I'm now a bi-state puppeteer. This October I moved the half of my studio that had been at the Ithaca Zen Center into a new artist community called Artist Alley.
To launch our first twice-monthly Open Studio nights, I'm hosting a cardboard automata making party. Automata are art machines, art moved by mechanisms. Not unlike puppets. Drop in any time between 5-8pm this Thursday, February 21 and try making a simple cam-driven automaton. All materials provided, open to adults, and kids accompanied by an adult. Free. No artistic or mechanical mastery necessary.