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"Cow Gallery"
"Cows on Vacation" Community Art Project
in Beaufort, SC April 15 - July 8, 2000

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Photographs by library staff member Michael Broam,
Copyright 2006, Beaufort County Public Library, SC. All Rights Reserved.
Esther, the Beach Blanket Bovine

Esther, the Beach Blanket Bovine

Artist: Velma DuPont
Loaned by: Chicago Department. of Cultural Affairs
Vacation Sponsors: Robert and Judith Lievense
Location: Hunting Island Lighthouse
(Hunting Island State Park, off Highway 21)
Alphabet Milk Cow

Artist: Sam Fink

Loaned by: Land's End
Vacation Sponsors: Beaufort County Public Library
Location: Beaufort County Public Library
(311 Scott Street)

Alphabet Milk Cow

Udder Gold

Udder Gold

Artists: Skyline Design
Loaned by: Irish Dairy Board
Vacation Sponsors: Marion and Frank Draine; Eric Vaughn Holowacz & Mo Hickey

Location: USC Beaufort Performing Arts Center Lawn
(900 Block of Carteret Street)

Spring Flowers

Artists: Dori Jacobson and Lisa Rosen

Loaned by: Terra Museum
Vacation Sponsors: Beaufort Art Supply, Arts and Humanities Advocates, Tom and Ann Fischer, The Craftseller, TB & HG, Rhett House Inn, Best Western/Sea Island Inn, Shirley Parsons, Barbara Day, Nancy Gasen, K. C. Newnham & Company

Location: Bay Street/Mix's Lot
(711 Bay Street)

Spring Flowers



Artist: Bonnie Zaks
Loaned by: Stevenson & Co.
Vacation Sponsors: Environmental Media Corporation

Location: Beaufort Post Office (Charles and King Streets)

Da Vinci Cow

Artists: Aviation Staff

Loaned by: Chicago Department
of Aviation

Vacation Sponsors: Dennis and Katherine Green

Location: Penn Center/
Darah Hall (Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. off Highway 21, St. Helena Island at Frogmore)

Da Vinci Cow

Merci Henri

Merci Henri

Artist: Joyce Lopez
Loaned by: Chicago Park District
Vacation Sponsors: Lady's Island Middle School/
Humanities School of Beaufort

Location: Intersection of Ribaut Road and Bay Street


Floral tribute to Merci Henri on site of vandalism

Members of the Beaufort
community began placing
floral tributes to "Merci Henri"
after the cow was destroyed by

Merci Henry repaired and recommissioned as the Backdraft Cow in June 2000

"Merci Henri" was repaired and
recomissioned as the
"Backdraft Cow" in June 2000
(Fire Station on Ribaut Road,
across from
Law Enforcement Center)

Take the Moo Train

Artists: Gallery 37 Apprentice Artists

Loaned by: Chicago Transit Authority

Vacation Sponsors: Plum's Ice Cream Factory, Quality Builders of Beaufort,
Inc., The Shed Center for the Arts/Artistic Pursuits

Location: Port Royal/The Shed
(Paris Avenue in Port Royal)

Take the Moo Train

Belle Pepper

Belle Pepper

Artist: Marcellus Williams
Loaned by: Pepper Construction

Vacation Sponsors: S. F. Jenkins/Surroundings,
Studio 3 Architects, Anna Pinckney and Friends

Location: Port Royal Town Hall
(Paris Avenue in Port Royal)


Artist: Malgorzata Sobus

Loaned by: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Vacation Sponsors: Point South KOA

Location: Lowcountry Visitors Center/Point South
(I-95 and Hwy 17 in Northern Beaufort County)


Saltwater Cow

Saltwater Cow

Artist: Patty Backer
Loaned by: HH Backer and Associates

Vacation Sponsors: Lowcountry National Bank

Location: Lowcountry National Bank/Lady's Island (Highway 21 at Meridian Road)

Moofort County
(also known as Cowolina, the Roving Cow)
See also: Magnolia Cow

Artist: Various Beaufort Artists

Loaned by: Gift from City of Chicago

Vacation Sponsors: Arts Council of Beaufort County 1999-2000 Board of Directors

Location: Roving locations

Moofort County

Uncle Sam Cow

Uncle Sam Cow


Location: Recreation Station at
Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Honorable Mention:
"Honorable Mention":
Beaufort Elementary School's
"Got Art?" Cow

"Got Art?" Cow


Cows Now in Beaufort

Magnolia Cow

Magnolia Cow

Artist: Don Chavis

Location: Lowcountry National Bank, Lady's Island
(Highway 21 at Meridian Road)


"Magnolia Cow " is the most recent incarnation of Cowolina, the "Roving Cow" that has been repainted several times since the original "Cows on Vacation" event. She is the creation of self-taught artist Don Chavis of Bennetsville, SC, where the cow had been pasturing before returning to Beaufort (Lowcountry National Bank borrowed Magnolia Cow for the 2002 Water Festival Grand Parade and for temporary display at its location).

Photographed by Dennis Adams (July 21, 2002)
Groups, agencies and companies wishing to borrow this roving cow may contact the Arts Council of Beaufort County, PO Box 482 (801 Carteret Street, University of South Carolina at Beaufort) Beaufort, SC 29901 TEL: 521-4144; FAX: 521-4145.
Backdraft Cow
(Formerly "Merci Henri")

Location:City of Beaufort Fire Department
(135 Ribaut Road)

Backdraft Cow  -- formerly "Merci Henri"

Photographed by Michael Broam  

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