AlpenGLOW set for Dec. 21 in Vail
Ryan Summerlin October 15, 2012
VAIL – The town of Vail’s Art in Public Places announced the dates for the sixth annual Triumph Winterfest AlpenGLOW with The Logan Ice Theater this week. The exhibit will open Dec. 21. This celebration and examination of the effects of ice, light, color and imagery is an interactive outdoor art installation along the Gore Creek Promenade in Vail Village. It begins amidst the festivities of Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Transforming the idyllic Gore Creek Promenade into an outdoor cinematic experience, The Logan Ice Theater will be a gathering venue for all ages to enjoy. When the sun sets, images and videos will be projected upon a 10-foot-tall screen created from blocks of ice. This first-of-its-kind outdoor ice screen in Vail will display an array of images and videos that capture the spirit of Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations, winter sports, and recreation.
“We are excited to explore the effects of the moving image when cast through ice on a large scale,” said Nathan Cox from Pink Monkey Solutions. Pink Monkey is an event design and production boutique with an emphasis on lighting, decor and sound in the Vail Valley since 2005. They have produced the lighting for the Triumph Winterfest exhibitions since its inception in 2008.
Inspired from the optical phenomenon of sunlight and mountain horizons, AlpenGLOW will be a creation of direct lighting in ice throughout the Gore Creek Promenade. Paul Wertin of Alpine Ice, will create lantern inspired ice sculptures that will radiate a variety of hues throughout this location. People can walk amongst the ice sculptures that will illuminate the creek and its surroundings with a unique atmospheric experience.
Triumph Winterfest begins during the festivities of Vail Family Holidaze and Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Logan Ice Theater opens the evening of
Dec. 21 and the official lighting of AlpenGLOW will take place during the evening of Jan. 18. The exhibitions will continue through February, weather permitting. These events are made possible by the charitable contributions from Triumph Partners with a matching contribution from Vail residents Vicki and Kent Logan to Art in Public Places.
Triumph Partners’ continued support of the visual arts in the Vail Valley is exemplified through their charitable donations toward the annual Triumph Winterfest exhibition. Their financial contributions to Art in Public Places will enable this popular outdoor snow and ice sculpture exhibition to continue through 2015.
Founded in 2002 by partners Steve Virostek and James Fangmeyer, Triumph Partners has offices in Vail and Bethesda, Md. Initially focused primarily in commercial and residential real estate development, Triumph Partners has expanded its operations and scope of services through its five companies to include property management, real estate sales, and luxury vacation home rentals, commercial consulting, and resort and leisure industry consulting.
This inaugural installation of The Logan Ice Theater is made possible by a generous donation from Vail residents Vicki and Kent Logan. The Logans, who were married on top of Vail Mountain in 1985, have been dedicated supporters of the arts for many years.
Information about The Sixth Annual Triumph Winterfest and The Logan Ice Theater may be found on www.artinvail.com.
Other 50th related events and activities will take place regularly throughout the season at Vail. Stay tuned for all the details of Vail’s 50th anniversary celebration at www.vail.com/50th and visit the Lionshead and Vail Village Welcome Centers for more information on Vail’s history and 50th anniversary.