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Saint Francis; Canticle of the Sun , 1927

by Arturo Tomagnini

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; St. Margaret Mary's Church, 6116 Dodge To the south of the church on the driveway entrance

Owner: St. Margaret Mary's Church


Sedusa , 2012

by Maggie Weber; Nicholas Clark

 

Mediums: Mural, Acrylic, Aerosol

Location: Mid-Town; 4556 Leavenworth St

Owner: Leavenworth Bar

Additional Information: The Leavenworth Bar mural was a collaboration of Maggie Weber and Nicholas Clark. Maggie has worked on multiple murals in the past, and saw LB's large white wall as a perfect canvas to display new work. The design they created was formed from different drawings and added input from other artist friends. They then gridded out the bricks of the wall and measured our design to match. They borrowed ladders from the bar, and only had one that barely reached the top of the wall so they had to come in at separate times when they got closer to finishing the mural. The artists used mostly Blickrylic, Golden, and latex house paint. They say that hardest part about this mural was that they both had so many ideas.


Somnus , 1978

by Sidney Buchanan

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Mid-Town; Temporarily located on the East side of the Student Life Building, at approximately 39th and Emile, next to parking lot

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Additional Information: The sculpture was purchased for $7,000 by Dr. and Mrs. Harold Gifford and donated in memory of their fathers, Harold Gifford and August Jonas, both former deans of the Medical College.


Sounding Stones , 2004

by Leslie Iwai

 

Mediums: Concrete

Location: Mid-Town; Near the pedestrian bridge off of the south side of Happy Hollow and Dodge St. Five stones.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The sculpture was commissioned by the Omaha Public Art Commission with funds donated by the J. Doe Project 2001. The original location for Sounding Stones was Turner Park (Dodge to Farnam bordered on the east by Turner Blvd). The sculpture was re-located to Elmwood Park when the Mutual of Omaha Midtown Crossing Development incorporated the park into a mixed-used design.


Sprockets on Rebar , 2009

by Mark Goodall

 

Mediums: Steel, Rebar

Location: Mid-Town; Benson Community Center, 60th & Maple Street

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Bike Blast Art Project

Additional Information: The Benson-Ames Alliance sponsored “Sprockets on Rebar” because the Bike Blast project fit well with the alliance’s philosophy of striving to become a sustainable community that actively seeks a balance between its built and natural environments.


Start Lab AVANZA Mural , 2012

by Sarah Tracey; Mike Giron; Richard Harrison

 

Mediums: Mural, Acrylic, Aerosol

Location: Mid-Town; 2900 Leavenworth St.

Owner: StartLab

Additional Information: The project catalyst is designer Sarah Tracey, who is helping Urban Village to transform the buildings on the corner of Park Ave. and Leavenworth from condemned properties into beautiful and innovative communities. She also began Start Labs – an organization that aims to bring designers, architects, artists and landscapers into relationships that transform Omaha's Midtown into a great place to live. A faded, cracked eyesore and graffiti magnet, the back wall of the old Safeway grocery building, now owned by Nash-Finch Company, stirred Sarah to plan a mural using vegetable and fruit images derived from playing cards her boss had given to her as an inspirational gift. Sarah created a rendered image of the design (renderings attached below) using photographs and scanned images of fruits and veggies from the palying cards to pitch the idea to Leavenworth Neighborhood association and the Ford Birth Sight Neighborhood Association. The mural depicts fruits and vegetables that are sold at the Mexican grocery store as well as ”papeles picados” (mexican paper cuttings) designed by young students at Jackson Elementary. They became very excited and eventually became winners of two Omaha Mayor's Grant awards helping to fund the project. Additional funding comes from Mutual of Omaha and Nash-Finch, which has been in the news lately for acquiring the No Frills and the Bag-and-Save grocery stores in Nebraska. Sarah contacted local artists Richard Harrison and Mike Girón for this project and the rest is history!


Steel Watercolor Blue Arc , 2011

by Fletcher Benton

 

Mediums: Steel, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus, 519 S. 40th Plaza Circle It is south of the Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health on the student plaza

Owner: Owned by the International Sculpture Center, on loan from Kaneko

Additional Information: Fletcher Benton’s fascination with letters and numbers became the inspiration for a major series of work that began in the 1970’s. Benton’s stunning variations on familiar themes present a wealth of possibilities, invention worthy of a great composer. Fletcher Benton was recognized in 2008 by the International Sculpture Center with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Stepping Stones to Peace , 2005

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Ceramic, Concrete

Location: Mid-Town; Field Club School 3512 Walnut Street directly to the south of the main entrance.

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Teach Me

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus 42nd and Dewey Near the South Entrance of the Eugene Eppley Science Hall

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center


Tempest , 2007

by Albert Rhea

 

Mediums: Steel, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; Akasarben Shoppes, 72nd and Pacific

Owner: Noddle Companies

Additional Information: The artist has made 26 pieces in this series, starting in 1988.


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