Christo and Jeanne-Claude are bringing their next large scale effort to Colorado. Over the River is planned for the summer of 2013 and will be exhibited for two weeks. The project consists of nearly six miles of silvery translucent fabric suspended horizontally over various parts of the Arkansas River spanning the forty mile stretch between Salida and Cañon City. “Over the River” will be viewable from two vantage points. Motorists will be able to witness it’s grandeur from US-50 and rafters are encouraged to float directly under the fabric panels.
The methods that Christo and Jean-Claude employ to produce their astonishing exhibits are often misrepresented by the press fueling ignorance in the public. The only way to combat this unfortunate inevitability is through education. On their website the artists have compiled a list of common errors attributed to their lives and work. They also lead into the process with informative lectures and exhibitions in the area. They have already started this in Colorado. Check here to find upcoming events organized for “Over the River”.
Salida is only 3 hours from our location in Nederland. We are already planning to work on the installation of this monumental artwork. You can get involved as well, sign up to receive updates on progress and information on opportunities as they arise. See you on the river!