kathy karbo graduated the National Shakespeare Conservatory and has worked as a performing and visual artist for over 30 years. Her obsessive nature has led her exploration into book arts, fibers, mosaic and metal. As an artist and educator, she has received commissions, residencies and grants working with the Neighborhood Arts Program, Young Audiences, Oregon Libraries and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She founded Hay Caramba! A mini extravaganza ensemble featuring bilingual storytelling, puppetry and music.
jason miranda is too busy working with his puppet company, Signal Light Puppet Theater, building camels and crows, designing shows, posters and performing for Tears of Joy Theater and dispersing funds from his RACC Grant for Playtime! With Pete and Randy to write his bio.
sarah ferguson studied painting and sculpture and earned a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts,(nowCCA). Along with creating and exhibiting her own mixed media works, she works as a community artist bringing people together to make art. This has included work with Hay Caramba!, a bilingual storytelling group with puppets and music, an art and education project with the Wetlands Conservancy, and her work in the schools through Young Audiences, where she has helped students create over 60 permanent murals and installations. She has received several grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. For The Big Egg Project, Sarah helped create the shadow puppet character, and developed the staging format.
blanca vazquez has worked as a bilingual storyteller, puppeteer, dancer and arts educator since the creation of Hay Caramba! Blanca has shared her many talents with children and families in libraries, festivals, schools and charitable events throughout Oregon and Washington.
eddie parente is bravely making his puppet show debut with The Big Egg Project. As a versatile violinist, he performs with a wide variety of musicians: playing gypsy jazz, Straight Ahead jazz, Classical, Celtic, Folk, and popular music. He has been featured on Oregon Art Beat and appears at clubs and concerts in the Northwest. Visit his website: http://www.eddieparente.com
kelly saxton received a MFA in painting and art history from Pratt Institute. She exhibits mixed media landscapes and chronicles creatures locally, nationally and internationally. Kelly is owner of Handcoloured dye studio: custom dyed fibers, colour consultation and matching. She has worked with Kathy, Sarah and Blanca on many community art projects including Hay Caramba! As an artist/educator, she has worked with students in Oregon and New York and collaborates with artists of multi disciplines. Kelly created the big egg, and with the help of Tom, built the big egg. Visit her website: kellysaxton.com.
also in the carton
rob felder supporter of this project and of the arts! Driver, photographer, technical support and sounding board.
tom godish who can build anything. Welder of the egg/ builder of the egg box and technical support.
julie keefe and john klicker photographer and filmographer of this project.
critique group (ann williamson, angie holland, laura bender, sally sellers, cynthia nawalinski, kathy karbo, sarah ferguson, kelly saxton) your critical eyes, constructive criticism and professional support is invaluable to any project
our community we salute you for your support for this project.