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Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

  A group opposing the artist Christo’s Over the River project is getting a chance to air objections with the Colorado Transportation Commission.   The group Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, claims the proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over portions of the Arkansas River along U.S. 50 is too dangerous and will… Continue Reading Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River are filing a lawsuit in federal court to try to block it. University of Denver student lawyers are filing the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the group Rags Over the River. The group contends Christo’s “Over the… Continue Reading Group suing to block Christo’s “Over the River”

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Christo’s inspiring Over the River vision of art took a giant leap closer to fulfillment when the Bureau of Land Management recently released its Final Environmental Impact Statement supporting the project. Over the River (OTR) promises to live on for generations to come as a magical experience for hundreds of thousands of people. The proposed… Continue Reading Why we should all support Christo’s Over the River

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BLM backs Christo’s river proposal

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Artist Christo’s plan to suspend nearly six miles worth of fabric over parts of the Arkansas River in Colorado is largely intact under a version that federal land managers have identified as the preferred alternative for the project. However, it would happen in 2014 instead of 2013. The Bureau of Land Management has been reviewing… Continue Reading BLM backs Christo’s river proposal

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Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend huge fabric panels over stretches of the Arkansas River are suing the Colorado parks division for allowing him to carry out the project, if federal land managers grant him a permit. The citizens group Rags Over the Arkansas River and two fly-fishing businesses filed their lawsuit in… Continue Reading Colorado parks division sued over Christo project

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An artist known for his large-scale projects says his proposal to put silvery, luminous fabric panels over the Arkansas River won’t hurt bighorn sheep. The panels in Christo’s project would span eight sections along a 40-mile stretch of the river between Salida (suh-LY’-duh) and Canon City and require drilling anchors. The project is expected to… Continue Reading Christo: Arkansas River artwork won’t hurt sheep

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The team for the artist Christo now says 2014 is a more realistic time frame for carrying out his proposed project for the Arkansas River, if it can get a federal permit. Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, envisioned suspending huge fabric panels from a system of cables across eight spots on the river for… Continue Reading Christo now sees 2014 timeframe for Over the River

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The team for the artist Christo is urging federal land managers to consider his background as they review his proposal to suspend large fabric panels over parts of the Arkansas River. Christo’s team submitted comments this month to the Bureau of Land Management saying Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, have had success with past… Continue Reading Christo urges consideration of artistic benefits

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding its last public meeting this week on an art proposal that Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, envisioned for the Arkansas River. The couple proposed temporarily hanging large fabric panels in eight spots along a 42-mile stretch of the river. The earliest it could happen is 2013. The… Continue Reading BLM wraps up public meetings on Christo proposal

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Ladies and gentleman, now for your viewing pleasure, the magnificent Christo — artist to some, vandal to others — will suspend gigantic red rolls of cloth over miles upon miles of the scenic Arkansas River. Say what? Yep, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, Christo, the Bulgarian-born American artist, has planned his latest feat… Continue Reading Pull the drapes on Christo’s river installation

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