My life as an expat American artist living in Andalusia on the Costa del Sol, Spain, in Canillas de Albaida, a tiny mountain village and artists' colony, prods me to share vistas of life and art in south Spain as I search for the next Picasso or Goya, showcasing independent Spanish and international painters, illustrators and sculptors, galleries and exhibitions.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Bin Laden opens in Calgary as an international 'animated object'
One of Neville Tranter's central characters in "Punch and Judy in Afghanistan"
What kind of security detail would Punch and Judy and their soft puppeteer Neville Tranter require satirizing Bin Laden on stage in Kabul?
“Punch and Judy in Afghanistan”joins Monkey Business by Swedish puppet workshop, Dockteaterverkstan, taking center stage at Calgary’s International Festival of Animated Objects, opening today (9 March) and continuing through 13 March in Inglewood.
The festival, packed with workshops and performances, heralds centuries-old traditions of hand and stick puppets.
The art of masking also shares the spotlight, bringing together mask artists from around the world, creating visual fusion as technology brings cultures closer together, according to the festival's curator, Xstine Cook, who calls herself, "puppetflogger."