Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Puppet Making Workshops for Kids of All Ages

Media Contacts:
 Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org      
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
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PITTSBURGH, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces two Puppet Making Workshops, one for adults (21+) and one for children and families, will be held in December.  The puppets will be part of the FedEx Ground Parade that takes place on Tuesday, December 31st during the 20th anniversary of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education and Community Engagement Department will host the workshops taught by Cheryl Capezzuti, owner of Studio Capezzuti and creative director for the parade.  The Puppet Making Workshops will focus on this year’s parade theme, Special Delivery.  Participants will design, build, and paper mâché their work all in one workshop and their creations will be showcased as part of the FedEx Ground Parade on December 31st, at 8:00 p.m., along Penn Avenue in the Cultural District.

Workshop For Adults 21+:
Puppet Making Happy Hour for the FedEx Ground Parade,
part of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014
Thursday, December 12, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh
This workshop, for adults 21+ and IDs required for entry, will include food, drinks and DJ SMI.  This workshop is free; advance registration is recommended.

Workshop For Children and Families:
Family Puppet Making Workshop for the FedEx Ground Parade,
part of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh
This workshop for children and families is free; advance registration is recommended.
 To register for a workshop, visit: www.TrustArts.org/FirstNightPgh or call 412-471-6079.

About Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is an arts-focused and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  It is the largest single-day celebration in the region offering around 150 events at nearly 50 indoor and outdoor locations within the 14-block Cultural District.  The celebration offers something for everyone.  For more information visit: www.TrustArts.org/FirstNightPgh

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is a licensee of First Night® USA, the national association of community-based New Year’s Eve arts festivals.  First Night® promotes, licenses, and supports the development of First Night® festivals in communities across the United States through First Night® USA. There are currently about 75 First Night® festivals presented by a broad range of nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in cities and towns across the United States.  First Night® organizers share a commitment to promoting the performing and visual arts as catalysts for unifying their citizens on New Year’s Eve (and beyond) through creativity, imagination, and participation.

About Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

Photo Credit:  Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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