WARSAW — During First Friday festivities tonight, Sept. 2, Warsaw’s Bison-tennial, “Bones” was unveiled.
The Bison-tennial Public Art Project is a statewide celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial. The ArtFULLY Warsaw Fund, at the recommendation of the Warsaw Public Art Commission was able to purchase the cities bison through an anonymous donor.
Commission members Suzie Light, Paulette Davis, Stephanie Salyer, Julia Parker, Kallie Kirkendell, Staci Young, Melodie Koher and Mayor Joe Thallemer worked together with many businesses and individuals to make the project possible.
The creative team at Zimmer-Biomet worked together to come up with the artwork and paint the bison. The team included Robin Brown, Kurt Kelsey, Tara Haack, Cara Fifer, Amy Jo Brown, Amy Hook, Mary Jackson, April Lamb, Colin Nuner and Tim Stonecipher. Zimmer-Biomet also donated all supplies for the project.
Greg Houlton and Allegra Print & Imagin donated and installed the Circle Z Decal. Sherwin Williams, Warsaw, donated the paint. The clear coat for the bison was donated and applied by Crouse.
Warsaw’s bison will be on display as a part of Indiana’s Torch Relay, which will come through Warsaw on Sept. 29. Once the bicentennial celebrations are over, Bones will find a permanent home along the greenway.