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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Scarf Marionette Master Class @ Puppet Showplace Theater
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Scarf Marionette Master Class @ Puppet Showplace Theater

Learn how to build your own Roser-style scarf marionette and bring it to life in this fun, hands-on workshop! Award-winning artist Sarah Frechette will share wisdom from the String Academy, drawing on her years of study with German master puppeteer Albrecht Roser. You'll be amazed at how simple, elegant, and expressive a marionette can be. All participants will take home a completed scarf marionette and the basic movement vocabulary needed to create a solo performance. This is an introductory-level class. Participants will be expected to follow step-by-step instructions and use hammers, nails, needles, scissors, and other sharp tools.

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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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Moving Mouth Puppetry Workshop @ Pendleton Center for the Arts
Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

Moving Mouth Puppetry Workshop @ Pendleton Center for the Arts

Moving Mouth puppets are great for Karaoke.  In this 1.5 hour workshop with Puppetkabob, kids will transform recycled boxes, fabric & art materials into unique puppet characters.  Put a hand inside to manipulate the double box-style mouth ~ then rock out to your favorite tune!

Contact Pendleton Center for the Arts @ 541-278-9201 to sign up ~ this workshop has a 15 kid limit!  

 

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Under Night Sky - BAY STREET THEATER
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Under Night Sky - BAY STREET THEATER

Performing as part of Goat on a Boat's puppetry series, this performance is the inspiring story of three children united across history by threads of courage, hope and love.  Dazzling shadow puppetry brings memories to life from stories stitched together in the pieces of Grandmother's patchwork quilt. 

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