Wausau, Wisconsin: A penguin-themed snow sculpture will take shape Saturday, February 20 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum where Team USA Snow Sculptors, Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz, will work their winter magic.
The team’s 31-year partnership with the Woodson Art Museum has become a central Wisconsin winter highlight, with carloads of visitors seeing the snow sculpture creation by day and driving by at night to see the completed sculpture illuminated by colorful lights. The snow-sculpting trio, which originally met while art students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has created hundreds of snow sculptures since it became a team in 1986 and competed in the 1998 Olympics.
See the trio’s work progress on Saturday, February 20, and view the snow sculpture afterward as long as weather permits.
The 2021 penguin-themed snow sculpture complements the Birds in Art 2020 exhibition, which is extended through Sunday, February 21, 2021. The Museum recently reopened after a proactive closure during the region’s coronavirus surge. All safety measures remain in place: mask wearing, physical distancing, and sanitizing; learn more here. Before visiting during regular Museum hours, always admission free, please check www.lywam.org for any updates.
Click on URL link to access image of the 2021 snow sculpture design sketch.
Woodson Art Museum Hours
First Thurs of each month 9am–7:30pm
Closed Mon & holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas
Admission: Always Free Admission
Location: 700 N. 12th Street (Franklin & 12th Streets), Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007