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FEBRUARY - 2012

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

Penny Plain at Factory Theatre
• Studio Babette:
Little Fairy Tales for Little People
Kelly Kirkham - Papier Mâché Workshop- Sign Up Now 
Marionette Building Workshop with Alexander Mergold- Sign Up Now
Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop with Alexander Mergold- Sign Up Now

Jenny Kuri, Fine Art Dolls & Puppets - Window Installation
• New Custom Theatre Designed for Saskatoon Public Library

SALE - Retail Store Only
• 20% OFF ALL NON-CONSIGNMENT ITEMS
- FEBRUARY 4 - 18, 2012

• Ronnie Burkett interview about Penny Plain
Shadow Puppets - Music video for Little Dragon
• Toys of the Avant Garde

• Bizarre Puppet

• VOTE for Perth Avenue Public & St. Luigi Schools' Playground to win a Grant.
• Picotte & Damon Open Storefront

• Basement Studio Available for Rent

• Perth Dupont Community Garden
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

NOW IN THE WINDOW

Jenny Kuri's
magical window is now up!


Until March 5th

Jenny Kuri, Fine Art Dolls & Puppets

Jenny's whimsical characters are sculpted from beautiful textiles, feathers and completed with needle-felted features.

The inspiration for Jenny's unique figures are shaped by her interpretation of the natural world. An abundance of colourful materials are used, specializing in felt. Jenny attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Nova Scotia College of Art where she studied in the Material Art and Design program. She now lives and works in Toronto. Her work can be found at various shows around Toronto, and in private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Germany. Her work has been shown regularly at C1 Artspace in Toronto, at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga,the Toronto Outdoor Art Show in Nathan Phillips Square, and most recently at the One of A Kind Christmas show at the Exhibition Place.

 

All the works are for sale and range in price from $18 - $150

NEW CUSTOM PPT DESIGNED FOR LIBRARY

This PPT-PRO for the Saskatoon Public Library features a 52"w proscenium and has an adjustable Playboard which projects to the back. The Playboard is 68"w and can rest at any point between 54"h and 37.5"h. The Roman Blind is adjusted for 54" but could be changed to work anywhere between these two heights.

 

This PPT was designed for the specific needs of the performers i.e. to be able to either sit down (playboard at 37"h) or stand (playboard at 54")

 

 


20% OFF
NON-CONSIGNMENT ITEMS ONLY
sale includes: Open Door Designs, Diabolo, Three Bags Full
vintage puppets & MORE
Retail Store Only

STARTS THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH
AND RUNS TO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH.

PENNY PLAIN
BY RONNIE BURKETT

January 20 – February 26, 2012
Mainspace Theatre
125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide
Toronto, ON M5V 2R2

T 416.504.4473
F 416.504.4060
E info@factorytheatre.ca

BOX OFFICE 416.504.9971

Little Fairy Tales for Little People:
Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs
and Goldilocks & the Three Bears


Hamilton Children's Museum
1072 Main St. East
in Gage Park, Hamilton, Ontario
905-546-4848

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 2 to 8 years.
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

Come and enjoy a day of Fairy Tales with Studio Babette. Little Red Riding Hood will begin at 12:30 pm followed by The 3 Little Pigs at 1:30 pm and Goldilocks & the Three Bears at 2:30 pm. These small-scale shows are 30 minutes in length, performed with table-top and finger puppets and are designed to introduce young children to live theatre. Don't forget to take part in puppet making workshops throughout the day.

www.studiobabette.ca

KELLY KIRKHAM
Papier Mâché Workshop
DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm
TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (half-hour lunch break)
LOCATION: Open Door Designs, 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: Adults (Children over the age of 12)
COST: $180 + HST(this includes all materials and one pre-prepared puppet head)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

 

 


November 09 workshop
MORE INFO

ALEXANDER MERGOLD
Marionette Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
MARCH 11, 18, 25, APRIL 1st
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: Adults (Children over the age of 12)
COST: $280 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

ALEXANDER MERGOLD
Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop
DATE & TIME:

Sunday, April 15, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: Adults
COST: $150 + HST (this includes all materials)

Click Here To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here to Download Registration Form click here

email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

Penny Plain was commissioned by The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton, AB) where this interview took place

Music video for Little Dragon. Also acts as a pilot for short film "Dreams from the Woods".
A shadow puppet theater featuring the little girl, the big bird and the skeleton.
Directed by Johannes Nyholm (of trashing baby fame). Puppet Masters: Yukimi Nagano, Håkan Wirenstrand, Fredrik Källgren Wallin, Erik Bodin, Elias Araya, Aime Hellrand, Henrik Malmgren, Andreas Korsár and Kurt Lightner.

I don't have a lot of time it seems to do the puppet scent following on the web these days but I tripped over this image (WOW), no credit, but it was from an exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain in 2010, TOYS OF THE AVANT-GARDE. There is a book. I got there somehow on a path from Paul Klee: Hand Puppets (which I bought) both books still available.


Hand Puppet: paul klee

An Interesting Company

Blair Thomas & Company

Blair Thomas & Company is a Chicago-based theater company that creates and performs contemporary puppetry and visual theater locally, nationally, and internationally. Website

 

Bizarre Puppet!
From Pomsie's Push Puppets Blog

" This was produced in the 1950s for Australian Holden cars.
The pamphlet states "Do not regard Oskarr as a toy, he ensures economic driving" ! The push up horse is attached to the dashboard of your car and then into your manifold!
The aim is for Oskarr to stand up and wiggle if the engine is running well. Oskarr will start to wilt if the engine is not running smoothly! Brilliant!
" More


20% OFF
ALL NON-CONSIGNMENT ITEMS
sale includes: Open Door Designs, Diabolo, Three Bags Full,
vintage puppets & MORE
Retail Store Only

STARTS THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH
AND RUNS TO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH.
Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi's are competing for 1 of 4 $50,000 grants through the Team Up Foundation Fund. Click the link and VOTE.

Neighbourhood caterers Picotte & Damore have opened their storefront.

They are offering prepared foods such as Shepherd's Pie, Mac and Cheese, Biscotti and more.

Phone: 416-538-2626
Fax: 416-538-2470
Email: catering@picottedamore.com
Web: www.picottedamore.com

Picotte & Damore Catering
1583 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON
M6P 3S5

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

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