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AUGUST - 2010
IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• Open Door Designs' Open House - September 25, 2010
• BILLY TWINKLE - Ronnie Burkett at Factory Theatre
STUDIO BABETTE PRESENTS: Pulcinella, il Cameriere

• Open Door Designs' Fall Now Workshops Scheduled
• The Children's Music Garden at Open Door Designs

• Richard Hanna's spectacular felted marionettes

Jan Svankmajer - 1966 - Punch And Judy
Bulbous Bouffant

• WPA Puppets
• A German Kaspar Set

The Pump Up Perth Residents Committee - Meeting
• Perth Dupont Library SUMMER ACTIVITIES
: AUGUST
• Dovercourt Boy's and Girl's Club
• Red Wagon Collective

PLEASE RESERVE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH FOR

OPEN DOORS AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS

Meet the artists giving workshops:

The Bricoteers
Mike Harding
Naomi Kates
Kelly Kirkham
Alexander Mergold

Make some Music with Julia from the Children's Music Garden
See a Show!
Make a Puppet!

More details to come in the September Newsletter



BILLY TWINKLE Requiem for a Golden Boy
created and performed by Ronnie Burkett
at Factory Theatre

SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 24, 2010
Previews: September 24-26

RONNIE BURKETT AT FACTORY THEATRE

"Ronnie Burkett returns to Factory Theatre with his newest work. Billy Twinkle is a middle-aged cruise ship puppeteer who dazzles audiences with his Stars in Miniature marionette niteclub act...until he is fired by the cruise line. Contemplating a watery demise, his dead mentor appears as a ghostly hand puppet, forcing Billy to re-enact his life as a puppet show and rekindle the passion for a life that sparkles."

Information:
Factory Theatre
125 Bathurst Street
Toronto ON
Tel: (416) 504-4473
Box Office: 416 504-9971
Web: www.factorytheatre.ca/1011season.htm

STUDIO BABETTE PRESENTS

Pulcinella, il Cameriereis inspired by the Commedia dell'arte style of puppetry, and the annual Festitalia celebration in Hamilton, Ontario. Pulcinella, Pantalone, Babette and the DemonDog are fashioned in the Guarettelle style, carried on through the centuries in Italy. Another character, Zanni, shows up to comment on the action and facilitate the understanding of the style for Canadian audiences.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Pulciinella, il Cameriere
AFTER THE ART BUS
The Pearl Company
Theatre, Gallery and Arts Facility
16 Steven Street Hamilton ON

Friday, September 10
Pulciinella, il Cameriere
JAMES NORTH ART CRAWL
Artword Artbar
Artword Gallery
15 Colbourne Street
Hamilton ON L8R 2G2

Sunday September 26
Sophia

STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN
610 York Blvd.
Hamilton, Ontario

More Information: www.studiobabette.ca/pulcinella.html

FALL WORKSHOPS NOW SCHEDULED - DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE BY CLICKING HERE

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS is pleased to now offer Workshops on a regular basis in our brand new dedicated space. We are keeping the workshops small, 6-10 participants depending on the workshop. So register soon to guarantee a place.

As a result of requests we have created an "Educator's Series" that includes Puppetry: History and Applications in the Classroom with Naomi Kates; Performance with Mike Harding and Kelly Kirkham's papier mache workshop that has already been taken back to many daycares and classrooms.

Mike Harding is also offering a Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced "muppety" puppet workshop including a building a foam puppet, building a fur puppet and finally, a more professional type puppet.

In addition to the History and Applications workshop for the Educators Series Naomi Kates is also offering a Bunraku workshop for Kids & Parents.

Alexander Mergold will be offering another Marionette Building workshop along with a new workshop, Building a Tabletop Puppet.

The Bricoteers are offering two workshops. One under the heading "Educator's Series: Storytelling Workshop and one workshop for children, Hallowe'en Monster Party the day before Hallowe'en.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS

AND SIGN UP TODAY!

We are thrilled that Julia has chosen Open Door Designs as a location for her music program for children. We recommend that you sign up soon!

Julia Collins from The Children's Music Garden outside Open Door Designs


At the Children's Music Garden we will be creating wonderful musical moments just downstairs from wonderful puppet creating happening upstairs!

The fun starts Tuesdays in September. Registration has begun! Please see below for contact info.

We offer unique, creative music education for babies and children. We offer small classes for children ages 6 months – 7 years old.
Our program teaches the basics of music in a fun, encouraging environment that promotes peer interaction and personal development. General music training has many benefits, like improved motor-skills, self-esteem and focus. Movement, singing, listening and imaginative-play are the main focuses in the lessons. The children play percussion instruments and hear the teacher make many different sounds from the violin and piano at each lesson.
For the month of August we are offering at-home demos. Get some children together and the teacher will give a free trial lesson!
Register in August and September is FREE.

JULIA COLLINS, Musician and Teacher, Children's Music Garden

If you would like to inquire about the program, please feel free to contact Julia at 416.516.8679 or julia@childrensmusicgarden.com
website: www.childrensmusicgarden.com

KELLY KIRKHAM IS GOING TO BARBADOS TO TEACH PUPPETEERS
OPEN DOOR DESIGNS was commissioned by the Future Centre Trust in Barbados to produce six hand puppets based on drawings in a book also commissioned by them. Kelly has been hired to travel to Barbados to instruct the troupe! Tough assignment.

Things here have been so busy and new things coming in every day...but I only have time to feature the work of Richard Hanna who I met a couple of years ago at Puppets Up! By some strange serendipity I have two of his beautiful needle felted marionettes in the store for a limited time, all 100% Merino Wool (appropriate as Richard is from New Zealand). They are so expressive and expertly crafted and they actually function! Incredible works of art.

25"
$180.00


19"
$180.00

 


The controllers are antique rulers.

   
Jan Svankmajer - 1966 - Punch And Judy BULBOUS BOUFFANT - The Vestibules
(well there is a sort up puppet in this)
WPA PUPPETS
All these items were produced under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal jobs creation program, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), founded in 1935. The agency was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1939 and operated until June, 1943.
A German Kaspar Set - Late 19th Century ?

The Pump Up Perth Residents Committee
A group of concerned residents, has put together a campaign to inform as many parents as possible about Perth PS.

After the public meeting with Trustee Maria Rodrigues, she stressed that the parent community needs to send new letters to her, for which she can present to the Director of Planning. We need to get on the next TDSB planning agenda in September.
Please see latest summary of the public meeting at http://www.junctiontriangle.ca/perthps#comment-1861.

Visit the website junctiontriangle.ca/perthps where copies of the flyer and a pre-written form letter are available for download, along with a lively discussion about the need for grades 7/8 and French Immersion.

PERTH DUPONT LIBRARY
SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES

PERTH DUPONT LIBRARY
SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES

All programmes at 2:00pm

AUGUST
Thurs. August 5 Movie “Jungle Book”
Thurs. August 12 Storytelling with Adele
Thurs. August 19 Bingo and last day party
*these programs require registration.
Registration for all programs begins June 25.
ASK AT DESK! Click Here to Download Schedule PDF

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

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

 

 
 

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

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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