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PENNY PUPPETS MORE MOTHER GOOSE DEC

More Mother Goose Tales with The Three Little Pigs Presented by Penny Jones & Co Puppets and Early Childhood Puppet Theater

PENNY PUPPETS MORE MOTHER GOOSE DEC

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN THE VILLAGE

“Very simple, and perfect as an introduction to theatre.” -New York Magazine
“Charming.” -The New York Times

Sunday December 17, 2017
Two Shows: 11:00AM and 2:30 PM

More Mother Goose Tales with The Three Little Pigs
More Classic Tales and Fables. Toby returns with more fun for the very young including The Three Little Pigs and the story of Boswell, the Polar Bear (who happens to drift south on his iceberg to chance upon friendly southern animals before he is blown back to the North Pole).

“I like it that such care went into the making of these shows.I was struck by the fullness of detail and the surprising elaborateness of the sets. The three little pigs really looked piggy for a change, with pink, rotund bodies and the right shaped ears and snouts.”
-Village Voice

“Warm, friendly atmosphere for the beguiling presentation.”
-Gannet Newspapers

WATCH THE PREVIEW CLIP ON YouTube
2017-18 REPERTORY SEASON
WESTBETH Home to the Arts
155 BANK STREET
between West and Washington Street in the West Village
Tickets on sale at pennypuppets.org and Eventbrite

or CASH ONLY at the door starting 20 minutes before the show

Tickets are $10 for everyone
Show Times: 11 AM & 2:30 PM
All Ages – Great for 3 to 8

Stroller Parking
Shows Run about 45 Minutes

Information: (212) 924-0525

http://www.pennypuppets.org

BUS AND SUBWAY: M14A, M11, M20, (2 blocks)
A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3 (5 or 6 blocks)
“A Child’s first experience with theater is important and forming. Quality counts.” – Penny Jones

PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS has been a mainstay of children’s theater in New York since the 1970’s. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged three to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny’s “One on One” – interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement and arts.

The company has appeared on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy’s to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España, Greenwich House Music School, with the New Jersey Symphony, and many, many, more…

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE

Beyond Black and White

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE


Opening Reception:
January 6, 2017
Saturday 6PM – 8 PM

Organized by Li Trincere and Henry Brown

Beyond Black and White is an exhibition of black and white based abstraction that goes past the limits of these two colors. Some of the painters create variations in different blacks and whites, paint using the grey tones that come in between, or work with pattern. Others set additional color against black and white as a counterpoint in their palette. A number of the artists incorporate black and white as a physical component in their artwork. They go beyond black and white color, for example, using pigment as a concrete material or working with black and white printed text. “Beyond Black and White” provides an opportunity to examine this important niche with in contemporary abstraction. The exhibit includes 38 artists, both Westbeth and non-Westbeth.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

René Pierre Allain
Lisa Beck
Sharon Brant
Michael Brennan
Henry Brown
Jacob Cartwright
Vincent Como
Mark Dagley
Laura Duerwald
Cris Gianakos
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Daniel Hill
Gilbert Hsiao
Heather Hutchinson
James Hyde
Debra Jenks
Melissa Kretschmer
Robert Ludwig
Stephen Maine
Tom Martinelli
Gelah Penn
David Rhodes
Ivo Ringe
Michael Rouillard
Cordy Ryman
Steven Salzman
Karen Schifano
Michael Scott
David Seccombe
Li Trincere
Kim Uchiyama
Ken Wade
Dan Walsh
Mark Williams
Joan Witek
Douglas Witmer
Jean Wolff
Patricia Zarate

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Beyond Black and White is an artist organized exhibition by Li Trincere (Westbeth) and Henry Brown. Li Trincere and Henry Brown were co-curators for “Territory” in June 2016 at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, in the Hamptons section of Long Island. “Territory” was reviewed in ArtNews, East Hampton Star, Hamptons magazine, Hamptons Art Hub, and Hamptons.com.

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 1 – 6 PM
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014

DIRECTIONS

Westbeth Gallery is located at 55 Bethune St, between Washington St & West St, in the West Village. The entrance to the 2900 square foot ground floor gallery is located mid-block. Subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th St / 8th Ave. Westbeth Gallery is also 4 blocks from the Whitney Museum and High Line exit, both on Ganesvoort St. From Ganesvoort St, walk 4 blocks south on Washington St. Turn right on Bethune St.

ABOUT WESTBETH GALLERY
The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists’ Housing complex. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions. www.westbeth.org, email: westbethgallery@gmail.com

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen Black & White Abstract - In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board 19" x 23" plexi box 2015

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Black & White Abstract – In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board
19″ x 23″ plexi box
2015

David Seccombe Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red 24" x 36" acrylic on panel 2017

David Seccombe
Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red
24″ x 36″
acrylic on panel
2017

NANCY GABOR WORKSHOP

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY
Free Acting Seminar for Seniors

NANCY GABOR WORKSHOP

THURSDAYS
January 18 – May 24, 2018
11:00AM – 2:00PM

STORY TELLING IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
NANCY GABOR Director, teacher and Westbeth resident, leads a continuous group with direction on using voice and body to perform your story.

Nancy Gabor
International Theater Director and Acting Teacher.
Some credits:
Acting Teacher at Princeton, Purchase, NYU,

Master Teacher at Amsterdam Theater Conservatory -25 Years

Longtime Collaborator with Joseph Chaikin,
beginning as an actor in ‘The Serpent,’
to directing him in ‘The War In Heaven.’

Director of over 75 productions.

No Experience is necessary,

Lessons are sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council with a grant from NYC Councilperson Corey Johnson.

Balance & Strength Training

Balance and Strength Training Class

Balance & Strength Training

Mondays from 2PM – 3PM
Nov 13 – Dec 18, 2017
FREE
Westbeth Community Room

Jennifer Gibson is certified through the reputable Integral Yoga Institute of New York City, which has served the West Village community and surrounding areas for over 50 years.

Jennifer has been a Yoga Instructor for the past 12 years, specializing in yoga for seniors since 2011.
She is thrilled to share the tools of yoga with seniors for balance and building strength. In Jennifer’s current work with seniors, what began as one class quickly grew into three different classes per week, each packed with 20-30 students. Participants range between the ages of early 60s to early 90s and have a wide variety of ability.

Jennifer is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible to everyone. She loves how appreciative seniors are to learn yoga and how much they look forward to every class, and she is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to the Westbeth community.

MUTATION SHOW

THE MUTATION SHOW A Film Screening

MUTATION SHOW

A film screening of the 1973 Open Theater production, directed by Joe Chaikin

Performance by The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin, a fluid montage of scenes, ideas and personalities, mostly created by the actors themselves in rehearsal, called “the mutation show.” With Joseph Chaikin, Raymond Barry, Shami Chaikin, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, Tom Lillard, Jo Ann Schidman, presenting such characters as the tinker, the petrified man, the bird lady, the man who smiles, and the man who hits himself, a boy in a box, the animal girl, the ringmaster. Often the “language” is sound without dialogue. Often the “plot” refers to primal processes like learning to walk, learning civilization. At the conclusion each actor introduces himself/herself and gives background, biography, description of family, hair, eyes, etc. Each actor holds an early picture of himself. 1973.”