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Duck statues in the works.

Byline: The Register-Guard

A flock of ducks 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide will be seen around Eugene this summer and fall, but they won't be University of Oregon football players.

Downtown Eugene Inc. is calling the signals for an outdoor art project involving fiberglass ducks, creative artists and good causes. Details will be announced in a "pre-flight rally" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wild Duck Music Hall, 169 W. Sixth Ave.

Downtown Eugene is rounding up sponsors to cover the costs of buying 25 to 30 bare fiberglass forms and turning them into just ducky works of art. Artists can obtain submission packets from Oregon Arts Supply, the Wild Duck, Maude Kerns Art Center and the Lane Arts Council.

Artists will be paid an honorarium and will receive a small percentage of the proceeds when their ducks are sold.

The artistically altered ducks should make their debut in July at Art and the Vineyard. They will then hang out downtown and in other locations, waiting for the Eugene Celebration in September and the reopening of Broadway in October.

After that, the art duckos will be auctioned off. At least half of the proceeds will go to Lane County nonprofit organizations.
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Title Annotation:Arts & Literature
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 12, 2002
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