Jul 6, 2010

Christo to discuss Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado

Christo, Over The River, Project For The Arkansas River, State of Colorado Photo: Wolfgang Volz, © Christo 2007
[UPDATE] This work is now on view in the FAC's Glass Corridor through May 2011.
Join us at the FAC for an exclusive lecture by world-renowned artist Christo. Wednesday, July 28 6:00 p.m. Space is limited, please reserve your seat with the FAC Box Office at 719.634.5583.

Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo has spent more than 40 years creating highly celebrated temporary works of art across the globe, including The Gates in New York City’s Central Park, Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, and Running Fence in California’s Marin and Sonoma Counties. Together, this dynamic couple has changed the concept of public art by creating large-scale temporary works that are truly transitory by design — and never requiring viewing fees.

Christo will discuss "Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado," a work in progress that he and Jeanne-Claude started in 1992. Christo plans to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River at 8 distinct areas along a 40-mile stretch between Salida and Cañon City. This proposed temporary work of art is currently undergoing a permitting process through the Bureau of Land Management. If approved, Over The River will be realized, at the earliest, in summer 2013. For more information visit http://www.overtheriverinfo.com/.