Rooftop Art Installations

A new rooftop art installation has been completed by artist Tony Sims of Middle of Nowhere studio in Dana chosen as the artist.  The rooftop selected is Unger Insurance on Lincoln Way.  It is called Spaceman with a nod to Paton’s native son Loren Shriver who is an astronaut.  This art can only be viewed from the Paul Nally Observation Deck.  Eight designs were submitted for the $1000 stipend to create the art on this roof.  Tower View Team members reviewed the spectacular designs and have saved the others back for possible consideration on other rooftops. Tony Sims also painted the RAGBRAI themed piano for downtown in 2018.

The Mahanay Bell Tower allows for art to be found in surprising places – on the rooftops of downtown Jefferson.  Visitors can view the art by riding the elevator to the Paul Nally Observation Deck to view the scenic countryside but also find the unique art found on rooftops.  Three pieces have been installed so far.

A local artist, Nicole Friess-Schilling painted “Wild Woman on the Roof” on her business, Prairie Blue Creative Arts.  Nicole experimented with painting directly on the roof using just several colors on the black roof before the Bell Tower Festival of 2016.

The second piece was designed, painted and adhered to the roof by the Tower View Team members.  It is a combination of four quilt squares painted on sheets of aluminum.  The name is “Patches of Greene” since each recognizable square represents important aspects of Greene County – railroad crossing, card trick, antique tile and whirling windmill.  This installation was completed on the roof of the former Homestead Coffee in May of 2017.

The third installation was added in May of 2018.  Lee & Sheryl Sloan worked with local artist Curt Nelson to design a piece of artwork that portrayed Sheri’s love for music. He designed “Music Straight From the Heart” and painted it directly on the rooftop of the Sloan’s building in the Columbian Block of downtown Jefferson.

Come take a look at all three!

Local artist, Stephanie Hammond created her piece called “Renewed Dreams” located on the top of her parent’s business, Skeeter Creek Fabricators Art & Antiques. This first piece is now in the process

of being retired with only one piece of that installation remaining.

 

 

 

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Calendar

June 2021

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  • Arch Alley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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  • IA Associated Saddle Club Horse Show
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  • IA Associated Saddle Club Horse Show
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  • Bell Tower Festival
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  • Community Appreciation Night
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  • Greene County Medical Center Golf Tournament
  • Java & Juice at Thomas Jefferson Gardens
  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • History Boy Theatre Co. Presents "The Burnt Part Boys"
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  • History Boy Theatre & Co. Presents "The Burnt Part Boys"
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  • History Boy Theatre Co Presents "The Burnt Part Boys"
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  • Java & Juice at the Milwaukee Depot
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  • IA Associated Saddle Club Horse Show
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