Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cow Parade - Elvis and Cows from Wisconsin

Cow Parade
Rock and Roll Cow

This 'Elvis' postcard is unused. 
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CowParade, is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.

After the exhibition in the city, which may last many months, the statues are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.
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Here is a postcard of several Cows on Parade in Wisconsin . . .
Painted cows are all the rage in New Glarus and resemble the former exhibit of the "Cows on Parade" in Chicago.  The project began in the year 2000 when businesses imported 16 fiberglass cows from Zurich Switzerland.  Local artists have painted the cows with unique designs that reflect the artist's talent and the theme of the business owner.

Photos: Gari Walz

This postcard is from 2009.

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