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The Pomerene summer program is all about puppets and wonder

| May 10, 2022

Every summer Coshocton Public Library, Clary Gardens, Johnson-Humrickhouse

Museum, Roscoe Village and Pomerene Center for the Arts coordinate their fun educational programming. This year the Pomerene Arts invites families to join them in the artPARK on Main Street on Wednesdays, for morning or evening sessions of  “if → then,” from June 1 — July 20.

This year’s summer library reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” Considering possibilities and oceans, Pomerene Community Studio Artist  Anne Cornell wondered “What if Coshocton was in the ocean?” “What would it be like to be under so much salt water? Cars would be submarines?” Families who register to come the first week, June 1, will be invited to create fish puppets and think about being under water. Every following week, there will be something new and exciting to do with puppets.

The exception is the not-to-be-missed weeks of June 8 and 15 when Stevens Puppets will be visiting. The Pomerene has scheduled Stevens Puppets for repeat programming these two weeks with the hope that one or the other fits into busy individual family summer schedules. During the day both of these weeks, Stevens Puppets will offer workshops sharing how marionette puppets work. At 7 p.m., they will perform a favorite show of theirs, The Wizard of Oz. “You don’t have to come to one of the workshop sessions to come out for the free evening show,” says Cornell.

Families should make sure to book an appointment for any “if → then” session they’d like to attend as space is limited and registration is required. The Pomerene asks for a donation of $1 per person per workshop but understands that might not be comfortable for everyone to do. Thanks to the Charles E. & Dorothy S. Bechtol Fund of the Coshocton Foundation for making this exceptional programming possible and accessible.

To register go to pomerenearts.org/if-then or text 740-622-0326.

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