Public Art

Butterfly Sculpture Project

 
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Okeechobee Main Street was awarded a grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for a public art sculpture project to be installed in downtown Okeechobee.

Upon receiving the grant, the project was approved by the City of Okeechobee to be installed in Flagler Park. This project is a sculpture installation of eight large metal butterflies, designed and painted by local artists, including high school students who painted two of the butterflies along side of residents of an assisted living facility. Many community businesses supported the project though matching funds sponsorships, with a local car dealer, Gilbert Family of Companies coating and sealing all the sculptures with a weather and UVA protectant.

On June 30th  the installation was presented in the Hamrick Butterfly Garden.  

Participating artists, listed below, volunteered their services for this project.

Local Artists:

Angie Griffin
Bridgette Waldau
Dana Vines
Diane Richmond Hall
Fawn McNeill Barr
Kathy Scott

 

OHS Students:

Chelsea Burgos
Rudy Juarez

Art Teacher:
Adela Salas 

 

Grand Oaks Assisted Living
George Corbin - Sam Smith
Jean Wallace - Nina Bach
Ruth Durham -Doris Minton

Activity Director:
Kimberly Rucks

Butterfly Sculpture Seen from the Sky

     

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"Ready to Run" Horse Sculpture

After much anticipation and preparation the 1st piece of public art made it's way to Okeechobee in 2015.  The abstract horse sculpture , titled "Ready to Run," is from the skilled hands of Blacksmith sculptor W.R. Nager of Lakeland, FL. 
 

The sculpture is approximately 10' tall and weighs about 2900 pounds with the base.  This piece graced the entrance to the Historic County Courthouse located at 304 NW 2nd St. for two years.

On loan for the two years from the artist, Okeechobee Main Street purchased the sculpture in 2017 and the abstract installation is now located at the Okeechobee County Public Library located at 206 SW 16th Street.

Thank you to the BOCC for their support and approval for bringing the art work here and giving it a place to stay. 

Okeechobee Main Street's Arts & Culture Committee is now in the process of making a mosaic covering for the concrete base which the sculpture is sitting on. The completion of the base is expected to by done by Summer, 2018.

 

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