City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Celebration of Life

Tibor Miller Park

Alfred Tibor 
Bronze
Miller Park Library, Arlington Ave & Tremont Rd roundabout
2015

Celebration of Life
Invoking feelings and activities that take place in a park including movement, play, time spent with family and freedom, Celebration of Life is the City of Upper Arlington’s second installment of the celebrated artist Alfred Tibor’s work.

Located at the Miller Park Library and adjacent roundabout, Celebration of Life features three life size sculptures by Tibor; Free (pictured), Movement and Ribbon Dancer. Alfred emphasizes subjects that deal with life and life’s experiences in his work. He shapes his pieces to reflect the inner feelings of the human being. Alfred writes, “In addition, I feel that ‘art for art’s sake’ is not enough. I want to create sculptures that both express and evoke human emotion.” Alfred is a Holocaust survivor, the only member of his family remaining, and believes “life is a celebration.” Alfred shares, “Freedom to me means being able to fully express myself, I was held back by human beings, by regimes, by Nazis, by Communists; I couldn’t be what I want to be. I now have the freedom to express my thoughts, to explore my ambition.”

Conceived as a partnership between the City of Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division and Upper Arlington Public Library with support from the Cultural Arts Commission, Celebration of Life epitomizes a shared vision for enhancing our community spaces with art. We invite you to visit these works and feel inspired to celebrate life.

Learn more about Alfred Tibor's work here.

Project pARTners:

UAPL

City of Upper Arlington
Cultural Arts Commission
UA Community Foundation’s UA Arts Fund

 

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