Spiral Q Comes to Mt. Holly

by Press Release | Apr 24, 2006
Spiral Q Comes to Mt. Holly Since 1996, Spiral Q Puppet Theater (www.spiralq.org) has focused its efforts on building community parades and public art that celebrate diversity, raise social consciousness, and connect individuals and organizations throughout Philadelphia. Over the last year, over 1000 individuals and 32 organizations worked with Spiral Q to bring these parades to their communities. Spiral Q works are created with recycled and reused materials with techniques that are readily accessible to individuals of all ages and experience.

On May 13, Spiral Q will be at the Mount Holly Fantasy Tea & Art Faire. The public will be able to interact with the Spiral Q puppets and participate in a puppet procession.

In 2001 Spiral Q received the Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Community Empowerment Award, and in 2002, the Peace Award from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. More recently, Spiral Q received a three-year award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the development of its North Philadelphia Puppet and Parade Collaborative.

The Fantasy Tea & Art Faire, a free event, is an outdoor art fair set amidst springtime revelry harkening back to the days of princesses and fairies, with a touch of Alice in Wonderland!

A juried art show and sale will feature the region's most talented artisans and crafters working in clay, stone, paint, wood, fabric and more. Artists will demonstrate their craft and be available to discuss techniques and styles with the public. If you are an artist interested in participating in the Art Faire, contact Lynn Lemyre at 609-529-2871.

Several other shops in the Mill Race Village will be hosting special art exhibits of their own, including a fantasy-inspired quilt exhibit at the Village Quilter; “Southern Exposures” an art exhibit featuring work by South Jersey Artists at Home, Fine Art; a wearable art fashion show from Silver Lining; and a display of collectible fairies hand-made by Village artisan Thelma Harper.

Live entertainment will include story telling, and live music by the Delaware Regional Folk Fellowship. Local artists will be using chalk to create “Street Paintings”, turning the ordinary sidewalk pavement of Mill Race Village into fine works of art. Visitors are welcome to join in. Kids activities will include making fairie wands and puppets. Adults can play the Fairie Hunt Game for $500 in prizes. Robin’s Nest Restaurant will host “Breakfast in Wonderland” for children and their parents. Reservations can be made by calling 609-261-6149. Tea Tastings will be held at Amenities Café & Takery and a special menu featuring teas and tea sandwiches will also be available at the Robin’s Nest Restaurant.

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