A 12-foot stainless steel International Peace and Friendship Monument stands downtown in Gene Allen park across from City Hall. The monument was completed during the summer of 2003 by three Arlington sculptors and three visiting artists from Bad Königshofen, Arlington’s Sister City in Germany. Map it!

This collaborative venture began in 2001 with the construction of a public monument in Bad Königshofen. Arlington Museum of Art Curator Rachel Bounds traveled to Germany in Summer 2003 to preview the works of many German artists. She was impressed by the quality of work she saw and four were selected, three of whom were able to participate. AMA Director Anne Allen said distance and cultural differences make the exhibition international in scope.

The Arlington community was invited to attend a formal dedication of the monument at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003.

About the Artists

Benito Huerta of Arlington - Co-founder and vice president of Artiles, a Texas art magazine and director of the UTA Gallery. Currently working on public art projects at the DFW International Airport and the Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin.

Eva Luna Warmuth of Bad Königshofen, Germany - A sculptor, professor and installation artist.

Celia Munoz of Arlington - Multi-media artist known for her diverse works that include writing, artist books, photography, painting and public art.

Peter Picciani of Bad Königshofen, Germany - Sculptor, master wood carver and turner. His public commissions include a city fountain and the Crucifixion overlooking Bad Königshofen. 

Christine Wehe-Bamberger of Bad Königshofen, Germany. An educator, conceptual and installation artist whose work often incorporates fibers and textiles.

Nicholas Wood of Arlington - A master artist and UTA associate professor. He has been exhibiting for more than 28 years. His works include clay sculpturing, drawing and photography.