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Douglas County Commissioner

CHARLES JONES

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Fame, Fortune and Art Tougeau

 

Every once in a while we get an interesting e-mail regarding Art Tougeau.  Here are a few recent examples:


"Here are the two images spotted on www.larryville.com that we might be interested in."  -- Robert Nover, Littell/Houghton Mifflin Publishing ( Mr. Nover was looking for a couple of photos to dress up a math book his company is producing.  He somehow found Art Tougeau and wants to use two photos from Larryville Y2K : a long-distance shot of the parade beginning, and a side-on photo of the Orth-Lopes Looney Car.)

 

"I'm writing a book on art cars and would like some more information on your Art Tougeau parade. I'm compiling a list of annual art car events from around the country and am wondering if you would like yours included. (How many years have you been doing this? How many cars do you get? Is this apart of a larger event? How many people attend? Is it always held in May?) Thanks." ---  Katie DuMont, Lark Books

 

"I'm writing a book called Kansas Curiosities about unusual places, things, people in Kansas. It will be published next year by Globe Pequot Press out of Connecticut. Anyway, I want to talk to you about Art Togeau. I LOVE the parade and want to include it in my book." --- Pam Grout

 

Art Tougeau 2001

Photo Gallery

 

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The spirit of Art Tougeau

 

Getting Ready to Roll

 

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Art Tougeau ...

 

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is always on ...

 

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the first Saturday ...

 

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of May ...

 

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come...

 

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rain ...

 

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or shine!

 

The Parade down Massachusetts Street

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The Trophy Car

 

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"Baby Mobile" ...

 

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from Julia Rose and Evondi Weston

 

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Gerald Kipp's ...

 

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fabulous "Wire Bug"

 

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"Pirates!"  by the Lawrence Arts Center and Freestate High Students

 

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Charlie Hartman's '65 Mini Cooper 

fronted by a couple of hags from the Short Attention Span Theater

 

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Eric Farnsworth from Garnett amazes us every year ...

 

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this time with "Chain of Fools"

 

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Larry Kipp waves from inside his "Flivver"

 

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"Attitude Adjustment Ray Gun" from David High and Kelly Nightengale

 

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"Clown Car"...

 

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from Pat Slimmer and Richard Backus...these guys are good!

 

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"Madame Cat" by Jeff Richards and family is a high-dollar Jag covered with cookies using icing as adhesive.  The Richards saw AT'00 when they were house shopping last year.  Looks like they have found a home here in  Lawrence.

 

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"Quality Youth Arts"  -- covered with CDs -- comes from Gary Smith and the Pelathe Community Resource Center

 

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The "Princess Chariot" ...

 

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from the Kang-Moran clan

 

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Chandelle Ross IS the "Queen of Funk"

 

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"George M. Cohan Tribute" from Skyler Malone

 

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New York School's elaborately painted hand cart

 

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Van Gogh Mobile Arts ...

 

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with Lynne Green at the wheel

 

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Lani Oglesby and Patrick Ecklund in their untitled entry

 

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A triple-winged motorcycle from Topeka

 

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Wylma Mortell and Bea Scott return to help us celebrate "Spring"

 

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The "Keith Haring Art Truck" from art teacher Hannah Rockhill and her students from New York School

 

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"Engine 13" ...

 

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from Steve Smith and Company

 

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Jim Hillesheim's  gorgeous 1966 Citroen, aptly titled "Art Deco To Go"

 

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"Glitter Car" 

 

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from Jean Ann Pike and the Social Service League

 

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John Bowden's painted station wagon with a glittering skirt

 

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Boog Highberger's entry "Get Real" promotes local currency from the Lawrence Trade Organization

 

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An art mobile fan

 

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A little car with a beautifully painted hood

 

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Cotter Mitchell of the Lonesome Hoboes in the "Big Truck" 

 

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A collaborative work from 

 

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"Chevy Aviation Division and the East Lawrence Velcronics Assembly" 

 

The Awards Ceremony

 

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The crowd assembles

 

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The judges ponder their choices:

  Bev Chapman (left) from Channel 9 news in Kansas City and

Alison Mann (right) from Channel 6 in Lawrence

Jan Biles (not pictured), arts editor from the Lawrence Journal World 

 

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Judging is fine balance of aesthetics, humor and a sense of who really needs to win a trophy

 

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The Slimmers took one home for "Clown Car"

Thanks to Lawrence High Art Teach Wendy Vertacnik and her class. 

their trophies are as much a part of  Art Tougeau as the parade entries

 

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"Baby Mobile" was another prize winner

 

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KT Walsh admires fine handiwork

 

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From right to left: the mayor, my wife and the Richards family

 

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What a sweet little car

 

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KT Walsh and her trophy for

"Chevy Aviation Division and the East Lawrence Velcronics Assembly" 

 

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Wylma and Bea have win again this year

 

Leo Beuerman

At the end of Art Tougeau we have the tradition of showing a wonderful film about an extraordinary man who lived in Lawrence until his death in 1975.  In her Channel series on Lawrence Cornerstones, Alison Mann did a story on Leo.  Access the series at Cornerstones, then look for Leo Beuerman.  Come to AT next year and see the film.

Thanks, Alison!

 

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Thanks to Jean Ann, Joe, Fadra, Barbara, Tom, Wendy and all the

other people who helped make Art Tougeau 2001.  

Thanks to Kyle Gerstner and Wayne Richardson for many of the photos on this page.

 

Pictures of past Art Tougeau parades.

 

See you next May!