Bicentennial Parade Workshop directed by Vince
1- August 18th, 1-4pm
- Tuesday through Thursday
- Three Week Intensive Workshop
work on making an entry into the City of Kent's Bicentennial Parade on
September 9, 2006
-Creating Masks, Costumes, Mobile Large Puppets, and Figures
Images from the Workshop
Join the fun and celebrate Kent's history as we remind Kent of the vibrant
natural world in Ohio 200 years ago. Adopt a missing animal to honor its
spirit and remind us why the environment is important. Vince is also hoping
to represent Kent historical luminary John Brown and Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
His experience with mask making, Parade in the Circle and the Missing
Animals of Ohio Memorial exhibit is highly useful in teaching students
how to use paper mache¹ and textiles to bring characters alive. If
enough people sign up we wil be able to create a choreographed dance for
the Bicentennial Parade which is set for September 9th, 2006.
VINCE PACKARD BIO
When he was born, his dad Raymond was teaching art deep in the Appalachian
eastern Kentucky county of Pike, and his mom, Ellen, was a beautiful ballet
dancer refugee from Berlin Germany.
Interest in the arts began with films such as "Jason and the Argonauts",
"Alice" by Jan Svankmejer and the shorts of the Brothers Quay.
His dad had an an art gallery in Akron while he was growing up and here
he became exposed to many different styles of art and design. His first
graphic experience occurred in the late 1970's when he published his own
magazine titled, Slam Magazine. Slam included poetry, illustration, photography,
and critical reviews as well as a listing of alternative music and art
that was international in scope. Vince was responsible for design and
layout of 18 issues. He learned how to tattoo in the 1980's and supported
himself drawing and designing throughout the 1990's. His passion for art
allows him to explore many different mediums including marionettes.
He first started working with Standing Rock Cultural Arts in the Fall
of 2002 after he was featured at a gallery exhibition. He has been designing
posters, fliers, programs, and signs for them ever since. Recently, he
joined The Parade in the Circle Festival, a multi-cultural art parade
held annually at Case Western Reserve University Circle in Cleveland.
Here, he learned to construct large scale puppetry. Stiltwalking, mask
making, and back pack framework puppets were all skills he learned through
three months of intensive workshops.
vast library of Vince's work can be found at www.cannibol.com.
More Info on The Missing Animals of Ohio can be found at: http://www.magikglasses.com/cannibol/abodream/pages/missing.htm