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Marching towards FestiFools 2010

 
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | Puppets of FestiFools past inspire this year’s creators.
Puppets of FestiFools past inspire this year’s creators.

Only four more days till FestiFools! U-M students and community volunteers have been hard at work the past few months creating HUGE PUPPETS that will make their FestiFools debut this Sunday — for just one unabashedly giddy, pedal-to-the-metal, take-no-prisoners hour. And you — yeah, I’m talking to YOU — really, really will want to be there. (Really.)

FestiFools 2010!

Sunday, April 11, 2010
4:00–5:00pm (sharp!)
Downtown Ann Arbor (Main St., between Washington and William)
Complete info at festifools.org

FestiFools heartily welcomes volunteers for the day of the event — puppet wranglers, crowd control, merry-makers, and “roadies.” To join this circus-for-a-day, check out FestiFools: Volunteer at the Event and/or email startproject@umich.edu.

FestiFeast Afterglow

After the dancing-in-the-streets-with-giant-puppets-like-there's-no-tomorrow street party, we’re gonna be mighty hungry. So immediately following FestiFools, we’re hightailing it straight to FestiFeast! Please join us at this family-friendly afterglow party in the Aut Bar courtyard (located directly across 4th Ave. from the Farmers’ Market in Kerrytown).

April 1-11: Morgan & York donates to FestiFools — with your help!

Morgan & York is donating 5% of total sales to FestiFools through April 11. But you gotta mention “FestiFools” to the cool person behind the counter or your purchase won’t count toward the total! Check out this page for the full details.

“Top” Secret

According to a source working at the highest levels within the FestiFools organization, plans are already underway to extend the spirit of Foolishness well beyond the 60-minute street party itself. Apparently, it has something to do with hats. (My source offered no more than this cryptic non-explanation: “More like fez than fedora, but really not that much like fez.”) So all we can do is keep our eyes peeled on Sunday, and see how this story unfolds.

Marching towards FestiFools 2010
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | Community volunteer Joan French primes a puppet for its final layer of color.
Community volunteer Joan French primes a puppet for its final layer of color.
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | Community volunteers at work. | Max sculpts a face out of clay (when it’s dry, it’ll serve as a mold for a papier-mâché mask).
Community volunteers at work. | Max sculpts a face out of clay (when it’s dry, it’ll serve as a mold for a papier-mâché mask).
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | Pioneer High School students Kristina Talarek and Alice Carlson team up with Kristina’s mother, Karen Sipos, to design and build their very own puppet. (It’s not too early for you — yeah, I’m talking to YOU again — to start thinking about building your very own puppet for FestiFools 2011.)
Pioneer High School students Kristina Talarek and Alice Carlson team up with Kristina’s mother, Karen Sipos, to design and build their very own puppet. (It’s not too early for you — yeah, I’m talking to YOU again — to start thinking about building your very own puppet for FestiFools 2011.)
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | U-M student Mike Kelmenson fits right in. | U-M associate professor Nick Tobier enjoys a FestiFools open-house event with his daughter. Nick was instrumental in getting the first three FestiFools events off the ground.
U-M student Mike Kelmenson fits right in. | U-M associate professor Nick Tobier enjoys a FestiFools open-house event with his daughter. Nick was instrumental in getting the first three FestiFools events off the ground.
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | Ruth Marsh (FestiFools’ resident superhero) and Gretchen Adracie (of ArtSpoken) do papier-mâché.
Ruth Marsh (FestiFools’ resident superhero) and Gretchen Adracie (of ArtSpoken) do papier-mâché.
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | FestiFools steering committee member Dave Waterhouse does papier-mâché with his sons.
FestiFools steering committee member Dave Waterhouse does papier-mâché with his sons.
Marching towards FestiFools 2010 | FestiFools creative director Mark Tucker | Shary Brown (former executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair) joined the FestiFools creative team this year!
FestiFools creative director Mark Tucker | Shary Brown (former executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair) joined the FestiFools creative team this year!

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Comments

Gloriously garish, gaudy and great!

#1 Lorie Heiberger

Look at all the work that goes into that! It looks like SO much fun, though! You have such a fabulous journalistic eye. I feel like I’m right in it!

#2 Kim

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 11-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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