characteristic that draws them to dolls. Thereâ€™s something irresistible about the play that dolls facilitate.
So with collectorsâ€™ penchant for play, we decided play was a fitting theme for the 2010 Doll & Teddy Bear EXPO. Just Play! will be held Oct. 1-3, 2010, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and itâ€™s going to be the show collectors everywhere will not want to miss. With a new arts-oriented location, revamped events, exclusive show specials, an auction featuring highly sought-after dolls, exhibits showcasing rare and important pieces, a diverse group of exhibitors, and entertaining acts, EXPO 2010 will be rife with plenty of play opportunities for doll collectors of every variety.
We have a special digital issue of DOLLS scheduled to e-mail May 6, 2010. It will serve as your guide to all things EXPO. Get to know the manufacturers and artists whoâ€™ll be there, and see the work theyâ€™re going to bring to the show; learn the details of all the play planned for attendees; discover the great opportunities for enriching your Winston-Salem experience beyond the show doors. After exploring the issue, youâ€™ll know exactly what youâ€™ll get if you come to Winston-Salem this October, and you wonâ€™t want to miss the opportunity to Just Play!
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