Museum Puppet Throwdown: “Puppets for the Planet”

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Museum Puppet Throwdown: “Puppets for the Planet”

Here’s the idea: invite people to Providence’s awesome bar/restaurant/nonprofit gallery, AS220, and give them a space to sit down, have a beer or glass of wine, and make puppets based on popular Providence museum exhibits.

This year — the 2nd Annual Museum Puppet Throwdown — has a theme: “Puppets for the Planet.”  We’ll be creating spontaneous puppetshows on the theme for upload to YouTube via Storykiosk.

Providence artist Amy Walsh and I are playing with a few themes for the event:

  • demonstrate ways museums can use non-traditional environments (such as bars and restaurants) to extend their mission
  • create playful environments for adults to make and share things
  • use fun formats to focus on larger issues such as environmental advocacy

Appearing again this year will be Nori the Dragon from Providence Children’s Museum as well as puppets from other Providence museums. For an overview of last year’s event, you can check out this blog entry. See you there!

Details: Thursday, 9/25, 6pm to 8pm. No charge other than incidental food and drink. Can hang out after.  AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence. Google Map.

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