On February 17, 2016

Peter Schumann to be featured at Christine Price Gallery

Courtesy of wikipedia.org

Artist Peter Schumann is the founder and director of the popular traveling show, “Bread and Puppet.”

Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. — CASTLETON — The Christine Price Gallery at Castleton will feature the works of local artist Peter Schumann of “Bread and Puppet” running from Feb. 22 through March 25, with an artist reception scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

Entitled “Northeast Kingdom Weapons & Tools for Decapitalization” the exhibit will feature various puppet displays highlighting the major tools and weapons with which to fight the Wrong in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Peter Schumann was born in 1934 in Silesia. He studied and practiced sculpture and dance in Germany, moved to the USA in 1961, and founded Bread and Puppet Theater in New York City in 1963. From hand and rod puppet shows in the streets, to giant puppet parades, Schumann addressed local injustices as well as the Vietnam War.

In 1970 Schumann and the company moved to Vermont. Here he continues to build puppets, create shows and giant outdoor spectacles, and perform both locally and internationally.

Schumann is married to Elka Leigh Scott and they live in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The two have five children and four grandchildren. 

The Christine Price Gallery is located on the Castleton University campus and is open Monday through Friday with hours of operation from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit or the Castleton Downtown Gallery please contact Sarah Karczmarczyk at galleris@castleton.edu.

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