November started out strong! Reveal/Conceal, my retrospective exhibit of 19 years of theatre masks opened alongside A Universal Feeling, the international collaboration I've been developing over the past two years, at the beginning of the month. It was a really special night to share with the public—as well as some collaborators—and to have conversations about … Continue reading Artist Q&A Added!
After a 18 months of planning and working, you can finally come see the first showing of A Universal Feeling! The exhibition opens as a part of my larger exhibit, Reveal/Conceal: The Transformative Masks of Tony Fuemmeler. 5:00–8:00 pm, Friday, November 8Grand Lobby, Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR) There will be … Continue reading Project Update 2: A Universal Feeling
I'm looking for friendly volunteers who have an interest in making and a sensitivity to detail -- and-- who think it would be fun to do some papier-mâché in community with others. You'll be helping make copies of some emotion masks for an upcoming art installation later this year. Papier-Mâché Volunteer Hours Seeking 3 to … Continue reading Volunteers and Chewed paper
My first large exhibition! About a year ago, I was approached to make an exhibit of my work... and it's happening! Spanning the last 19 years of making masks, the exhibit Reveal / Conceal: The Transformative Masks of Tony Fuemmeler runs November 5 2019–January 3, 2020 at the Parrish Gallery, Chehalem Cultural Center. Stay tuned … Continue reading Exhibits and puppets and spring—oh my!
The Spider Queen wins Best Costumes in this year's Big Easy Awards! This fantastical show featured 17 of my masks, amazing garments by costume designer Hope Bennett, and five puppet characters designed by Kenneth Thompson working in unison to bring a new world to life! The NOLA Project earned two other accolades on The Spider Queen—Best Original Work of Theatre … Continue reading Big Easy Awards
I've often found that people aren't quite sure what I mean when I say I'm a mask maker. Chris Hatcher of Field Guide Films gives a terrific peek behind the curtains in this video. The Mask Maker from Chris Hatcher on Vimeo. The masks I'm making here are for the production of The Spider Queen by … Continue reading The Mask Maker
Hi! It's been awhile. But for great reasons! I've been working on lots of projects in the last few months. Here's a little about one of them. The Project Canby High has a team of about 25 dancers who participate in large dance competitions around the region. The dances are performed on a large gymnasium … Continue reading Collaboration: Canby HS Dance Team