Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Tom Museum, A Scandal In The Making??

I am always eager to keep things positive around here, but I am afraid that the nice folks at the Mattress Factory may have trouble in thier future. It seems that this local genius/lunatic type, who is sort of a Mr. Rogers meets Hieronymous Bosch, made a proposal to have his own museum and they said yes??!!

"For years, local artist and puppeteer Tom Sarver has dreamed of opening his own museum of art and puppetry. This year his dream is becoming a reality through a Mattress Factory residency supported by a Creative Heights Grant from The Heinz Endowments. The Tom Museum is an ever-changing performance/installation piece that opens on September 9th, 2006 and remains on view through April 2007."

Well, I have had some experience working with Tom and while the experience was amazing, I am more than a little afraid of what has been unleashed here. Tom will be sort of extending this project into my Digging Pitt Too space in September in a show with David Gonzalez and Jean McClung.

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