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?

America’s Badgerland
Baller Bucky
Blooming Bucky
Bucky Alvarez
Bucky come se Picasso
Celestial Bucky
Dream Big Bucky
Flamingo Bucky
Graduation Bucky
Leckrone’s Stop at the Top
Sunset
Visible Bucky

1.

Bucky statue wearing basketball uniform

Baller Bucky

2.

Bucky statue painted with celestial design

Celestial Bucky

3.

Bucky statue painted to show exposed anatomy including muscles, and organs

Visible Bucky

4.

Bucky statue painted with patchwork suit showing different illustrations

Dream Big Bucky

5.

Bucky statue painted to resemble Barry Alvarez

Bucky Alvarez

6.

Bucky statue painted with Picasso-like abstract designs

Bucky come se Picasso

7.

Bucky statue painted with cow on front

America’s Badgerland

8.

Bucky statue painted green with flowers and pink flamingos

Flamingo Bucky

9.

Bucky statue painted to wear UW marching band uniform

Leckrone’s Stop at the Top

10.

Bucky statue painted with bright pink flowers

Blooming Bucky

11.

Bucky statue wearing graduation uniform

Graduation Bucky

12.

Bucky statue painted with sunset colors and silhouette of Terrace chair

Sunset

Published in the Fall 2018 issue

Tags: Arts, Athletics, Health and medicine, Public service

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