The Art Works of  Ad Swan - A Show Case of  Permanent and Rotating Exhibits of Artist Andre' Swancy
 
 
 
PUPPERTY
 
 
SWANCY THE ARTIST TAPPED DANCED IN HIGH SCHOOL IN PLAYS AND TALENT SHOWS.  HE TAPPED TO THE SONG BO JANGLES NO DOUBT DOING THE SOFT SHOE TO THE BO JANGLES LYRICS THAT WENT SOMETHING LIKE; I KNEW A MAN, BO JANGLES, AND HE COULD DANCE FOR YOU IN OLD WORN OUT SHOES. WITH SILVER HAIR, A RAGGED SHIRT AND BAGGY PANTS, THE OLD SOFT SHOE. HE'S JUMP SO HIGH, YES HE'D JUMP SO HIGH THEN HE'D LIGHTLY TOUCH DOWN. HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SOME SAID "MR BO JANGLES DANCE" HE DANCED THE MINSTREL SHOWS AND COUNTY FAIRS'
 
SWANCY AND A CLASSMATE MARVIN KNIGHT, DID A FOLLOW-UP DANCE, ME AND MY SHADOW, TOGETHER THEY GOT STANDING OVATIONS.
 
LATER IN LIFE, SWANCY CREATED PUPPETS AS TEACHING AIDS FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHER. CONCEPT: TEACH ONE DIGIT NUMERICAL CONCEPTS AND COGNITIVE AND MOTOR SKILLS TO PRE-SCHOOL  AND OLDER CHILDREN. GUESS WHAT? ONE OF THE PUPPETS WAS PATTERNED AFTER BO JANGLES, HE WAS NAME BO JING. A FAVORITE OF THE CHILDREN. DESIGNED TO "LET THE FINGERS DANCE"
 
PRESENTED TO YOU ANDRE SWANCY'S PUPPET DESIGNS
 
 
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BO - JING 
 
CABBAGE HEAD WITH TWO BIG FRONT TEETH WAS THE FIRST HAND PUPPET SWANCY DESIGNED FOR HAZELLE'S MANUFACTURERS MARIONETTES AND PUPPETS FOR HALF A CENTURY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CABBAGE HEAD PUPPET
CHILDREN'S FAVORITE
 
PUPPET KITS IN THE 1960'S
 
 Manufactured by Hazelle's in Kansas City, MO. To be made and sold in January 2013 by The Art works of Ad Swan.
 
FUZZY NOSE A TOTAL DO IT YOURSELF KIT THAT ALLOWS YOUNG CHILDREN TO CREATE THEIR OWN PERSONAL HAND PUPPET. 
 
WILLIE ROBOT A PAPER CUT-OUT PUPPET THAT AIDS YOUNG CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING MANUAL DEXTERITY AND OTHER MOTOR SKILLS.
 
 
ROD PUPPET CAME NEXT FOLLOWED BY THE MARIONETTE. WHAT WAS ADDED? NONE OTHER THAN THE PUPPET STAGE! PUPPET SHOWS MADE THE CREATIONS COMPLETE.
 
 
 
 
Teaching puppetry to children from public and private schools conducted  at Swancy's Puppet shop where he was co-owner, with his wife, Evelyn in Phoenix Arizona. (1970's) 
 
 
 
 
 
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Featured at Swancy's Puppet Shop -  His Book titled: CREATIVE PUPPETS YOU CAN MAKE FOR PENNY'S. 
 
 
 
 
 
AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH - THE ARTWORKS OF AD SWAN. CONSIST OF EIGHT DESIGNS. 
 
BEAR PUPPET, CLOWN PUPPET, SIMPLE ROD PUPPET,DOG HAND PUPPET, CLOTH AND PAPER CLOTH PUPPET, SIMPLE CUP HAND PUPPET, PAPER PLATE ROD PUPPET,PAPER BAG HAND PUPPET AND CABBAGE HEAD PUPPET WITH HAND WAND, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puppet Machine
Front View
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puppet Machine
Back View
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puppet Magic Wand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puppet Designed by Swancy for Play
 
 
 
 










Puppetry classes and shows in Swancy's shop in Arizona 1970's.





 
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