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DECEMBER - 2011

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

Table Top Workshop with Alexander Mergold- Sign up Now
Papier Mache Worshop with Kelly Kirkham in February

• Puppet Mongers: Bed and Breakfast

• All Sorts

• No time this month!

• Joel Richardson - Suitman Installation
• NEW! Picotte & Damon Open Storefront
• Basement Studio Available for Rent

• Perth Dupont Community Garden
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

We're back in the store now after the One of a Kind Show and so far have been very busy and the red button has been getting a heavy workout! The store has been rearranged a bit and more stock is out both new and old. Some very new additions are some lovely needle felted finger puppets by Jenny Kuri of Jenny Kuri Fine Art Dolls and Puppets. Along with new work by the usual suspects, Kelly Kirkham, Alexander Mergold, Diabolo Puppets, Richard Hanna and our own designs we also have a great selection of vintage puppets from around the world. Come see the window, push the button and take a puppet home!

Our booth at the OAK 2011
STORE HOURS
Dececember 6th-23rd inclusive
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10am-6pm
Wednesday
Noon-7pm
Thursday
10am-6pm
Friday
10am-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.)

Puppet Mongers Present:


December 2011 Holiday Season

Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space
30 Bridgman Avenue (at Bathurst & Dupont)

School Performances Dec. 14-23
twice daily Tues-Fri. 10 am & 1:30 pm
Family Performances Dec 16 , 17, 26 & Jan 1st (Gala Performance)

 

MORE INFORMATION: www.puppetmongers.com or 416.531.1827

Deadline for these two workshops are approaching, if you are intending to take either of them or both, please sign up soon as space is limited.
Tabletop Puppet Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 days, Sundays
January 15 - February 5, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: Adults
COST: $280 + 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

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

 

"Ollie" by Debbie Grieve
$85
Pelham Marionettes
$55-$150
Fisher Price "Pop Up Kritter" 1939
$55
Childcraft, 1968
$18-$22

Diabolo Puppets
$15-$38

Three Bags Full - Finger Puppet Pouches
$45

Kelly Kirkham Puppets
$60-$80

"Fifi" - Pelham Marionette - with box
$65

Cate & Levi - Recycled Sweaters
$30

Gift Tags
$1 each or $5 for Package of 6
Needle Felted " Toxic Frog" by Richard Hanna
$110
Shackman Marionette - $20
Composite Clown Head - $40
 
Finger Puppets by Jenny Kuri
$18ea
Czech Marionettes by Lubor Svorcik
$60ea
Marionettes by Alexander Mergold
$85 - $150
 

Joel Richardson - Suitman Exhibition

December 8 - 18
134 Ossington Avenue

Gallery hours
Tuesday through Sunday: 12-6pm
Monday: CLOSED

CONTACT
Further exhibition details: Rafi Ghanaghounian 416-897-3872
rafi.projects@gmail.com
Media inquiries: Kelli Kieley 416-300-3324
Producer, kammeramediagroup@gmail.com

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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