june, 2020

fri05jun8:00 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineAdult Art Program: Sculptor ChristoPBS Bookshttps://www.facebook.com/nassaucountypubliclibrary8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Facebook Live with PBS Books

Distinguished Speaker Series

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THIS WEEK: In honor of his extraordinary life and work, Christo (d. May 31, 2020) will be the focus of this week’s event.  He was a sculptor known for co-creating large scale ephemeral works worldwide with his longtime artistic partner and wife, Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009). Over the span of his 60-year career, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created many public works involving the exterior wrapping of buildings, museums, and public spaces in canvas, tarp, and other materials. Oil barrels have also featured prominently in the couple’s work, selected for their “sculptural effect and low cost.” Their most recent U.S. project, The Gates (completed in 2005), featured 7,503 rectangular arches draped in saffron fabric across New York City’s Central Park.



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