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Tommy’s Puppet Lab by Tommy Kirk
May 21, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Join us for a public reception for Tommy’s Puppet Lab by Tommy Kirk at the Lyric Theatre on Sunday, July 21 from 2 – 4 pm
Artist Tommy Kirk of Swift Current, several years ago began making puppets using simple found cardboard, papier-mache, acrylic paint and hardware. With development, he produced large-scale figures based on well-known online cartoons and game characters. He in turn shared these creations online.
The response to his works was strong and Tommy chose to produce a YouTube media channel called “Tommy’s Puppet Lab” in which he shows his puppets and demonstrates how viewers at home can make their own creations. This program has become very popular with nearly a quarter of a million subscribers. Remarkably it is now Tommy’s full-time job and art practice. In 2017 Tommy’s Puppet Lab was awarded YouTube Top 25 Puppet Channel status.
Brought to you by Art Gallery of Swift Current.
Thank you to Tommy’s Puppet Lab, Blenders Music, the Lyric Theatre, and the City of Swift Current.
Extension exhibitions at the Lyric Theatre are showing during Lyric events.