Dreams and Visions Studio Grand Opening
TV Effects Star Invites Public To Visit New Local Studio
Puppet maker Lex Rudd, known from TV show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, is inviting the community to visit her new workshop in downtown Forestville on June 23 for a rare behind-the-scenes tour of a special effects studio.
During the informal studio tour, the award-winning designer will describe the birth of a film creature — from dream to big screen — plus insights into her creative process and tales from over 20 years in the film and toy industries. Visitors will meet some of Ms. Rudd’s favorite past creations, including puppets, costumes, and props, and get a sneak peek at some exciting works in progress.
Now known as Dreams and Visions Puppet & Craft Studio, the workshop has never before been open to the public. But Rudd says, “Since moving my studio to the Russian River in 2008, I’ve wanted to share the magic of this art with my community. Finally, I have a space where I can comfortably welcome visitors, host events, and teach classes. This grand opening marks the beginning of a fun new era in sharing my craft with the world.”
Besides the once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity, the open house will feature local beer, wine, and tidbits, future visitors may see the studio only by booking a class or special event, or by visiting during Art Trails in October.