Views of the Neighborhood – City Sculptures

Lakeway has several permanent art pieces located around the city. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of them.

Lakeway Sculpters

This is a bronze entitled Craine and is located near the Justice Center. I think the little creek is perfect. Where possible, I have included the artist. Not all of the artists are identified.

This is a kinetic sculpture by artist Lyman Whitaker is titled “Agave” and is located on one of the busy street medians. The idea is to enjoy the art as you drive by carefully.

Also by Lyman, Whitaker is “Sail.” and also located on a median.

“Tennis Player,” Is located in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

“Girl with Teddy Bear on a Stool,” in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

“Guardian Angel”  by Lyman Whitaker in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

“Girls with Arbor Rope” in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

“Boys Balancing” in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

Florence Newton and her husband, Fred, moved to Lakeway in 1995. She became an active volunteer—at the City Hall reception desk and other functions. She died in January 2008.

The sculpture garden on Lakeway Blvd. between Rogues Roost Dr. and Top O The Lake Dr. is a memorial to her, funded by her family and friends. It was produced by the City of Lakeway’s Arts and Beautification Committee.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

79 comments

  1. You have a art friendly city, John. It’s wonderful. I drive by some sculptures in the neighboring cities. I should collect some photos of them.

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    1. You should. I’m sure your readers would enjoy them.

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      1. I’m sure they would, John.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the sculptures, theyve great.

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    1. My pleasure, Ally. Thanks for the visit.

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  3. Some splendid pieces there, John. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Keith.

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  4. Always happy to see art in public spaces. There’s a lot of wonderful sculpture here in Sarasota as well. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. I visited Sarasota once many years ago. I remember what a nice place it was.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    My goodness, so lovely. The solitary craine by the creek is beautiful. I was most impressed by Florence Newton, what an incredible artist. Thank you for sharing her and the area. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Happy Sunday to you, Gwen. Hope you have a super day.

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  6. Definitely a neighbor wrapped up in culture. Must be a great place for children to grow up in.

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    1. I think so. There are really good schools here as well. Thanks, GP

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  7. Good pictures, John. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks for the​ visit, Suzanne.

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  8. These are wonderful, John. I love the little girl with the Teddy Bear. Thanks for sharing. Have a restful Sunday!

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    1. I like that​ one too.

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  9. That first one is really cool. Great placement.

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    1. Had to tag sitting in the middle of a busy street.

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  10. Great that these exist! Thanks for taking us on the scavenger hunt. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Frank for going along. Did you collect them all?

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  11. Excellent. I really like the sculptures.

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius. I went to your site and enjoyed the visit as well

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      1. Then thank you as well.

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  12. Wonderful that sculptures are throughout your city. Lovely art. Thanks for the views, John.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Jennie.

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      1. My pleasure, John.

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  13. It’s really interesting that even in the online Lakeway magazine that features these sculptures, there’s no sculptor listed for the sculptures of the children. I’m even more convinced that the same person did these and the one at the Brazoria refuge. When I figure it out, I’ll let you know — I wonder if a condition of placing them was anonymity? I haven’t even been able to get the name of the person who did the one at Brazoria — even their board members don’t seem to know. Odd.

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    1. I know. I spent the better part of an hour trying to track down a name. If you can find out who did these I would really appreciate knowing. Thanks, Linda.

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  14. Thanks for the tour, John.
    Some of these pieces are quite breathtaking and haunting.

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    1. Thanks, Hook. They are for sure.

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  15. I didn’t know about Austin and its sculptures, John. Thanks for pointing that aspect out to me.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. It is our little town of Lakeway. I’m sure Austin has much more.

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      1. I need to explore some time.

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  16. What a lovely tribute to an artist’s work!

