Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 168: Artzoobilee 2

This summer, there is a special event taking place here at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Artzoobilee. More than 30 fiberglass animals are on display around the zoo through September 26. In October, animals will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting the American Family Children's Hospital and Henry Vilas Zoo.

Back in July, I posted thirteen of the animals that are on display (click here if you missed them). Here are thirteen more of these awesome works of art. Be sure to check back each Saturday, as I am posting a "closer look" at some of the animals, as many of these need to be viewed at different angles. (Click on the "Artzoobilee" tag to see those you have missed!)

Field of Dreams
Artist: Marilyn Busko

A Tail of Two Tigers
Artist: S.V. Medaris

Artist: Ann Windell

Ice Flows
Artist: Karen Reppen

Turtle Sundae
Artist: Ronna Duckowitz

Kiss a Frog
Artist: Karen Juno

Savannah Dance
Artist: Irene Renuka Olson

Puttin' On the Ritz
Artist: Trudi Theisen

Homespun Country
Artist: Ann Windell

Blue Beary Blues (with niece)
Artist: Thomas Robichaud

Farm Gang
Artist: Tamara Tsurkan

Red Toes
Artist: Sarah Aslakson

Bear Paw Quilt
Artist: Lezlie Lenz

LINKS TO OTHER THURSDAY THIRTEENS:(Please leave your link if this is your first visit!)
Alice Audrey * Shelley Munro * Anne * Juju * Colleen
Jennifer Leeland * Harriet * Darla M Sands * Paige Tyler
Nicole Gordan * Elise Logan * Tatiana Caldwell
CountryDew * Jill Conyers * Jana
A. Catherine Noon * Adelle Laudan * Inez Kelley
Kristen * Jeanne St James * Maddy Barone

More Thursday Thirteen participants


Alice Audrey said...

Now I'm confused. I could swear that tiger's cat was right up against the fence, but now it look like it's on the other side.

Shelley Munro said...

These are so cool. I think I like the turtle best.

Anne said...

I like the Red Toes. =)

colleen said...

I like the penguin. The frog is pretty cool too and I could even see that one in my yard.

Jennifer Leeland said...

SWEEEET!!! I think my favorite is the "Tail of two tigers". Very very cool.

I am Harriet said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Have a great Thursday!

Darla M Sands said...

Excellent photos! Thank you for sharing.

Paige Tyler said...

Those are so cool! Can't pick a favorite, though! LOL!

Love zoos!


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A. Catherine Noon said...

Wow. Those are some srsly funky things! The bear stomach as a bench takes the cake! :)

Heather said...

Alice: Snicker...remember that there are two sides to every animal. I suggest you come back on Saturday. ;)

Shelley: Isn't that turtle cool?

Anne: Those toes are really something, aren't they?

Heather said...

Colleen: I won't even ask which frog you like better. *g*

Jennifer: If you think this pic of the "Two Tigers" is cool, you should see some of the closeups!

Harriet: Thank you, I'm glad you like them!

Heather said...

Darla: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Paige: It is hard to choose just one favorite.

A. Catherine: The bear benches are pretty cool - and sturdy, too! *g*

CountryDew said...

Wow, those are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Anita: Aren't they? And what's truly amazing is that some of the artist created more than one work of art!

Adelle Laudan said...

Pretty creative. I love the turtle.
Happy T13!

Jana said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite! I love them all. The turtle, the pig, the frogs, the penguine, the lion...although, I do especially love the tiger with the kitty on his belly. That's ADORABLE. :-D

Thanks for sharing all these with us, Trix.

Kristen said...

I loved the other post and I love this one. Those statues are just so fascinating. The sheep is my favorite of this bunch.

Elise Logan said...

Such a neat deal. I love that they're functional, too. It think the frog is my fave.

Inez Kelley said...

The frog was cool! I collect Fenton Glass Birds of Happiness and many have painted flowers similar to the Polar bear picture.

Tatiana Caldwell said...

I like the polar bear one and the Tail of two tigers most!

Heather said...

Adelle: Looks good enough to eat, doesn't he? *g*

Jana: You (and nieces) would have had a field day with this exhibit, wouldn't you? I really like the "two tigers," too.

Kristen: Hey, a vote for the sheep. Doesn't that one just whisper "home"?

Heather said...

Elise: Isn't that frog great? I can't help wondering how many frogs are on him. Wanna help me count? *g*

Inez: The polar bear is one of my favorites. Reminds me of a painting by Monet.

Tatiana: Looks like we're making the rounds together tonight, lol! The polar bear and tiger are two of my faves as well.

Alice Audrey said...

Of course I'll be here tomorrow.

LOL. For a minute I was afraid you were suggesting I drive all the way out there again. Just thinking about it makes me tired.

jillconyers said...

Very cool! Too many I like to pick one favorite.

Heather said...

Alice: No, seriously - you better be back here in Madison tomorrow. Kidding. Of course I was refering to the blog, silly! lol

Jill: Thank you - I can't pick just one favorite, either. *g*