Puppets: World on a String
Feb
16
to Jun 3

Puppets: World on a String

Puppets: World on a String provides an introductory survey to the art of puppets, presenting a range of historical to contemporary works in a variety of mediums and forms. This immersive exhibition will transport visitors into magical realms where animals speak, shadows come alive, and politicians face their harshest critics. Storytelling and the visual arts collide in this exciting exhibition featuring multimedia works of art by local and national artists. From 19th century marionettes to contemporary digital installations, these works push the boundaries of our concepts of this age-old art form. Puppets: World on a String celebrates the wonder of puppets while investigating the ways that puppet theater mediates between worlds both real and imagined.

In addition to objects from Shelburne Museum’s permanent collection which have not been on view for over a decade, other artists featured in Puppets: World on a String include: Frank Ballard, Sarah Frechette, Laura Heit, Jane Henson, Jim Henson, Christina Jankowski, Rick Meyerowitz, Tony Oursler, Margo and Rufus Rose, Peter Schumann, Betsy Tobin and Andy Warhol.

Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

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Night Shade Shadow Master Class @ Puppet Showplace Theater
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Night Shade Shadow Master Class @ Puppet Showplace Theater

In this 3 hour workshops, Night Shade artists Sarah Frechette and Jason Thibodeaux will show a brief history of shadow puppetry techniques thru stop-mo animation and experimental films. Then participants will learn tips & tricks of the Night Shade cinematic shadow style by creating their own hand cut paper puppets and exploring the flowing effects of manipulating depth and space by using handheld light sources. 

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Under Night Sky @ Detroit Institute of Arts
Jul
30
2:00 PM14:00

Under Night Sky @ Detroit Institute of Arts

Follow three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. By blending hand-held lights, illustrated paper puppets, music and character storytelling Puppetkabob creates a style of cinematic puppetry that flows like film. 

Directly following the performance, the puppeteers will lead a hands-on puppet workshop.

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Under Night Sky @ Detroit Institute of Arts
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Under Night Sky @ Detroit Institute of Arts

Follow three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. By blending hand-held lights, illustrated paper puppets, music and character storytelling Puppetkabob creates a style of cinematic puppetry that flows like film. 

Directly following the performance, the puppeteers will lead a hands-on puppet workshop.

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Pop-up Puppet Theater @ Puppet Showplace
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Pop-up Puppet Theater @ Puppet Showplace

Bring your own snowy story to life in this fun family workshop! In this 1 hour workshop with Puppetkabob, participants will learn how to create their own paper puppets and table-top scenery inspired by the colorful pop-up book art of "The Snowflake Man."

For more info go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10123072

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