Shaun Leonardo: Between Four Freedoms coming to Roosevelt Island in September, 2021

 

 

 

Rendering: Shaun Leonardo, Between Four Freedoms, 2021.
Courtesy of the artist and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy.

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is pleased to unveil a new public artwork by Shaun Leonardo titled Between Four Freedoms on September 30th at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island.

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FDR Hope Memorial Unveiling on Roosevelt Island Salutes Disabilities

 

 

 

FDR Hope Memorial. Image via rioc.ny.gov

Roosevelt Island unveiled the FDR Hope Memorial, the first memorial to FDR that focuses on his disability, with the sculpture depicting a joyous moment when FDR has turned away from his work to greet a young girl who, like FDR, wears braces on her legs.

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Artist, Amanda Matthews to honor Journalist Nellie Bly on Roosevelt Island

 

 

 

The Girl Puzzle installation on Roosevelt Island. Image via prometheusart.com

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. The sculptural installation will be known as “The Girl Puzzle” and invites the viewer to experience many facets of Nellie Bly’s talent, conviction and compassion. The ground-breaking journalist and women’s rights advocate exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887 on Roosevelt Island.

Installation on The Girl Puzzle has begun! Above and below are a few images of work in progress.

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AIA New York Announced ‘Salvage Swings’ by Somewhere Studio ~ Winner of 2019 City of Dreams Competition on Roosevelt Island!

 

 

Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio. Image: Somewhere Studio

AIA New York announced the winner of the 2019 City of Dreams Competition ~ Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio, led by Charles Sharpless, AIA, and Jessica Colangelo. The temporary annual summer installation will move to a new location this summer ~ Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island!

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