The Post Star Local / Regional on Thursday July 1st
Glens Falls City Park is getting some new Life today, in the form of its first metal sculpture appropriately titled, “Life.”
Artist miChelle M. Vara, who runs an art studio in Wilton, has created a ten foot tall sculpture out of I- beams. It will be unveiled Thursday at 2 pm near the corner of Ridge and Maple streets in City Park Glens Falls. Vara says the rusted metal sculpture took her a total of four months to create, although she said she spent a lot of time bending it and re-bending it until she got “a good flow.” It wasn’t saying what she wanted it to say.” She said of all the modifications.
Artist Likes Placement of Piece
Vara said the piece is intended to “reveal the ins and outs of the life that we live.”
She said she selected Glens Falls as the location for the sculpture because she sees the city as the hub of the North Country and a place open to the growth of the arts and culture. She said she’d like the placement of this piece of art in City Park to lead to a more interactive cultural base in Glens Falls.