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Northwest Puppet Center Scores BIG!
July 15, 2010

Like many other people I know, I wish we had more coverage of the arts in our community. And I wish that the coverage we do have more often featured some of the remarkable work of smaller arts groups. A case in point is a major coup pulled off this year by the Northwest Puppet Center to which the Carter family (Carter Family Marionettes) has been dedicated for many years. NWPC has produced great puppet theatre year-in-and-year-out for decades, and it has in the process created a remarkable collection of puppets and the nation's most extensive research library on puppetry.

All of this paid off this year in a big way. An internationally renowned collection of puppets known as "The Cook/Marks Collection" has been donated to NWPC. The first group of puppets has already arrived in Seattle from Los Angeles, and several thousand more are to come. One day we will be home to one of the world's finest puppet museums but you need not wait to see some of these fantastic wooden characters.
In celebration of this major artistic achievement, NWPC will present "The World of Puppetry: Treasures from the Cook/Marks Collection" in Pavilion B at Seattle Center open for first viewing on Friday, July 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm. It continues through Sunday, August 1 with the exhibit open at 11 am until 3 pm on weekdays or 4 pm on the weekend.
This will be a fantastic exhibit for the entire family. Don't miss it.
The Exhibit is supported by The Jacqueline S. Marks Fund at the California Community Foundation and Seattle Center. Admission is FREE but donations to NWPC are welcomed to help with the expanding museum efforts.

Bullfighter by acclaimed author and puppeteer Bil Baird who has enchanted millions of viewers around the world with his puppet scene in "The Sound of Music". Photo: Northwest Puppet Center - The Cook/Marks Collection

To continue the important job of conserving this world class puppet collection, IPM needs more storage space! We are looking for a unit or units to install on Alan Cook’s back lot. If you have or know of a source for clean and secure units that are free or reasonable, please contact : IPM (626) 296-1535


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