Public Art

Maquettes in JMP - animals view
Maquettes in JMP - kids view

John Meade Park Art 

The Cherry Hills Village Art Commission has chosen acclaimed Colorado artist Joe Norman to design a custom sculpture series to be placed in John Meade Park.  The Commission envisioned one of the sculptures being based on the monarch butterfly; the monarch is now endangered, but can be found in Cherry Hills Village in June on its way north and in September on its return migration to the south.

Mr. Norman’s proposal includes a series of three 6’ sculptures to be placed around the south pond in the park. The pieces appear to be local wildlife (a monarch butterfly, a broad-tailed hummingbird, and a Great Horned Owl) when viewed from one direction and playing children when viewed from a different angle. The artist’s description of the sculpture theme is an inspiring message of resiliency, adaptability, and interdependence. The full proposal is available at the link below, and scale models of each sculpture (pictured above) are available to view at City Hall. A video of Joe Norman describing the sculptures and theme is embedded below. The Art Commission will present the series to City Council for approval at the regular meeting on Dec. 14th, 2022 at 6:30pm. This permanent series is intended to be the only art within John Meade Park.

The Art Commission plans to fund the sculptures primarily through community support, and they are nearly halfway to their goal. The three sculptures will total $120,000 for fabrication and installation. To make a donation, checks made out to the City of Cherry Hills Village can be sent to the Cherry Hills Village Art Commission, 2450 E. Quincy Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113. Donations can also be made by credit card over the phone; donations are tax-deductible. Please call Parks Coordinator Emily Black at (303) 783-2742 for questions or to make a donation.

'Resilience' Sculpture Proposal by Joe Norman

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Artist: Robert Mangold

  • Art Piece: "Windsong III" (sculpture)
  • Location: City Hall
  • Status: On loan July 2021 - July 2023
  • Read about Windsong III

Windsong III

Artist: Gilberto Romero

  • Art Piece: "Gusto" (sculpture)
  • Location: City Hall
  • Status: Purchased in June 2020
  • Watch a video with artist Gilberto Romero and the installation of Gusto at City Hall.
  • Gilberto Romero works primarily with metal and stone.  Through his shape, line, color and use of negative and positive space, viewers can experience freedom, flow and playful wonderment.  He is an avid outdoorsman and finds the majority of his inspiration from nature.  “I see shapes everywhere”, he stated during his interview with the CHVAC, his patient nature helps him listen as the stones “speak” with the possibility of becoming part of a future piece.

Gusto


Artist: Susan Cooper

  • Art Piece: "The Village: My Home Town" (wall hanging)
  • Location: City Hall
  • Status: Donated to the City

Susan Cooper - The Village My Home Town

Artist: Wayne Salge

  • Art Piece: "Really" (sculpture)
  • Location: Southwest corner of E. Quincy Avenue and Meade Lane
  • Dedicated: Summer 2019
  • Status: Loan ended Summer 2021

Really Sculpture (JPEG)

Artist: James Surls

  • Art Piece: "Big Bronze Walking Eye Flower" (sculpture)
  • Location: Northwest corner of Quincy and University (City Park)
  • Dedicated: July 2018
  • Status: Loan ended Summer 2020
  • Watch an interview with the artist 

Big Bronze Walking Eye Flower in City Park

Artist: Robert Mangold

  • Art Piece: Untitled (sculpture)
  • Location: Quincy Farm (no public access at this time)
  • Dedicated: February 2018
  • Status: Donated to the City 

Mangold sculpture

Artist: Emmett Culligan

  • Art Piece: "Rubric Series Number 6" (sculpture)
  • Location: Northeast Corner of Joint Public Safety Facility
    2460 E Quincy Avenue
    Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
  • Dedication: October 2016
  • Status: Purchased in November 2016

Rubric Series 6

Artist: Deborah Butterfield

  • Art Piece: "Charlo" (sculpture)
  • Location: Joint Public Safety Facility
    2460 E Quincy Avenue
    Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
  • Dedication: June 2016
  • Status: Purchased through DonationsCharlo

Artist: Kent Lemon

  • Art Piece: "High on Country" (painting)
  • Location: Joint Public Safety Facility
    2460 E Quincy Avenue
    Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
  • Dedication: May 2015
  • Status: Donated to the CityHigh on Country

Artist: Emmett Culligan

  • Art Piece: "Crew Series Number 4, 5 and 7" (sculpture)
  • Location: Southeast corner of Quincy Avenue and University Blvd. 
  • Dedication: 2015
  • Status: Donated to the CityCrew Series 4, 5, and 7

Artist: Yoshitomo Saito

  • Art Piece: "Colorado Loop Number 6" (sculpture)
  • Location: Removed Spring 2017
  • Dedication: October 2014
  • Status: Loan ended Spring 2017Colorado Loop 6 Opens in new window

Artist: Jesse Horton

  • Art Piece: "Chainsaw" (sculpture)
  • Location: Dahlia Hollow Park
  • Dedication: December 2013
  • Status: Donated to the CityChainsaw Opens in new window

Artist: Gay Warren

  • Art Piece: "Hindsight" (painting)
  • Location: Joint Public Safety Facility
    2460 E Quincy Avenue
    Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
  • Donated: November 2013
  • Status: Donated to the CityHindsight Opens in new window

Artist: Duke Beardsley

  • Art Piece: "High Line Regulars" (painting)
  • Location: City Hall
    2450 E Quincy Avenue
    Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
  • Dedication: October 2013
  • Status: Donated to the CityHigh Line Regulars Opens in new window

Artist: Reven Swanson

  • Art Piece: "Flying Cranes" (sculpture)
  • Location: Removed Fall 2015
  • Dedicated: September 2013
  • Status: Loan ended Fall 2015Flying Cranes Opens in new window

Artist: Anthony Heinz May

  • Art Piece: "Beyin Withond" (sculpture)
  • Location: Three Pond Park
  • Dedicated: December 2012
  • Status: Removed 2021Beyin Withond Opens in new window

Artist: Walter Horton

  • Art Piece: "Sundown" (sculpture)
  • Location: Removed Summer 2017
  • Dedicated: November 2011
  • Status: Loan ended Summer 2017Sundown Opens in new window