New art proposed for Edmond

"Dancing with Dolphins" is a new proposed piece of art to be placed at the corner of Campbell and Broadway.

A gleaming stainless steel piece of modern art will soon fill the southeast corner of Campbell and Broadway, Koorosh Zahrai said.

“Dancing with Dolphins” by artist Kevin Robb is a 12-foot tall, 44-inch-wide stainless steel sculpture to be installed at a date yet to be announced, Zahrai said Monday.

“Campbell Corner is pleased to be a Visual Arts Commission (VAC) partner through the purchase of ‘Dancing with Dolphins,’” said Zahrai, vice president of business development, Plaza USA, LLC.

Campbell Corner is the name of new Territorial-style shopping center owned by the Zahrai family that is being constructed at 130 N. Broadway. A diagonal-cut corner with a large Victorian Bay window will highlight the second floor of the two-story building.

The art piece has been purchased, Zahrai said. VAC partnered for half of the total $31,500 cost of the sculpture, according to a city document signed by Randel Shadid for the VAC partnering application.

It was approved June 24 by VAC and the city’s Sustainability Coordinator Phil Jones has given his approval as well. It is also compliant with the American Disabilities Act, Zahrai said.

“The stainless steel is so pretty,” Zahrai said.

The sculpture reflects the modern lifestyle of Edmond with historic downtown Edmond.

“We just love supporting art and love supporting the local community,” Zahrai said.

Campbell Corner will be opening this fall. It will combine local restaurants and shops that will bring more great food and fun to downtown Edmond.

“One of the most exciting things that’s happening between now and Campbell Corner is the new casual dining restaurant and bar that will be opening in downtown Edmond with a large outdoor patio.

Zahrai said he’s not at liberty to disclose the name or location of the new restaurant, but its interior redesign will be inside an existing structure. It will be open for lunch and dinner with a full bar, Zahrai added.

“It has to get a permit. It’s going to comply with all codes and requirements,” he said.

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