When you combine civic leaders, community member interests, and creativity the result is a momentum
that positively impacts the quality of life for those who work, live, and play in Pulaski County. That’s the
storyline for the crane mural that is now proud to call Medaryville, IN home.
Thanks to the time and talent of Indiana artist, Zach Medler, a permanent work of art is now on display
that embraces a highlight of the community, the sandhill cranes. The first crane made his debut in June
2021 and the project was completed on October 5th.
On Saturday, October 9th the public enjoyed a dedication of the completed crane mural. Pulaski County
Tribe member Anne Rebeck expressed gratitude to the artist for his collaboration with PCT on the
project, building owners Dusty and Casey Williams, event photographer Sue Adamiec, and utmost
gratitude was given to the community for their support of the project and the organization.
During the event, attendees learned the name of the crane. The community was previously encouraged
to submit nominations for the name of the crane who first appeared in June for phase one of the
project. PCT members really enjoyed reviewing the suggested names and after deliberation, the
submission of W.P. Crane was selected. W.P. is in reference to White Post Township. The creative
name came from Kohen, Graham, and Leyton Federer, with the help of their mom.
Attendees were also able to meet the artist and PCT members in attendance. A crane coloring page
and origami cranes made by WCHS art students were also shared.
Community members throughout the county attended the event and expressed appreciation for the
work of art and the opportunity to connect and embrace the pace of Pulaski County. PCT looks forward
to continuing to make a positive in Pulaski County.
Pulaski County Tribe is a non-profit organization in Pulaski County. Their mission is to communicate,
collaborate, and celebrate among all communities in Pulaski County for the greater good of residents
and guests. The organization serves as a channel that brings together organizations, businesses, and
residents to positively impact communities in Pulaski County. You can learn more about PCT at
www.pulaskicountytribe.com. To contact the organization, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: News release from Pulaski County Tribe