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Union Pacific Jade Twist , 1978

by Lee Lubbers

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Mid-Town; Located UNMC in courtyard near Wittson Hall Near 42nd and Emile

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Additional Information: The vertical material is a hammered railroad train axle, the base is a train wheel. UP gave the artist the opportunity to use their machine shop to squish this train axle in it's hydraulic presses. Millions of tons of pressure was necessary to flatten the specially hardened steel axle into these shapes and twist it.


Unknown

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Marble, Stone

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus Top of the Storz Pavilion 42nd and Dewey Best seen from the Northwest corner of the "Orange" parking lot for Clarkson Tower

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center


Unknown , 2010

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Mural, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; 6060 Maple Street in alley behind Haney Shoes

Owner: Haney Shoes

Series: Benson Mural Project


Unknown

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Granite

Location: Mid-Town; Central High School 124 North 20th Street In front of main entrance

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Unknown

by Jim Harvey

 

Mediums: Stone, Aluminum

Location: Mid-Town; Westside High School 909 South 76th Street Located on east side of the building

Owner: Unknown


Unknown

by Dan Whetstone

 

Mediums: Concrete, Metal

Location: Mid-Town; Westside High School 909 South 76th Street Located at the NE corner of the school

Owner: Unknown


Unknown

by Michael Montag

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Mid-Town; "Healing Gardens" at University of Nebraska Medical Center interior of the block at approximately 43rd and Emile. The courtyard is bordered by the University Hospital building, Lied Transplant Center, and Nutrition Services department

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center


Velocity , 2009

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Mural

Location: Mid-Town; Dewey Park - 550 Turner Blvd.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The mural was commissioned by the Leavenworth Neighborhood Association with funding from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Improvement Grant and Mutual of Omaha Foundation. A section committee, made up of representatives from the association, the Omaha Public Art Commission and Omaha Parks & Recreation, chose the Bruning design after reviewing 21 submissions. The association presented the mural to the City of Omaha on June 1, 2009.


Velocity , 2012

by Weston Thomson; Reggie Croon

 

Mediums: Mural, Acrylic, Aerosol, Latex

Location: Mid-Town; 90th and Boyd Along Keystone Trail

Owner: Kent Bellows Studio

Series: Kent Bellows Studio Murals

Additional Information: Mural made possible with support from Youth Emergency Servies. Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program enrolled the mural artists into the Urban Arts Program, a graffiti abatement and prevention project aimed at giving teens interested in graffiti a legal and constructive outlet to express themselves while building professional mural skills.


Vessel , 2011

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel, LED Lights

Location: Mid-Town; 1919 Aksarben Drive. Located n the NE corner of Aksarben Dr and Frances St.

Owner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Additional Information: It's a faintly V-shaped piece and has cutouts swirling around the metal exterior. Its center section glows a vibrant neon blue when darkness sets. Bruning said the shape of the piece is loosely based on the familiar medical symbol of two snakes swirling around the central staff." "The cutouts on the piece mostly deal with ecological issues and man's relationship with nature: endangered sturgeon fish swim around the base, men swim around the middle, and eagles and hawks fly around the top. Vessel uses the basic form of a vessel as a metaphor for the sum of ones life and experiences. Both on the interior spiral ribbons and in the exterior skin, there are repeating patterns of pallid sturgeons, human swimmers and hawks and eagles. In our cycle of life the see our species endangering the pallid sturgeons that enhabit the Missouri River. The human swimmers represent man in the immediate balance with nature and the hawks and eagles are thriving survivors of decades ago abuse of pesticides. The cut out forms create an ephermal quality in which we sometimes see the interior forms and at other times the lighting conditions only allow us to real the images on the skin. At night the interior lighting creates a blue glow.


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