Equine Sculpture at Uptown City Gallery


James Oleson

Brooksville City Hall

201 Howell Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601

Statue is at front entrance of City Hall, at the corner of Howell Ave. and Ft. Dade Ave.

Sculpture Creation Sponsor
James Oleson

Photo Credit: Photographs on this page marked “John Cornell” are the property of John H. Cornell, Jr. and can be used by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. Any other use of the photographs must have his permission (jcornell1@tampabay.rr.com).

From Recycled Steel to Art

James Oleson displayed three Equine sculptures over the years in front of the City Hall. Oleson was born in Brooksville and now lives in St. Petersburg, FL.  The artist works mostly with recycled steel and found objects. "I find some in junkyards and sheet metal shops," he said. "A lot of people give me things because they know what I do. They bring me goody buckets."  

The Uptown City Gallery is Brooksville’s Art Gallery for all.  

The Uptown City Gallery, located inside Brooksville City Hall, features artwork on both the first and second floors.  The City of Brooksville hosts exhibits for all mediums, from hand crafted jewelry to digital art throughout the year. Any group and/or independent artists are welcome to display their creative work. The Uptown Gallery is a great opportunity to feature new and unseen talent in Hernando County.  All artwork displays the artist information and if available, the purchase price.  

The Uptown Art Gallery was established in 1998 in cooperation with the Hernando Fine Arts Council and the City of Brooksville.  City Hall provides an ideal location for local and regional artist to display their work for free.  The Uptown Art Gallery hosts new exhibits throughout the year. For more information visit the City’s website. 

The Uptown Art Gallery
(located inside Brooksville City Hall)

201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601 

352-540-3811, cityart@cityofbrooksville.us

 GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (Closed Holidays)
Admission: Free.