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Untitiled , unknown

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal, Paint

Location: Downtown; Near Joe's Antiques 1125 Jackson Street

Owner: unknown


Untitled , 1991

by John Himmelfarb

 

Mediums: Ceramic

Location: Downtown; Omaha Public Schools, 3215 Cuming St., Art Department

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Untitled , 1991

by John Lajba

 

Mediums: Bronze, Granite

Location: Downtown; In shopping mall at 33rd and L near the north end, in front of a beauty supply store.

Owner: Dial R.E.I.T

Additional Information: Commemorating the meat packing industry in South Omaha.


Untitled No. 8 , 2010

by Bahr Vermeer Haecker

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown, Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, lower level near the water, Douglas side of the Mall, 14-13th Streets

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Sponsored by BVH Architects, Paxton & Vierling Steel Company and Boyd Jones Construction. The concept for this bench design comes from a desire to combine technology and art. Plate steel is a durable material, and with the process of computer laser-cutting, it can be cut into any shape and inscribed with any pattern or image. Inspired by a simple cardboard box, a single piece of steel is laser cut to the desired shape and then bent into a seat with a backrest. Alone, this seat is not big enough for a single person. However, when copied and displaced several times, the combined pieces become a seating surface for multiple persons. Two sections of the bench are raised to become an armrest and to deter potential skateboarders. The ‘tree’ image began as a desire to create a logo for Gene Leahy Mall. Practically, the cut pattern will allow water to drain from the horizontal surface of the seat. Aesthetically, it will allow sunlight to create unique shadows on the ground, to evoke images of the natural foliage patterning of trees. The design of the pattern was influenced by wood block carving techniques used in printmaking, a process of creating a picture with highlights and shadows by carving out from a flat surface


Victory Eagle

by Kent Ullberg

 

Location: Downtown; 1/2 block east of 22nd and Davenport at the Entrance to Central High School's Stadium.

Owner: Omaha Central High School


Visionary Launch Into the Horizontal World , 2004

by Susan Knight

 

Mediums: Ceramic, Stainless Steel

Location: Downtown; 300 Riverfront Drive

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Lewis & Clark Icon Sculpture Project

Additional Information: “Visionary Launch into the Horizontal World” is one of nine Lewis & Clark Icon Sculptures located in Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River. The sculptures feature artistic interpretations of the Corps of Discovery Expedition to explain the River’s story and existing culture of this area.


WaterLink Mural , unknown

by Stephen Walsh; Drew Shifter; Olivia Rodriguez; Jose Barrales

 

Mediums: Mural, Aerosol

Location: Downtown; 5202 N. 16th Street

Owner: Kent Bellows Studio and Foundation

Series: Kent Bellows Studio Murals

Additional Information: With a dynamic vision for Omaha’s future and a unique and versatile curriculum model, The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts is proud to encourage the development of inspired, engaged citizens dedicated to their community. At Kent Bellows, high school students of all backgrounds take classroom techniques to the next level. They develop their own intensive course of study, setting personal goals and overcoming creative obstacles. While working hands-on up to 20 hours a month with the finest professional artists in the metro, our students build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, tenacity, and a lifelong drive for innovation. Steve Walsh served as the mentor on this piece and was assisted by Young artists Oliva Rodriguez, Jose Barrales, and Drew Shifter.


Windsor Lion Fountain , 1994

 

Mediums: Concrete

Location: Downtown; 1020 Jackson St. - South Entrance

Owner: Windsor Square Building


Woman with Child

by Jonathan Haschka

 

Mediums: Concrete

Location: Downtown; Bemis Park near 32and and Cuming

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Park Neighborhood Association funded a walkway/planter bed near this piece in 2002.


World War II 50th Anniversary Heartland Memorial , 1996

by John Lajba

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown; Heartland of America Park, 8th & Farnam Streets

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: This memorial honors those Americans who left the security of their country and loved ones to protect the freedoms and human rights of all people. The memorial depicts the following four scenes: Returning Soldier with Children Rosie the Riveter Young Boy Gathering Scrap Metal Farm Family with Folded Flag Thousands of paving bricks line the walks at the memorial site. Bricks were donated at $25 each to help fund the memorial. Bricks are engraved with a name or message that remembers a loved one or friend, a fallen veteran, a memory of a special time or place. The final group of bricks was placed October 1998.


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