crankie-posterSandglass is holding a fundraising crankie celebration!

Sandglass is looking forward and in the process of implementing a strategic plan to create a sustainable organization that can continue to serve this community, create new work, and build bridges in our own culture and abroad. We now need your help! We promise to make it fun! This years annual appeal aims for a fundraising goal of $20,000. The crankie event is a wonderful way to contribute and enjoy the Sandglass community spirit at the same time.

The event will encompass live performances, a crankie building workshop, an auction of original hand painted crankies by local artists, and a lively reception.



Performances by Sandglass founders, Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, Molly and Ellen Gawler of the Gawler Family Band, Brendan Taaffe, Kali Quinn, Donald Saaf, Trudi Cohen and John Bell.

Shows are Saturday December 2nd at 5pm and 8pm and Sunday December 3rd at 3pm at Sandglass Theater. The final Saturday show will be followed by a fundraising party and auction.

Tickets are $16 general admission and $13 students and seniors.
CLICK HERE for reservations.  Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at the door.



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Co-Founding Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater

A crankie is an old storytelling art form that has recently become hot again. A long illustrated scroll is wound around two spools and set into a box with a viewing window. The scroll is hand cranked, the unfolding story narrated, sung or just accompanied by music. Participants will build their own crankie and create their own story. If you love to express yourself in a beautiful and pure way without technical bells and whistles the crankie will be your best and loving friend.

Workshops are geared for participants of all levels of experience, whose ages have run from 18-85 and are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 5th, 6th and 7th from 5 – 7 PM at Sandglass Theater.
Workshop cost is $150 plus $20 for materials.  Space is limited to 6 so register in advance by contacting or by calling 802 387 4051.



Crankies for Auction!suitcasecrankie

A crankie is a wonderful way to bring the family together for songs, stories and beautiful pictures. Place your bid on a hand built crankie by one of our area’s esteemed artists.  Pieces for auction include crankies by Donald Saaf, Julia Zanes, Finn Campman, Inez Zeller Bass, Jana Zeller, David Rohn, Linda Rubinstein, Alice Freeman and Michele Ratte`.  Check back here to place your bid on November 16th when the online auction goes live!



Dessert Social

inescrankieOn Saturday December 2 following the 8 PM performance at Sandglass Theater there will be enticing dessert offerings from local bakeries, a lively reception and the delivery of crankies to auction winners!


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