When Teachers Are Heroes

Yesterday I woke up to news that my high school art teacher had died. He was loving, kind, generous, and sassy. He introduced me to artists and movements. He helped me get through a transitional period and into art school. He helped a lot of people survive and become who they are today. He made life more worth living.

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Puppetry Journal – review of “Object of Her Affection”

Object of Her Affection, photo Kelly Stuart

In April, The Puppetry Journal printed a review of Object of Her Affection by Marissa Fenley as part of its coverage of the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival.

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Object of Her Affection, Ann Boland Review

In a review of Object of Her Affection at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Ann Boland wrote on her blog, that the performance was “weird, amazing, funny, endearing, way over-the-top”.

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Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture (Symposium / Streaming)

Saturday, January 22, 2022, I discussed the creation and development of Object of Her Affection at a symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character; Animal, Alien, or Architecture with Maria Camia, Nick Lehane, Basil Twist, and moderator, Dr. Paulette Richards. The symposium, part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival streamed at on HowlRound.

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Object of Her Affection, Puppetry Journal

The Fall 2021 Edition of The Puppetry Journal profiled the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, including Object of Her Affection, which performed as part of the festival.

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Simone Gad (1947-2021)

I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.

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24700 Automata Residency

On July 9th, 2020, 24700, news from California Institute for the Arts blog announced my individual artist residency Automata to develop Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-ups.

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How We Got Stuck Together

Detail from (In)/Animate Objects Panel #1, 2019,  photo: Track 16

Whether it’s disintegrating dolls, mutant ceramic bunnies, or rescue animal pinups, the artists of Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz, playfully handcraft responses to mass-produced objects and images charged with autobiographical fragments. Join me on a virtual tour, where we can survey the work for context… Continue reading “How We Got Stuck Together”

24700 (Blog)

On March 29, 2019, 24700, News from California Institute of the Arts featured my D+R Residency at Automata for Model Killer in their blog article by Katie Dunham.

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The Austin Chronicle

On December 7, 2018, The Austin Chronicle covered The Austin Puppet Incident in which I performed The Feeder, a short tabletop puppetry piece about complicated relationship.

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