"The purpose of art is to wash the daily dust of living off our souls." - Pablo Picasso
Here’s what some Roeland Parkers have to say about the Jorge Blanco sculpture that will be coming to R Park in May of 2019:
It’s good! The man is running on the crescent moon!
It’s full of energy and a good addition to the park because of its childlike essence.
-Teresa, University Art Professor
I love the thought of having Jorge Blanco’s zen of happiness in R Park and reflecting on the idea of
moving forward each time I look at it.
After meeting the artist at the recent reception, I see his energy in this red-running-guy.
- Jim, Writer/Historian
I like his style. I like the way he does heads, and the colors he uses make me feel happy.
-Max, 4th Grader
It reminds me of being active in the park. Keep moving and don't be afraid to fall down;
it's only your shadow chasing you.
-Tim, Telecommunications Business Owner
Love this fun, sprightly, energetic guy! What a great symbol of our beautiful town, and the
active, connected, arts-and health-supporting community we have here. Go, Roeland Park and R Park!
What Can YOU Do to Help Bring the Sculpture to R Park?
Thanks for your support of this privately-funded, citizen-led gift to the City of Roeland Park!
-Citizens' Sculpture Initiative for R Park