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Science Fiction B-Movie

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The puppet audience is awestruck by Clelia Scala’s B-Movie scene!

Puppet-A-Go-Go’s Clelia Scala was first up for the In The Park residency at the Niagara Artists Centre’s Plate Glass Gallery. Her papier-mâché scenario of monsters and scientists comes right out of the late show!

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Pleading with the monster to put down its victim. Clelia Scala’s installation at NAC’s Plate Glass Gallery.

Standing almost three feet tall, the bug-eyed monster carries his victim while a pair of concerned (and maybe culpable) citizens beseech it to stop being so horrible.

Clelia’s scene also featured the debut of the Puppet-A-Go-Go audience, over 40 puppets built especially for the project by Scala, Christine Cosby, Trisha Lavoie and Alexa Fraser. These puppets are seated on risers and will watch four different scenarios over the coming months.

Puppet-A-Go-Go In The Park runs until January 31, 2017.

 

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Puppet-A-Go-Go in the Park

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Some of the audience attending Puppet-A-Go-Go In The Park.

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Something up their sleeves! Puppet-A-Go-Go (clockwise from left): Clelia Scala, Trisha Lavoie, Alexa Fraser, Christine Cosby

Puppet-A-Go-Go’s current 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 is 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 four 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 is located at 354 St Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario and can be viewed from the sidewalk any time on any day. Show runs September 23, 2016 through January 28, 2017.

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for supporting Puppet-A-Go-Go in the Park!

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