Jan Einspahr, President of the Norfolk Public Arts Council, and City Parks and Recreation Staff next to the newly placed sculpture
In February, the Norfolk City Council approved to place a sculpture at the 25th Street and Benjamin Avenue roundabout.
The art piece is called “Who” created by Carl Weiss of Springfield. Weiss says this is not your typical great horned owl in the country.
“The owl is made up of over 100 Plasma Cut pieces of recycled steel. His eyes are of copper. They gaze down upon you looking for the perfect time to pounce,” Weiss added.
The Norfolk Public Arts Council purchased the art from the Norfolk Sculpture Walk. It is the responsibility of the Norfolk Public Arts Council to advise the mayor and city council of potential arts programs and activities pertinent to the city; notify the city representative on the Arts Council and make recommendations regarding potential arts programs and activities; review and make recommendations for art considered for placement on city-owned property; and research grants, programs and other activities pertaining to enhancement of the arts to the city.
“Public art enhances and beautifies our community. This is one of the first major initiatives of the Norfolk Public Arts Council. We look forward to more,” said Mayor Josh Moenning.
If anyone is interested in donating a sculpture to the Norfolk Sculpture Walk, purchasing a current art piece, or taking part in the guided tour call the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau at 402-371-2932.
The sculpture “Who” placed in the roundabout on 25th Street and Benjamin Avenue