AlpenGLOW’s official opening set for Friday in Vail
Ryan Summerlin January 17, 2013
VAIL -AlpenGLOW, the second installment of The sixth annual Triumph Winterfest, officially opens tonight. Celebrate the opening at 5 p.m. on the Gore Creek Promenade where complimentary hot chocolate will be served, as the public gathers to enjoy both AlpenGLOW and The Logan Ice Theater, which was installed in mid-December.Inspired from the optical phenomenon of sunlight and mountain horizons, AlpenGLOW includes a series of lit ice sculptures throughout the Gore Creek Promenade. Paul Wertin of Alpine Ice created the lantern-inspired ice sculptures that radiate a variety of colors. One may meander amongst the ice sculptures that will illuminate the creek and its surroundings with a unique atmospheric experience. AlpenGLOW compliments The Logan Ice Theater, also located on the Gore Creek Promenade. When the sun sets, the projection of images and videos commences upon the 10 foot tall screen created from blocks of ice at The Logan Ice Theater. “The Sixth Annual Triumph Winterfest exhibitions are truly an exploration of light, ice, reflection, and projection,” said Molly Eppard, Art in Public coordinator for the town of Vail. “Working with Nathan Cox from Pink Monkey and Paul Wertin from Alpine Ice, Art in Public Places has been able to bring a unique art installation for our guests and residents to enjoy. It is exciting to celebrate Vail’s 50th anniversary by exploring what we are able to do with these combined mediums.”Nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. videos celebrating Vail’s 50th anniversary are projected at The Logan Ice Theater. Warren Miller Entertainment’s anthology of Vail footage from Warren Miller films from 1962 until the present was created specifically for The Logan Ice Theater. “Vail…Timeless” is featured at The Logan Ice Theater nightly in honor of Vail’s 50th celebrations. The Vail Ski & Snowboard School, also celebrating its 50th anniversary, recently released a film entitled “The Call of the Mountains – 50 Years of the Vail Ski & Snowboard School.” Segments from this film will also be featured, amongst other videos created that capture the history and spirit of Vail. The ice installation will continue through February, weather permitting. The Logan Ice Theater is made possible by a matching contribution to Triumph Partners’ donation from Vail residents Vicki and Kent Logan to the Art in Public Places’ Triumph Winterfest programs.Triumph Partners’ continued support of the visual arts in the Vail Valley is exemplified through its 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. This inaugural installation of The Logan Ice Theater is made possible by a generous donation from Vail residents Vicki and Kent Logan.