Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sesquipedalia and Sewing

This past weekend Meeting School students were involved in the arts and crafts.

Saturday's forum featured Sesquipedalian Puppet Productions. Meeting School faculty Burrett and Rhu McBee, Sesquipedalian's founders and puppeteers, gave a lively lecture demonstration about their artistic journey, explaining the creative and problem-solving process behind their art before presenting the show, “A Medley of Children’s Stories.”

Sesquipedalian is Latin for “world of foot and a half tall creatures or things.” The 40 puppets in the troupe are mostly hand and rod puppets with some shadow puppets as well. Rhu designs and builds the puppets, props, and backdrops, while Burrett oversees the technical aspects of the show. Together they write the scripts, and Burrett directs the shows.

The event was presented in conjunction with The Meeting School’s Small Business Class, which is selling hand-crafted holiday ornaments (felted wool Earth globes) and fabric gift bags. To learn more and/or to place an order, contact the office at (603) 899-3366.