Flashback: On April 26, 2016, TheBlue Dragon, a children’s sculpture donated to Roosevelt Island by Swedish artists Gustav and Ulla Kraitz was unveiled in its new and permanent home along the East River in Southpoint Park. It looks across the water to the United Nations and Kraitz’s Hope, created in honor of Swedish humanitarian hero Raoul Wallenberg.
The gift to Roosevelt Island resulted from a joint effort between the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, RIOC and the Residents’ Association and was guided through the process by Island resident Elisabeth Stapen and RIVAA president Tad Sudol.
See the story on Roosevelt Island Daily.
|Blue Dragon waiting to be unveiled.|
|Island Resident Eva Bosbach, Roosevelt Island Parents’ Network Founder, with Council Member Ben Kallos|
|RIOC Acting President/CEO Susan Rosenthal (Center) with Fernando Vargas and Jessica Murray|
|Susan Rosenthal and guests watch as children take possession of the Green Dragon|
|Gustav and Ulla Kraitz at the unveiling ceremony.|
|Roosevelt Island children take ownership of the Blue Dragon|
|Susan Rosenthal and Ben Kallos help Gustav and Ulla Kraitz unveil Blue Dragon|
|Island children discover what a children’s statue is: fun!|
|Blue Dragon unveiled, everyone gathers to appreciate the triumph for Roosevelt Island.|