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Puppets on display at museum
May 23, 1997

Puppets, paintings and designs by Brad Williams will be on display at The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry through August 3.

"A Heart that Twinkled: Remembering Brad Williams" is a tribute to Williams, a former graduate student in puppetry who died in a car crash.

"Equally at ease as a performer or as a craftsman, there seemed to be no limit to his creative skills or to his gentle, whimsical sense of humor which brought joy to all who knew him," said Frank Ballard, emeritus professor of dramatic arts. He said Williams was "one of UConn's most gifted and beloved students of puppet arts."

Williams was co-founder of The Pandemonium Puppet Company and creator and performer for the Nickelodeon Channel's Pinwheel Show.

The museum, on Weaver Road, is open Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5 p.m.