Bucky on Parade
Bucky Badger had a busy summer. By metamorphosing into 85 six-foot-tall, brightly decorated statues, the beloved mascot posed across Dane County from May to September. The free public-art event, Bucky on Parade, was produced by the Madison Area Sports Commission, with support from the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and in partnership with UW–Madison, the UW Department of Athletics, and the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. It took 64 artists to complete the Buckys — from Bucky Alvarez to Celestial Bucky — and some of the statues will be auctioned off in September, with proceeds supporting charities such as Garding Against Cancer, a campaign spearheaded by UW men’s basketball coach Greg Gard and his wife, Michelle, to support the state’s cancer research.
Can you match these Buckys to their titles?
Bucky come se Picasso
Dream Big Bucky
Leckrone’s Stop at the Top
Published in the Fall 2018 issue