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Jun 4, 2019
Arlington’s Newest Public Art Sculpture Dazzles in Downtown
A gift of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, "Your Way" brings interactive art to City Center Plaza
Thanks to the generosity of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, a playful and sparkling new sculpture has been installed in Downtown Arlington.
Your Way, a mirror labyrinth made of highly polished stainless steel and aluminum, was created by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. Hein’s work is collected worldwide and includes water fountains, pavilions, sculptural benches, and other mirror labyrinths.
The sculpture is located at City Center Plaza, which is between City Hall and the Downtown Library near the intersection of Center and Abram streets.
“This donation adds to the collection of public art throughout Downtown Arlington,” said Norma Zuniga, acting director of Libraries. “We’re excited for our residents to enjoy this dynamic piece of art as they visit the Library or City Hall.”
"In Downtown Arlington, we've found that art in all its forms is unparalleled at enhancing quality of life, establishing a unique sense of place, and inspiring a ripple effect of ongoing creativity," said Maggie Campbell, president and CEO of Downtown Arlington. "This incredible gift of public art from the Jones family truly engages, enhances and inspires at the highest level."
Your Way was unveiled during a dedication ceremony on June 1, 2019. Attendees at the dedication enjoyed walking through the installation, watching the contrast between their reflections and the surrounding scenery.
“We are very proud to have acquired Your Way, and, along with the City of Arlington, we’re grateful to be a continuing part of enriching this community with its presentation of art to its citizens and visitors,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, board member of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, at the dedication event.
The mission of Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for Arlington youth by funding programs and facilities dedicated to football and athletics, health and wellness, education and the arts through matching grants.
“The influence and appreciation of the arts can make an impactful impression on our young people at their earliest stages of development, and that has always been the most rewarding aspect of our foundation’s involvement with the City of Arlington,” said Jones Anderson. “That impact began, and has blossomed, with the world-renowned Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium. We view this most recent gift as an extension of that philosophy, and we look forward to this addition having a meaningful presence in the heart of this wonderful city for generations to come.”
Video produced by the City of Arlington Office of Communication. For more information, visit the City of Arlington website.
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