One-of-a-kind, handmade shadowbox of L. Frank Baum's classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion take off down the yellow brick road to the wonderful land of Oz in this layered work by The Growing Stage's Artist-in-Residence, Perry Arthur Kroeger. The tableux is encased in a gold-leafed procenium arch, a miniature replica of the stage at The Historic Palace Theatre, where The Growing Stage has resided for the past 25 years. This piece can be hung or left freestanding. Battery operated LEDs light up the scene with a switch at the base! Perfect for the Baum enthusiast or a special treat featured in either a den or child’s room highlighting the universal Oz theme - There’s no place like home!
Perry Arthur Kroeger
Artist in Residence
Perry is an artist, writer, actor and videographer living in Chester, NJ. For over 25 years, he has been associated with The Growing Stage, where he has served as a teaching artist, a designer, writer and director. Perry has been instrumental to the restoration of the Palace Theatre. As the project's muralist and interior designer, his artwork graces the theatre's walls and stage, and his conceptual designs have assisted throughout the restoration process.
Perry was recognized for his contribution as a theater artist in 2010 with the New Jersey Theater Alliance Applause Award. Perry has worked around the world. He was the first American to design sets and costumes for the famed Moscow Art Theatre. He is a 3 time Broadway veteran as both performer and writer. Perry now live-paints at several summer festivals: Burning Man, Luna Parc and OmFest among them, in addition to his work at CoSM (Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors) in Wappingers, NY.
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