New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
John Patrick Picciano

John Patrick "Pat" Picciano is a puppeteer, mask maker, prop builder, automata creator and multicultural presenter who has performed and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Mexico. While in Mexico, he apprenticed with Juan Horta, award-winning maskmaker from Tocuaro, Michoacan. The Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Fine Arts in Sante Fe, NM, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Currier Museum in Manchester, NH are some of the many places Pat presented his work. He has arranged tours for guest artists from Latin America since 1988. He was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the NH State Council on the Arts in 1999 for his work as a theater artist. Pat has directed the Education Outreach Program for Margaritas Mexican Restaurants and for over 16 years has led tours featuring visiting artists from Mexico. He is a 2017 recipient of The Jim Henson Foundation Grant. The programs offered reflect Pat's interest in combining information with imagination.


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Contact Information

First Name: 
John Patrick
Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer, Mask Maker, Prop Builder, Multicultural Presenter
Physical Address: 
Manchester, NH 03104
Last Name: 
603 501-1975


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Puppet
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Jim Henson Foundation 2017
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: