TOM SARVER & IRMA FREEMAN CENTER FOR IMAGINATION present:
LASCAUX TO GARFIELD
Art Salon & Puppet Happening
December 2nd & 3rd, 2011
Gallery Reception: Friday, December 2nd, 6 PM – 10 PM
Puppet Happening Cabaret: Friday, December 2nd, 11 PM – Midnight
Daytime Reception: Saturday, December 3rd, Noon – 5 PM
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and artist Tom Sarver present a weekend mini-festival benefiting Puppet Happening, Pittsburgh’s new puppet festival and presenting organization.
Lascaux to Garfield features a small works art salon including the works of fifty local artists exploring a broad range of mediums and techniques. Works will be available for sale “off the wall” at the Gallery Reception and at the Saturday, December 3rd Daytime Reception. A portion of proceeds of art sales will benefit a Puppet Happening festival in 2012.
Exhibiting artists include: Sheila Ali, Alberto Almarza, Ashley Pixelle Andrews, Tommy Bones, Dean Cercone, Victoria Cessna, Matthew Conboy, Thommy Conroy, Murphi Cook, LEX Covato, Mike Cuccaro, George Davis, Tirzah DeCaria, The Dirty Poet, Sam Ditch, Zach Dorn, Kirsten Ervin, Gabe Felice, Irma Freeman, Claudia Giannini, Karen Hartman, Doug Hill, Jennifer Howison, Renee Ickes, Carolyn Kelly, Jessica Langley, Chris Lisowski, Maria Mangano, Jean McClung, Anna Mikolay, David Luis Montano, John Morris, Lindsay O’Leary, Organza Orgazmica (Scott Andrew, Elin Lennox and Michael McParlane collaboration), Larry Rippel, MJ Sadeghi, Nicole Sarver, Tom Sarver, Jessica Scott, Kate Sherman, Moshe Sherman, Kara Skylling, Steve Smith, Oliver Southgate, Jim Storch, Laurie Trok, Robert Zehmisch & Bob Ziller.
Puppet Happening presents a cabaret event, Friday Night Puppet Live, at 11 PM on Friday, December 2nd. The performance features a wacky array of short acts by local puppeteers, hosted by Tom Sarver ($5 – $10 suggested donation).
Friday Night Puppet Live Performers:
Murphi Cook, Timothy Sherman, Ippei Mori
Murphi Cook, Timothy Sherman and Ippei Mori (recent performers in the Warhol Museum’s Pop Cabaret, I Put A Spell On You) present a surprise explosion of fickle fun.
With a cardboard box and some old socks, Mike Cuccaro performs three short puppet sketches about poorly-considered business decisions, awkward first dates, and pizza-loving kitties.
Utilizing archaic overhead projectors in unexpected performance spaces, Zach Dorn melds verse and shadow, carrying audiences on epic adventures inspired by conversations with strangers, shopping excursions and embarrassing moments.
Joann Kielar performs The Girl with a Pony-tail, a lightly twisted fairy tale told by a demented big brother to an innocent little sister and recreated for the audience with shadow puppets and paper figures.
Flora Shepherd presents Little Red and the Wolf: Rematch. The legendary hooded heroine battles her infamous canine stalker in the woods to Grandma’s house. Who will win? A hand puppet re-enactment of this lost story holds the answer.