Boody Fine Arts, Inc. provides art collection services including project planning, management, and installation.
St. Louis Office:
Phase II of the First National Bank of Omaha's sculpture park was recently completed and dedicated after 11 years of planning, sculpting, and installing. Unveiling ceremonies were timed to coincide with the city's River City week-end rodeo event. Discussions were initiated between the Bank and Boody Fine Arts, Inc. in 1997 with a mission: to provide a contribution to the City of Omaha and the State of Nebraska, to capture the essence of the region's history and growth, and to unify the Bank's downtown corporate campus. As art consultant for the project since inception, Boody Fine Arts was retained at the end of 1999 to assemble the artist/industry professional team and provide the project's administrative oversight.
August and September's installations included:
This project's scale, quality, uniqueness, team composition, and collaborative nature have attracted interest for a TV documentary by Kansas City's Inland Sea Productions and its Emmy Nominated Principals, John Altman, Aimee Larrabee, and Leon Ault. They have filmed several visits to each of the artists' studios and foundries as well as installations to document the project's entire process. The documentary is scheduled for release in 2010.
Contact us concerning any of your current projects or RFQ/RFP submittals. For additional company information and project examples please review our web sites www.BoodyFineArts.com and www.PublicArtAndPractice.com.
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Public Art & Practice, LLC focuses on developing, managing, and implementing public art master plans and individual public art projects.
Internationally renowned artist Bill Barrett is always striving to incorporate the beauty of perfection and emotion through uplifting forms that portray harmony and assertiveness. He believes that the quality of life can be elevated by the sense of beauty in art. A perfect example of the beauty in his work, Barrett's featured work below, entitled BRAVURA, is a fabricated bronze sculpture measuring 9' x 12.5' x 6'. Barrett's sculptures can be found around the world in private and public collections.
Barrett's design process and talent is best described by Philip F. Palmedo, author of Bill Barrett, Evolution of a Sculptor: "Representing the evanescent in bronze is no mean feat. For Barrett it took 40 years of refining technique to the point where technique could disappear in works that were as much essence as object. His enabling invention starts with his drawing forms freely in wax. He selects and combines these elements into free-standing wax models the best of which are cast in bronze. The larger versions he fabricates - impeccably - from bronze sheet. Through it all, the expressive freedom of drawing is retained but, inevitably, the process is influenced by temperament."
Please click on Bill Barrett's image to see more of his work.