Crankie Fest - East Meets West, was performed Sept. 14th, 2014 at the Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, Washington. East coast crankie artist, Katherine
Fahey planned a visit to Seattle to see her brother and his family. Katherine's art has been influential to both Sue Truman and Dejah Leger so we HAD to have a crankie fest to celebrate! Here was the line-up:
Katherine Fahey - "paper cut" crankies from Tyvek and tissue paper. (katherinefahey.com)
Dejah Leger with Louise Leger - paper cut crankies (dejahleger.com)
Sue Truman with Podorythmie - crankies stitched from felt and fabric (thecrankiefactory.com)
Gregory Johnson - a water color painted crankie (his first) entitled Panorama of Washington State. Greg (an oceanographer and climate change scientist
with NOAA) doesn't have a website but he experienced international acclaim in 2013, for summarizing a 2,000 page climate report into 19 watercolor images with accompanying haiku. Read about it here.
Katherine made this wonderful poster for the event. The pictures below are from two rehearsals and the final performance. The rehearsals were
as much fun as the fest!