Hand-cranked illustrated songs and stories combining folk art, music and poetry.
Ellen completed her first illustrated scroll in 2012; in 2016 she produced and hosted Pittsburgh's first Crankie Fest. She has led crankie-making workshops in her neighborhood and at festivals in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Ellen's crankies have been performed at festivals, concerts and museums. Her paper mosaic scroll Pretty Fair Miss was included in an exhibit at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, CT, and was featured as part of the 3rd Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest.
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