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Public Art

Painting with multiple colorsLarge whimsical scupltureMetal sculptures of bulls on a hillMetal sculpture of birds in the waterSculpture of man making ice cream.Bronze statue of Native American womanFabriz quilt with orange colorsSculpture of a person swimming in a pond.Steel sculpture of a horse and foxesAbstract sculpture of a person running.Welded steel and wood snakeSculpture of a woman washing clothes.Bronze sculpture of an eagle"Body Politic" sculptures"Splash" hanging sculpture

Abstract Spinach Garden: This fresco casein on canvas was donated by local artist Joy Baer in 2013. The piece is displayed in Thompson Barn.

Amusing Breeze: This piece features a colorful, abstract bicycle atop a mosaic glass ball by artist Chris Duh. It is located along 87th Street Parkway at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.

Bull Ridge: These are the positives from Robert Morris's Bull Wall near the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo. We acquired Bull Ridge in 1999. In 2015, the art was relocated to Prairie Star Parkway.

Frenzied Flight: Located at Central Green Park, this sculpture by Lenexa artist Robin Richerson, is an abstract depiction of three birds in flight, fighting for the same fish.

Grampa: The grandfather making old-fashioned ice cream represents three men from artist Robert M. Morlan's family: his grandfather, father and himself. It is located at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.

Na Nex Se: Dedicated in 2004 to honor Lenexa’s former mayor Joan Bowman, this bronze statue by Kwan Wu is of Lenexa’s namesake. This statue is located on Lenexa's civic campus at City Center.

Sundown: We acquired this work created by Charlotte Funk in 1987. This colorful tapestry is currently on display in the Lenexa Community Center.

Swimmer: Sculptor David Hickman's abstract female form “swims” in the pond at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park every summer, but is stored for safety during the cold seasons.

The Hunt: This life-size steel work was created by Courtney Newcomer. It is on 83rd Street west of Pflumm Road.

The Jogger: This is the unofficial mascot of runners in the Freedom Run. It is by Arli Regier and is located outside the Community Center.

The Serpent: Area kids delight in climbing on J. Derek Arnold's “The Serpent,” a welded-steel and wood creation that guards Snake Island in the pond at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.

Wash Day: This Fred J. Darpino sculpture was created using a warm bronze patina.

Windswept: This bronze sculpture of a soaring eagle was created by artist Patti Stajcar. It is displayed outside the public entrance to the Lenexa Police Department.

Body Politic: Two stainless steel orbs celebrate a sense of community and the value of making personal connections in public spaces. Located on Lenexa's civic campus. Created by artist Joe O'Connell.

Splash: This 65-foot-long abstract sculpture of cold cast glass panels hangs in the Lenexa Rec Center lobby and captures the experience of entering water. Created by artist Shan Shan Sheng.

We have been building our public art collection since the early 1980s. It includes two- and three-dimensional pieces located throughout the city on public property and features artwork created by local, national and international artists.

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, sneely@lenexa.com