Tom Jones giving a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg? It’s not unusual.

The Jones in question is not the legendary Welsh singer but a professor of photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indian tribe, and Here We Stand, an exhibition of photographs and photographic art relating to his heritage, has been on view at the downtown St. Pete museum since mid-May.


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – This week in honor of its 175th anniversary, UW-Madison is set to unveil a new Bucky Badger statue, one with a fresh spin.

With NBC15 as a proud media sponsor, Bucky on Parade, a 2018 public art installation, launched dozens of statues ranging from “Crazylegs Bucky” to “Broadcaster Bucky,” inside the NBC15 station lobby.

The latest statue, called “Honor the air, land and water,” will be on public display at Memorial Union Wednesday night.

It’s created by UW-Madison art professor John Hitchcock with assistance from art student Kaylee Herrmann.

“It’s out of my bailiwick,” Hitchcock said. “It’s not the typical work that I would do, so it was an interesting question to do this. But then on the other end, this is an honor, because I’m representing all the 22 years that I’ve been here.”

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