Puppet-A-Go-Go in the Park Opens / Saturday 1 October 2016

Puppet-A-Go-Go in the Park
Christine Cosby, Alexa Fraser, Trish Lavoie, Clelia Scala
Plate Glass Gallery at NAC
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 1 October 7PM

Puppet-A-Go-Go’s upcoming exhibit mimics the summer outdoor theatre festival experience, showcasing a series of four “static performances” on a stage for an audience of enthralled puppets. The public is invited to peek into this world of puppets anytime night or day, through the windows of Niagara Artist Centre’s Plate Glass Gallery.

The outdoor theatre puppet diorama will be on exhibit from September 23, 2016 through January 28, 2017

for viewing anytime. The exhibit features puppets created by the Puppet A Go Go artist collective: Christine Cosby, Alexa Fraser, Trisha Lavoie and Clelia Scala and special guest artists. Viewers will be inspired to re-visit the window diorama and use their imagination to interpret the “static performances” that will be presented over the 4 month “festival.” Special puppet celebrity appearances are included in the festival line-up, and the audience is a wild assortment of colourful characters.

Niagara Artist Centre’s Plate Glass Gallery (354 St Paul St, St. Catharines) can be viewed from the sidewalk any time on any day. Show runs September 23, 2016 through January 28, 2017.

The first performance of the “festival” features puppet and sculpture work by Clelia Scala.  You will have to see the mayhem and drama for yourself!  This performer has a “no photos” rule and will destroy any paparazzi seen lurking about….

Clelia Scala is a St. Catharines-based mask and puppet maker, collage artist and illustrator.  She has numerous theatre and publications to her credit – check her out at http://www.clelia.ca

Puppet-A-Go-Go’s Opening party is Saturday October 1 at NAC, 7-10pm.  It will be the NAC party of the week – promise!

Puppet-A-Go-Go artist collective’s mantra is “Bringing Puppets to the People and People to the Puppets”.  Puppet-A-Go-Go in the Park is a follow-up to the wildly popular “1000 Finger Puppets” collaboration exhibited at NAC in April 2016.

Puppet-A-Go-Go are all over social media like felt scraps on the studio floor.

Follow Puppet-A-Go-Go on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/puppetagogo

Check out the artists’ and their puppet-making work on their blog https://puppetagogo.wordpress.com

Email them at puppetagogo@gmail.com