Classic Jayhawk

In front of the Kansas Union Lawrence, KS

Katie Kring, 2003

In 2003 the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsored “Jayhawks on Parade,” a five-month exhibit of 5-foot, molded fiberglass Jayhawks decorated in themes including Vincent van Gogh, patchwork quilts, cubism, mosaics, and abstractionism.

The 30 Jayhawks were decorated by area artists and placed around Lawrence; many later were auctioned for charity.

A few remain on exhibit, including “Classic Jayhawk,” by Katie Kring, permanently mounted at the front entrance of the Kansas Union on Jayhawk Boulevard; and “So Many Faces, But One Heart That Bleeds Crimson and Blue,” by Joanne Renfro, in the Visitor Center, 15th and Iowa streets.