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APRIL - 2010
IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER
• LUDEK BOGNER - MEET THE ARTIST - APRIL 10,2010
• KELLY KIRKHAM - Papier Mâché Workshop
• Puppet Mongers Workshops for Children •
• New Vintage Arrivals

• Interesting Puppet Links & Things •
Dovercourt Boy's and Girl's Club get a new home:
DONATIONS OF TIME AND MATERIALS needed •
• Red Wagon: Fabric & Wool Donations Always Needed •

MEET THE ARTIST
SATURDAY APRIL 10TH, 1-4 PM
Ludek Bogner cinetographer, photographer, painter and marionette maker. Besides having a wonderful collection of marionettes from the 1850's Ludek carves and paints his own creations.

WINDOW INSTALLATION
OF MARIONETTES
BY LUDEK BOGNER

ON NOW TO THE END OF APRIL

   

Kelly Kirkham: Papier Mâché Workshop
MAY 30TH, 2010

REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE A PLACE
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
at Open Door Designs.
To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here

or the Workshop Registration Form
Click Here


for more info
click here to go to the workshop page or
call (416) 531-1290
Please email us to get on the list.
PUPPET MONGERS WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

Childrens’ Puppetry Workshops
AGES 8-12
3 Saturday afternoons
2 pm to 5 pm
Sign your child up for all three workshops
or just one. Small class size with
instruction by world-renowned puppeteers,
Ann and David Powell.
$ 35 per workshop
(reserve by cheque or pay online)

May 8 Marionette Making
May 15 Toy Theatre
May 29 Shadow Puppetry

Phone: 416-469-3555 for more information
VISIT: WWW.PUPPETMONGERS.COM to register online

   

Here are some new arrivals for restoration and my own collection.

Boy Marionette
by Tony Sarg/Madame Alexander - 30's-40's
King
German?

Marionette
Origins unknown

Clarabelle, Indian Princess, Howdy Doody

Pasha Romanowski is the founder and owner of Project Puppet. Lots of information on puppet building concepts and techniques and patterns and kits for sale, especially for foam and fleece hand puppets.

Alexander Mergold (once again) showed me this Marionette video on Youtube featuring Philippe Genty performing. This led me to his company website. Puppets are an integral part of their work.

PUNCH AND JUDY SET

 

This Punch & Judy puppet set was up for sale recently
MESSAGE FROM KEN MCMULLEN, FARMER: Spring is on the way The first seedlings of thyme and lupines sprouted today in our germination room. Asparagus can't be far behind. I hope you will join us again for the 2010 crop season. We are celebrating 20 years of home deliveries so there will be special events and crops throughout the year. Registration information can be found at:http://www.springarbourfarm.com/delivery00.htm delivery dates, crops and prices can be found at: http://www.springarbourfarm.com/delivery00_2.htm
   

Dovercourt Boy's & Girl's Club Renovation
Donations of time and materials needed

Drywall Tapers, Light Fixtures, Paint & Painters, cash donations and more please contact
Tony Palermo: paldover21@kwik.net
(416) 530-4233

Since the beginning of January Central Tech students have been getting hands-on experience with the skilled trades they love by renovating a vacant warehouse at 45 Ernest Ave. into a new home for the Dovercourt Boys' and Girls' club. The students hope to have their renovations finished in time so the club can begin regular operations this May. If you can donate any time or materials please contact Tony Palermo: paldover21@kwik.net (416) 530-4233

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.


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