Puppet Purple Rain


Prince in felt, by Trisha Lavoie.


Apollonia fooled by Prince’s silver tongue.

For the second installment of Puppet-A-Go-Go’s In The Park residency, Trisha Lavoie realizes a 80s pop culture milestone in felt and embroidery. Her Purple Rain diorama features puppets of Prince and Apollonia in a famous scene from the film.

“Purify Yourself in the Waters of Lake Minnetonka.”

Puppet-A-Go-Go In the Park features four one-month installations by Clelia Scala, Trisha Lavoie, Christine Cosby (with Rob Elliott), and Alexa Fraser. It is on display 24 hours a day in the front window of the Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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


Purple Rain, in the Niagara Artist Centre’s Plate Glass Gallery.