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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1984)
Thursday, December 13, 1034
Mall 's cones receive new look
painter's brush replaces fountain spray
By Chris Durbsch
pally Nekrae&ta ttrlst Editor
Xhe fountains all nestled secure
nesth their caps had Just settled
down for a long winter's nap,
when what to pedestrians' eyes
did appear, but turtles and tiles,
a circus what cheer!
The fountains' spray has ceased
on Centennial Mall In past years,
that left only many-splendored
evergreens visible above winter's
DaIL But this year, thank3 to a
little paint and a little coopera
tion, pedestrians traveling the
miracle half-mile of the mall have
a few more distractions.
Local artists, inspired by the
idea of Ed Rumbaugh also of Lin
coln, painted the protective ccnes
which cover the fountains.
"Before, they either had silly lit
tle trees on the cones, or they
were just plain white," Rumbaugh
said. "Now you can see the colors
from anywhere you stand on the
Rumbaugh's goals were to make
Bill's Salsa, 1020 P St.
Progress One, souljazz, tonight
through Saturday, no cover
Chesterfield, Bottomsley &
Potts, 245 N. 13th St. Holiday,
Friday and Saturday, no cover
Drumstick, 547 N. 48th St
Charlie Burton and the Cutouts,
Charlie Pickett and the Egg and
Why Not?, $3 cover charge.
Green Frog, 101 P St. Cen
taur, tonight through Sunday, no
Little Bo's West, 2630 Corn
husker Highway Jail Breakers,
rock and roll and rhythm and
blues, $2 cover charge, Friday
Rivera's, 1020 W. O St George
Casy and the Oldtimers, country
western, Friday and Saturday, no
Eoyal Grave, 340 W. Comhus
Skylight Distra, 235 N. 11th St.
Dennis Taylor, guitar soloist,
Friday, no cover charge,
TucSser Inn, 3235 S. 13th St.
-Free Ride, tonight through
Saturday, $2 cover charge.
Zoo Bar, 1 38 N. 1 4th St. Bel
Airs, tonight through Saturday,
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the mall more pleasant, get some
artists together for a project and
have some fun. He said the pro
ject has succeeded.
But success didnt come quickly.
Rumbaugh said his idea for the
cones had to go through "a lot of
red tape" before it could be real
ized. He approached the Lincoln
City Parks Department in the
summer of 1C83. They Meed the
idea, and it went to the city
council which also likes it, as did
the Urban Design Committee.
Everyone thought It was a good
idea, but nobody knew what to do
about it. The Parks Department
finally OX'd it, and the artists
went to work.
Four Seasons Paint sold the
artists paint wholesale, and
Rumbaugh and crew donated
their labor. In all, it cost the
artists $120 and the city nothing,
They painted the cones in a
city-owned garage during the sum
mer and fall, and the parks depart
ment put the cones out. Each
artist was given a cone and set
$3 cover charge, The Rattlers,
Sunday, $1.50 cover charge.
Cinema 1 and 2 "Runaway,"
1, '3:05, 5:10, 7:15 and 9:20 p.m.;
"City Heat," 1:20, 3:25, 5:30, 7:30
and 9:40 p.m.
Ccsper-"2010," 12:30, 2:50,
5:10, 7:30 and 9:50 p.m.
Plaza 4 "Missing in Action,"
1:30, 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m.;
"Beverly HillsCop," 1, '3:15,5:30,
7:45 and 1 0 p.m.; "Falling In Love,"
12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 p.m.;
"Terminator," 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30
and 9:45 p.m.
Douglas 3 "Cotton Club," 1,
3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45 p.m.; "Star
rnan," 1:20, '3:20, 5:20, 7:20 and
9:20 p.m.; "Christmas Story," 1:30,
3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
East Park 3 "Beverly Hills
Cop," 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40 and
9:40 p.m.; "City Heat," 1:20, 3:20,
5:20, 7:20 and 9:20 p.m.; "Christ
mas Story," '1:20, '3:20, 5:20 7:20
and 9:20 p.m.
Cheldon Film Theatre "Rear
Window" tonight through Sunday
7 and 9; 15 p.m., Saturday and
Sunday, 3 p.m. "Vertigo," Tues
day through Dec. 23, 7 and 9:15
p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 3
State "Dune," 1:20, 4:10, 7
free, Rumbaugh said.
"Everyone Just did what they
wanted to do there's no theme,"
"It was kind of interesting for
us (the artists)," Rumbaugh said,
since only one of the artists had
ever done three-dimensional work.
Rumbaugh's cone to the one
closest to the state CapitoL It's
based on energyism, he said.
"It's a circus tent type thing,
one big main ring. You have to
walk around it to get an idea of
what it is," Rumbaugh said.
The next cone north of Rum
baugh's was painted by Carol
Hartman. Her animals turtles,
fishes et al are consistent with
her work and with a fountain
theme, Rumbaugh said.
Mike Whitetey's pigs adorn the
next cone. Rumbaugh said that
work shows Whiteky's "wild ener
getic style," as well as that artist's
ongoing theme of pigs.
Brad Krieger's cone, directly
north of the pigs, transfers the
geometric designs he uses on
and 9:45 p.m.
Howell Theatre, Temple Build
ing University Theatre's
"Amadeus," tonight thorugh Sat
urday at 8 p.m.
Nebraska Director's Theatre,
12th and R streets "Late Night
Winter," tonight through Saturday
9:30 p.m., Sunday 8 p.m.; "An
OHenry Holiday," tonight through
Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and
Sunday 2:30 p.m.
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canvas to the three-dimensional
cone, Rumbaugh said.
Randy Bush's cone to designed
to resemble the mosaic tiles on
top of the state Capitol, Rum
baugh said the tiles and the
purple, cream and blue colors.
The cone closest to campus is
not a volcano, Rumbaugh said.
Artist Sharon Lewandowsld in
tended it to be a "reversed foun
tain." It's a more conceptual piece.
Rumbaugh's next idea to a pro
ject he has going in Wilderness
Park, which has various artists
doing things in different parts ol
the park. When they're done,
Rumbaugh wants to take an aerial
photograph of the whole works
and make a map to be put on the
wall of the Eleventh Street Art
Gallery so people can locate par
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