Update to February 25 Blog — 2010 Snow Sculpture: Six Minutes Flat!

By: Andrew McGivern, curator of exhibitions on March 4th, 2010

The Woodson Art Museum’s twenty-year snow sculpture tradition continued in 2010 with Team USA’s rendition of the 2,000 year-old Colima Seated Ball Player featured in “Las Artes de Mexico.”

Sculptors Tom Queoff, Mike Martino, and Mike Sponholtz spent close to twenty hours transforming a ten-foot by eight-foot compacted block of snow into the oversized Ball Player.

While Team USA thrives in sub-freezing temperatures, most spectators prefer to drive by until the sculpture is completed.

Thanks to Charter Communications and the editing skills of their production team, who worked with more than fourteen hours of video taken by Woodson intern Matt Foss, you can now watch the creation of the snow sculpture from start to finish in only six minutes.

That’s right, just six minutes. Think Charlie Chaplin and Busby Berkeley work in snow!

To view the film, Charter customers simply turn to Channel 1 (Charter On Demand), choose “I Want More” and “Education,” and select Snow Sculpture.

You won’t be disappointed.

PS. Let us hear from you, too, with your reactions to the film and to the 2010 Snow Sculpture. You may post a comment here, post one on our Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wausau-WI/Leigh-Yawkey-Woodson-Art-Museum-of-Wausau/28107788747, or send a message using the “Contact Us” button on the Museum’s website at www.lywam.org/.

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