Lions and Puppets and Fun, Oh My! Family Day at the Katonah Museum of Art

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  • March 18, 2010

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Peter Linz & his character, Theo of PBS's "Between the Lions"

If your family is wild about puppetry, then you won’t want to miss Puppets! Family Day: Design • Create • Perform at the Katonah Museum of Art on Sunday, May 16 from 12-4pm featuring special guests Theo, the bibliophile puppet of PBS’s Between the Lions and his creator, Peter Linz.  Family Day is free for Museum members, $5 for individual non-members (ages 3 and up), and $15 for non-member families. There is a $2 materials fee for puppet making activities.  For information call 914-232-9555, ext. 0 or visit


Family Day has become a perennial favorite and the Museum will be bustling with performances, art activities, snacks, gallery games, and opportunities to meet prominent professional puppet designers, makers, and performers throughout the afternoon. Children can make their own rod puppets with museum educators who will lead puppet designing, creating, and performing activities.


Join puppeteer Peter Linz and his character Theo, from PBS’s Between the Lions, as they host the Museum’s Puppet Family Day.  Peter and Theo will talk to three of today’s most exciting puppet artists, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at their work:


12:30 - Ralph Lee, internationally celebrated mask maker, puppet designer, and Artistic Director of the Mettawee River Theatre Company


2:00 - Martin P. Robinson, a 30-year Sesame Street veteran best known as the designer and performer of Telly Monster and Mr. Snuffleupagus


3:30 - Jim Kroupa, master puppet builder who created the whimsical characters on Eureka’s Castle, Between the Lions, and It’s a Big, Big World



About Peter Linz

Katonah resident  Peter Linz first became entranced by the art of puppetry at the age of 3. His childhood passion of producing and performing puppet shows led him to Sesame Street, where for 17 seasons he gave life to several Muppets including Cookie Monster’s sophisticated alter ego, Alastair Cookie, and the Honkers. Outside the Jim Henson universe, Linz has lent his hands to characters on The Puzzle Place, It's a Big Big World, and Blue's Room.  He was also featured in the hit Broadway play Avenue Q from 2003-2005.


Marcia Clark
Shameless Promotions, LLC
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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York
(914) 232-9555
About Katonah Museum of Art

General Information The Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY.  For information call 914-232-9555 or visit Directions By Train: From Grand Central Terminal (Harlem Division of Metro North):  The Katonah Museum of Art is located 1/2 mile east of the Katonah railroad station.  Taxi service is available. By Car: Take Exit 6 off Interstate 684.  Go east on Route 35.  Take the first right onto Route 22 south.  The Museum is located1/4 mile on the left.   Museum Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday. Admission: 10am– 12pm, free; 12– 5 pm, $5 general, $3 for seniors and students; Members and children under 12 free Free Docent-Led Guided Tours Tuesday through Saturday, 2:30 pm. Tours are free with admission to the Museum Follow us on Facebook and Twitter # # # # #

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