MOST RECENT Artist in Residence - Risa Dye

ECCRU logoThe City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission has selected two artists to fill the El Cerrito Creative ReUse (ECCRU) Artist Residency, beginning November 15, 2019: Kloe Chan and Risa Dye. During their ECCRU residencies, the artists will create artwork using materials found at RERC, conduct workshops or other educational programs, provide an exhibition of artwork created during the residency, and each donate one piece of artwork to the City.

Risa Lenore Anderson Dye is known for her creative energy in teaching and for her engaging puppet shows. Her business, Jelly Jam Time, congeals her passions into a practice of teaching story-dancing and performing puppet shows for young audiences. For years, Risa has been dancing, acting, clowning, creating costumes, stories, sculptures and puppets. She taught preschool and became impassioned by early childhood education. Since 2013 she has been sharing her energetic classes with the greater bay area and her colorful interactive puppet shows with museums, libraries and schools. She plans to bring many more stories to life.


upcoming events

Recycled Puppet Workshop and Demo

Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In the Garden Room at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane)

Come see how one of the current El Cerrito Creative Re-Use Artists In Residence, Risa Lenore is using recyclable materials from the Recycling Center to create puppet characters of many different styles.

Artist Risa Lenore will share her creative process and demonstrate some recreational techniques and then guide you in creating a puppet! Come join her to make a puppet out of (clean) materials found at the Recycling Center. This workshop is for anyone who wants to create a unique piece of art/ a new friend and can fold and safely use scissors.

Recycled Puppet Workshop -- CANCELLED

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave.

Join ECCRU puppet artist Risa Dye in making your own take-home recycled paper puppet. We will make puppets using materials Risa finds at the El Cerrito Recycle center. You will create your own character, build your puppet and bring it to life! Bring your creativity and imagination! This free program is made possible by the Friends of the El Cerrito Library.

Artistic Activity -- CANCELLED

April 18, 2020, as part of Earth Day Celebration
10:00am -1:00pm
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane
Come celebrate Earth Day with our Artists in Residents, Risa Dye and Kloe CHan, starting at 10 am at the Community Center. The artists will guide you to make your own upcycled instrument and costume pieces out of materials found at the Recycling Center. Then take what you've made and be a part of the recycled Earth Day parade from 12.30 pm, circling the block and Community Center facility.

Puppet Show --  CANCELLED

July 4/worldOne Festival
Saturday, July 4, 2020 (time to be determined)
Cerrito VIsta Park, 950 Pomona Ave