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22½ Degrees with Crayon Tips , 2009

by Ron Parks

 

Mediums: Steel

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

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: Omaha artist Ron Parks applies to the creative process the knowledge and experience gained from a 30-year career of inventing, designing, and fabricating in metals. Fusing the fabricated with the natural, each piece invites the viewer to join in by teasing one’s sense of reality. Light strikes angle and veers off; shadow glides along curve; imagination blends with craftsmanship. The Joslyn museum purchased this piece with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Truhlsen.


Ascension , 2009

by Jake Balcom

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Mid-Town; 6005 Underwood Avenue

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The sculpture was commissioned by the Dundee/Memorial Park Association with a gift from an anonymous donor. The artist chose the name Ascension because it felt like the sculpture was still evolving and it would keep growing larger and larger, rising to a monumental state.


Boing or Ribbons , 2009

by Diane Mattern

 

Mediums: Ceramic, Metal

Location: West; Catlin Elementary School 12736 Marinda Street located in the school garden

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Crucifix , 2009

by Gib Singleton

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University 2500 California Ave. Outside the Harper Building

Owner: Creighton University


Cubular , 2009

by Peter Carter

 

Mediums: Concrete, LED Lights, Glass

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

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: A Nebraska artist, Peter Carter creates contemporary, interactive, moveable art in cubes of glass. The Joslyn museum purchased this piece with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Truhlsen.


Ex-POW Monument , 2009

by Carl Weiss

 

Mediums: Granite

Location: Mid-Town; Memorial Park, 60th & Underwood Avenue

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The Monument is dedicated to the men and women who served their country with great pride and had the misfortune to be prisoners of war. The Monument is made of black granite with a rough cut back and polished front. The black granite represents the black ribbon flanked by red, white and blue from which the ex-POW’s medal hangs. The rough cut represents the harshness and despair the POW’s were subject to in captivity. The polished front has an explanation of the monument. At the top of the polished front is a cast bronze replica of the medal awarded to the ex-POW. Below are the 5 branches of the service, cast in aluminum.


Firefighters Memorial (The Protector) , 2009

by Matthew J. Placzek

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown; Lewis & Clark Landing 515 Riverfront Drive

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: This original bronze sculpture is a memorial to Omaha’s fallen firefighters. Each of the 55 men who lost their lives protecting the Omaha community is recognized with a bronze plaque located within the memorial. The monument commemorates the courageous acts and lives given in the line of duty. “The Protector” was donated by Firefighters Union 385.


Homer at the Pizza Shoppe , 2009

by Watie White

 

Mediums: Mural

Location: Mid-Town; 6056 Maple Street

Owner: The Pizza Shoppe

Series: Benson Mural Project

Additional Information: In 2009, seven people gathered with the common purpose of transforming a portion of Benson’s environment through creative neighborhood projects. After much brainstorming they settled on a public art venture in the form of a mural project. The seven represented Leadership Omaha Class 31, itself a project of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The group contacted Benson High School and 12 artists submitted their ideas. This piece was submitted by Andrew Forsman who took his inspiration from Homer’s “The Odyssey”, which he had just read in school. Artist Watie White brought Forsman’s vison to life. The result is a colossal wooden ship with a bright red mainsail amongst lively cobalt ocean waves. Three figures reach for help from the water, seven row the boat, a man is seemingly tied to the mast, a luminous red-hair womanly bodice paves the way (modeled after Pizza Shoppe owner, Amy Ryan). Other models include Pizza Shoppe employees.


Kenetic Portrait , 2009

by Paul Konchagulian

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown; 31st & Sheffield Street Omaha, NE (about 1 mile south of I-680 and the Morman Bridge)

Owner: Artist

Additional Information: This is a kinetic sculpture so when the winds blow the head spins around and around.


Leaper , 2009

by Tom Sitzman

 

Mediums: Metal, Stainless Steel

Location: West; Catlin Elementary School 12736 Marinda Street Near the blacktop leading to the playground

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


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