Monday, September 19, 2011

Muppet Monday: Puppet, Muppet and Marionette Art Show Article

This is a great article from about Orlando's Puppet, Muppet and Marionette show that I will be featured in. You can check it out here, and I've copied and pasted it below as well.

2011 Muppet Art Show in Downtown Orlando Showcases Jim Henson’s Favorite Characters at the Gallery at Avalon Island

The Muppets will be returning to the big screen on November 23rd, 2011 but Benjamin Sawinski and several other artists will be celebrating Jim Henson’s favorite characters a little early in Downtown Orlando for the Puppet, Muppet, & Marionette Art Show beginning with an opening night party on Thursday, October 20th 2011 from 6 PM – 9 PM.

Puppet, Muppet, & Marionette Art Show

The opening night events will be on October 20th, 2011 but the art show will be on display through November 11th, 2011. The Gallery at Avalon Island is the nicest gallery venue in Downtown Orlando and showcases some of the best art galleries throughout the year. Select pieces from the show will also make their way around the Orlando area including the Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater in Altamonte Springs. All events are free to attend.

Presenting artists Benjamin Sawinski goes on to describe his enthusiasm for the art show as:

I personally am extremely excited to have the ability to put on such a show with the support of so many groups and artists. Its just a fun show that everyone can enjoy. Every person has a connection to a puppet of some sort. Every artist I talk to has at least one that they want to paint. Ibex puppetry and Heather Henson came through and helped us out a ton with this show in many ways. They really are the kind of people you want on you side when doing something of this nature.

The show will be a very diverse mix of styles and interpretations. We did a smaller show back in April and were amazed with the turn out and support. The fact that Avalon Gallery in Downtown Orlando is letting us host this there amazes me. We went from a tiny cafe in Metrowest to one of the most respected galleys in Central Florida. Just goes to show that everyone still holds a strong bond to their childhood memories. Memories we all share together, no matter what your age. Third Thursday in October really is going to be an impressive evening.

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