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downtown event

Don’t miss the next Puppet Happening event, Saturday, March 3rd at Future Tenant Art Space, Downtown Pittsburgh.  See the website for more information.

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the day after

The Lascaux to Garfield event at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination was a huge success.  Hundreds of visitors stopped in for the gallery show and we had a capacity crowd for the Puppet Cabaret.  Thank you to everyone who stopped out.  A special thanks goes out to all of the participating artists, the performers, those who donated food & drink for the reception, Brett & Sheila at IFC and everyone who purchased art!

Proceeds from the event will go towards the next Puppet Happening event, scheduled for the first weekend of March, 2012 at Future Tenant Gallery, Downtown Pittsburgh.  I’m looking for volunteers and performers for that event.  Please contact me if you are interested.  tomsarver@gmail.com

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I stopped by Conneaut Lake Park near the end of the summer on my way back from Lake Erie.  The park used to be a major regional amusement center. Over the years some of the rides have been shipped off.  Structure has slowly deteriorated.  Locals take pride in the legendary rides that have survived, including the Blue Streak and Devil’s Den. The park is still open through October for special events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AOT, Union Project, Pittsburgh

This footage of the 20o8 Art Olympic Theatre event at the Union Project was recorded by Pittsburgh filmmaker Keith Tassick.  For this event, a Philadelphia team drove in to challenge two Pittsburgh teams.  Check out the pre-event interviews!

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Pulp Friction

I haven’t exhibited work in a Pittsburgh group show in a while.  This will be my first time showing at James Gallery in the West End.  Considering this lineup of artists and the Pulp Friction title, the show will definitely have some interesting surprises.  I will be presenting a puppet-themed sculptural installation inspired by time spent “people watching” in both New York City and Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Remembering Art Olympics

On March 17th, 2007 the first Art Olympic Theatre was held at the Mattress Factory.  After receiving funding from Sprout, the event traveled to the Union Project, PCA, Market Square and the New Hazlett Theater.  I’m thinking of bringing the event back to Pittsburgh with a new format that could include more audience participation and more hot glue than ever!



Installation Olympics

*Participants for the first event included Tavia La Follette, Atticus Adams, Stephanie Mayer-Staley, Larry Bogad, Ben Kinsley, Kazuki Eguchi, John Peña, Robin Hewlett, T. Foley, Jesse McLean, Carolyn Lambert and Thad Kellstadt.  Heather Pesanti, John Morris, Owen Smith and Bill O’Driscoll were the official judges.  Mike Cuccaro and I officiated the event.  Liz Hammond, Larry Rippel and Dianne DeStefano helped to produce the event along with MF staff.

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Grand Guignol

I’m bringing the puppets back for an appearance at the New Hazlett Theater’s Halloween Party (Pittsburgh) on October 22nd, 2010.  I’ll be playing a Punch and Judy-style show, plus a show that invites the audience to participate.  The event theme is Grand Guignol, Theatre of the Macabre.  It should be a great party!

For event details, check out the New Hazlett Website.

Warning!  This puppet show is not for children.

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Don’t miss this event!

This event is a 4th River Project of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The event will begin with a concert by Opek at 6 PM. The event is made possible in part by a Seed Award from the Sprout Fund. Penn Brewery is the official beverage sponsor for Art Olympic Theatre.

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Art Olympic Theatre on WDUQ FM Pittsburgh!

WDUQ’s Katherine Fink was on the scene for Art Olympic Theatre III, which took place Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at the Union Project in Highland Park.

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