June 1 – July 13, 2012
In a story, anything is possible. A bird can live on the moon. A dinosaur could be in someone’s apartment building. An old woman can live in a shoe. Angie Pickman, Béatrice Coron, Clay Rice, Nikki McClure and Cindy Ferguson delight in stories. They create small worlds, waiting to be explored. You’ll have fun picking out details. Find the beauty and whimsy that is in those details, and put them together to make a story.
Every culture makes something with cut-out paper: paper snowflakes, paper dolls, French silhouettes, German “scherenschnitte” (scissor cuts) and Malaysian shadow puppets. Papercutting is like drawing, only backwards. In drawing, you make a dark line on white paper. In papercutting, you cut holes in the paper and leave just the simple lines and shapes.
In the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, you can create your own paper creature, make shadow puppets and tell your own story in a puppet theater, and let your imagination play. Because in a story, anything is possible…
-Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
This exhibit is made possible with support from the Sabatini Family Foundation.
JUNE First Friday Artwalk & Opening Reception
Friday | June 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Start your artwalk at the library. We offer great conversation, yummy refreshments, and a large parking lot that makes carpooling to other locations easy.
Silhouettes As Art
Monday | June 4 | 2 – 3 PM | Marvin 101 ABC
Teens will learn to cut life-size action silhouettes from black paper to display. Ages 12-18. Registration required: 785-580-4515.
Shadow Puppet Theater 1
Saturday | June 9 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Learn to make and work jointed shadow puppets. Ages 8-12. Registration required: 785-580-4515.
Béatrice Coron: Artist Talk
Saturday | June 16 | 10 – 11 AM | Marvin 101 ABC
Join us as we welcome renowned artist and TED presenter, Béatrice Coron, for a wonderful discussion about her work as a visual storyteller, followed by a paper-cutting demonstration. All ages.
Shadow Puppet Theater 2
Saturday | June 23 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Learn to write a script, make scenery and puppets, and put on a shadow puppet play. Free. Ages 8-12. Registration required: 785-580-4515.
Angie Pickman: Artist Talk
Saturday | June 30 | 3 – 4:30 PM | Marvin 101C
Angie Pickman knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an artist, but it wasn’t until she learned of cut-paper art that something “clicked”. Come hear her talk about her work and thoughts as a visual storyteller, followed by a paper-cutting demonstration. Ages 10+.
JULY First Friday Artwalk
Friday | July 6 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Start your artwalk at the library. Our large parking lot makes carpooling to other locations easy.
Saturday | July 14 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Marvin 101A
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding and cutting. Free. Ages 12+. Registration required: 785-580-4515.