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DNC days at the CVA Delegates invited to Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition at college’s off-campus art gallery Aug. 26 and 27


Posted: August 21, 2008



WHAT/WHO: Exclusive preview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition for Democratic National Convention delegates. (news media invited)

WHAT/WHY: Metropolitan State College of Denver's Center for Visual Art (CVA) will host the Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects exhibition Aug. 29 through Nov. 1. This exclusive exhibition of 130 original works has not been seen in the United States since 1992 and features 30 new pieces. The exhibition will provide Coloradans a front-row seat to the artists’ work as they plan their ‘Over The River’ installation, slated for 2012 in Colorado’s Arkansas River Valley.

The exhibition includes a Sept. 18 free public lecture at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, which Christo and Jeanne-Claude are presenting as a gift to the CVA. Due to the overwhelming response to attend the lecture, reservations are no longer being accepted. Those interested in being placed on a Wait List can visit www.metrostatecva.org for more information.

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Aug. 27.

WHERE:1734 Wazee St, Denver CO 80202 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 To schedule an interview with Alvin Felzenberg starting Wednesday, contact Norman Provizer at 303-809-5696 or Angelia McGowan at 303-501-0752.

For information on the exhibition and the Wait List for the Sept. 18 lecture from Christo and Jeanne-Claude, visit www.metrostatecva.org or call 303-294-5207.

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Metro State is a fully accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 62,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu.