Saturday, April 25, 2015

STUDIO SATURDAYS: Marionettes Come to Life

Welcome to Saturday....the most wonderful time of the week, when we take you into the studios of our artists during our weekly STUDIO SATURDAYS series.  Today we invite you to enter the world of local artists Darren and Julie Moreash, who just so happen to carve and paint marionettes.

Darren does the carving and Julie does the painting and together they have created hundreds and hundreds of marionettes- often of very famous people such as movie stars.

 This JULY we'll be showcasing a series of marionettes of WEIRD AL YANKOVIK in honour of his arrival to our glorious province on July 23rd and July 24th. We hope that YOU and WEIRD AL are able to drop by our windows at the very least and see these unique and one-of-a-kind marionettes that depict AL celebrating the popular personas which he has played throughout the decades of making us laugh!

There is so much work that goes into each piece. Darren and Julie are also having fun choosing which WEIRD AL characters to tackle next. One of the most famous Weird Al personas is Michael Jackson's "BEAT IT"  which of course becomes  EAT IT.

Enjoy these sneak peeks into their studio and what's happening....