We are very excited to be hosting two amazing creative artists working in their field of puppetry, video & TV and music in our Summer Art Program for Youth, Live-Action Puppets and Video, June 25 - 29. On Monday morning, June 25, Phil Jasen is our resident artist. In the afternoon, Jake Krakovsky will work with the teens.
Through shadow puppetry Phil has toured the southeast bringing a unique performance with a live tango band and multiple visual artists operating a large “moving panorama” (or “crankie”) and shadow puppets.This shadow show- “Lupita's Revenge”, has performed at venues such as Atlanta, Georgia's The High Museum and Chattanooga, Tennessee's Barking Legs' Theater. The production, which he serves as artistic director of, is currently developing a tour of the northeast United States for late 2018.
Alongside his puppetry and personal fine art, Phil has 10 years of education experience- working as an instructor in both the Foundations and Drawing & Painting program at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art.In addition to teaching college students- he works with younger groups through a comic book camp and hosting several “crankie” and/or puppetry workshops.
Jake Krakovsky has worked as an actor, writer, director, puppeteer, clown and teaching artist. Recent credits include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts), Dispossessed (Essential Theater) and Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story (Alliance Theatre). Jake brings firsthand experience presenting the mechanics and logistics about operating puppets and engaging in performance.
(images above: left - Lupita's Revenge, right - Jake engaging students)Spaces available for Art Summer Programs
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