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  17. These are all terrific, John. It’s marvelous to realize they are in the middle of all the homes and cars. I particularly liked the crane in its setting.
    These sculptures remind me of their polar opposite. A church-school in Arlington/Alexandria had a “family” of sculptures in the yard facing the road. I don’t know what the artist had in mind, but they were ghostly figures, like the ashen remains of a huge blast, that the wind would soon collapse. A hideously morbid artwork, especially when set in a school/place of worship…
    Loved this post. I’m enjoying your new neighborhood. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I think some folks think that if something is hideous it is good. Your description sounds like the installation was an eyesore.

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  18. These lovely sculptures seem to blend into the neighborhood and the children seem to be just playing normally. I lament the fact that Portland has no public art! Thanks for sharing your city art.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. It is too bad about Portland

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  19. Interesting how they placed some of the sculptures on the median. It IS a nice little art show as you’re driving by though, I’ll say that.

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    1. Yes. One consideration was to put them in spots that would offer low opportunities for vandalism. I think they scored well on that.

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      1. Can you see running across the street in a skull face bandana and a can of spray paint ready to tag that art? 😀

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  20. How cool!! I love the idea of placing the art in the median so that people can slow down and enjoy! Hopefully, no one runs over it. 🙂 Here in Dallas, that would be a given.

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    1. Ha haha. Gotta love Dallas.

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  21. Beautiful sculptures, John. I especially like the ones with the children playing.

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  22. I think my favorite might be the tennis player — brings back MANY fond memories of playing tennis in our local parks, John. Beautification has become big business as cities and recreation area try to spruce up “tired” areas and add visual interest. Lovely parts of town you’ve shown us today!

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    1. That one brought to mind teaching my daughter to play. Fond memories,

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  23. I love seeing sculpture like this, John. And, I always like seeing a crane 😉

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Dan.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I adore all the children sculptures! What an amazing memorial for everyone to enjoy.

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    1. It sure is, DL. 😁

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  25. Beautiful sculptures, John.

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  26. Sorry I am late to the sculpture party. Strange yet cool to place them on the median… it might help slow down traffic – at first. All the ones of the children are gorgeous.
    Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thank you for going along and bringing the ice-cold Molson and the Players Navy Cut. 😀

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      1. Whoa! My parents were Molson slugging, Players Navy Cut smokin’ folk…
        I, myself, was more of a Belvedere Extra Mild smoker, back in the day when I stopped stealing their Players’…

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      2. I worked on a farm in ​Sarnia Ontario while in High School in the summer. We smoked Players Navy Cuts and drank Molson from quitting time until dawn (it seemed) We also managed to get into something called Lemon gin. Whew. Bailing hay in the hot sun was tough duty after those nights.

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      3. I swear… you have been all over the place!
        Molson and Players. Can’t get more Canadian than that. Lemon gin… are we talking that nasty De Kuyper shit?
        It must have been hell after those nights!

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      4. I don’t remember but it came in pint bottles and we did shots of it and then went to the dance hall. My friend bill had a pair of pants that had a pocket big enough for the gin. (Couldn’t​ get away with being served or carrying a bottle of Molson into the dance hall) They would let us smoke (why I don’t know) but no drinking. We did have a lot of laughs and met some very nice folks.

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      5. I am half positive it had to be. Was it green – the bottle? And did it taste like rotgut? Too funny. Glad you have a few nice memories…

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      6. No, it was pale yellow like…well pale yellow.

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      7. Not the gin. The bottle. But it was probably something else than what I am thinking.
        And the one I am thinking is also called Geneva Gin…

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      8. I found it. Gilbeys Lemon Gin

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      9. Not the same thing at all!

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  27. What a wonderful thing for the artist’s family and friends to do!

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    1. Yes, it is. Thanks, ​Michelle.

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  28. How cool! It looks like it’s right in the middle of a major neighborhood thru-faire with a walking path! The works are lovely.

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    1. It is. Thank you, Deborah.

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  29. Wonderful tour. Thanks John.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne.

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  30. Absolutely beautiful sculptures! Amazing talent!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda 😊

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