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From the Field Series: International Crane Foundation

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Long and Winding Roads That Lead to Portraying Cranes
Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. Central Time
This project is funded in part by Jodi K. Kingdon and Henry S. Kingdon, M.D., Ph.D., and a grant from the Extension Sauk County – University of Wisconsin, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Join Graphic Artist and Sculptor Kim Russell and Visitor Program Manager Cully Shelton for our webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. Central Time!

Register for the webinar here:

This fall, the International Crane Foundation is hosting a series of five webinars showcasing artists with strong ties to Sauk County, Wisconsin. The Cranes and Community Virtual Art Series highlights the work of five gifted artists, including Elliott Funmaker, Sr. (Head Singer and Leader of the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe), Janet Flynn (Painter), Kim Russell (Graphic Artist and Sculptor), Jay Jocham (Painter and Muralist), and Masako Pellerin (Origami Artist). From the traditional art of storytelling in Ho-Chunk culture to the ancient practice of folding paper cranes in Japan, viewers will learn about different art forms, processes and techniques.

The International Crane Foundation is proud to offer a platform to these artists, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share their work with you. Artists will discuss what inspires them, talk about their artistic process, and inspire viewers to share stories and make their own art. Viewers will be encouraged to explore their talents, feelings and beliefs to push their creative boundaries and use art as a vehicle for crane conservation, self-expression and community building.

Bird artist Kim Russell puts pen to paper only when she knows her subject intimately. Her research becomes a journey that leads her from one path to another. “For every question I answer, I come up with three more. Along the way, I gain a wealth of fascinating facts about birds, and I gain more insight into my own place in the world.” Russell will share the journey that has shaped her pen and ink drawings of cranes and led her from Chicago’s suburbs to the rolling hills of Sauk County, home of the International Crane Foundation.


November 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


International Crane Foundation – Virtual Webinar
E11376 Shady Lane Road
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
(608) 356-9462


International Crane Foundation