Volunteers needed for windmills
VAIL – Vail’s Art in Public Places is seeking volunteers to assist with installation of the Windmill Project, which debuts March 20. Denver artist Patrick Marold comes to Vail on Monday to begin installation of his environmental public-art project, which includes the placement of 2,700 miniature light-generating windmills on a hillside near the Vail golf course. Once complete, the AIPP-sponsored exhibit will create a stunning visual effect by converting wind into light, the first of its kind in the U.S. Volunteers are needed from Monday to March 19 with two shifts scheduled per day. The morning shift will be from 9-11 a.m. The afternoon shift will run from 3-5 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the golf course parking lot at the beginning of each shift to receive their assignments. AIPP coordinator Leslie Fordham said the volunteers will help the artist with logistics, including lifting and moving the windmills into place. She said the assignment doesn’t require heavy lifting because the windmills are light weight. It’s perfect for high school students looking for community service projects as well as others who would like to work with the artist, Fordham said.The Windmill Project will be in place from March 20 to April 22 with numerous night-viewing activities sponsored by AIPP. If you’re available to volunteer with installation for a few hours or more, contact Fordham at 479-2344. For more information on AIPP and the Windmill Project, visit http://www.artinvail.com.