Run Red Run
Owner: City of Leawood
Artist: Jorge Blanco
Dates: Dedicated April 18, 2009
Medium: Powder-coated aluminum
Venezuelan artist Jorge Blanco is known for his vibrant scultpures using primary colours to stand out against the landscape. His works are full of joy, optimism and humour to entertain the viewer.
The City of Leawood commissioned Blanco to create works to celebrate the athletic endeavors that take place at Leawood City Park. This work and its companion piece, "For the Goal," are the results of that commission. "Run Red Run" is towards the east end of Leawood City Park near one of the park shelters there and the soccer field. It represents the sheer joy of children running around while playing. When the two sculptures were unveiled, the children participating in Leawood's spring soccer program participated in naming the sculptures.