Saturday, June 01, 2019

The City is celebrating a generous donation from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation — a dazzling, interactive sculpture now available for public enjoyment in the heart of Arlington.

Your Way, a mirror labyrinth made of highly polished stainless steel and aluminum, was created by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The American Dream City’s newest public art amenity was unveiled during a ceremony Saturday, June 1 at City Center Plaza, located between City Hall and the Downtown Library.

“This donation adds to the collection of public art throughout Downtown Arlington,” says 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.”

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation board member and city officials gave remarks before the dedication and ribbon cutting for the sculpture. Spectators enjoyed light refreshments, activities for children, and visitors from the Dallas Cowboys, including mascot Rowdy and the Rhythm and Blue Drumline.

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.

“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. 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.”

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.

Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist currently living and working in Belgium. His work has been purchased and installed worldwide and includes water fountains and pavilions, sculptural benches, and other mirror labyrinths. The donated piece was installed in Arlington in May 2019.

Following the ribbon cutting, families moved to the Downtown Library for the Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party. Click here to learn more about the City of Arlington’s seven library locations, programs and services.

Your Way will remain available to the public in the City Center Plaza. Everyone is invited to visit and experience this new work of art on their next trip to Downtown Arlington.