During a month filled with relevant celebrations, it seems fitting to highlight the power of images to spark interest far and wide. February – filled with celebrating children’s authors and illustrators, black history, and valentines – began with warm fuzzies for a cool creation.
For inspiration, check out this video by Woodson Art Museum staff, encouraging all to sculpt small-scale snow creations with everyday objects as tools. This link to a snow-sculpture-themed Art Kit offers ideas and activities to spark creativity, too.
This weekend, January 18-19, the Woodson Art Museum hosts origami artist Jiangmei Wu and snow sculptors as they work wonders with paper and snow. These artists’ transformations are magical. Whether you visit to marvel at their results or satisfy your curiosity about the artists’ tools and techniques, inspiration and insights are in store.
Wisconsin winters can be unpredictable. Throughout twenty-seven years of coordinating the Woodson Art Museum’s monumental snow sculpture project with the Team USA trio, we’ve experienced capricious weather.
While the 2016 snow sculpture took shape at the Woodson Art Museum last weekend, a massive snowstorm blanketed the Eastern seaboard. See how it developed from initial plans to a finished sculpture.
See photos, from starting block to finished marvel, of Team USA Snow Sculptors as they create "Mount Snowmore." Celebrating a 25-year partnership with the Woodson Art Museum, Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz carved their portraits in snow, Mount Rushmore style, last weekend. Enjoy daytime views and gallery visits or drive by at night to see the snow sculpture illuminated. Take inspiration from 50 Greatest National Geographic Photographs; bring your camera to capture Mount Snowmore at sunset and post your photos on the Museum’s Facebook page.
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.
Team USA Snow Sculptors return next week to work their winter magic for their 24th year at the Woodson Art Museum. To those of us who’ve bundled up and toiled away to create simple snowballs packed and stacked into rudimentary snowmen, these artists’ jaw-dropping creations are marvels. Although they may... Read More