This summer Miss Pussycat will set up shop in The Corner Gallery to make one hundred new puppets in three months. She will bring in her sewing machine, buckets of neoprene, pipe cleaners and fun fur to set up a working studio that is on display as she turns raw materials into puppets with special powers that fill the window and talk to you.
Miss Pussycat's work is a mix of sculpture, mini-magic landscapes, and parapsychology. In her hands puppets become portals to other states of mind and carry the ability to connect us to the supernatural through sympathetic magic.
Panacea Theriac (otherwise known as Miss Pussycat) is a New Orleans based puppeteer. Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began her career in puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. In 1993, Miss Pussycat moved to New Orleans and assisted in the founding of the influential nightclub Pussycat Caverns. For the past 18 years she has traveled the world doing live puppet shows at parties and rock clubs with the band Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and together, the artists started The Spellcaster Lodge nightclub. Miss Pussycat’s full-length mini-magic puppet movies include North Pole Nutrias (2002), Electric Swamp (2005), Trixie and the Treetrunks Season One (2007), and most recently The Mystery in Old Bathbath (2012).