Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Over The River

So tonight I had a wonderful opportunity to see a lecture by, as the marquee says, the world-renowned artist Christo.


I found out about the lecture through work and managed to sign up in time to get a spot. As you can imagine, the lecture sold out. The lecture focused on Christo's proposed piece "Over The River"---a temporary work of in the same vein as Christo and Jeanne-Claude's previous works. The piece would involve 5.9 miles of silver fabric suspended over the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City, Colorado.

I was very excited about getting to go to the lecture as I am a fan of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work. And really, how many times to you get to see an incredibly influential artist talking about his work?

If you want to read more about the project, or find out how to get involved, you can visit the official Over The River site.


  1. !!! This is awesome! I am jealous.
    However, I thought he died? Or did Jean-Claude die? o-o

  2. No, it was Jeanne-Claude that passed away this past November.