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Tuesday
Jan052010

Over the River or Should a River Run Under It? 

The artist Christo has submitted plans for a complex art installation over the Arkansas River in South Central Colorado. Since the plan was formulated, Christo's wife Jeanne-Claude has passed away but Christo intends to still complete the project. For those of you not familiar with the couple they are famous for their dramatic art installations, their most recent work being The Gates Project in New York City's Central Park.

The Over the River installation is equally daunting, the description from the artist's website.

Over The River is a two-week temporary work of art to be created by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The artists will suspend horizontally a total of 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River along a 40-mile stretch of the river between Salida and Cañon City in south-central Colorado.

Despite a lengthy list of suppoters, the worldwide attention that Christo's work brings to a region and the associated tourist traffic, there are some in the area that do not want to see Christo's project come to fruition.

R.O.A.R., which stands for Rags Over the Arkansas River, is a group whose principle mission is to formally oppose the Over the River project. R.O.A.R. claims the area does not have the infrastructure to handle the expected influx of traffic and that the project will damage the environment despite the artists's claim the project will leave no lasting harm.

This is not the first time the artists have set up shop in Colorado, Christo and Jeanne-Claude did an installation in Rifle 30 years ago called The Valley Curtain. That project also initially met resistance from the local community but according to the artists it ended up being a positive for everyone involved.

Monday
Jan042010

Musky Chronicles

Came across this sweet trailer today over at The FlyFish Journal.

Monday
Jan042010

Double helping of Red Gold

Catch a screening or two of Red Gold this weekend in Denver. There will be Q & A sessions followed by some local tunes and suds. The doors at the Cervantes Lounge open at 6:30 for the first show, say hi to G-smolt for us.

Monday
Jan042010

Going for Distance - Bio Mechanics Help to Explain It

 

An article by Al Kyte and Gary Moran on why some casters can get that extra distance.

LINK PDF File (Via:The North American Fly Fishing Forum)

Monday
Jan042010

Blu-Ray Review: A River Runs Through It

The Blue Ray edition of A River Runs Through It features never before seen supplemental material including deleted scenes, a featurette on the making of the movie and a documentary on efforts to restore the Blackfoot River.  LINK  (Via:HD Report)

Monday
Jan042010

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1EX Camcorder Review

Fully weatherproofed and waterproof down to three metres.

 LINK  (Via: Digital Photography School)