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September 10, 2010

CONTACT: Kirsten Park, 801-581-6270

The Loge Gallery, Pioneer Theatre Company, Presents

 2nd Skin Leather

by John Thompson and Vandy Marcotte

            Ogden leather artists John Thompson and Vandy Marcotte bring their unique style of leather craft to The Loge Gallery during Pioneer Theatre Company’s run of the Shakespearian play, Hamlet.

John Thompson is a self-taught leather crafter whose various armor projects began by participating in medieval reenactment and combat. After a trip to New Orleans, John began also creating hand made leather masquerade masks. Because he is color blind, he request assistance from Vandy Marcotte, a skilled canvas artist.

Vandy does the detail work and paints the leather using environmentally friendly leather dyes. The only acrylic paints used are the metallic highlights.

The exhibit can be experienced on the mezzanine level of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre through the run of Hamlet. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. In addition, the Loge Gallery will be open before and after the performance, and during intermission.


WHO:             The Loge Gallery, Pioneer Theatre Company

WHAT:            Unique leatherworks by Utah artists John Thompson and Vandy Marcotte

WHEN:           September 17 — October 2, 2010 (during the run of the play Hamlet)

TIMES:            Mondays – Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays until noon

WHERE:         Second level of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

PRICE:            Admission is free

MORE INFO:   Contact the Pioneer Theatre Company Box Office at (801) 581-6961 or

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