From March 17-April 30, 2006 I displayed puppets, props, and set pieces from Growing Up Linda – Birthday Trauma at the Guildford Art Center as part of Art in Motion: Invitational Exhibition of Puppetry. The Guilford Courier and Sound described the installation as “an eyecatcher”. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. Art in Motion spotlighted puppets as sculptural objects
From the Brochure:
The Guilford Art Center welcomes 17 puppeteers from across the Northeast exhibiting within the five major puppet styles: shadow, rod, hand, mask or string (marionette). Makers of puppets are artists of wide-ranging skills. Their handmade, sculptural works must function practically in performance yet are often beautiful and intrguiging objects. This invitation exhibition focuses on the artistry behind puppets as sculptural objects thereby exemplifying Art In Motion.
The exhibition included Bonnie Berkowitz, Leslie and Bob Bresnick, Marsian De Lellis, Faye Dupras, Robert Fappiano, Sarah Frechette, Michael Graham, Elisa, Hevia, Ulysses Jones, Robin H. McCahill, Mary Hilderbrand Nagler, Jim Napolitano, Bobbie Nitz, Sarah Beth Parks, Frederick W. Thompson, Eric, Brian and Robin Torbek, and Marc Weiner
Art in Motion: Invitational Exhibition of Puppetry ran from March 17th to April 30th, 2006 at the Guildford Art Center with an Opening Reception Friday, March 17th, 5:00PM-7:00PM.
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop, and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957, in which local artisans displayed and demonstrated their crafts. Ten years later, the Center was incorporated and, since that time, has become a vital part of the town and the shoreline community and culture. It serves as the most comprehensive art organization, and includes the largest public exhibition space, between New Haven and Old Lyme. The Center’s gallery presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in all media and is open seven days a week.
Press for Art in Motion:
- March 2006 – Arts! “Art In Motion”
- April 13, 2006 – Guilford Courier “Imagination & Skilled Hands Combine in Puppet Exhibit at GAC – “an eyecatcher”
- April 9, 2006 – New Haven Registrar “Guilford Art Center exhibit offers chance to see marionettes as the works of art they are” – “wicked humor and edginess”