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Wild at art

Chris Pallace ’96, left, and Kevin Serwacki ’96 work on one of nine animals they prepared for Rochester’s Animal Scramble fund-raiser.

Kevin Serwacki ’96 and Chris Pallace ’96 (both illustration) took on three eagles, one penguin, one polar bear, one kangaroo, one ape, one fish and a bigger-than-life elephant for Rochester’s latest community art project, Animal Scramble.

“Chris and I went to corporations and they sponsored us to decorate and design specific animals,” says Serwacki. “We came up with some unusual designs that required a lot of fiberglass alterations. For two months, we worked on this 12 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Their designs reveal a sense of humor: a fish called M. Braceable wears orthodontic braces; a green ape raises a torch as the Statue of Liberty; a bartending polar bear sports a tuxedo; a penguin masquerades as Godzilla.

Animal Scramble is sponsored by ESL Federal Credit Union as a fund-raiser for local charities. The animals are on display throughout the community until October, when they will be sold at auction.