Embark on a journey to learn all about Sandhill Cranes and creative expression during the “Introducing Sandy Crane” book event featuring author/illustrator Paula Warner, at The Golden Husk Theatre on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Adults and children will enjoy many creative activities led by local artists during the event. Enjoy a fine arts show presented by Main Street Gallery of North Loup. Learn about Sandhill Crane habitats and migratory patterns during a short documentary film. Experience a book reading and discussion on creative writing with author/illustrator, Paula Warner. Embrace your creativity during breakout sessions, including crane yoga with Melani Flynn, origami cranes with Paula Warner, bird suncatchers with Kate Wolf, and crane watercolor painting with Sherian Craft.
The event and the book, “Introducing Sandy Crane,” were inspired by the splendid Sandhill Crane migration each spring. Author Paula Warner is passionate about sharing the importance of migration paths, especially with small children who will inherit the task of caring for the water, wetlands, and grass. Warner feels cranes, geese, and other migratory birds are a marvel to watch and hear as they progress in their seasonal movement. She believes attention to nature is especially vital for children living in America’s vast crane migration corridor. Every March, over a million Sandhill Cranes converge on the Platte River Valley in central Nebraska to fuel up before continuing north to their nesting grounds. Fort Kearney State Historical Park and the Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary are at the heart of this magnificent crane staging area. Warner’s book can be found at area libraries, local retailers, the Main Street Gallery, Fort Kearney, and the Great Plains River Road Archway Monument. Learn more about the story behind the book, “Introducing Sandy Crane,” at www.paulawarner.com.
Celebrate and learn about the majesty of Sandhill Cranes with friends and family at The Golden Husk on January 22, 2022. Tickets on sale now at The Golden Husk (308) 730-8133, Ord Area Chamber Office (308) 728-7875, and on www.ShopOrd.com. Learn more about the event at www.goldenhuskarts.com and on Facebook.