Mediums: No specialty noted.
Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall 11th and Farnam located within the waterfall off the south side of the mall
Owner: City of Omaha
Series: Wind & Water Exhibition
Additional Information: The sculpture debuted in 2004 at the “Wind & Water” Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Omaha Summer Arts Festival. At the end of the summer, the sculpture was donated to the City of Omaha for permanent display and is very popular with the public.
Location: Downtown; Omaha Children’s Museum at 20th & St. Mary’s Avenue
Owner: Omaha Children's Museum
Series: O! Public Art Project
Additional Information: Donated by Carol Gendler. Jamie Burmeister transformed this O! into an interactive sound sculpture by attaching tuned chimes and bars into an engaging visual arrangement. The chimes play by being struck by doorbell solenoids, which are controlled by a micro-controller, or small programmable computer. When the viewer sits on the chair within the O!, pieces of these songs about Omaha play "Omaha" (Fritze Al Carlson); "I Want to Grow with Growing Omaha"(Albert Adair); Omaha Blues(Big Joe Williams);"Omaha" (Counting Crows); "Omaha Stylee"(311);and "Omaha Flash" (Johnny Otis).
Owner: City of Omaha
Additional Information: South Omaha Sound Field is an interactive public art piece commissioned by the City of Omaha and Metropolitan Community College for the new South Omaha Library. The sculpture was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up South Omaha. When viewers interact with sensors on each of the seven pieces, the sculpture plays music. The experience of the piece changes depending upon how the viewers interact with it. All controls are housed inside the library for climate control and safety. South Omaha Sound Field was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up the South Omaha population, including Eastern European, Hispanic, Sudanese and others.
Location: Mid-Town; South West corner of 33rd and Cass Street
Additional Information: The piece “Gifford Park” was inspired by the positive changes that have happened to the Gifford Park neighborhood over the last 20 years. The girl depicted in the sculpture is a Gifford Park Neighborhood resident, riding a bike she got from the Community Bike Project, smelling a flower grown in the Gifford Park Community Garden. This sculpture is a celebration of positive things happening in this great Midtown Omaha Neighborhood.