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File #: G19-568   
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion of the 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Staff Contact: Michael Meadors, Renee Rush
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit- City Council

Department: Parks & Recreation

Staff Contact: Renee Rush, Michael Meadors

Subject: Discussion of the 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit


Item Description:


Discussion of the 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit




In its 15th year, the Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (DOSE) program provides the community a unique outdoor sculpture display, which exhibits a collection of sculptures, introducing a variety of artistic approaches.


17 artists submitted a total of 36 sculptures for consideration. The entries were reviewed and selected by members of the Olathe Public Art Committee. Members in attendance at the meeting were Chelsy Walker, Cristina Walker, and Whitney Williamson. City staff reviewed the pieces and provided recommendations in regards to site selection, considering size, traffic and public safety concerns. The committee selected eight new sculptures. In addition, one sculpture from the 2018 exhibit was leased for two years and will remain in 2019.


The nine sculptures recommended for the exhibit, which will be presented at the Council meeting are:


                                             Artist                                                               Title                                                               

1.                        Donald Horstman                                                               Blooms

2.                     Jacob Burmood                                                               Billow

3.                      Jim Gallucci                                                                                    Divine Wind III

4.                     Reven Swanson                                                               Dancing Aspens

5.                     Jodie Bliss                                                                                    Fire Dancer

6.                     Will Vannerson                                                               Borbor 6.1

7.                     Ben Pierce                                                                                    Here Comes The Sun  

8.                     Joe Sackett                                                                                    Milonga

9.                     Ray Katz                                                                                    Bridgeport (renewal from 2018)


The sculptures will be located throughout downtown Olathe for a period of one to two years. It is necessary for the site selection process to be flexible, as location adjustments may be required once the sculptures arrive.



Financial Impact:

The total budget for the Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is $15,000 which covers all expenses associated with the program.


Action Needed:

The authorization for the approval of the 2019 sculpture exhibit selections will appear on the March 5, 2019 agenda.



Attachment A: 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit- City Council