This post is to let everyone know of upcoming puppetry workshops and shows held throughout our great state.
The Northern Utah Guild will be doing a workshop on Saturday, March 17, entitled “Leprechauns and All Things Green.” (We’re planning Sock Puppet Leprechauns or Green Monster Sock Puppets for kids and Soft Sculpture Face Spoon/Rod Puppets for adults.) It will be held at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S 100 W, Brigham City, UT. Registration at 9:30 am and classes and activities from 10 am to noon with a break for lunch then back for more from 1 to 3 pm. Workshops and shows included in the $5 (sock puppet) or $10 (soft sculpture puppet) registration fee. The puppet museum will be open in the afternoon, as well.
To make sure you have a spot and a puppet kit, pre-register by calling Susan at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center at (435) 730-2487. Don’t forget to wear your green!!
The St. George group known as “The Laughing Cactus” guild is going to hold their annual workshop on Saturday, March 24, at the DiFiore Center, 307 N. Main Street, St. George, UT, starting at 10 am to noon and again after lunch from 1 pm to 3 pm. There will be workshops, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. The whole event is only $5/person (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). You will come away with great puppet experiences, fun ideas, and new puppet goals.
There will also be the Puppet Potluck Potpourri Party on Friday night, March 23, starting at 7pm, also at the DiFiore Center. Guests must be at least 16 to attend this party. Please bring your favorite puppet and something good to eat to share. Lorie and Sharon throw a great party and fun, fun workshops. Don’t miss this awesome event in St George. (Northern puppeteers, this is a great excuse to break out of the gloom and enjoy some much needed sunshine.)
The Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah’s Annual Puppetry Workshop will be held this year at the SCERA Center, 745 S State Street, Orem, on Saturday, April 14. Registration starting at 9:30 am with workshops following from 10 am to noon, with a break for lunch and resuming again from 1 to 4 pm followed by the puppet follies. More details to follow as classes are finalized and the time gets closer.
AND, I just was notified that the Cashore Marionettes http://www.cashoremarionettes.com/schedule.php are scheduled to perform at the Ogden High School, 2828 Harrison Blvd, Ogden UT, on Monday, March 19, at 7 pm. If you have a love for the art or have never seen Joe Cashore perform his amazing marionettes, let me (and anyone else who has seen his work) assure you it will be well worth the drive, AND the evening performance is FREE to the public.
SO, WE ARE CHARGING INTO SPRING LOADED WITH PUPPET ACTIVITIES AND SHOWS!! Hope you will set these dates aside now and plan to join us at any, or all Puppet Workshops, and don’t miss Joe Cashore and his amazing marionettes.
Happy Puppet Thoughts to All.