August 19, 2003
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Jayhawks on Parade ruffles feathers, hatches public art debate
Lawrence muralist Dave Loewenstein caught his first glimpse of a university mascot parading as art last year while vacationing in Oregon. He was walking the streets of Eugene, and as he neared the University of Oregon campus, "garishly painted" fiberglass ducks began appearing everywhere. "I remember saying to myself, 'At least we haven't done THAT in Lawrence.'