Kelly Kirkham Puppets at Open Door Designs.
Store - Summer Hours
Studio Available for Rent
CODEX NOCTURNO • The Paddling Puppeteer coming to
Perth/Dupont Library • Puppets to
Go coming to Toronto Libraries
• PUPPETS UP: AUGUST
6 & 7
Puppets at Summerworks:
Exit, pursued by a bear.
New puppets by Debbie Grieve
• New Puppets by Kelly Kirkham
• Vintage Puppets
PPT in Action
• Les Trois Inventeurs (1980)
by Michel Ocelot
of Green Gables
Perth Dupont Community Garden: Volunteer Needed
& Summer Potluck
• Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club: Summer
• June Harlowe foods
STORE SUMMER HOURS
as of July 1st
by appointment: 416.531.1290
VISA & MC Accepted
when we are in the studio working the door is usually
open. Please call to make sure. (416-531-1290)
IN THE WINDOW
AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS Puppets
by Kelly Kirkham
the puppets are for sale and range from $60 to $75 for the
hand puppets and $80 - $135 for the marionettes. Stop by soon
to see these beautiful works of art. Kelly's puppets will
be in the window and in the store until the end of July.
NOW BEING SCHEDULED
in the process of scheduling the 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
indicating the workshops you are interested in.
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.
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.
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.
& Friends are visiting from the USA. Bob will performing
in Toronto libraries as shown below and then again, at Puppets
Up! in Almonte.
Don't miss it! Visit the Puppets to Go website
festival is the most wonderful event! Open Door Designs
will be there again this year. Look for us near the Post
year’s “All Creatures Great and Small”
theme tells it all – the festival has been turned
over to all the bugs and birds, and critters and plants
that charm and fascinate us in our natural world. Check
out our fabulous line-up of puppet troupes and watch for
more details about all the fun we have planned."
THEATRE IN THE NEIGBOURHOOD
Zuke’s darkest creation is back!
June 10th – July 3rd at ZukeStudios,
Eric Lipchitz and Lena Bloom are a young couple struggling
to come to terms with a failed pregnancy. The implications
and effects of this event blur the line between the reality
of their day-to-day relationship, and the experiences of their
unconscious mind. Trapped inside their dreams, they search
for substitution and healing.
Exit, pursued by a bear.
Created By Quality
A multidisciplinary puppet play exploring the relationship
between humans and bears. "
"On the streets of Vancouver a young girl befriends a
prophetic beggar who never tells the same story twice. Her
dreams are being haunted by a mysterious Grizzly. Could this
curbside encounter reveal the troubling truth that connects
these star-cross'd strangers?
Time: Saturday, August 6 at 10:30pm - August 13 at 7:00pm
Location: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue
KIRKHAM @ OPEN DOOR DESIGNS
All the puppets on display at Open Door Designs
until the end of July are for sale ranging from $60-$135
Hand Puppet by
Singer Hand Puppetby
Princess (butter wouldn't
melt in her mouth!)
Hand Puppet - vinyl head
Wooden Push Puppet
by M. Kabal in Prague
Clown Marionette '50's -'60's $55
am also pleased to say that we now have some provenance on these
wonderful Czech puppets were brought into the store. They are
in mint condition and we now know that they were made after
1948. They were purchased "as old" in the early 1950's.
from the Puppet
Museum in Chrudim in the Czech Republic wrote this about
puppets displayed in your slideshow are small marionettes
from a serial production for family theatres. They were manufactured
by Mr. Lubor Svorcik (*1911 - ?) from Pardubice, Czechoslovakia.
He obtained a licence for "a production of art puppets"
in 1948. He designed and produced the puppets himself, only
with a help of his wife until the early 1980´s."
26 puppets are about 10" tall and including the controller
24" tall. The owners would like to sell them. They are
available individually @ $35 ea or the set of 26 for $780. If
you would like to purchase them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (416) 531-1290.
PPT-PRO IN ACTION
In 2009 Joe Chaplin
from the City of Loveland in Colorado called to order a PPT-Pro
to use in educating the public about stormwater and the impact
of human activity on the watershed. We adapted their logo for
printing on the face of the theatre dressing.
This summer the
theatre will be travelling to a variety of country fairs and
other gatherings and Joe estimates they will be doing around
20 performances around the area!
To see more about
the theatre we built for Loveland, Click
Trois Inventeurs (1980) by Michel Ocelot
Another Gift from Steve Golden at the International
Puppet Museum in Pasadena. Thanks
am putting together an order for some books from Luman Coad's
publishing house, Charlemagne
Press. There are a wonderful array of wonderful books about
all aspects of puppetry. This on their "about" page:
in 1986 by Luman & Arlyn Coad, Charlemagne Press is the
imprint of Coad Canada Puppets and only publishes books of
advanced level puppetry and related topics. Book proposals,
if within our specialty, are welcome.
are interested in any of the titles, please let
me know and I will add them to the list.
of Green Gables
local writer and friend of Open Door Designs included me in
the other day so I saw it! Take a look it is charming and useful
for anyone who has small readers in the house. Blog
of Green Gables
I write for adults, children are often my main characters,
and I am intrigued by the child’s perspective. Because
I have a young daughter, I am always reading (and rereading)
children’s literature, and am fascinated by both the
stories and their authors. This blog has begun serving as
a kind of documentation of our journey through the world of
kids’ books. I welcome suggestions of great books to
delve into, and would love to hear your thoughts on exceptional
children’s literature. " Kristen Den Hartog
This note from Susan
Berman of the Perth Dupont Community Garden:
" Our garden is looking for one or two people interested
in flowers and roses, to help with our Front flower Bed, and
our Native Plant - Butterfly Garden."
EVENING GARDEN GATHERING
POT LUCK AND MUSIC
Date - Friday July 15th from 6:00 pm ‘til
Location - Dupont & Symington
The Perth Dupont Community Garden is located just outside the
downtown core of Toronto, in the west end. We are one block
west of Symington Ave, just north of Dupont St. The only entrance
to the garden is on Perth Ave.
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
June Harlowe Foods
1627 Dupont Street
(Between Dundas & Symington, south side)
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old
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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