Art alumni donate sales to support framing of Christo and Jeanne-Claude collection

(10-11-2013)

Adams State University's Art Department and its alumni are picking up where ASU Community Partnerships left off by raising funds for framing Christo and Jeanne-Claude's donation to Adams State.

Thirty-five art department graduates from 1996 to 2012 have work exhibited in the Art Department's first alumni show for this cause. All proceeds from the sale of works will go directly towards framing costs of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude collection, according to Gene Schilling, professor of art and director of the Cloyde Snook Gallery. The show is open until Oct. 18 in the Cloyde Snook Gallery, located in the Art Building, Hwy. 160 & Richardson Ave.

ASU Community Partnerships acquired a retrospective of 24 signed images portraying Christo and Jeanne-Claude work dating back over 40 years. In order to display this work from this world famous couple, the ASU Art Department needs to raise approximately $7,000.

James R. Crane II '12 with Wanting in America
The pair is famed for creating environmental works of art, many of which utilize fabric. Their early projects, mainly involving extant architecture, managed to both conceal and underscore the essential character and meaning of a site. The realized projects remain installed for a finite time; they only exist afterward in photographs such as the Art Department's collection, preparatory drawings, films, books, and in the memories of viewers.

Martin McKee '12 with Dedicated to Alfred Stieglitz

Lauren McEvoy '10 with Red
Direct donations to the ASU Art Department will also be accepted to support framing. Please contact Cheryl Ravens for more information: (719) 587-7823.

Anthony Vasquez '11 with Our Beginning