WELCOME TO THE ON-LINE CRANKIE FEST! Many thanks to all the artists for sharing their crankies with us!
The newest one ORA - comes from artist Maeve Clancy who lives in the West of Ireland. Lisa Hannigan provides the beautiful song. 2018
Singing, piano and artwork by Julie Vallimont. Song composed by Joe Raposo. 2018
By Lisa Sturz about her grandfather, a renowned chassan. Tyvek, shadow pupptry, a compelling story, this crankie has everything. 2016/2017.
Images from The Giant Turnip by Meg Chittenden from Blue Hill, Maine. Black paper cut images glued to culinary parchment paper. lifewaysnorthamerica.org 2016
From Baltimore, MD, artwork by McKenzie Elizabeth Ditter, mbira playing by Matt Muirhead. mckenzieelizabeth.com mattmuirhead.com 2016
First crankie by Naomi Harvey from Glasgow, Scotland. Glenlogie is one of the Child ballads. Naomiharveymusic.com 2016
I'll Do As Much for My True Love,a poem by Byron Herbert Reece. Created by Sweet Sunny South, a storytelling group from Georgia. debbiefrom.com
From Pamela Wyn Shannon, an artist and musician from Wales. This is her first (of many I hope) crankie. This captures the magic of crankies.
A tribute to Hazel Dickens (1935-2011) created by Erik Spangler, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Owen, using 2 crankies, projected April, 2014.
By Siena Mayers in 2009. The audio portion is a recorded interview by legendary radio broadcaster and author Studs Terkel. Wonderful idea and images.
By Sara Velas of Los Angeles, made during an arts residency @ Bali Purnati Center for the Arts in Batuan. To just see the "crankie" skip to 7:50. panoramaonview.org
Song and art lead by Brendan Taaffe of Brattleboro, VT. The song is a trad. camp meeting song, learn more about it at brendantaffe.com
Ivy's Dream is one of three crankies in the show "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase" by Brian Beattie and Linda Fowler of Austin, TX. ivyandthewickersuitcase.com
Cycling from Portland, OR to San Luis Obispo, they are carrying their banjo and crankie box on the bikes, performing along the way. earthbikebanjo.com.
Paper cut crankie by Kelsey NelsEn of Portland, OR. Her first! kelseynelsen.com.
A painted crankie made by Dex Tran-Caffee of Oakland, CA. For more info about the story, box and scroll, go to the "Crankie Artists" page of this website.
A letterpress printed crankie by Jessica C. White of Ashville, NC. The original story and illustrations are hers, music by the Mammels.
Marker and water colors on tracing paper by Penny Anderson, shape note singer and song writer from Pittsburgh, PA.
Award winning musician, singer, Pepper Spray Times writer/editor, Carol Denney created this very funny crankie. From Berkeley, CA caroldenney.com.
A year in the making, this is the first crankie by North Carolina ballad singer Ellen Gozion. It's made of paper mosaic - gorgeous. www.ellengozion.co
From Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Background is parchment paper, foreground is paper cut from butcher paper. A true story beautifully told.
This amazing crankie is by Katherine Fahey. The song, Pickett's Charge, was written and performed by Ellen Cherry. katherinefahey.com 2010
From Anna and Elizabeth from southern Virginia. This video was the first crankie I saw and propelled me down this road of obsession! annaandelizabeth.com, 2010
Illustrations and cranking by Dave Buchen. Music by Chris Schoen. Performed at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago. Wonderful example of multiple scrolls. 2010