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An Outdoor Gallery

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. An Outdoor Gallery Marker
Inscription.  One of the liveliest signs of the Milwaukee River's rebirth is RiverSculpture, the ever-changing out-door sculpture gallery that has gradually emerged along the RiverWalk. Although the gallery includes new pieces every year, there are several notable permanent installations.

Beth Sahagian's "Acqua Grylli" is a 13-foot freestanding bronze and limestone sculpture on the west side of the River between Kilbourn Avenue and Wells Street. It is one of seven artworks placed around the city by Milwaukee's Neighborhood Millennium Art Initiative. Created in 2001, it is said by the artist to represent a gateway with magic potential to an enchanted city.

Richard Taylor's welded aluminum "You Rise Above the World," located at the east end of the Kilbourn Avenue bridge, was donated to the RiverWalk by members of Professional Dimensions in 1999.

Schomer Lichtner's whimsical sculpture of a cow and ballerina is located next to Kilbourn Avenue at the south end of Pere Marquette Park. The ballerina in the 2003 painted steel sculpture was inspired by dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet. The sculpture was a gift to the people of Milwaukee from Lichtner,

An Outdoor Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. An Outdoor Gallery Marker
who celebrated his 100th birthday in 2005. It is his only public outdoor artwork.
 
Location. 43° 2.493′ N, 87° 54.773′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on W. Kilbourn Ave., on the right. The marker is located along west side of the Milwaukee River along the Milwaukee Riverwalk on the south side of the Kilbourn Ave. bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A German Heritage (here, next to this marker); Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Milwaukee River at Play (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Lights on the River (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of the American League (about 500 feet away); Oneida Street Station (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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