BMAC presents puppet-making demonstration with artist B. Lynch
B. Lynch

BMAC presents puppet-making demonstration with artist B. Lynch

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present a free online puppet-making demonstration with artist B. Lynch on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at

Lynch will describe her puppet-making process, sharing images of in-progress and finished objects and exploring the techniques she uses. Lynch does not consider herself a puppeteer, but rather a visual artist who uses performative objects. She uses oversized masks, tiny puppets, full-size hand puppets, and large figurines in installation setups and performative videos.

The event is presented in connection with “B. Lynch: Pull Back the Curtain,” a multimedia installation on view at BMAC through Feb. 13.

Viewers of the exhibit are introduced to a science fiction universe in which “the Reds,” well-dressed, wealthy 18th-century characters, amuse themselves, while “the Greys,” ambiguous figures who might be refugees or postapocalyptic survivors, are hard at work.

“I adore puppetry because it is the perfect blend of the plastic (visual) and performing arts,” said BMAC Curator Emerita Mara Williams. “Lynch's characters and environments are a mix of precise rendering, attention to scale, and meticulous detail.”

Lynch was the featured Centerfold Gallery artist in the July/August 2021 issue of Artscope magazine. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at museums and universities across the country.

She lives and works in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, in a handmade house and studio with a garden of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

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