As 2010 comes to a close, Christo and the Over The River team want to thank our many supporters for all their help over the past year. Thousands of you took the time to write supportive letters to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and others volunteered countless hours over the summer helping to share information about the project. Your support is deeply appreciated by Christo and the entire Over The River team. Thank you!
A decision on Over The River is expected from the BLM this spring when they release the Final Environmental Impact Statement. In the meantime, we have a few updates for you:
Action 22 Endorses Over The River
We are very pleased to announce that Action 22 has formally endorsed Over The River. Action 22 is the largest regional advocacy organization for southern Colorado and represents 22 counties. The current chair of the board is Mike Bandera, Vice President and General Manager of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, who has also expressed his support of Over The River individually. Christo thanks Action 22 for their support!
Watch Christo Describe Over The River
Renowned filmmaker Antonio Ferrera, who directed The Gates documentary, has produced a series of short videos that feature Christo speaking eloquently about his plans and artistic vision for Over The River. You can view the videos on our website, or become a fan on our Facebook page where all the clips are posted.
Westword Reviews Over The River Exhibition
Westword art critic Michael Paglia wrote an excellent article last month about Over The River and the current exhibition on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver. He describes the exhibition at MCA Denver as “beautiful and coolly elegant.” The Over The River exhibit includes several collages, drawings, maps, photos and materials that chronicle the development of the project since Christo and Jeanne-Claude first proposed it 17 years ago. The exhibition will be at MCA Denver through January 19, 2011.
Thanks again for supporting Over The River. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year ahead!
The OTR Team and Friends of Over The River
Over The River is a two-week temporary work of art by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. For more information, visit our website at www.OverTheRiverInfo.com.