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November - 2009
IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:
Alexander Winfield to perform at Open Door Designs • One of a Kind Show Open Door Designs Featured on Live With Culture • Hugh Phillips Puppet Shows
Bunraku Workshop • Marionette Workshop • Red Wagon: Wool Donations
Idle Hands Launch • Sugarplum Lounge - Children's Carnival

THE MUPPETS
ARE HERE!

On view a collection of
vintage commercially produced
Jim Henson Muppets

Most of these puppets
are also for sale**

**Kermit on loan from the collection of Naomi Kates (thanks Naomi!)

NOW IN THE WINDOW

Animal is causing a racket!!

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS will be at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW again this year.
VISIT OUR BOOTH: F34
PLEASE NOTE: Between November 26 - December 11th Open Door Designs retail store will be open Saturdays only: Saturday, November 28th & Saturday, December 5th, 10am-6pm. If you would like to pick something up during the week, please visit us at the One of a Kind: Booth F34 or contact us at 416-531-1290 and leave a message to make alternative arrangements. To see holiday store hours, please click here.

Download the coupon by clicking on it or just quote the ONLINE DISCOUNT CODE: ADyn3fe when ORDERING TICKETS (click here) ONLINE.
   
THE MISADVENTURES OF GRUMPO THE CLOWN
Alexander Winfield Performing
at Open Door Designs

Grumpo the Clown just wants to be left in peace but the Universe won't let him. How will Grump ever catch a break when even the puppeteer doesn't leave him alone?
Come and see what happens!

Fresh from busking on Queen Street, Alexander Winfield will be performing an all ages puppet show, "THE MISADVENTURES OF GRUMPO THE CLOWN" - on Sunday, December 13th, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Tickets: $5.00 per adult or child. Space is limited. Tickets go on sale, Tuesday, November 10th.

Tickets may be picked up at our retail store Open Door Designs: 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto, Now to November 23rd: Tuesdays 10-6, Thursdays 10-7 and Fridays 10-6. PLEASE NOTE: During the One of Kind Show Open Door Designs will be closed, from Thursday, November 26 to Monday, December 7th and reopening Friday, December 11th and will be open daily, Tuesday-Sunday, 10-6pm until Wednesday, December 23rd.

It is also possible to call reserve tickets over the phone with a credit card. (416) 531-1290

 

   
KELLY KIRKHAM
PAPIER MÂCHÉ WORKSHOP

Kelly's next workshop is scheduled for
Sunday, January 17th, 2010
at Open Door Designs.
To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here

or the Workshop Registration Form
Click Here


for more info
call (416) 531-1290
Please email us to get on the list.
 

Christopher Jones of Live With Culture and Style North recently visited
Open Door Designs to do an article to be featured on the Live With Culture website which is run by Toronto Culture.

Thank you Chris for your visit and enthusiasm!

HUGH PHILLIPS AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS


Hugh Phillips performed Three Little Pigs and
Jack and the Beanstalk at Open Door Designs on
Sunday October 18th to Full Houses. Hugh's ironic sense
of humour makes his shows perfect for all ages.
$180.00 was raised for The Stop Community Food Centre.
Open Door Designs would like to thank Hugh Phillips for
the generous donation of his time and talent and for making
the event such a success! Thank you Hugh!

If you are interested in a Hugh performing at one of your events
contact him here at:
fairytalepuppettheatre.com; 416-469-5342

BUNRAKU WORKSHOP - NAOMI KATES

On Sunday, October 25th a wonderful array of Halloween characters were created by parents and children working
together. If you are interested in a workshop
with Naomi for birthdays or parties, here at Open Door Designs
please email or call (416) 531-1290. More info click here

ALEXANDER MERGOLD'S
MARIONETTE WORKSHOP

November 1 & 8
PART I

The first installment of a two-day workshop commenced at
Open Door Designs this past Sunday. Alexander a master of puppet
building instructed the attendees on working with air-dry and polymer
clays to carve the head, hands and feet of a marionette to be
completed this coming Sunday. If you are interested in working
with Alexander we will be offering other workshops in the new year.
Please email or call (416) 531-1290 to get on the list. More info click here

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:
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.


   

INVITATION TO LAUNCH OF
IDLE HANDS

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What? A wine and cheese reception

Why? Mary Rykov launches her IDLE HANDS designer knitting label at IDO.

Where? IDO (Independent Designers Outlet), 1418 Dundas Street West.
web: www.shop-ido.com
Critics’ Pick, Best-of-Toronto (women’s clothing), NOW Magazine, November 2009

When? Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 3:00 – 7:00 pm What else? Optional restaurant dinner to follow.

Contact? madeforyou.byidlehands@gmail.com or 416 538-2271

 

KIDS HOLIDAY CARNIVAL AT
SUGARPLUM LOUNGE

1615 Dupont Street

 

 

Sunday, December 6th - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tickets $5.00 with $1 of each ticket sold benefitting the United Way

Details: www.sugarplumlounge.webs.com

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