In October 2017, I was invited to present an exhibit of my puppetry by Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery. In addition to the exhibit, I also gave a talk about my artistic journey, and facilitated a marionette-making workshop.
On all fronts, I was met with an incredible outpouring of appreciation, from children with sparkles in their eyes to older men with tears in their eyes. The exhibit was so successful that it was extended for a total run of nearly three months, and the talk and workshop were both attended beyond capacity!
It was a profound honor and a pleasure to bring my work back to the land of my childhood and to connect or reconnect with so many dear people on such a heart-felt level.
Well executed jumbo-vision made it easy to show smaller puppets, like the Yeti, to the whole room!
I made a surprise entrance as a crocodile, in training to play the drums, of course.
Huge thanks to Kynde Kiefel for the collaboration on this plan, and for bringing the whole event together!
Check out the crocodile intro clip:
Gallery photo (top) by Liv Staryk.
All other photos and video courtesy of Michael Luce 2017. All rights reserved.