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Friday, January 8, 2021

Intro - The Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony, Holiday Special

The Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony, show opening sequence. Bony Tony arrives on set and starts the show as Zombey has crash landed face first into Bony Tony's coffin, desk. Quickly excusing himself, Bony Tony heads off to the bar across the street as the crew is left to clean up the mess and prepare for Bony Tony's return.


The Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony is an original program as part of Puppetry with Purpose, an original program at Imaginology studio in Phoenix, AZ, designed to improve the human condition through animated puppetry, transformational art experiences and character development programs.


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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Art Workshop Tutorial/Instructional - DIY Mirrored Glass Resurfacing and Painting at Imaginology

 A brief art workshop tutorial on how to remove the paint and backing material from mirrors so you can custom paint or re-purpose the glass for your needs.

 
 
Host:  

Nathaniel Jack Greene, Chief Imaginologist 

MA Digital Culture 

BA Digital Animation Production 

AA Multimedia 

Materials: 

- Mirror 

- Paint Stripper 

- Bleach or Paint Thinner (for cleaning and extending the stripper) 

- Towels - Wire brush 

- Masking tape 

- Glass surface or cutting mat to protect your table 

More educational content, workshops and productions available at: @Imaginology http://imaginology.com 

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Friday, December 11, 2020

PREMIERE - The Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony, Holiday Special 2020

It is with great pleasure and excitement that Imaginology announces "The Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony, Holiday Special, 2020 Video Premiere, scheduled for Saturday, December 26, 2020. Streaming live on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/Zvtzsidb.
 
Please join us as for a very special evening as Bony Tony hosts the first annual, Afterlife Experience with Bony Tony Holiday Special. A live, interactive animated showcase of artists and talent. Featuring all your favorite, original characters, stories and locations in the worst parts of Phoenix and of course hosted by the dead guy voted to look least like Santa... @ogbonytony Bony Tony!
 
Featuring special guest artists, puppets, cartoons, performers, puppets, prizes and so much more. Live, from Imaginology studio.
 

What else do you have to do Christmas weekend!? It's not like you can go out dancing, you Bonehead! Get with the program and join everyone's favorite dead guy for freaky fun, laughs and quarantine hygiene lessons.
 
*masks not required to view video program on Facebook.
 
Yer killin' me! Yer killin me!!
 
 
The Afterlife Experience is an original concept as part of “Puppetry with Purpose” at Imaginology studio. Designed to facilitate grief processing and healing through use of character and performance art.
More info at: 
 
Saturday, December 26, 2020, 8PM, MST
Streaming live on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/Zvtzsidb

Friday, October 9, 2020

The Afterlife Experience

Phoenix artists present interactive installations and performances in honor of the dead 


Local Phoenix artists and creatives have come together to produce an interactive art experience that celebrates, explores, and honors the ideas of death, grief, and remembrance. The Afterlife Experience premieres to the public on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Grand Arthaus in the Grand Avenue Historic Arts District of downtown Phoenix. A collaborative project, local Phoenix artists have created an interactive art experience that will guide visitors through levels of the Afterlife where they’ll virtually interact with a variety of installations. An experiential journey of art, acknowledgment, and acceptance, the Afterlife invites guests to move between the threshold of celebration and ceremony, between laughter and reflection.  

The artists of the Afterlife Experience have created a transformational one-night only live, interactive, and live steamed Halloween event that will span the spectrum of expectations. From taking a picture with a skeleton puppet to exploring sensory stimulation, confronting death, immersing yourself into a room of virtual emotions, or participating in a healing ceremony. 

Produced by Imaginology Founder and Chief Imaginologist, Nathaniel Jack Greene, the experience is an evolution of the Afterlife with Bony Tony, a puppet character who has been hosting Halloween shows in the valley for decades. 
“The year has been strenuous on humanity to say the least. The demand for the program seems oriented to a feeling of being grateful, celebrating those we lost this year, and healing through suffering we have experienced throughout 2020. Bony Tony will still greet guests as the host of the Afterlife, but the program intention has evolved to greater purpose.” - Nathaniel Jack Greene
Visitors to the Afterlife Experience will also BECOME a part of the show, as each installation or level of the Afterlife, is live stream broadcasted on social media. This creates an alternative “quarantined” Afterlife experience for those watching from home. 

Mark your calendars for this one-night only, Halloween engagement, produced by the artists, architects, musicians, and creatives of Phoenix. Additional information, RSVP, and link to purchase tickets can be found on the event Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/AfterlifeExperience 

This is a limited capacity event. To ensure entrance into The Afterlife Experience, advanced tickets can be purchased online. Limited availability at the door. The Afterlife Experience was made possible by the generous support of Imaginology, Grand Arthaus, Road Dog Show Pros, and McShred Prints.

EVENT DETAILS: 
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
WHERE: Grand Arthaus, 1501 Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007 
COST: Donation of $20 - Funds raised go to benefit local artists 
SAFETY: Safe distancing precautions will be in place for the Afterlife Experience. Adhering to state health and safety recommendations, capacity will be limited, staggered entry, interactive areas are 6 feet apart, separate entry and exit points, hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks at the entrance, and masks will be required for entry. 


For more information, additional images, or interviews with artists, contact pr(at)imaginology.com.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Mask Alive Rewind

In September, I had the terrific opportunity to work as a production assistant with Imaginology, to produce Mask Alive. This is the third annual Festival of Masks, originally an in-person event, now transitioned into the virtual festival world. This festival is rapidly evolving, while still keeping the family fun.

The Mask Alive event was live-streamed simultaneously on YouTube and Facebook on September 13, 2020. This fantastic event, full of culture and energy, can still be enjoyed on Cultural Coalition’s social media platforms. The festival showcased the beauty and artisanship involved in producing these unique masks, while highlighting the artist’s expressions through dance and music. 

Imaginology took great care, collaborating with Culture Coalition, to ensure this cultural festival had the ability to highlight the performers in away in which they could tell their story through video, and audio, while allowing emotion and creativity to emerge. 

During the journey to create a family-friendly virtual event, filled with culture and life, Imaginology produced all of the introduction performances with artist Zarco Guerrero, Board President of Cultural Coalition, Inc. I would like to note that the collaboration with Zarco was not only fruitful in the countless light-hearted characters he brought to life, but it was enjoyable to see an imperative part of Cultural Coalition engage with the audience. The positive feedback from the audience, and their love for these playful characters, was all thanks to Zarco. This was a wonderful collaboration.


While in the midst of production, watching the stream go live, I reflected on the fact that, this event being virtual, has the potential to reach people around the world. While, of course, I look forward to once more enjoying the beauty of the commotion of in-person events, inhaling the smell of cooking foods, or taking in the sheer beauty of the dancer’s costumes while they perform, I also see the beauty in this event appearing in the digital world. 


This new form can allow families to spend time together at home while learning and absorbing the love shared around this culture and artwork. Through this event, I love the idea that people who are not local, and who may not have had the opportunity to see this cultural exchange live, can now revisit and enjoy the festival when they have a moment of peace. 

On a personal level, I would like to take a moment to touch on how much love and passion is evident within the hearts of these performers. I enjoyed the clear level of pride that could be felt through the masks. I applaud the energy and dedication infused in this project and look forward to other exciting projects birthed by this collaboration in the future. 

 - Christy Caldwell, Imaginology Intern