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September - 2009
Fall Workshops Scheduled - New Window by Alexander Mergold
Cabbagetown Festival - Richard Mongiat @ Loop Gallery
Fuzzy Boundaries - Clean Train Coalition

NOW IN THE WINDOW
Marionettes and Dolls by
Alexander Mergold

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION

MEET THE ARTIST ALEXANDER MERGOLD

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 6-9 PM
HERE AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS

Alexander is also offering a marionette making workshop in October - see details below


VISIT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS AT THE
CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13, 2009

Our retail store will still be open
Saturday September 12th, 10am-6pm


Information for Visitors

Friday, September 11
1.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, September 13
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Our Booth is usually located near the Riverdale Farm.

   
KELLY KIRKHAM PAPIER MÂCHÉ WORKSHOP  

SIGN UP NOW
deadline approaching fast!


KELLY KIRKHAM PAPIER MÂCHÉ WORKSHOP
Sunday, September 20th, 2009
at Open Door Designs.


TO GUARANTEE A SPACE in Kelly's next workshop Download the Workshop Description and Registration Form
or

Call (416) 531-1290

More Information

   
Naomi Kates' Rod Puppet Workshop For Parents & Kids  

Make a Puppet for HALLOWEEN!

Naomi Kates' Rod Puppet Workshop
For Parents & Kids

AGE GROUP
• Kids: 5 and up/Parents of any age
• Children over 9 years of age may be unaccompanied

DATE: Sunday, October 25th

TIMES
Morning Workshop: 10 a.m. – Noon
Afternoon Workshop: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

MORE INFORMATION

   
BUILD YOUR OWN MARIONETTE
WITH ALEXANDER MERGOLD
 


MARIONETTE MAKING WORKSHOP
WITH ALEXANDER MERGOLD

TWO DAYS:
Sunday, November 1st and
Sunday November 8th

at Open Door Designs
.

TO GUARANTEE A SPACE in Alexander's workshop Download the Workshop Description and Registration Form

More Information

Once again, Puppets Up! was a truly magical event. With two wonderful parades, countless performances in tents, storefronts and streets with a bonus of a jam-packed Cabaret on Saturday night, Puppets Up is becoming the nexus of a true revival of interest in puppetry. People are working all over the province, country and world producing works of art to move, amaze and delight. Plan to be there next year!
   
New PPT-Kids built recently
for the Ottawa Public Library
   

Richard Mongiat
How Things Work Underwater

September 5 - 27, 2009
LOOP GALLERY
1273 Dundas Street West (3 doors west of Dovercourt)
Toronto, Ontario

416 516 2581 or loopgallery@primus.ca

Richard Mongiat's How Things Work Underwater is a painterly dive into an imaginary watery world - think of Carlos Castaneda and Jacques Cousteau sharing a picnic on the ocean floor. After watching Werner Herzog's documentary "Encounters at the End of the World" with it's beautiful and bizarre underwater footage I realized that my tendency of building layers of compiled shapes and imagery was a perfect match for the teeming world of sea creatures and plant life. Working with larger, clumsier brushes I was looking for a clunk-ier approach to the shapes being depicted and to the application of paint in general. I even changed the way I normally hold my brushes. And although I allowed my whimsy free reign, can anything really compare to the strange beauty of a seahorse?

   

A residents' group called Fuzzy Boundaries has initiated a naming process for the area. You are invited to our second lively discussion about neighbourhood identities on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church (110 Franklin Avenue). Urban affairs specialist, CBC broadcaster and National Director of the annual Jane Jacobs Walk, Jane Farrow will discuss the naming experience of the West Queen West community group Active 18. Fuzzy Boundaries member Chris Kwaczek will also speak about neighbourhood demographics.
A Q & A will follow. All are welcome to attend this free event.
For details call Kevin at 416-537-1128 or visit fuzzyboundaries.ca where discussions about our great neighbourhood take place online.

 

Mark your calendars!
The HUMAN TRAIN FOR CLEAN AIR will roll through communities along the tracks on
Saturday, September 26, 2009.


Plan now to hop on board the Human Train to send a message to Premier McGuinty that he must act now to scrap plans to run hundreds of polluting diesel trains a day through our neighbourhoods, and direct Metrolinx to use only clean, quiet electric trains for any expansion of rail traffic along the Georgetown corridor.

The Route of the Human Train
· The Human Train will get rolling in Weston at 8:30 am with “Whistle Stops” in a number of communities along the way.
· The Human Train will arrive in Sorauren Park at 1:00 pm for the Main Rally of the day!
· At 2:30, the Human Train will leave Sorauren Park for a parade through Queen West.
· Further details on times and locations will be coming soon!

We urge everyone from every neighbourhood to join us at SORAUREN PARK for the main event at 1:00 pm. We will all gather together in the largest park beside the railway tracks to demonstrate the strength of our demand that the provincial government ensure that only clean public transit is built in our city.

Here’s how YOU can help.

1. Volunteer to help get the word out about the Human Train.
Contact info@cleantrain.ca. Let us know what neighbourhood you are in. Volunteers are needed for leafleting, postering, making signs, and helping to organize events.

2. Bring people with you on September 26th.
Talk to your family, friends and neighbours about the event and bring them with you on September 26. Talk it up! Phone around and use your networks and email lists to spread the word. All aboard for what promises to be a very exciting day!

3. Make a financial contribution.
There are a lot of expenses involved with organizing a Human Train. You can help by sending a cheque made out to the Clean Train Coalition, c/o 1974 Weston Road, Weston ON M9N 1W2.

If you have any questions or want to join the Human Train organizing and outreach effort, contact us today at info@cleantrain.ca.

We will only win this fight if we all join in so we look forward to hearing from you!

Help get the word out - get your neighbours to sign up to www.cleantrain.ca