Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

By: Andrew McGivern, curator of exhibitions on December 3rd, 2014

After this fall’s early snowfall–and–melt cycle, a warm day last weekend prompted my wife, Jeana, to coax me outside to build a snowman. At first I resisted, but fun memories of building giant snowmen with our son and his friends when he was a boy got the better of me.

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Considering I was going more for size than style, I didn’t think my snowman turned out too bad.

Jeana has a theory that if you build a snowman someone will join in and build one nearby. This happened in our neighborhood and again in her mother’s neighborhood. Our next-door neighbor Abby saw us in action and she made one, too. Three snowmen now face the road greeting passersby.

e Woodson Mt Snowmore sketch

On January 24 and 25, Team USA Snow Sculptors return to Wausau for the 25th anniversary of their Woodson Art Museum partnership. They’ve been challenged to carve a sculpture inspired by Mount Rushmore, with one major difference: they will carve one another’s images. Be sure to join us on January 24 and 25 to welcome back Tom Queoff, Mike Martino, and Sponz (a.k.a. Mike Sponholtz) and watch them create another amazing sculpture.

In the meantime, the weather forcast is predicting yet another “warm” weekend; you may want to go outside and make your own snowman and see if it’s contagious.



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