Summer Contest!

This one’s for my local readers. Who’s up for a contest? How well do you know your surroundings?

One thing I love about my home in the suburbs is the large number of public art installations in each city. I’ve posted five of my favorites below. To enter the contest, leave a comment on my blog (not on Facebook) telling me the location of each sculpture. You’ll need a street or cross streets for some answers, and the name of a place, such as a park, for others. You don’t need to know all five in order to enter.

*Please don’t leave your comment on Facebook. You might ruin the fun for someone else. Only blog comments will be eligible for the prize.*

The contest ends This Sunday, August 9th. I will award a small gift card to the person who got the most answers right. If more than one contestant got them all right, I’ll draw a winner at random from my magic prize hat. Next week I’ll give out the answers and announce the winner next week.

Bridge over Ridgeview Rd
#1
Leawood art boy
#2
Shawnee wagon train
#3
Twisted chimney
#4
Boy on waterfall
#5

18 comments

  1. Hi Jane
    #1 I’m guessing in 435 on the Mo side.
    #2 guess the Arboritum
    #3 I know that’s on Shawnee Mission Pkwy just east of Nigros.
    4 & 5 don’t know #4 is pretty cool though

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  2. I think…
    #1 is on a rail bridge in Olathe (Sante Fe?)
    #2 is in Leawood off 135th
    #3 is in my hometown, Shawnee, by a park off Shawnee Mission Parkway
    #4 is at JCCC
    #5 is at the Overland Park Arboretum (I think! Not sure on that one!)

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  3. Wow! these are interesting sculptures. I’m not local, so don’t know where they are, but I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

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  4. Location 1: Elevated railroad crossing in Olathe over Ridgeview Road, I think?
    Location 2: 133rd and Mission in Leawood
    Location 3: Mahaffie Farmstead in Olathe??
    Location 4: Johnson County Community College
    Location 5: Deanna Rose Farmstead

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  5. OK, here are my answers: #1 – railroad bridge, Ridgeview Rd, Olathe; #2 – 133rd St just east of Roe, Leawood; #3 – south side of Shawnee Mission Pkwy just west of I-35, by City of Merriam sign; #4 – Johnson County Community College campus, College and Quivera; #5 – Deanna Rose Farm
    It’s a fun scavenger hunt!

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  6. #2 I forget the name of the statue– something about him sunbathing. I’m pretty sure it’s located off of 133rd st. & metcalf
    #4 In front of JCCC
    #5 Deanna Rose Farmstead

    I think these are right..hm. I’m not sure where I’ve seen #1 or #3 before. I really love this contest!! Local artists totally appreciate this kind of thing!

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  7. #2- On 133rd Street & Metcalf
    #4- JCCC
    #5- Deanna Rose

    I think these are right.. hm. I’m not sure where #1 or #3 are, but they look familiar!! Coming from a local artist, this is a lot of fun!! Great idea!

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  8. Here are my guesses…

    #1 – Ridgeview in Olathe on the way to the Mahaffie

    #2 – World War I Memorial

    #3 – Shawnee Mission Pkwy between Nieman & I-35

    #4 – Outside Kemper Museum

    #5 – Outside Nelson Atkins Museum

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