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Addih-Hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief , 2008

by John Coleman

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Joslyn; Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden 2200 Dodge St.

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: The subject of this bronze was also painted by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer in 1834 during his journey to the upper Missouri with German Prince Maximilian of Wied. Addíh-Hiddísch (Maker of Roads) was an outstanding leader—a chief of the village of Awacháwi and a member of the tribal council, which was concerned with the mutual defense of all three Hidatsa villages. He was the keeper of an important medicine bundle and had an impressive war record, having attacked the enemy six times on successful raids without losing any of his own men. The Joslyn museum purchased this piece with funds provided by Suzanne and Walter Scott, 2008.


Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge , 2008

by HNTB Corporation

 

Mediums: Concrete

Location: Omaha-Council Bluffs Bridge; 705 Riverfront Drive

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: A visual marvel with a curvilinear design and a pair of LED-equipped pylons that pierce the skyline, the pedestrian bridge spans the Missouri River and connects Omaha, Neb., with Council Bluffs, Iowa. Built to enhance its natural surroundings, the design team incorporated specific protections for migratory birds and incorporated interactive sculptures that educate users about endangered Missouri River species. Already exceeding usage projections by significant margins, the bridge is a signature landmark for the community and has become more than a means to a destination – it’s a destination in and of itself. The longest pedestrian bridge to link two states.


Brainwash , 2008

by Stephen Walsh; Jessica Bequette; Julie Shadlow

 

Mediums: Mural, Acrylic, Aerosol

Location: Downtown; 1915 Leavenworth - west wall

Owner: Kent Bellows 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 was the mentor on this project and the Young Artists involved were Jessica Bequette and Julie Shadlow.


Eclipse , 2008

by Santiago Cal

 

Mediums: Fiberglass, Paint

Location: West; 2808 N 108th Street near Godfather's Pizza

Owner: Unknown

Series: O! Public Art Project


Fertile Ground , 2008

by Meg Saligman

 

Mediums: Mural

Location: Downtown; Eastern wall of the Energy Systems Inc building on 13th and Webster

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Additional Information: The Omaha Mural Project Fertile Ground is a creation of internationally renowned mural artist Meg Saligman. Saligman’s work tells the story of Omaha’s past, present, and future by featuring historical references, present-day communities, and portraying the passage of time with a unique “back to front” rather than “left to right” composition. At 32,500 sq ft, the mural is the largest public art project in the history of the city of Omaha as well as the largest singly funded mural in the nation. The mural features nearly 50 Omahans who were photographed at locations across the city. Each mural character symbolizes an aspect of life in Omaha.


PromO! , 2008

by Colin Smith

 

Mediums: Fiberglass, Paint

Location: West; Outside of 1st National Bank 3821 N 167th Ct.

Owner: First National Bank


River Critters , 2008

by Andrew Dufford

 

Mediums: Stone

Location: Omaha-Council Bluffs Bridge; Omaha Plaza at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, 705 Riverfront Drive

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: A unique youth play area is included in the Omaha Plaza at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. This play area was designed to interpret the plight of various river wildlife through “River Critters” exhibits.


Robart , 2008

by Michael Godek

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel

Location: Mid-Town; Sorenson Parkway Development 6318 N. 73rd Plaza located just South of Payless Shoe Source

Owner: Unknown


South Omaha Sound Field , 2008

by Jamie Burmeister

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown, Metropolitan Community College; South Omaha Library located at 2808 Q Street, adjacent to Metropolitan Community College

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.


The Omaha Riverscape , 2008-09

by Jesus Moroles

 

Mediums: Granite, Stone, Water

Location: Joslyn; Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden 2200 Dodge Street

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: Moroles’ work reflects the ideas of eternity, stability, and longevity. “The stone itself is the starting point, and I feel a connection to it,” he said, adding that he aims to “make the stone important by drawing attention to it and to show the finished pieces as a result of an interaction between man and nature.” Moroles chooses pieces that can retain a suggestion of their original formation after he has worked on them. He does not use plans or drawings, but rather allows the stone’s veins, colors, and textures to guide him. In a process he calls “tearing granite,” Moroles gradually cracks the stone with “wedges” and “feathers,” never completely sure of the results but always pursuing his masterpiece. He always stops his work at the moment it reaches the fine line between natural and manmade. Certain forms appear again and again in Moroles work—the totem, obelisk, and stele—reflecting similar monuments erected since prehistoric times around the world. Some of his innovations in granite include pieces, such as the Broken Earth water wall that is part of the Joslyn installation, that appear woven into a fabric. The Joslyn museum purchased this piece with funds from the Patron Circle for Contemporary Art and Ted and Helen Kolderie, 2009.


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