Vista CA– Two envelope-pushing puppetry groups and an eclectic gallery will explode with energy, excitement and sophisticated entertainment on Saturday, July 12, 2014 when “The Puppet Situation” adult puppet cabaret performs at 8 pm at ArtBeat on Main Street, 330 Main Street, Vista.
Tickets can be purchased before the event for $15 at https://thepuppetsituation.eventbrite.com
or for $20 at the door, if available. Seating is limited.
Event-goers are encouraged to come beginning at 7 pm to view “The Puppet Situation” exhibit, which runs through August 9, 2014, and to speak with the artists from the two performing groups: Twisted Heart Puppetworks https://www.facebook.com/twistedheart.puppetworks and Animal Cracker Conspiracy http://animalcrackerconspiracy.com/. Special guests are noted puppeteer and storyteller Garit Imhoff and puppeteer/musician Jamie MgGuffee, with music by DJ Tac Tic.
Twisted Hearts is founded/managed by native Vistan Tania Yager, who pulls the strings with her talented son, Zane Balay. Noting that puppetry is a time-honored artistic tradition that renews itself with each generation, Yager says, “This unique art form combines playwriting, acting, movement, sculpting and other elements. It makes people feel emotions and connect to the characters. Our ‘Puppet Situation’ cabaret features stories on adult themes. They can be macabre, political, deeply insightful and are always magical.”
ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews believes, “The entire evening will be a bit magical, a bit mystical and totally unforgettable.” On the August 9th penultimate day of the exhibit, the puppeteers will present an artists’ conversation with gallery guests, complete with a shadow puppet-making station.
ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00 am -7:30 pm; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 am-8:30 pm; Sunday, Noon-4:00 pm. For information, visit www.artbeatonmainstreet.com, www.facebook.com/artbeatonmainstreet or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email firstname.lastname@example.org.