OPL Art

Children Reading on a Log
Art4Omaha Team Project
Bemis Youth Public Art Project

Children Reading on a Log

Children Reading on a Log Image

Construction: Bronze
Artist: Randolph Rose Company
Location: A.V. Sorensen Branch
Installed: 2008

This “lost wax” bronze sculpture entitled “Children Reading on a Log" is on display inside the A. V. Sorensen Library. The sculpture has been commissioned in memory of Pam Scott, a former Omaha Public Library Manager, who passed away in September 2007. Donations for the sculpture have come from her many friends, coworkers and family and are being coordinated through the Omaha Public Library Foundation.

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Art4Omaha Team Project

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Construction: Clay, mirror, wood backing
Artist: Burke High School
Location: A.V. Sorensen
Installed: 2006

A.V. Sorensen Branch Library is located in Dundee, a neighborhood with a rich, unique history and a vibrant, active community. The students celebrated Dundee’s origins by creating a ceramic wall relief featuring a mirror and clock. These components symbolize the timelessness of a community that strives to maintain the historical integrity of its neighborhoods. The mural’s upper section serves as a metaphor for the “winds of change” at the turn of the century that brought about Dundee’s founding, while the lower section represents the deep roots that allow the community to take pride in its history. The movement and swirls throughout the composition take on a celebratory lightness that reflects Dundee’s cherished community spirit. Composed of a white earthenware clay body, the ceramic relief rests upon the top wall section located in the Teen Area just above the bookshelves. Its blues, greens, browns and yellows are symbols of sky, wind and trees and reflect a new Dundee generation.

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Bemis Youth Public Art Project

31710256950_c60941e3b4_kConstruction: Canvas, paint
Artist: Bemis Youth Center
Location: A.V. Sorensen
Installed: 2000

 

 

 

 

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