A Life in Art
What We Lost: Roosevelt Island, 2019, Fall For Arts
Scenes: Fall For Arts 2019… Perfect weather welcomed muralists, kite lovers and more to Roosevelt Island for Fall For Arts 2019. The whole thing’s organized and sponsored by RIOC, and friends came along for the Island of Art event.
By David Stone
Roosevelt Island News
Looking back, the contrasts sharpen against the background of COVID-19, civil unrest and, locally, a poorly led community out of focus.
Tumult in the last twelve months may have fooled us into believing we changed, but all the potential then remains here now. Let’s have a look.
RIOC President/CEO Susan Rosenthal greeted Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at the event in Four Freedoms Park. Rosenthal became . a 2020 loss Rosenthal is an art lover whose encouragement helped fire the defining Island of Art concept.
Fall For Arts highlight: Pioneering artist, teacher and organizer, 95 year old Arline Jacoby brought her brushstrokes to the Rivercross lawn. She had not lost her touch.
Jacoby teamed up with Anne Marie Dannenberg on fresh artwork. Scenes: Fall For Arts 2019, Murals, Kites and More…
RIOC’s Erica Spencer-EL showed she’s more than an organizer. Her mural is a direct expression of the festival’s theme.
Painter/Photographer Esther Piaskowski coaches a team of Girl Scouts as they create a fresh mural.
In FDR Four Freedoms Park, Kite Flight for Peace and Human Rights was a family affair with personal styles.
Watch ’em fly! Take a virtual walk through Kite Flight for Peace and Human Rights.
More fun, Kite Flight for Peace and Human Rights, FDR Four Freedoms Park.
Event sponsor, RIOC, was generous with art supplies.
For some, kites are a private pleasure, away from the crowd. The Murals
RIVAA artists Ioan Popoiu and Tad Sudol start filling in the design.
Save the Arctic fits the environmental theme of the day.
Environmental preservation starts with knowing the crucial significance of water.
But if you want a clear view of how thoroughly we’ve lost our way…
Wildlife Freedom Foundation leader Rossana Ceruzzi brought a team, Orya Shusterman-Baci, Alma Shusterman-Baci and Anna Maria Blajer, to help with her mural.
In 2020, Ceruzzi and WFF are fighting for survival after an inexplicably aggressive assault from one-time friend and sponsor, RIOC.
More on this theme…