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SEPTEMBER - 2011

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

2011-12 Workshops: Alexander Mergold and Mike Harding
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Bending the Rails: Documentary screening at Revue Cinema
• Open Door Designs' OPEN HOUSE - October 29th

• Our New QR Code
• Richard Hanna, Debbie Grieve & Pelham

• PUPPETS UP: 2011
• Higglety Pigglety Pop!
• Bob Pelham Interview
• New Video Starring Alexander Mergolds Marionettes

• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Perth Dupont Community Garden: Volunteer Needed

• Image Foundry

• June Harlowe foods

• Zocalo

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS WILL BE CLOSED
Wednesday, August 31 - September 6
and reopening
Wednesday, September 7th
RETAIL STORE HOURS
as of September 7, 2011
(click here for summer hours)
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10am-6pm
Wednesday
Noon-7pm
Thursday
10am-6pm
Friday
Noon-6pm
Saturday
10am-6pm
Sunday
10am-6pm
or by appointment: 416.531.1290

Debit, VISA & MC Accepted

(note: when we are in the studio working the door is usually open. Please call to make sure.)

FALL/WINTER 2011-12 WORKSHOPS
SCHEDULED

*Alexander Mergold: Marionette, Tabletop & Mold Making (see the cowboys below)
*Mike Harding:
Foam & Fur

We are in the process of scheduling more Fall
Workshops. Please check here for those that
have been already scheduled and watch future
newsletters for more info.

You can also get on a mailing list to get a note when
particular workshops are scheduled by emailing and
indicating the workshops you are interested in.

Also, if you can put together a group of 4 or
more we are more than happy to schedule any
of the workshops to suit your timetable.

Mark this in your Calendar

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OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
10:00AM - 6PM

stay tuned for more details


OPEN HOUSE 2010

Artist Jeff Winch's new documentary
Bending the Rails
Documentary screening at Revue Cinema
Tuesday, Aug 30 2011 19:00

 

 

UP UP AND AWAY...

John Southern of Krunkwerke, Hardwerke, Softwerke and, of course, our neighbourhood has been dragging me into the 21st century...(!!!???) This is our new QR code and we are also now have a "place" page for Facebook and a Twitter account...good grief...

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FROG HAND PUPPET
Hand Felted by Richard Hanna - 13"
$110

SINGER
by Debbie Grieve - 16"
$75

PIG
by Debbie Grieve - 16"
$75

PELHAM HORSE MARIONETTE
12" x 9", 1692-69
w/box $75

HILLBILLY MARIONETTE
1930's-50's (?) 17", 46" Strung
$120
PELHAM CLOWN
15", 1956-62
w/box $75

Another wonderful Puppets Up! this year. A very rainy parade on Sunday but everyone rallied. Some of my favourite things during the weekend included, Salim Hammad, Dan Redican, Louis Do Bazin as Le Montreur, Frank Meschkuleit and the Left Hand of Frank.

Puppets Up 2011


Adapted and directed by
Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski creators of Madame Tutli Putli
Based on the book Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
by Maurice Sendak
Featuring the voices of Meryl Streep & Forest Whitaker Produced by Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay & Marcy Page Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in association with Warner Home Video A rare interview with Pelham Puppet creator Bob Pelham, dated from around 11th December 1953, its is an interview with Westward Ho Television, an amazing piece of footage of Bob and factory workers showing, display puppets, the stringing room and assembly room.

A rare interview with Pelham Puppet creator Bob Pelham, dated from around 11th December 1953, its is an interview with Westward Ho Television, an amazing piece of footage of Bob and factory workers showing, display puppets, the stringing room and assembly room.

 

 

More on his blog

Alexander Mergold's commissioned cowboys now on the big screen!

BASEMENT STUDIO
NOW 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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June Harlowe Foods
1627 Dupont Street
(Between Dundas & Symington, south side)
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S8
416.848.1984

Website

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

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