And Brash said:

All around the Art-O-Matic floor were animal tracks, tracks that none had ever seen the likes of before. And they all converged on one place; they all led to one Mecca of imagination, they all hustled to that one oasis of music and joy, wiggle and rhythm, wit and huggability--I'm speaking of the den of the Perc-Puppets, of course! Although much of the time they hung out in seeming chaotic array, one twang of the wires strung throughout the display set them atwitter, and it was hard to tell whether the giggles and guffaws were coming from the humanoid visitors, or the Perc-Puppets themselves. Occassionally they were even seen on parade throughout the Art-O-Matic domain, gathering a crowd wherever they went, leaving fresh new animal tracks around the floor, ultimately always leading back to their curious, comical den. BRASH, writer and performer


And Leila wrote:

April 22, 2001 Dear Guillermo, The installation, and the Perc-Puppets, that you created for Art-O-Matic 2000 was adored by children, teachers and parents. It was a great addition that so many children had a chance to create new perc-puppets. Watching their performance in conjunction with the music and visual arts displayed at Art-O-Matic enlivened our show. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Best, Leila Putzel DC Cultural Development Corporation


And Win heard...

Here are some of the comments I've heard (mostly from parents) "That was fantastic!" "They had so much fun" "What a good time, I never knew my kids were so creative!" "We came back because the first session was so fun" For me I can say. "Percussion Puppets workshop was so popular the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, Rehoboth Beach, DE added two workshops after the initial program. Artist Guillermo Silveira brings the right artistic atmosphere to spark the children's creativity and imagination which results in a great time had for all." Win Rosenberg Youth Services Librarian Comments


and Janet e-mailed this...

Yesterday was wonderful and you really tapped into a side of some kids that we had not seen...

Janet Urdahl, Rehoboth Elementary School