Great additions to downtown’s outdoor art gallery

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Artist Gregory Johnson created “Monumental Professor,” a great horned owl atop a stack of books. His attention to detail is a hallmark of his sculptures. The professor has taken up residence on Nevada Way in front of the World Famous Coffee Cup.

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Once she found a place for the eyes, everything fell into place for artist Sherrill Stone. Her sculpture “Clorese” was created to be a big, silly, playful fish. It is part of her “Fish Foibles” series; last year Stone exhibited Gertie the Grouper. It can be found on Nevada Way in front of Wells Fargo.

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“Sometimes people need to have art spelled out for them, and I’m happy to oblige,” said artist John Banks of Henderson, whose “Art Is Up” is featured on Nevada Way in front of Boulder Dam Brewing Co. A large arrow points to the sculpture, while a bench below offers a unique point of view.

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Taking a closer look is required to understand the story of “Last Reign” by Jerry Anderson. Upon first glance, it looks like a family filling their pots with fresh water after a rainstorm. However, the expressions on their face show more concern than contentment, he said. Their homes and storage places have no food and have started to fall apart. Anderson said he wanted to show the beautiful places were the Anasazi once flourished in the Southwest during their “reigning” moments on Earth. It is on Nevada Way in front of Boulder Dam Brewing Co.

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“Meridian” by Sherrilll Stone combines a piece of black steatite and stainless steel. She said she believes there’s more strength in the two elements working together than there would be individually. It can be found on Nevada Way in front of Curtain Call.

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Damian Radice said his bronze sculpture “Discussion Group” came about after speaking with his father-in-law about how women can go into a meeting, talk on a variety of levels and come out knowing exactly what was going on while he wouldn’t have a clue of what happened. His work began on a pottery wheel to create the molds for the various figures in the group. One person is pointing, another is like Chicken Little and no one is listening to each other, he said. It is on Nevada Way, just west of Tony’s Pizza.

By HALI BERNSTEIN SAYLOR

BOULDER CITY REVIEW

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