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Grace by Kim Chavez  http://kimchavez.com/
Kim began creating art over 25 years ago and has traveled throughout the Northwest and Southwest researching native wildlife and culture. Inspired by the nature around her, her sculptures reflect a fascination with the high desert, wildlife, and sensitivity to the environment.

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Peak Finder  http://danasigns.com/

Peak Finder was donated to Robert's Field by Robert Wilson. Peak Finder is installed in front of the airport and identifies the Central Oregon peaks. The powder-coated, negative relief plasma cut steel plate was designed and fabricated by Brent Grenfell of Dana Signs. Peak Finder was installed in March 2013.    

  Peak Finder

Sirocco by Jan Van Ek  http://www.janvanek.com/
Jan grew up in Medford, Oregon. Her love of horses naturally expressed itself when her artistic gifts flourished at an early age. Her incessant drawing of horses while studying the anatomy of her first horse, Midnight led to the study of fine art at Oregon State University. Sirocco was brought to Redmond as part of the first installment for Art Around the Clock. Sirocco was voted # 1 in the first Art Around the Clock "People's Choice" vote. Sirocco was purchased and added to Redmond's permanent outdoor gallery.

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Thoughts of Flight     http://www.wernergraphics.com/Werner_Graphics/Werner_Graphics.html

Thoughts of Flight by local artist, Jerry Werner was installed in August 2012 at the Eastern Y Gateway. Thoughts of Flight depicts Redmond's industrial heritage, Redmond Airport and the moderne architectural movement.

Centennial Mural

The Centennial Mural was designed in 2010 by the art students at Redmond Proficiency Academy under the direction of Artist in Residency, Carol Poppenga and art teacher, Ethan Stelzer. The mural depicts the history of Redmond honoring Redmond's Centennial Celebration.

Centennial Park Clock Tower and Tile  http://www.wernergraphics.com/Werner_Graphics/Werner_Graphics.html

The clock tower was designed by local artist, Jerry Werner/Studio Savant. The clock tower represents the past, present and future of Redmond's history. The clock tower was dedicated along with Centennial Park during Redmond's Centennial celebration on July 3, 2010. The tile project was designed and sculpted by the Redmond High School students in Brian Manselle's class. The hand painted tiles around the fireplace were done by Choice Friday elementary school students and high school students from Redmond Proficiency Academy.

Cycle of Life

A bronze sculpture by J. Chester Armstrong. Purchased through community donations and installed at Roberts Field in 1981.

 

6th Street Arch

The Commission invited artists and artist teams to submit designs and produce an archway for the 6th Street Public Art Archway. The winning design was submitted Brent Grenfell of Dana Signs. This beautiful arch serves as a gateway monument for downtown Redmond as part of the downtown revitalization effort to transform what was once a highway district in the city center. The archway spans over the roadbed on 6th Street in the heart of downtown, surrounded by historic commercial buildings and a pedestrian streetscape.

Dignityhttp://roddambroson.com/

The Commission is proud to have Dignity, a 54-inch high, 3/4-life-size bronze sculpture created by Redmond native Rodd Ambroson, as a permanent part of Redmond’s public art collection. She can be found in front of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center, where she was installed on November 29, 2008.

Western Swinghttp://gregcongleton.com/

On October 18, 2007, the Commission was proud to install Western Swing at the Northern “Y” of 5th and 6th Streets. This heroic-sized, 12-foot tall bronze sculpture was created by Central Oregon native Greg Congleton and graciously donated to the City by Phil and Penny Knight.

Air Traffic Control

May 18, 2007 was a memorable date for the Commission, marking the inaugural event of Redmond’s Art in Public Places program. The celebration featured the installation of Air Traffic Control at the West “Y” & 13th Street. This amazing sculpture was created by Greg Congleton and graciously donated by Phil and Penny Knight.

Once upon a Time

Once Upon a Time in Central Oregon  designed by students from Redmond Proficiency Academy. The mural depicts Central Oregon's past. The mural was sponsored by Leadership Redmond class of 2013. The tunnel mural was painted by volunteers and students.

Tunnel Mural