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Multi-media puppet talk with Flexitoon
skylight gallery
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December 21, 2021, 6:00PM

L O C A T I O N

Salmagundi, skylight gallery

S P O N S O R

Salmagundi curator’s committee

A D M I S S I O N

Free and open to the general public with RSVP
Your name will be checked at time of entrance

D E S C R I P T I O N

Enjoy a multi-media talk from two of America’s top puppeteers, Olga Felgemacher and Craig Marin.  Olga worked along side our past Salmagundi artist member Bil Baird for nearly ten years.  Olga will speak about her time with Bil and then show her work after Baird.  She will speak about meeting her husband and fellow puppeteer Craig Marin and their work together as the company Flexitoon.  The talk will include images, videos and even a fun puppet performance.

Enjoy a reception immediately following the talk serving hors d’oeuvres, wine and soda.

ABOUT OLGA AND CRAIG

Olga Felgemacher spent nearly ten years with Baird, after the death of Baird’s wife and collaborator Cora, a highly talented puppeteer in her own right. Olga starred in every production at the theater, bringing to life characters written for her by such show business luminaries as Sheldon Mayer Harnick (b.1924) and Joseph “Joe” Guilherme Raposo (1937-1989). After Baird closed up shop, Olga accepted a long-standing invitation from James “Jim” Maury Henson (1936-1990) to join his Muppets, where she spent a year on Sesame Street & puppeteered in the first Muppet Movie. Felgemacher, along with her partner and husband Craig Marin began their own performing company called Flexitoon, where they design, build and perform puppets and marionettes for television, film and stage, including Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel and Shining Time Station (also starring George Carlin and Ringo Starr) on PBS. Flexitoon is currently in production with a famous rock band for a wild immersive puppet theater experience launching Fall, 2022.

T I C K E T S

RSVP required.  Your name must appear on the list for admission.

Proof of vaccination is required and checked at the door.