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Logan Winterfest ice sculpture exhibit installation begins in Vail

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Tim Wertin, Paul Wertin owner of Alpine Ice, Jack Cassato, and Kevin McGlaughlin begin the installation of the Eighth Annual Triumph – Logan Winterfest ice and light exhibition on the Gore Creek Promenade in Vail Village.
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VAIL — For a third season, Vail residents Vicki and Kent Logan have joined alongside Triumph Partners to bring the eighth annual Triumph-Logan Winterfest to Vail. Artist Paul Wertin’s exhibition “Riverscape” will transform the Gore Creek Promenade into an artful temporary exhibition featuring the seasonal mediums of ice and light for all guests and residents to enjoy.

“Riverscape” is now taking shape along the Gore Creek Promenade as Wertin and his team began the installation on Monday. Inspired by a recent month-long journey along the Amazon, “Riverscape” is about form, light and the motions created by the light. The repetition of the shapes in nature observed by Wertin on his trip will be translated into ice. These sculptures in varying scales along the open space of the Gore Creek Promenade site will also be interactive as guests walk around the installation. “Riverscape” will culminate with an ice tower representing a beacon at the end of the river. The sculptures will be illuminated with fading LED lights creating atmospheric evening entertainment.

SUPPORTERS OF THE ARTS

Triumph Partners’ continued support of the visual arts in the Vail Valley is exemplified through their charitable donations to Art in Public Places to enable this popular free and family-friendly outdoor snow and ice sculpture exhibition to continue through 2015.

For a third season, a generous matching donation to Triumph Partners’ donation by Vicki and Kent Logan has allowed Art in Public Places to create even larger ice sculpture exhibitions in Vail. The Logans are part-time Vail residents who were married on top of Vail Mountain in 1985 and have been dedicated supporters of the arts for many years.

Information about Winterfest may be found online at http://www.artinvail.com or contact Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places coordinator, at meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344.