“We are at a turning point and we really need art, creativity and culture to help change our behavior.” – Marina Ponti, Global Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign
On the occasion of the Bonn SDG days (17 days for the 17 goals) and the celebration of 25 years of the UN in Bonn, the Bonnections Initiative, BonnVisio & Invite Group and GreenDrinks invite you to celebrate the Mother Earth sculpture with a public dedication and reception at the Rohmühle at Bonner Bogen.
The sculpture is a gift from Barton Rubenstein, an internationally renowned US-American artist, environmental activist and co-founder of the Mother Earth Project, to Germany for its achievements towards saving the environment and people in Bonn who are committed to environmental and climate protection.
As a symbol of sustainability and international cooperation, the first Mother Earth sculpture was in 2017 unveiled in Washington DC on the banks of the Potomac River. Since then, others have been installed in cities around the world, including Yaroundé (Cameroon), Jerusalem (Israel), Guilin (China) and Jaipur (India). The one in Bonn is the first in Europe. www.motherearthproject.org
The installation of the 15 feet high stainless steel sculpture in the UN city of Bonn was made possible by transatlantic “citizen diplomacy” and support of the BonnVisio Group. The artwork in the form of a human profile is facing downstream towards the UN campus and our collective oceans.
All current Covid19 guidelines (3-G rule) must be followed. Please RSVP via email, because space for the reception is limited. firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Mother Earth Sculpture Dedication Celebration with Live Music
WHEN: October 2nd, 2 – 3.30 PM
WHERE: Rohmühle Restaurant, Hermann-Bleibtreu-Ufer, Rheinwerkallee 3, 53227 Bonn
- Welcome & Introduction of the Mother Earth Sculpture Photo Contest Winners
- Meet the Artist: Greetings from Barton Rubenstein via Zoom
- Short speeches from: Katja Dörner (Lord Mayor of Bonn), Marina Ponti (Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign) and Dr. Heike Henn (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
- Reception with the jazz duo Barbara Barth (singer) and Manuel Krass (pianist)
after 3.30 p.m. – Summer Moments with Live DJ, Riverside Terrace Kameha Hotel