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Blue Cube , 2005

by Justin Stewart; Michael Todd

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown, Hilton | Qwest Center; Qwest Center Corner of Douglas and 10th

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Series: Art 4 Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts created the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries and Qwest Center Omaha as a way to bring dynamic contemporary art directly to the public. Forty-one artists submitted proposals to the Bemis Center’s national sculpture competition. This piece was created by R. Justin Stewart. The Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project was made possible by Valmont Industries, who donated resources, materials, studio workspace, access to machinery and fabrication assistance to the sculptors. Most notably, Valmont’s highly-trained technicians Tyler Pearce and Randy Banghart enabled the artists to realize their sculptures at six-times larger than their proposed models, and their expertise enabled the resulting public art to coordinate perfectly with the architecture and atmosphere of Qwest Center Omaha.


Dangos , 2004

by Jun Kaneko

 

Mediums: Ceramic

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; Parking lot Hilton Omaha 10th and Cass

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Kaneko, a native of Japan, has employed abstraction to represent the inherent chaos that balances the natural world. Within the interplay of clay and form, surface and pattern, shapes emerge through Western and Eastern aesthetics to create visible harmony.


Illumina , 2007

by Matthew J. Placzek

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; South side of the Qwest Center 455 N. 10th St.

Owner: MECA

Additional Information: Omaha sculptor Matthew Placzek tries to create art that people can relate to. His philosophy is evident in "Illumina," a $2 million public art project that now graces the grounds of Qwest Center Omaha. The project's bronze sculptures, dedicated in ceremonies held in May 2007, are reminiscent of an era in which performers, large sculptures and other forms of art were an active part of daily street life and local events. Anchored by a 35-foot stainless steel clock, "Illumina" features six, oversized bronze figures, including a 14-foot-tall stilts walker. Numerous multicolored spheres also adorn the arena lobby, adding depth and vibrancy to the sculpture. Inside the lobby, an illuminated sphere sculpture will produce a state-of-the-art light show in the evenings. The entire project, which Placzek cites as his largest and most important to date, consists of more than 2,000 LED lights, 4,000 pounds of bronze, 28,000 pounds of stainless steel and 360 tons of concrete. Its size, diversity of elements and complexity of design required a collaborative effort involving specialists from across the country.


Learning to Fly , 2005

by Matt Lowe

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; North side of the Qwest Center 455 N. 10th Street

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Series: Art 4 Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts created the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries and Qwest Center Omaha as a way to bring dynamic contemporary art directly to the public. Forty-one artists submitted proposals to the Bemis Center’s national sculpture competition. This piece was created by Matt Lowe. “Learning to Fly” is based upon the notion of flight or motion. The sculpture’s frame-like structure is similar to the skeletal frame used by the Wright Brothers in designing the Kitty Hawk. The box slipcovers that fit over the frame are patterned after traditional box kites. The form’s upward motion is purposeful and vertically unfolds into space. The sculpture’s worshipful posture emulates openness and movement. The colors chosen reflect the colors of sky at dawn, a time that represents promise and of hope for things yet undiscovered.


Plant Life , 2005

by David Helm

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; 10th street entrance to Qwest Center 455 N. 10th Street

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Series: Art 4 Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts created the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries and Qwest Center Omaha as a way to bring dynamic contemporary art directly to the public. Forty-one artists submitted proposals to the Bemis Center’s national sculpture competition. This piece was created by David Helm. The Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project was made possible by Valmont Industries, who donated resources, materials, studio workspace, access to machinery and fabrication assistance to the sculptors. Most notably, Valmont’s highly-trained technicians Tyler Pearce and Randy Banghart enabled the artists to realize their sculptures at six-times larger than their proposed models, and their expertise enabled the resulting public art to coordinate perfectly with the architecture and atmosphere of Qwest Center Omaha. “Plant Life” took roughly five weeks to manufacture and involved hundreds of components.


Sky Fin , 2005

by Catherine Ferguson

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; Southwest entrance to the Qwest Center

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Series: Art 4 Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts created the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries and Qwest Center Omaha as a way to bring dynamic contemporary art directly to the public. Forty-one artists submitted proposals to the Bemis Center’s national sculpture competition. This piece was created by Catherine Ferguson. The Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project was made possible by Valmont Industries, who donated resources, materials, studio workspace, access to machinery and fabrication assistance to the sculptors. Most notably, Valmont’s highly-trained technicians Tyler Pearce and Randy Banghart enabled the artists to realize their sculptures at six-times larger than their proposed models, and their expertise enabled the resulting public art to coordinate perfectly with the architecture and atmosphere of Qwest Center Omaha. The sculptor of joyful Sky Fin wants to express our shared human fantasy of flying in the sky and swimming under water at will, unassisted.


Vista 17 , 2005

by Jackie Sterba

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Hilton | Qwest Center; Qwest Center - smoking terrace

Owner: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Additional Information: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts created the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries and Qwest Center Omaha as a way to bring dynamic contemporary art directly to the public. Forty-one artists submitted proposals to the Bemis Center’s national sculpture competition. This piece was created by Jackie Sterba. The Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project was made possible by Valmont Industries, who donated resources, materials, studio workspace, access to machinery and fabrication assistance to the sculptors. Most notably, Valmont’s highly-trained technicians Tyler Pearce and Randy Banghart enabled the artists to realize their sculptures at six-times larger than their proposed models, and their expertise enabled the resulting public art to coordinate perfectly with the architecture and atmosphere of Qwest Center Omaha.


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