Puppets

Tom Sarver Puppets

Tom and Kristen Sarver (as Sarver Express) performing ‘The Farmers and The Bugs’ at the August 2019 Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh Slam.

Tom Sarver Poster

Slam Poster designed by Tom Sarver, 2019

Jon Burnett

Pittsburgh Weatherman Jon Burnett Puppet, 2019

Tom Sarver Art

Performing Joe Magarac Stories, November 2018, at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art with Mike Cuccaro.

Tom Sarver Art

Joe Magarac and Newsie Ned puppets created for November 2018 performances at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

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Puppets created for Mattress Factory 40th Anniversary, 2017.  Photo: MF

Rip Van Winkle, set for the first of four shows at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 2015.

Rip Van Winkle, set for the first of four shows at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 2015.

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Performing Part 1 of Rip Van Winkle and the Crazy Quilt, an original puppet show with Mike Cuccaro, Grande Re-opening of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, October 25, 2015.

Tom Sarver Puppets, Westmoreland Musuem of Art

Touring a steel mill. Part 2 of Rip Van Winkle and the Crazy Quilt, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA, 2015

Carnival Time! Part 3 of Rip Van Winkle and the Crazy Quilt, Grand re-opening of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 2015

Carnival Time! Part 3 of Rip Van Winkle and the Crazy Quilt, Grand re-opening of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 2015.

A Nautical Adventure. Part 4 of Rip Van Winkle and The Crazy Quilt. October 25th, 2015 in the new cantilever wing of the Westmorland.

A Nautical Adventure. Part 4 of Rip Van Winkle and The Crazy Quilt. October 25th, 2015 in the new cantilever wing of the Westmoreland.

Tom Sarver Puppets

Family art making and appearances by my puppets at the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, 2014. Image by Rebecca Lessner Photography.

January 20th, 2014 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

January 20th, 2014 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Performing an African folk tale at the Carnegie International Children's Day, with Mike Cuccaro, April 20th, 2014.

Performing an African folk tale at the Carnegie International Children’s Day, with Mike Cuccaro, January 20th, 2014.

Art activities at my show The Occasional Market, May 17th and 18th, 2014, during the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival. Image by Rebecca Lessner.

Art activities at my show The Occasional Market, May 17th and 18th, 2014, during the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival. Image by Rebecca Lessner.

Performing an adaptation of Aristophanes' Peace with Mike Cuccaro, April 12th, 2013, Modern Formations, Pittsburgh.

Performing an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Peace with Mike Cuccaro, April 12th, 2013, Modern Formations, Pittsburgh.

Flight Out of Time, Performed at The Carnegie Museum of Art, for the 2013 Carnegie International Event, Culture Club: These Aren't Your Kids Puppets, January 16, 2014.

Flight Out of Time, Performed at The Carnegie Museum of Art for the 2013 Carnegie International event, Culture Club: These Aren’t Your Kids Puppets, January 16, 2014.

Gallery shows by Tom Sarver and Mike Cuccaro, Scaife Galleries, Carnegie Musuem of Art, April 27, 2013.

Gallery shows by Tom Sarver and Mike Cuccaro, Scaife Galleries, Carnegie Musuem of Art, April 27, 2013.

Hall of Architecture, CMA, April 27, 2013

Hall of Architecture, CMoA, April 27, 2013.

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Hall of Architecture, CMoA

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Hall of Architecture, CMOA

Tom Sarver talking puppet

Puppet Happening Presents: Friday Night Puppet Live, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 2011. 

Announcing the formation of Puppet Happening, February, 2011

Announcing the formation of Puppet Happening (2011-2014), February, 2011.

Puppet City, Installation at James Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2010

Puppet City, Installation at James Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2010.

Puppet Archives at The Tom Museum, 2008, Photo by Larry Rippel

Puppet Archives at The Tom Museum, 2008. Photo by Larry Rippel.

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Puppet Archives Room at The Tom Museum, 2008. Photo by Larry Rippel.

The Puppet Archives Room, Located on the second floor of The Tom Museum. L.R.

The Puppet Archives Room, Located on the second floor of The Tom Museum. Photo by Larry Rippel.

Djuha Stories, Mattress Factory, November 2007.

Djuha Stories (Middle Eastern Folktales), Mattress Factory, November 2007.

Performing at the Mattress Factory Family Day, November, 2007.

Performing at the Mattress Factory Family Day, November, 2007.

MF family day.

Mattress Factory Family Day.

Setting up another show.

Setting up another show.

Preliminary sketch for the Ninth Annual BSPF.

Preliminary sketch for the Ninth Annual BSPF.

Performing: Little Tricker The Squirrel Meets Big Double The Bear, at MF.

Performing: Little Tricker The Squirrel Meets Big Double The Bear, at Mattress Factory.

Pittsburgh puppeteers in a tech meeting for Black Sheep Local #9, Brew House Theater, 2007

Pittsburgh puppeteers in a tech meeting for Black Sheep Local #9, Brew House Theater, 2007.

Brochure illustration for a puppet workshop at The Tom Museum, 2006

Brochure illustration for a puppet workshop at The Tom Museum, 2006.

Puppet Sketches, 2006

Puppet Sketches, 2006.

Backstage at the 8th Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, October 20th, 2006. Photo by Larry Rippel.

Backstage at the 8th Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, October 20th, 2006. Photo by Larry Rippel.

With Mike Cuccaro at the American Shorts Reading Series, Brew House, 2006 (photo by Larry Rippel)

With Mike Cuccaro at the American Shorts Reading Series, Brew House, 2006. Photo by Larry Rippel.

Black Sheep Puppet Festival

Black Sheep Puppet Festival program designed by Dave Wallace.

Gallery Opening performance for the 7th Annual BSPF, Oct. 7, 2005

Gallery Opening performance for the 7th Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, Oct. 7, 2005.

Preparing to perform Perseus, Medusa and the Magic Frisbee at the 5th Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, October 2003

Preparing to perform Perseus, Medusa and the Magic Frisbee at the 5th Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, October 2003.

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Puppet practice, 2001

Puppet practice, 2001.

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Gallery Opening for 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, Brew House Space 101, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA

Gallery Opening for 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, Brew House Space 101, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA.

Performing a Kafka-inspired tale, AAP Gallery, 937 Liberty Ave. 2001

Performing a Kafka-inspired tale at my exhibition, From Puppets to Paintings, AAP Gallery, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, 2001

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Life in The Big Cities, performed at the 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, 1999

Life in The Big Cities, performed at the 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival, The Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999

Card for 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival with logo by Rick Bach.

Card for 1st Annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival with logo by Rick Bach.

Black Sheep Puppet Festival team, 1999 (Liz Hammond, Rick Bach, Suzanne Pace, John Latell, Tim Kaulen, Thad Bobula, Tom Sarver, George Davis, Rob Long, Michael Mcfadden.

Black Sheep Puppet Festival team, 1999 (Liz Hammond, Rick Bach, Suzanne Pace, John Latell, Tim Kaulen, Thad Bobula, Tom Sarver, George Davis, Rob Long, Michael Mcfadden).

My first public puppet show at Tyler School of Art, 1997.

My first public puppet show at Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, 1997.

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