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International Day of Puppetry and Northwest Puppet Center

Today is the International Day of Puppetry and Northwest Puppet Center continues to bring this art to folks near and far.  This day was designated by Union International de la Marionette (a member group of UNESCO) and is celebrated by colleagues around the world.  Northwest Puppet Center is proud to be actively involved with this international organization which is dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding and peace through puppetry.
Just this past weekend was the culmination of a massive undertaking at Caine College of the Arts, the staging of a puppet opera!  With over 100 participants (students, faculty and guest artists) and hundreds of attendees, the project was a resounding success which uniquely brought together the Visual Arts, Theatre and Music departments.  We hope it leads to more puppetry programs at Caine College.  Sorry to all of our local fans but this production was only presented at Morgan Theatre on the campus in Logan, Utah.  However, it did help renew our interest in bringing opera back to the stage at Northwest Puppet Center.  This production at Caine College was dedicated to our beloved Music Director Margriet Tindemans.
Further across the globe, our colleagues at Israel’s Puppet Center have just posted a video which gives a glimpse into their museum where some of our puppets are currently on loan.  See if you can recognize any puppets you’ve seen in Seattle:
Getting back to local projects, Northwest Puppet Center is pleased to have puppets from West Africa on display at Washington State Convention Center and puppets tied to the early years of Cornish College for the Arts are on display through May 1st as part of Cascadia Art Museum’s current exhibit:
Northwest Puppet Center is also working with Pratt Fine Arts Center to offer this carving class.  If you’ve wanted to learn how to make a marionette, here is your chance to sign-up:
With all this happening, there has been a little break in the performances at the puppet center but the next show starts this weekend!  Please join us for Oregon Shadow Theatre’s production of “Doc Chapeau meets the Gill Man” playing March 26th through April 10th.  Tickets available at the box office or in advance:
Thank you for your interest in puppetry and the programs offered by our non-profit organization!
Sincerely,
Dmitri Carter
dmitri@nwpuppet.orghttp://www.nwpuppet.org

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Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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Masks and Puppets at the Burke Museum

Greetings from the Burke Museum! We have some exciting events coming up at the Burke that we hope you can attend! We are now offering special gallery activities every week. This month, discover masks and puppets from around the world. On October 27, learn about NW Coast and Yup’ik masks with Robin K. Wright, Burke curator of Native American Art and Justin McCarthy, Ethnology Collections Outreach Coordinator. We hope that you share this event with your friends as well as those interested in masks and puppets!.
Below is a link to the event:
Mask at Burke Museum. Photo by Andrew Waits

Masterpieces exhibit from Valentinetti Puppet Museum

I would love to take this opportunity to invite all of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound members and their families and friends to come to Bremerton to see our newly installed exhibit “Masterpieces from the Collection.” If you have never visited the Valentinetti Puppet Museum in Bremerton, you are in for a treat. Currently the Museum has over 1300 pieces from all over the world which have been given to the Museum from a wide variety of donors, domestic and foreign.

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm. The Museum is also open for Bremerton’s First Friday Art Walk,
May 4th, 5-8 pm. If you all would like to arrange for a private tour at some other date please contact me and see what we can arrange.

Stanley Hess
Museum Curator
Valentinetti Puppet Museum
257 Fourth Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
(s.w.hess@msn.com)
T. 360-373-2992 (Museum)
www.ectandpuppets.org
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Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum on YouTube!

See a great puppet museum on Youtube! The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum was selected for the honor and is featured by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. See the video on YouTube.