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MAY - 2010
IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER
• LUDEK BOGNER - Exhibition Extended
• KELLY KIRKHAM - Papier Mâché Workshop
• Nina Keogh Visits Open Door Designs •
• New Vintage Arrivals

• Interesting Puppet Links & Things •
Dovercourt Boy's and Girl's Club get a new home:
DONATIONS OF TIME AND MATERIALS needed •
• Red Wagon: Fabric & Wool Donations Always Needed •

Open Door Designs will be closed
Tuesday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th
and reopening Saturday, May 8th
we apologize for any inconvenience
   
Ludek Bogner cinetographer, photographer, painter and marionette maker. Besides having a wonderful collection of marionettes from the 1850's Ludek carves and paints his own creations.

WINDOW INSTALLATION OF MARIONETTES
BY LUDEK BOGNER

   

Kelly Kirkham: Papier Mâché Workshop
MAY 30TH, 2010

REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE A PLACE
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
at Open Door Designs.
To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here

or the Workshop Registration Form
Click Here


for more info
click here to go to the workshop page or
call (416) 531-1290
Please email us to get on the list.

Nina Keogh visits Open Door Designs

Nina is a third generation puppeteer. Her grand parents Violet and David Keogh started performing in 1925 and her parents John and Linda Keogh continued the tradition and were involved in the beginnings of television with Maggin Muggins, Razzle Dazzle (my favourite) and The Friendly Giant to name just a few. Nina has continued in the family business and has been involved in many productions including Mr. Dressup, Today's Special, Bookmice, and as a regular guest on Groundling Marsh. Nina lives and works in beautiful Twillingate, Nfld. Visit her website: www.ninakeogh.com

It was a wonderful visit with too much to talk about and too little time.

   

 

NEW WORKSHOP SPACE

It may not look like it but our new dedicated workshop space is ALMOST finished! Kelly Kirkham's workshop on May 30th will be the inaugural event. We would like to have a puppet resource library as well as a representative museum of puppet types to assist with building. The space will also be available for rent for workshops and/or events. Stay tuned.

 

Here are the latest arrivals from Alexander Mergold

$55
$55
$55
$55
Papier Mâché - Japan - '50's? - 9"
as is $8
Papier Mâché - Japan - '50's? - 9"
$20
Horse - latex - 14" - Resauraus Inc. - 1995 - $20
Monkey - Mohair - c'30's or earlier? - 9"
Papier Mâché - Japan - '50's? - 9"
$20
Childcraft - 1968 - Latex - $15-$25


According to his website
Joseph Cashore has been designing and performing
his remarkable marionettes for over 30 years.

Absolutely beautiful!
Click Here
to see visit website and see video

 

   

Taken from Scott Land's website:

"Since 1984, Scott Land Marionettes has been providing professional family- oriented marionette shows for parties & events throughout the world. Each character is designed and hand-built by Scott Land in his private studio. Scott applies the techniques of Old World craftsmanship as well as amazing technological advances found in television shows and special effects shops. Thousands of hours are spent to create these marionettes, which have captured the attention of critics, craftsmen and artist alike."

SOME INTERESTING PUPPETS RECENTLY ON OFFER

German Kaspar Set - Papier Mache
Italian Marionette

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

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

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

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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