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Earth is our biggest puppet yet (8-10 people). She'll premiere at Elkland Art Center's 6th Annual Liberty Parade this Fourth of July.
Earth is our biggest puppet yet (8-10 people). She'll premiere at Elkland Art Center's 6th Annual Liberty Parade this Fourth of July.
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On the Fourth of July, Elkland Art Center in Todd, NC hosts an annual arts parade called The Liberty Parade. Participants become the parade by wearing costumes and carrying large puppets that represent our local environment, environmental concerns and current creative impulses. Each year community members add a segment or theme in workshops with local artists, environmental advocates, environmental specialists and anyone else who wants to come. This year we are creating "Earth", our biggest puppet yet (requiring 8-10 people) for this one puppet alone. 

The community has begun working on this project.  What is left to build is an armature and plant and animal objects that will appear on The Earth.  We also intend to costume the carriers in similar batik outfits that compliment The Earth and create additional puppets and costumes to complete the theme.  This involves the work of several professional artists, as well as dedicated members of the community.

Elkland Art Center intends to use the money by paying the artists that have made this happen through the months of January through June and continue to make it happen by having regular Saturday community workshops through June.  The money will help us cover the costs of workshop organization, outreach, printing, costume repair and upkeep, supplies, storage, rent, and more. Please help us reach our goal!

Elkland Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. A portion of every donation is tax-deductible according to U.S. tax laws. You will receive a letter (via U.S. mail) confirming your donation as well as the amount that you can deduct on your 2012 tax return. For instance, if you donated $100 and elected to receive a DVD  as your reward, your tax-deductible amount will be $80 ($100 - value of DVD). To receive the total deduction, simply elect "no reward".

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    A big THANK YOU, your name on our site, signed postcard, photo on frame, DVD, batiked t-shirt and stainless steel coffee mug with Elkland logo (screw off top w/ carabiner).

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    A big THANK YOU, your name on our site, signed postcard, photo on frame, DVD, batiked t-shirt, coffee mug and a unique (probably little wacky) video, just for you, saying a special thank you from the Earth puppet and all her Earth friends (puppets and costumes that you made possible!).

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