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OCTOBER - 2008

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NOW OPEN

FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS, 10am - 6pm

Our Retail store located at 1597 Dupont Street is now open another day besides Saturday with regular hours on Fridays, 10am - 6pm. Please note as well that whenever we are in the studio the door is either open or you may set up an appointment simply by calling (416) 531-1290.

 

KELLY KIRKHAM'S
DIORAMA
is now in the window at
OPEN DOOR DESIGNS
1597 Dupont St


UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER

 

 

Kelly Kirkam's birthday diorama window at Open Door Designs is now on view until the end of October. All of Kelly's handpainted papier mâché puppets have a luxurious Victorian feel and feature exquisitely detailed costumes. The window promises to delight and enchant. Come to the party!

ALL THE PUPPETS ARE FOR SALE!

Kelly & Friends
Kelly Kirkham's Diorama - Slideshow Kelly Kirkham & Friends

 

Open Door Designs is pleased to be hosting TWO PUPPET SHOWS this fall.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH: TWO SHOWS: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The show runs about half an hour.

Little Feste Presents III
Once again, teacher Karen Eckert's wonderful troupe, PUPPETS WITHOUT BORDERS from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts are performing at Open Door Designs. This all ages show, "MONKEY DOO!" is an assemblage of small stories guaranteed to delight and entertain. Donations will be collected for FREE THE CHILDREN. Arrive early to guarantee a space.
Saturday, November 15th, One Show Only: 11:00 a.m. ** Donations will be collected for The Stop, our local foodbank.** The show runs about 30 minutes and opens with Hugh Phillips singing some songs with the audience.
HUGH PHILLIPS: FAIRYTALE PUPPET THEATRE: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

 


Hugh Phillips and Fairytale Theatre


Mr and Mrs Little of Beanstalk End

 

Visit our booth at the One of a Kind Show held every year at the Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

BOOTH V12

November 27-December 7, 2008
Weekdays 11am-10pm
Saturdays 10am-9pm
Sundays 10am-6pm


December 11 - 23
Monday - Friday: Noon - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open Door Designs is once again hosting CADEAUX: Gifts for Giving. This show and sale features along with our own designs, work by local artists, including DORA D'ANGELO (painting on silk); GILBERT DUFOUR (Leather goods) and others. Stay tuned for more details.
 
Open Door Designs will also be hosting a number of WORKSHOPS in the New Year. Stay tuned to for more information in upcoming NEWSLETTERS.
THE BRICOTEERS ARE COMING!    

This storytelling workshop will allow participants to transform ordinary items such as newspaper, tape, and gift wrap into puppets in an exploration of the potential for imagination to transform and reshape the everyday world. James and Grey of the Bricoteer Puppetry Project will lead participants in a collaboration that will result in the performance of short sketches.

 

If you are interested in this workshop, please EMAIL to get on the list for further updates.
The Britcoteers, Jamie Ashby & Grey Muldoon outside Open Door Designs
   
Grey and puppet
Kelly Kirkham - Papier Mâché Puppet Workshop
 
Kelly & Friends

You have seen Kelly Kirkham's magical papier mâché puppets at Open Door Designs. Now, come and learn how to make one yourself! Stay tuned for Workshop Description, dates and times.

 

If you are interested in this workshop, please EMAIL to get on the list for further updates.

   
Open Door Designs is pleased to now offer a selection of vintage/second hand puppets and marionettes for sale including puppets by Pelham and Hazell.
Pictured above are a few of the puppets: R to L: Shari Lewis' Charley Horse; Porky Pig; Raggedy Ann & Andy by Knickerbocker Toys and Lambchop by Shari Lewis.
Vintage Mexican Marionettes