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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Cow Parade NC

When I was having lunch out on Sunday, I discovered that CowParade NC was exhibiting some of their cows at North Hills in Raleigh, NC. I took the opportunity to take some quick shots of some of them.
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The CowParade concept originated in Zurich, Switzerland in 1998 and the following year the concept was brought to Chicago, IL in the U.S.
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Cow Parade has become one of the most successful public art events in the world with exhibits held in 75 cities, in 30 countries, on 6 continents since it began.
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More than 10,000 local artists in the cities that have participated since its beginning have produced over 5,000 signature cows.
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CowParade has raised over 30 million dollars for nonprofit organizations since it began in 1999.
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After the NC CowParade is finished showing the cows, they will be auctioned off with the proceeds going the the NC Children's Hospital at UNC. The Cows are currently being shown in a variety of places in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.  I got the information for this post from the NC Cow Parade web site.
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16 comments:

lissa said...

intriguing art, I like the one with all the white flowers.

hope you have a great day.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Wow, those are awesome! I would love to have seen those in person.

Ruby Manchanda said...

Interesting.

Genie said...

These are great. A number of years back there was a cow parade in Richmond, too. I need to find my picture of us in front of one of them. They are so colorful and fun to view. genie

ladyfi said...

A wonderful cow parade! We had some over here a few years ago.

Łucja-Maria said...

Wow!
Carver, but beautiful cows.
This colorful.
Absolutely wonderful pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

They certainly make me smile, Carver.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your colorful cows, Carver!! And, yes, they made me smile, too! Terrific captures for the day!!

Photo Cache said...

what whimsical exhibit. i remember one city blogger also showed cows in her city previously. never had it in sf yet.

Fun60 said...

They are so imaginative. I love the Mr Cow Bones.

eileeninmd said...

How cool, I love these painted cows! Each one was beautiful. Wonderful photos, Carver!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the tradition of the painted cows and wonderful photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Rajesh said...

Very artistic cows. This is really cool.

eastofsgv said...

ha! this is so much fun to look at... I could just imagine if real cows were this colorful.

Arija said...

Great fun event. We have one too in in a country town in Victoria.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Didn't know the history of Cow Parade, Carver. This was a great collection of photos, too!

When I lived in Buffalo, they did "Herd About Buffalo," using bison.

Here in Wisconsin, they did one about horses, but I cannot find out why or wherefore... but a couple at our church embellish horse at the coffee shop we all frequent by season. Mardi Gras beads, etc.! Peace, Amy
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