The Michigan Puppet and Mask Collective is a new group that uses the art of puppetry and masks to promote human rights, environmental stewardship and creativity. The collective is organizing a Parade to the Lansing March for Science, in Lansing, Michigan, on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. The parade, playfully named, The Nature Brigade, will be a nature themed masquerade march, featuring music, animal puppets and masks. This family friendly sidewalk parade will end up at the Lansing March for Science.
The Michigan Puppet and Mask Collective invite people of all ages to attend the parade and to join in making masks, puppets, costumes and signs that represent the earth’s diverse plants and animals. Marchers are encouraged to bring friends, family, and musical instruments to the parade. The puppet parade will include a section led by The Lansing Bike Party and Go Green Trikes, A Kid’s Brigade and highlight several issues impacting the Great Lakes Region. Park at the LCC Parking Ramp and meet the group at Adado Park at 11:30am for a 12:30pm march to the Capitol or meet up with the group at the Lansing March for Science.
If you would like to express your love for the environment, clean water, clean air, wild life protection, and the earth’s natural splendor, join the march. This is an opportunity to declare that it’s imperative to fund the scientific research that helps us to better understand our world and how to preserve it to make our lives better.
Want to join the Michigan Puppet and Mask Collective in making art or at the parade? Join their Facebook group for more details about the parade and workshop information. This community art project will be the beginning of many artistic events sponsored by the Michigan Puppet and Mask Collective.
For more information about the Michigan Puppet and Mask Collective or the Puppet Parade planned for April 22, 2017 contact:
Petra Daher: 517- 487-2889 Artistic Director Mike McCurdy: 517-488-7702 Parade Manager