Nicole Kleban Star Garden Memorial
A world famous sculptor is a member of Congregation Kol Ami. His name is Bradley Arthur and he designed & created the Nicole Kleban Star Garden Memorial at our front entrance. Other works are in collections across the United States and in Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. Exhibition sites have included the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Grand Palais in Paris. A number of Arthur's works from the Richard Brown Baker Collection are now at Yale. Bradley was born in Tampa and raised in Miami Beach. At age seventeen, he had his first class working with metal at the Coconut Grove School of Art and from there his imagination and talent flourished. After returning to Tampa to earn his B.A. from the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida, Arthur attended the Lacoste School of the Arts in Lacoste en Provence, France. His education includes apprenticeships with master artists in metal, stone and bronze in Miami, Florida; Paris, France; Pietrastanta, Italy; and New York City, New York.
The Star Memorial Garden and a fund for its maintenance was established in memory of Nicole Kleban.