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The Actors Procession , 1989

by Milt Heinrich

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Mid-Town; Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass

Owner: Omaha Community Playhouse

Additional Information: These three evocative figures represent the world of theater. The figure on the left is distinctly Greco-Roman - a reflection of the classical European theater tradition that may evoke Sophocles or Shakespeare, Sheridan or Shaw. The central image is of an Oriental female and is designed as a reminder that theater is an idiom common to all ages, all cultures and all people. The figure on the right is readily identifiable as Cervantes' Don Quixote. The fabled knight-errant welcomes playgoers, his lance indicating the entrance to the theater. Nearly 12,000 pounds of raw brass was used to create this sculpture which was a a gift of Marlene Jamrog and family in memory of longtime Playhouse friend, Jerry Jamrog. Completion of each sculpture required approximately 400 hours of work.


The Actors Quest , 1992

by Milt Heinrich

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Mid-Town; Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass

Owner: Omaha Community Playhouse

Additional Information: This brass mural focuses not on fully-realized characters, but on performers exploring their roles, honing their talents and endeavoring to perfect their craft. The image on the right is athletic and aggressive, conveying the strength, stamina and physical control that are essential tools for any performer. The two central images celebrate the dance - an integral element of live theater. The dancer's challenge is to make the difficult and demanding appear effortless. The figure on the lefts in in a "present" position, inviting patrons into the theater and guiding them towards the entrance.


The Letter Q , 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: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Series: Fletcher Benton The Alphabet

Additional Information: This piece was donated to UNMC by Fred and Eve Simon. Fletcher Benton is well known for his large metal sculptures, many of which seem to defy gravity in their precariously balanced forms. At the same time, his early career as a commercial sign painter led him to an appreciation for the purity of the Roman alphabet and inspired him to create his own set of letters and numbers. These pieces can be found across the country.


The Mother , 2009

by Renee Ledesma; Jasmine Ruch

 

Mediums: Mural, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; Jane’s Health Market & Deli, 6103 Maple St.

Owner: Jane's Health Market and Deli

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. Artist Renee Ledesma Hoover’s mural on the back wall of Jane’s Market was a community endeavor. She mentors Benson High School student Jasmine Ruch. They collaborated on a design with a woman, suggestive of Mother Nature as the trunk of a blossoming tree. Set against a pale blue sky, the tree is surrounded by intricately painted flowers, butterflies and abstract motif.


This is Omaha , 2007

by Craig Roper

 

Mediums: Fiberglass

Location: Mid-Town; Shoppes at Ak-Sar-Ben, 72nd & Pacific near Bed, Bath & Beyond

Owner: Jay Noddle

Series: O! Public Art Project

Additional Information: Roper incorporated historical, contemporary and visual information to engage interest and express Omaha’s vibrant qualities. The artist also incorporated photos of Omaha sights, neighborhoods, and points of interest as well as words, historical facts and doodling to round out the piece.


Time Sails , 2008

by Michael Godek

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel

Location: Mid-Town; Sorenson Park Plaza 6318 N. 73rd Plaza

Owner: Unknown


Toreador Red , 2000

by Dale Chihuly

 

Mediums: Blown Glass

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Mid-Town; Peter Kiewit Institute 110 S. 67th St. located inside the lobby

Owner: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Series: Chandalier Series

Additional Information: All pieces were created by Chihuly's team of 8 glass blowers in his Seattle studio.


Totem Cluster , 1989

by Wayne Selsor

 

Mediums: Wood

Location: Mid-Town; Courtyard between Eppley Science Hall, Wittson Hall and Bennett Hall Near 42nd and Dewey

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Tribute to Caregivers , 2006

by John Lajba

 

Mediums: Bronze, Concrete

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC 42nd and Dewey 1/2 block to the west of 42 and Dewey, or east of the Hixson-Lied Center,

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center


Union Mural , May 2014

by Bethany Kalk; Alicia Reyes McNamara

 

Mediums: Mural, Paint

Location: Downtown, Mid-Town; The Union for Contemporary Art | 2417 Burdette Street On Burdette Street, between 24th and 25th Streets

Owner: The Union for Contemporary Art

Additional Information: Reyes McNamara and Kalk collaborated on the mural while in Fellowship at The Union for Contemporary Art. http://www.u-ca.org/


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