Growing Up Linda, Acorn Gallery, Los Angeles (exhibition)

In June and July 2007, I exhibited stop-motion puppets from Growing Up Linda  at Acorn Gallery in Los Angeles.

Growing Up Linda, puppet animation still, 2007, Marsian De Lellis


The puppets were from Birthday Trauma, a section of Growing Up Linda.

Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.  

In Birthday Trauma, a scene from Growing Up Linda, Linda recounts the events of her fifth birthday when she first started communicating with food.


Saturday, June 2nd
Sunday July 8th, 2007

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 9th,

The Acorn Gallery
135 N. Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042


Hosted by the Arroyo Arts Collective, Puppets on the Wall ran in conjunction with their Puppets, Puppets, Puppets Festival.

The Arroyo Arts Collective is a grassroots, community-based organization of artists, poets, musicians, performers, craftspersons and supporters of the creative community in Northeast Los Angeles.


Natalie Kahn Aguilar
Victoria Taylor Alvarez
Pamela Bell
Maria Bodmann
Nancy Buchanan
Marcela Cizewski
Carol Colin
Matt Dehaven
Ruth DeNicola
Sharon Eaton

Hedwig Ferber
Cicely Gilman
Kay Gott
Al Guerrero
Celia Hicklin
Heather Hoggan
Karen Hovanitz
Verlena Johnson
Patricia Krebs
Cat Lee
Patricia Lee

Kyle McBain Leeser
Joe Oliver
Christine Papalexis
Frank Parrello
Suzanne Siegel
Donnie Stroud
April Totten
Kacy Treadway
Ted Waltz
DanRae Wilson


Puppets, Puppets, Puppets! was supported in part through the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.