Craig Marin [NM] & Olga Felgemacher [NM] : Hand puppet Tito Swing the piano man of the Jukebox Band from Shining Time Station [PBS, 1986-1996], ca.1986.

SAL record control number: 112127 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Hand puppet Tito Swing of the Jukebox Band from Shining Time Station [PBS, 1986-1996]  [from curator] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Hand puppet Tito Swing of the Jukebox Band from Shining Time Station [PBS, 1986-1996]  [from curator] ;

Work date: ca.1986  [from date of production]

Work creator: Craig Marin [NM] & Olga Felgemacher [NM] ;

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SAL category: Sculpture ;
SAL sub-category: Puppet ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Sculpture — Puppet

Description of work:

The Shining Time Station is a train station on the Indian Valley Railroad in an unknown part of the United States. It is managed by Stacy Jones. Its workshop is run in the first season by Harry Cupper, and thereafter by Billy Twofeathers. A local named Horace Schemer, simply referred to as Schemer, runs the station’s arcade and serves as the series’ comic relief. The narrative is driven by regular and incidental visitors to the station.

Mr. Conductor is a tiny man who lives in a signal house inside the station’s mural and tells the stories taken from Thomas & Friends to the kids. He also introduces songs to the kids in The Anything Tunnel. Sometimes, he may present a magic bubble to the kids that has the song inside as a way of introducing it. On occasion, the kids may look through a film viewer to see the song or film.

ca.1986 Craig Marin [NM] & Olga Felgemacher [NM], New York, NY ;

Exhibition history:
2021-2022 SCNY Bil Baird and Olga Felgemacher : a narrative legacy November 25 – January 30.
1986-1996 Public Broadcast Station (PBS) network Shining Time Station.

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