Shim, Sham, Shimmy

January 9, 2017

Location:  Blue Valley Parkway and W 119th Street, Overland Park, KS


Owner:  City of Overland Park


Artist:  David Stromeyer


Dates:  2001

Medium:  Steel



This sculpture was inspired by the vitality of the Kansas City are and its deep jazz roots.  The artwork is named after a 1927 tap dance that had a snappy rhythm and boisterous steps and was so popular by the 1930s it had become a Vaudeville act's rousing finale, drawing all the performers on stage together.


The sculpture is 15 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter.  The steel is painted blue.  Depending on the time of day and the angle of the sunlight and the angle of the viewer, it can show as a very brilliant blue, especially from a distance.






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