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“Karl Wirsum” Film Screening

January 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thanks to Pentimenti Productions for providing this film which will last about 14 minutes.

The film will be looped and will run continually from 1 – 4 p.m. a companion workshop will be taking place as part of Second Sunday (our family art making activity)

Digitally restored by Pentimenti Productions, Suzanne Simpson’s Karl Wirsum is a little-known 1973 film that peeks into the sun-dappled California studio of a young artist as he embarks on an extraordinary career. Wirsum’s psychedelic marionette sculptures still dazzle today, while his narration and a mind-bending soundtrack draw viewers into his process and personality.”

Inspired by Wirsum’s marionettes and personal affinity for toys, participants will have an opportunity to watch the film while making their own puppets with the help of teaching artists.


January 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, 60615
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