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DECEMBER - 2012

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• Toronto Puppet Collective launches it's first season of puppet performance! NOW OVER 68% SOLD!

KELLY KIRKHAM WORKSHOP - DECEMBER 9, 2012

• Puppet Allsorts - Launch - December 16, 2012 - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
• IGNORANCE - The Old Trout

• GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

• NO TIME FOR POOP THIS MONTH!

• CAFE CON LECHE
• Mission/Stickley Bench Couch for sale
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• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

NOW IN THE WINDOW
The new window is up - pinocchio is yours to manipulate (DO NOT PUSH THE BUTTON!) Twirling royalty - pop-up Santa and lots of gift ideas for everyone. Consider one of our Doorway Theatres for the whole family ($85 or $125 with 3 puppets). We have a large selection of Pelham Marionettes and a wide collection of other vintage marionettes and hand puppets for sale. We feature as well work by other puppet makers: Adorably Surly; Kelly Kirkham; Banjo Puppets; Alexander Mergold and our Diabolo Puppet rack is full to bursting!

Our Launch is OVER 68% SOLD

GET YOUR TICKETS SOON!

The brand new PUPPET ALLSORTS website is now up!

All the performers have been booked and tickets are available for purchase either online or by visiting Open Door Designs' retail store. I recommend that you purchase your tickets early as the venue only holds 50 puppet watchers. Visit our Facebook Page for updates as well.

Our LAUNCH and inaugural performance is on DECEMBER 16, 2012. Come an hour before the show to make your own puppet, put on a show in a real puppet theatre meet puppeteers and see the Purple Pirate riding the high seas with Applefun Puppetry!
 
THE PURPLE PIRATE

Kelly in the Studio

OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS THIS Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Join Kelly Kirkham of Run Rabbit Run for a day of puppet making. It might be a good opportunity to make a couple of gifts!
for more info click here

FIVE NEW WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED! CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL SO PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY
If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
ARTIST
WORKSHOP
DATES & TIMES
COST

1 day
Sunday, December 9, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$180 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
February 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 2013

$300 + HST
(materials included)
1 day
Sunday, March 24, 2013
$150 + HST
(materials included)
OLD TROUT IS COMING TO TORONTO! YAY!
GET YOUR TICKETS (I've got mine!) AT CANADIAN STAGE OR CHECK AND SEE WHETHER THE PUPPETMONGERS STILL HAVE DISCOUNT TICKETS.

CANADIAN STAGE

DATES: Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2012

THEATRE: Berkeley Street Theatre

OR

Not exactly a Puppetmongers production,
but a group outing to see The Old Trout’s new production of Ignorance in Toronto.
8 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th at the Berkeley Street Theatre.

Discount tickets and a post show Q&A with the Trouts. DEADLINE NOV 10TH!

THIS MARIONETTE WAS BROUGHT IN RECENTLY.

 

THANKS TO ALAN COOKE AND DIMITRI CARTER

WE THINK IT MIGHT BE AN ENGLISH, VAUDEVILLE PUPPET

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME!

 

HE MOVES BEAUTIFULLY!

GET YOUR PUPPET PALS HERE!

 

by Gabe Thirlwall - Fish on Fridays

$18ea

ADORABLE SURLY SOCK PUPPET - $25
ADORABLE SURLY SOCK PUPPET - $25
A variety of new and vintage puppets - under $25
   
PALM PUPPETS $5ea
BANJO PUPPETS - BIRD - $75
CATE & LEVI - $30ea
VINTAGE ZEBRA POPUP - $60
Small Pinocchio (~8") Marionette by Alexander Mergold - $80
Large Pinocchio Marionette by Alexander Mergold - Special order - $300ea

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS A NEW CAFE!

1571 Dupont st (in the old Laundrama)
Visit Soon! Thanks

Carlos and Sandra Flores

FOR SALE: Mission/Stickley style sofa, 80" x 28" (good depth for condo) 1930's(?), reupholstered with heavy natural linen. hardwood ends; Excellent condition. ($200) Comes apart for easy transport. email or call 416-531-1290

BASEMENT STUDIO
AVAILABLE
FOR RENT

The basement studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space, there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12 chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.

Rates:
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.

more info: info@opendoordesigns.ca , (416) 531-1290

Perth Dupont Community Garden
Started just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers, friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ MORE
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Material Donations Needed
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
AT EVANGELINE


Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy Davis Halifax for more information.


RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old sweaters

RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged practices through residency projects that would enable us to develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction - a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes to increasing public engagement in community development. The work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions, public installations, and celebratory performance events.We are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.

Image Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.

1581 Dupont Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S5

Contact:
www.imagefoundry.ca
phone: 416-477-5652

A little further afield but worth the walk!
Beautiful, unique food in a cozy setting.


ZOCAL0
1426 Bloor Street West
(at the corner of Symington Avenue)
Toronto, ON M6P

(647) 342-1567

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