Arts & Entertainment

'Flexing' Its Creative Muscle, HAT Tavern Debuts Puppeteer-Inspired Art Exhibition


SUMMIT, NJ - The HAT Tavern is known for 'pulling the strings' of Hilltop City palates via their creative culinary fare. So its only fitting that the latest art exhibit at the popular eatery and 'watering hole' is entitled 'Flexibition by Flexitoon', original artwork inspired by and created by master puppeteers Craig Marin and Olga Felgemacher who better known as "Flexitoon."

The exhibit is on display through October 30. The public is invited to a meet-the-artist reception on August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., with refreshments being served.  

Felgemacher and Marin call their creations 'Flexitoons' and have built that trademark into an award-winning puppet production company.  Millions of children have grown up watching their puppets on the hit PBS series "Shining Time Station," which stars George Carlin and Ringo Starr; on Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel; Showtime’s Weekly Reader series, "KID’S TV;" and the long-running "The DJ Kat Show," on FOX. The "Flexitoon" Talking Stain commercial for Tide-To-Go, was voted a ‘top Super Bowl Commercial of All Time'. 

Sign Up for E-News

The exhibit offers a backstage glimpse of original art work, pre-production sketches, story boards, and stage backdrops inspired by and created for live theatre, television, commercials, film, and the internet.

All of the works exhibited are for sale and the artists will donate 30% of each purchase to Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the HAT Tavern's partner in all endeavors art, and curator of the exhibit.

The HAT Tavern is located at 570 Springfield Avenue.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Networking and Interviewing 'IQ' Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Other

Thu, March 22, 12:00 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

FREE Tax Assistance

Community Calendar


Thu, March 22, 4:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Gr. K-5: Programs with Mrs. Wheeless

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

Experience New Jersey Art with the Summit Area YMCA

March 21, 2018

This Spring, discover the wonders of Grounds For Sculpture with a self-guided tour in the morning, view the beautiful spring landscapes, life-size whimsical art installations and indoor galleries. A three-course gourmet sit down lunch will be served at the renowned Rat's restaurant in a chateau-like setting surrounded by the sculpture garden. After lunch, see the ...

Susan G. Komen's Annual Pink Tie Event Raises Funds, Awareness

Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. 

Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation and it blossomed into a national force for ...

Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Coffee, Tea or Fleas?

Two ducks are on a flight to Miami.  The first duck says to the second, “you flying south for the winter?”  The second duck replies, “Oh wow, a talking emotional support duck!”


Pa rum pum.


There have been a lot of news stories lately about animals traveling on airplanes.  Some are humorous, like the woman who recently tried to bring ...

Learn a Language @ Your Library

Anyone can learn a language at the Summit Free Public Library!

Did you know that the Summit Library has a subscription to Muzzy Club? Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Muzzy Club is an online resource that allows Summit Library cardholders of all ages to learn a new language. Languages in Muzzy Club include British and American English, Spanish, ...