Ricki Vincent

Performing Arts, 2006

After a childhood spent making puppets and other sculptures, Ricki Vincent returned to his work in 2000 after a long hiatus. He is the creator of one of the nation’s longest running public access cable TV shows, Dante’s Place, and his other works include Life Socks at the Grand Central Art Center; Dinosaurs, Democrats and Other Extinct Things at the Puppet Love Festival in San Francisco; a puppet adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, commissioned by California State University at Fullerton; and Lucifer’s Garage Sale at the Other Side Arts in Denver. Vincent received an award from the Centennial Heritage Museum in Santa Ana, California for his work with children and puppets made from trash and recyclables.