Fireside storytelling at Vail library |

Fireside storytelling at Vail library

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado
HL EDL Triumph Winterfest KA 1-14-11

VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail Public Library, in collaboration with Art in Public Places, will provide a festive celebration with storytelling, games, hot cocoa and polar bear snow sculptures by local artist, Karl Krueger, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today on the Gore Creek Promenade at the fire pit in Vail Village.

The life-sized snow sculptures are entitled Arctic and opened last week.

“Karl Krueger’s snow polar bear sculpture in Vail Village last winter was an enormous hit, so we are delighted to present several of these wonderful sculptures to the community to enjoy for the Fourth Annual Triumph Winterfest,” says Molly Eppard of Art in Public Places.

Krueger grew up in Vail and is now an architect in the area.

Krueger said the polar bears are “similar to the simplified gestural forms of Inuit stone carvings.”

The event will include a storyteller from the local chapter of Spellbinders and feature an Inuit story, in keeping with the Arctic theme.

The event is free and includes light refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 970-479-2179 for more information or visit

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