"Santorini, Greece," by Erich Windisch.
An Erich Windisch Memorial Art Show is on display at the Vail Public Library's community room through Jan. 15.
"For my father, Erich Windisch, beauty is his prerogative," said Sasha Windisch, Erich's daughter. Skiing and climbing mountains was Erich's passion and he often painted those same mountains, but he also "took inspiration from locations that he visited with his family around the world," Sasha said. Windisch’s ski jumping accolades, and his accomplishments and contributions to the local and international alpine ski industry include membership in the German Olympic Ski team in 1952, and induction into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 1994. Painting was his artistic passion, and off-season hobby, according to this daughter.