Painter Ellen McGaughey featured Oct. 6 at Cranes and Culture Art Series

Media contact: Andy Bingle, Interpretive Programs Manager, 608-356-9462 ext. 108

Baraboo, WI – Painter Ellen McGaughey of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is the featured artist Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for the International Crane Foundation’s Cranes and Culture Art Series.

Ellen McGaughey is not only inspired but fueled by nature. She enjoys discovering all it has to offer and capturing the voice of her subjects through watercolor and acrylic. ‘From heart to head to hands’ will be the theme during Ellen’s demonstration on Oct. 6. After a short talk she will lead the group in a sketching activity of our ambassador cranes on site.

This is the seventh and final program in the series of complimentary monthly workshops led by local and regional artists. Each month, beginning in April, the International Crane Foundation has featured a different local artist who has showcased 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 do 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.

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 Oct. 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.