City of Oklahoma City / Artscapes (Public Art)

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City of Oklahoma City / Artscapes (Public Art)

These are all the meetings we have in "Artscapes (Public Art)" (part of the organization "City of Oklahoma City"). Click into individual meeting pages to watch the recording and search or read the transcript.

25 Nov 2019

"Slam Dunk" is a shadow sculpture at Red Andrews Park created by Rick & Tracey Bewley. Funding was made possible through the City’s 1% for Art program, a donation from Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary, and a Community Development Block Grant.
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
sculpture
shadows
stairs
walked
park
design
seeing
thought
visit
places
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22 Nov 2019

“Fairy’s Tree House” located in Denniston Park was created by chainsaw artist Tom Zimmer and funded by the City of Oklahoma City’s 1% for OKC Arts program.
  • 1 participant
  • 3 minutes
treehouse
carving
carved
fairies
designs
drawed
knobs
stairways
green
surrounding
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30 Sep 2019

Joel Breaux of artist team Krivanek + Breaux describes their recently installed work Justice Within. The work is funded by OKC’S 1% for Art ordinance for the new Municipal Courthouse downtown.
  • 1 participant
  • 5 minutes
words
pylon
justice
interpretation
law
term
totems
adjudicator
taxonomy
municipal
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30 Nov 2018

Artist Codak Smith describes the the thought process and the work that goes into creating a large mural for Oklahoma City's Sheridan-Walker parking garage.
  • 1 participant
  • 4 minutes
scissortail
design
walkthrough
mural
ideas
themes
project
shape
stylize
oklahoma
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28 Aug 2017

A bronze sculpture installed at Military Park serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifice and service shared by American and South Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War.

The sculpture is called “Brothers in Arms” and depicts an American soldier and a South Vietnamese soldier standing back to back, ready to face danger together as they did daily during the war.

The sculpture, commissioned jointly by the City of Oklahoma City and the Vietnamese American Community of Greater Oklahoma City and Metropolitan Areas, was created by artist Thomas Jay Warren. It was funded by a $210,000 donation from the Vietnamese American group, which raised an additional $40,000 for other elements of a memorial plaza with the sculpture as its centerpiece.
  • 1 participant
  • 3 minutes
bronze
statue
sculpture
metal
art
memorials
veterans
inch
traditionally
centerpiece
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23 Jun 2017

With the completed installation of a sculpture outside of the new Oklahoma City Police headquarters, OKC’s fallen officers have a permanent memorial honoring their sacrifice and service.

The installation of “In Honor of the Fallen,” an aluminum and dichroic glass sculpture on a concrete pedestal-like foundation, was completed in November of 2015 outside of the building’s public entrance.

The sculpture, by California artist Gordon Huether, is designed to be the site of the department’s yearly ceremony honoring fallen officers as well as a permanent, everyday memorial.

“My team and I are very grateful for the opportunity to honor law enforcement in Oklahoma City,” Huether said. “It is our hope this public art installation will not only honor the fallen but be an enduring contribution to the Oklahoma Police Department and to the Oklahoma community at large.”

The $207,500 project is funded by OKC’s 1% for Art ordinance, which requires 1 percent of the construction budget for public projects to be spent on public art. A second art project will be installed inside the headquarters.

The sculpture is 12 feet tall when measured from the base of the pedestal, which is 18 feet in diameter and integrated into the surrounding entrance plaza.
  • 1 participant
  • 4 minutes
purpose
design
importance
paving
memorial
police
department
city
glass
procession
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28 Apr 2016

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) unveiled the interactive public art project “Small Talk About the Weather” in the pedestrian corridor of its Arts District Garage in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

The installation consists of nine bands that swirl along the length of the pedestrian corridor of the garage. LED lights illuminate the bands and display synchronized patterns; an artistic representation of Doppler radar images from Oklahoma City’s historic cloud and storm patterns into an artistic representation of the city’s weather.

“When our team visited Oklahoma City, we were struck by how often people greeted one another with a comment about the current weather condition, whether it be windy, cold, rainy or with a chance of severe storms,” says artist Joe O’Connell of Creative Machines. “Because of its changing nature, the weather in Oklahoma City is ever present and becomes a part of daily conversations. We were inspired by the playful question about what it would be like to control the weather.”
  • 1 participant
  • 4 minutes
sky
people
think
watching
experimenting
sensor
feel
city
art
surrounding
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