Next milestone in Christo project expected in June
August 30, 2009
CANON CITY, Colo. – A draft statement of environmental impacts of two artists’ proposal to suspend miles of fabric over the Arkansas River should be available for public review in June.
The Bureau of Land Management says the final environmental impact statement for the proposal by husband-and-wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude is scheduled for release in January 2011.
The artists say that means the earliest their “Over the River” project could be installed is 2013. They want to suspend about six miles of fabric over sections of the river, between Salida and Canon City.
The artists’ previous projects include erecting thousands of fabric panels in Central Park in New York in 2005.