Most of us have heard of the now famous ‘Cows on Parade’ art exhibit in Chicago where in 1999 hundreds of cows were painted, posed and all gussied up for the city by Chicago artists. Spring Green’s Albany Courtyard has her very own colorful “Cow on Parade,’ – “an organic, rotationally grazed cow,” quips her owner , artist Rosie Zimmer. In 2001 Rosie asked Spring Green artist octogenarian, Peg Miller, if she would be willing to paint a cow for her South Albany Courtyard similar to the one she painted for the Chicago exhibit. Peg agreed to do so on one condition - that Rosie would help. After just three months of fun-filled work and lots of laughter, Peg E. Moo (named by Rosie in honor of Peg Miller) was born and put out to pasture in the South Albany Studios and Shops Courtyard where she grazes until winter when she comes inside to the warmth of Rosie’s weaving studio, Paper Loom Studio and Gallery.
Peg E. Moo is just one of a huge number o f creative works done by Spring Green artist. Peg Miller. Samples of Peg Miller’s work can be found in locations nationwide. Her colorful signature patchwork art has been featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens books, on the front of Land’s End catalogues and in Spring Green, Mineral Point, Madison and Chicago galleries. On your next visit to the art galleries and studios in downtown Spring Green, be sure to spend a moment with checkered-uddered, red-lipped, organic ‘Cow on Parade.’