About Judgment Day Circus:
Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, “Judgment Day Circus” is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.
Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM
Community Potluck: Saturday, March 23rd from 5 – 7PM – a chance to meet the artist as well as other artists and studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!
Workshop: Saturday, March 30th from 1 – 3PM - A puppet styles & storytelling workshop for families, from which One Act performances will be created for a kid's show to be performed on April 6th during the 7PM performance.
First Friday Viewing & Reception: Friday, April 5th from 6 – 9PM
Final Performances: Saturday, April 6th at 3PM and 7PM
About the Artist:
Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.
Artist Website: https://www.eoleymulally.com/assembled/