Local artists, performances

Makers of crankies, also known as moving panoramas, pose with their work; Sandglass Theater will present “A Rafter of Crankies” during the Putney Craft Tour.

PUTNEY - Putney will celebrate Thanksgiving with a weekend of arts Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27, from 10 am to 5 pm, highlighted by the Putney Craft Tour and late-day and evening events at the town’s world-renowned Sandglass Theater and Next Stage Arts.
Meet 20 of Vermont’s most prominent makers - glass blowers, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, painters, and even artisan cheese and wine makers. Find that one-of-a-kind gift and buy direct from the artisan who made it. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these fine makers and view the works where they are conceived and created. Many artisans do demos.
Visitors may start at Putney Mountain Winery, 8 Bellows Falls Road, for a preview exhibition of the artisans’ works and to pick up maps and brochures. Putney Craft Tour’s Thanksgiving weekend of art  will also feature performances of “A Rafter of Crankies” by Sandglass Theater and “Elemental Abstractions Works on Paper” by Joe Norris at Next Stage Arts.
Sandglass Theater’s performances will take place Friday, November 25, at 7 pm, and Saturday, November 26, at 5 pm and 7:30 pm, at the big hall of Green Mountain Orchard. Next Stage Arts’ opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, from 4 to 6 pm.
For more information visit www.putneycrafts.com, facebook.com/putney-craft-tour, www.sandglasstheater.org or www.nextstagearts.org.

The Deerfield Valley News

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Wilmington, VT 05363

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