Events For Your Calendar
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Most recently recognizable for their work “The Gates,” Christo and Jeanne-Claude are in the midst of planning another project — “Over the River: Project for Arkansas River, Colorado.” The pair uses large panels of fabric to create art, as will be the case with “Over the River,” which will feature panels suspended horizontally high above the water level. At the earliest, the installation will be on view for two weeks in 2010. But, Richmonders can get an insider’s view of the project when Christo and Jeanne-Claude speak at VCU’s Windmueller Arts Series on Jan. 31. The free talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. For more information, call 828-1755.
Light In Africa
With the help of a benefit at Gallery5, three former VCU students are raising money to travel to Northern Tanzania to build homes. The homes, offered through the Light In Africa orphanage at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, cost $1,000 to construct and bring families closer to cleaner water supplies, markets, education and health care.
On Feb. 9, the Ashbury Gospel Choir, Rattlemouth, Tereu Tereu and A Roman Holiday will perform. There will also be a silent auction and a slide show with images of Northern Tanzania. The benefit begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8.