One of the giant puppets used in the 2011 DeltaFusion performanceby Patrick Giblin

Pictured is a scene from the 2011 DeltaFusion performance in Liberty Park in Stockton, California. It shows one of the giant puppets created by volunteers, surrounded by performers who were handling smaller puppets. Another DeltaFusion performance is being planned and volunteers are being sought to help create a new show.

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Community Engagement

DeltaFusion Looking for Volunteers

Feb 8, 2012

DeltaFusion, last year's ground-breaking show that used giant puppets to celebrate the diverse natural and cultural heritage of Stockton, will return this summer. Organizers are looking for volunteers.

A series of mask making, puppetry, storytelling and movement workshops for children and adults will be held on the campus of University of the Pacific from June 11 through June 29. The program is sponsored by the Theatre Arts Department at University of the Pacific. The final parade and pageant will take place at Victory Park on June 30.

Participation in the workshops is free, but enrollment through the Haggin Museum's Summer Art Workshop is required. Call 209.940.6315 or email to sign up. Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event.

Individuals who want to be artists/leaders in the DeltaFusion community workshops are asked to attend one of three workshops that will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, March 24 and April 21 at the New Malloy Education Center at the Haggin Museum, located in Stockton's Victory Park. Leaders will work with Pacific and Haggin Museum faculty, staff, and other local artists to create new giant puppets, masks, and costumes for this year's event.

Food vendor, commercial vendor, and sponsorship opportunities also are available for the day of the parade and show. For more information about vendor opportunities, contact Joanna Albala at 209.946.2944.

For more information about DeltaFusion, visit the web site