"Munroe" is unveiled at ceremony at The Cloisters
This story originally ran July 31, 2010. Remember the Peacock Tour?
More peacocks hit the streets this week as part of the Coconut Grove Peacock Tour. The Cloisters' neighbors had an unveiling ceremony for "Munroe," named after Commodore Ralph Munroe, one of the founders of Coconut Grove, yesterday afternoon.
Jay Ziskind, president of the Homeowners Association, gave a little speech as fans of artist, Debra Starbuck, who created Munroe, listened in. Unfortunately, Debra was out of town and could not attend the ceremony.
The cap that the peacock is wearing is reminiscent of the Commodore's cap and the bow tie was one of his signature wardrobe pieces, as well. Debra put a lot of detail and work into the piece, images of The Barnacle, Commodore Munroe's home, are present, as well as the bay and lots of flora and fauna. On the back is an old Florida map. The peacock adorns the entrance driveway at the Cloisters and is the only peacock that is lit up at night.
Other intricate peacocks that hit the streets in the last couple of weeks include this one by artist Cara Nusinov, which sits outside the Glass House on McFarlane Road. It is covered with stories and poems.
This bird was designed by artist Romero Brito and sits outside the Coldwell Banker office in the center of town.
There is one more peacock left waiting to be adopted
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