Media contact: Andy Bingle, Interpretive Programs Manager, 608-356-9462 ext. 108
Baraboo, WI – Painter Janet Flynn of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, is the featured artist Saturday, August 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for the International Crane Foundation’s Cranes and Culture Art Series.
Janet Flynn is inspired by the complexity of nature and her work truly captures the intricacy in which it all fits together. Join Flynn Aug. 11 to learn how she observes the natural world and applies it to paper. She will lead the group in a choice of watercolor painting and graphite sketching projects.
This program is the fifth in the series of complimentary monthly workshops led by local and regional artists. Each month the International Crane Foundation features a different local artist who will showcase their work – everything from photography to painting and dance. The artists present educational workshops to inspire visitors to express themselves artistically, explore cultural connections and teach participants how art can protect our natural world.
The Cranes and Culture Art Series is a free event. Visitors will not have to pay admission fees to see the artists. The art series is open to everyone interested in learning more about cranes and art. The Cranes and Culture Art Series will highlight the work of seven gifted artists in the community:
• April 21 – Fiber Artist Sharon Nicholas of Dodgeville, Wis.
• May 5 – Photographer Stan Tekiela of Minneapolis, Minn.
• June 16 – Artist Kim Russell of Spring Green, Wis.
• July 8 – Ho-Chunk Experience – Wasira Native Dance Show of Baraboo, Wis.
• Aug. 11 – Painter Janet Flynn of Reedsburg, Wis.
• Sept. 15 – Graphic Designer Amie Van Susteren of Lone Rock, Wis.
• Oct. 6 – Painter Ellen McGaughey of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
During the event, artists share a presentation, host a workshop and give a demonstration of their work. They will share their creative process, their artistic and cultural inspiration related to cranes and water, and their relationship with the natural world.
This project is funded in part by Jodi K. Kingdon and Henry S. Kingdon, M.D., Ph.D. and a grant from the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
Following Saturday’s free event, visitors are encouraged to explore the International Crane Foundation site, including the naturalist-guided Cranes of the World Tour from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Plan your visit to the International Crane Foundation
Open daily April 15 to October 31
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E11376 Shady Lane Road
Located between Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells
For more information please visit savingcranes.org or call 608-356-9462 ext. 121.
The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes
and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.