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Location: New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster Street, Overland Park, KS Owner: New Theatre Restaurant Artist: Graham Lane Dates: November 2000 Medium: Stainless steel, fiberglass Description: In front of the New Theatre Restaurant sits this large egg-shaped object. There is a figure sitting on top of the object. On the side, there are two figures with one giving the other a boost to try and get to the top of the object. Each figure is wearing overalls and appear to be
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 9595 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS Owner: Knox Presbyterian Church Artist: David Platter Dates: Dedicated May 4, 2014 Medium: Aquatic-grade fiberglass resin, automotive-grade paint and clear coat Description: This striking sculpture on the front lawn of the Knox Presbyterian Church is based upon the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son, specifically Luke 15:20: "...but while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled wit
Location: The Paseo and E Truman Road, Kansas City, MO Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department Artist: Tom Corbin Dates: Cast 1990, Dedicated August 21, 1991 Medium: Bronze (sculpture), granite and limestone (base) Description: The statue was commissioned by the City of Kansas City to memorialize Dr. John Wesley Williams, pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Kansas City and a national religious and civil rights leader. The seven-foot tall statue depicts Reverend Wi
Location: Slavatore Grisafe Memorial Plaza, The Paseo and E 16th Street, Kansas City, MO Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department Artist: Jac T. Bowen Dates: Dedicated April 21, 1968 Medium: Stainless steel (sculpture), concrete with exposed aggregate (pedestals) Description: Salvatore Grisafe was a 17-year old youth who was shot to death on April 19, 1964 while attempting to prevent the assault and robbery of two women. Four years later this sculpture was dedicated to
The Chouteau Fountain Founders, in association with the City of Fountains Foundation, is looking to raise money to construct the Chouteau Heritage Fountain. In 1821, the same year that Missouri became a state, Francois Chouteau established the area's first trading post on the bluffs of the Missouri River. Key partners in commerce were trappers and traders from the Osage and Kanza tribes. As Kansas City approaches the 200th anniversary of its founding father's first trading
The Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain is in need of repairs. A leak developed in the fountain causing the underground vault to flood. The underground vault houses the pumps, plumbing and electrical service for the fountain and the flooding caused significant damage. The Foundation is seeking donations for this iconic fountain along historic Ward Parkway in order to facilitate the necessary repairs and get it back into operation as soon as possible. If you are interested in do
Location: The Concourse, St. John Avenue and Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, MO Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department Dates: Installed 2002 Artist/Designer: David Swartz, Water's Edge Aquatic Design Description: This fountain was designed in 2001 by David Swartz of Water's Edge Aquatic Design and was installed and first turned on in 2002. It includes several water jets with adjustable spray heights. During the summer, it is used by kids as a splash pad to beat the heat.
Location: Overland Park City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS Owner: City of Overland Park Artist: Larry Young Dates: Installed October 27, 2011; Dedicated December 19, 2011 Medium: Painted bronze (sculpture), painted concrete (base) Description: This twelve foot tall sculpture sits outside the Overland Park City Hall at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and W 85th Street. The twisting bronze forms represent the freedom of flight and movement through the ab
Location: Saddle Ridge Drive and E 34th Street, Independence, MO Owner: McClain Brothers Real Estate LLC Artist: Rosalind Cook Dates: 1999 Medium: Bronze Description: A bronze figure of a girl standing on a rock holding a garland of lilies. The sculpture is in the middle of a rectangular basin that has included fountains. There are two fifteen foot tall columns in front and in back of the sculpture.
Location: Falcon Valley Golf Course, 9801 Falcon Valley Drive, Lenexa, KS Owner: Falcon Valley LLC Artist: Kwan Wu Dates: 1998 Medium: Bronze Description: A life-size bronze depicting a golfer contemplating his next shot. He wears a ball cap, a monogrammed golf shirt and a pair of shorts. He stands with his legs crossed using his club for extra support. He rubs or scratches his neck and face absentmindedly while lost in thought.