Special Events


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Lincoln Brothers Puppetry present

"Night Truck"  Multi-Media Puppet Theatre

 Saturday, December 19, 7 - 10pm

North Water Street Gallery.  300 N. Water St., Suite H., Kent, OH 44240

ADMISSION:  $10 Suggested Donation

CONTACT INFO:  330-673-4970 


“Compagnie Mama’s” is a trio consisting of: Mike Bradley (*puppets, improv dialogue, music), Thomas A. Keller (*editing, improv dialogue) and Josiane Keller (*camera /stage documentation: film and photo, directing).

* Mainly our tasks are divided up like this, but depending on the occasion we also swap responsibilities and /or share them to variable parts. Famous leading characters are “The Lincoln Brothers”, “Elvis” and best supporting role: “Destiny, the duck”.

This group is doing: MARIONETTE IMPROV COMEDY.

The work is not necessarily ‘unsuitable for children’, but ‘geared to an adult audience’.
Viewers discretion could be advised, it really depends on what type you are and what ideas we might get (improv, you know… it’s totally unpredictable!)

Because we do not always live all at the same place at the same time and because each of us also currently have other jobs, for example Mike is also a rock star, Thomas is an illustrator and as a part-time job busy saving the planet, and Josiane is doing some very dubious things with what looks like little voodoo dolls, we mainly create puppetry films, but occasionally we also perform live.

Yes, even though we are good, compassionate people we do work for money and yes, we can be hired as well consider commissions if our busy schedule allows it.



Pie Festival and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser
-18th annual Pie Festival/Silent Art Auction fundraiser for SRCA
-Jewelry, Ceramics, Photographs, Paintings, Prints and more
-In conjunction with Downtown Kent's Annual Festival of Lights

Proceeds provide exciting cultural activities for our area in 2015, including:

-New World Children's Theatre program
-13th Annual Standing Rock International Short Film Festival
-Downtown Innovative Community Events.(D.I.C.E)  "Make Mine with Ice" Ice Carving Exhibition and other Events Year Round.
-10th Annual "Who's Your Mama?" Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival.
-Around The World Music Series
-Monthly Open Poetry with Maj Ragain
-Public Art Projects, Murals, Historical Plays
-Monthly Art Exhibitions and a whole lot more!

Saturday, December 5,  10am to 6pm
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water St., Suite H, Kent, OH

CONTACT:  Jeff @ 330-673-4970 for info, to donate art or pies.  Or to order a pie.


Now in its eighteenth It’s that time again.  Pie Time at the gallery!  Come on down for a slice, or buy a whole pie.  We’ve got apple, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, peach, key lime, sweet potato, organic and vegan pies.  We’ve got pies of all sorts to please your palette, pies that don’t even have a name yet.  There will be other donated baked goods for sale.   And we have some fine art by local artists as well.  Ceramics, Photos, Paintings, Jewelry, Collage, and more.  Bids starting as low as $5.

Proceeds benefit the Art & Education Programs of Standing Rock Cultural Arts.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit 501(c)(3) art and education organization based in downtown Kent, Ohio.

Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

Checks payable to:

300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240

Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries. 

Happy Holidays.







Stomping Grounds dedication ceremony in memory of Ron Burr

Friday, July 3 at 7-10pm EDT
North Water Street Gallery, 300 North Water Street, Suite H, Downtown Kent

A new bamboo floor for the performance space at the North Water St Gallery will be dedicated in the memory of Ron Burr, a passionate advocate, creator, and enjoyer of all that is artistic. Come for food, drinks, music, storytelling and some good ol' Ron style stomping.








Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to present

Celebration of Halim El-Dabh’s 4,094th Birthday!
-Halim is a professor emeritus at Kent State University-Halim is one of the premier classical music composers living in the world today.
-World Premiere performance of “Works for Kalimba and Electronics” by Halim and Ron Slabe
-Kent African Drum Community performance

Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 7:00pm

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water St, Suite H., Downtown Kent

MORE INFO: 330-673-4970 or



Bring Instruments, Beverages, And Good Vibrations to help celebrate the achievements of this incredibly Creative Spirit in our community!

Halim continues to astound the world with his everlasting effervescence, avant garde compositions, and amazing vitality. We are honored and privileged to celebrate his birthday here in Kent, Ohio, once again. All are Welcome! Bring your Drum and Dancing Shoes! Feel Free to Bring A Covered Dish!

Images from this year's party!





Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the support Label Peeler's Wine and Homebrew Supply invite you to:

The 8th Annual "Go with the Flow" Watershed Awareness Local Brew and Wine Tasting
-Fundraiser for The “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival

Saturday, March 14th , 7-10pm

300 N. Water Street Gallery, Suite H, Kent OH  44240

WHY: To promote Watershed Awareness and raise funds for our upcoming "Who's Your Mama?" Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival.

Attention Beer Lovers! Water Lovers!

Come out and Celebrate our Healthy Watershed here in Portage County because it takes Good Water to make Good Beer!

-Local Food. Organic Pies. (It's Pi Day!  3.1415...)
-Short Environmental Films,
-Live Music (TBA)
-Silent Art Auction
-and Ten Tastes of Local Brew.

Images from the event




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