Christo, the internationally renowned artist whose large-scale environmental installations have drawn the attention of millions around the world, will present a talk and slide show at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Fredonia State College's King Concert Hall (280 Central Ave., Fredonia).
Working with his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, Christo has temporarily modified the landscapes of New York City's Central Park, the islands of the Biscayne Bay, Paris and many other locales with thousands of huge pieces of cloth, umbrellas or other fabricated objects.
"This is a rare opportunity to bring one of the most internationally renowned visual artists to our campus," Fredonia art professor Alberto Rey said in a statement. "Each of his projects receives a tremendous amount of international recognition in the media and the art world. His work has changed the way many people look at the idea of 'art.' "
The slide show and lecture was facilitated by Rey, who has worked on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's mammoth installations. It is free, but tickets are required through the campus' William Center ticket office, online or by phone at 673-3501. Visit
-Colin Dabkowski