Posted on January 29, 2012 by Jenney Coberly
Winners will be announced 3:30 pm. Sunday
Photos and story by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE —The artists have completed their work, creating a series of stunning and memorable sculptures at this year’s competition in Breckenridge, with public voting continuing through 2 p.m. Sunday. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm, when the results of the formal judging, the People’s Choice, and the Kid’s Choice will be announced.
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Posted on January 24, 2012 by Jenney Coberly
Day one of the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships
Snow sculpting began Tuesday in the Riverwalk Center parking lot
Story and photos by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — At 11 a.m. on a snow showery Tuesday, the Riverwalk Center erupted into a flurry of activity as sculptors started work on the 20-ton monoliths of snow that had been brooding silently in the parking lot since the end of snow stomping last Thursday.
As the artists took axes and saws to the snow blocks to begin the rough work, chunks flew and littered the ground, where the growing piles were whisked away by a busy Bobcat loader. Sculpting will continue all day Wednesday, Thursday, and then through the night on Friday. Judging is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28.
The first cut is the deepest ...
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Posted on January 30, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Icicles dripping from the claw of a bear adds a final touch to the snow carving of The Last Iceberg by a team from Alaska. Click on the image for a larger view.
Artists finalize their sculptures, with an award ceremony set for 3:30 p.m., Jan. 31
By Bob Berwyn
BRECKENRIDGE — Finally, after a long night of polishing the snow to a marble-like sheen, the artists put away their tools and unveiled their finished creations. Some are geometric and precise, other lifelike and organic But every single one is creation to be savored, because, as is the nature of snow, they are only temporary.
Weather permitting, the sculptures will remain standing at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge for the next week. Then they’ll return to become part of that timeless cycle, melting to water, flowing into the Blue River, down the Colorado and into the Gulf of California. All of those hydrogen and oxygen molecules will once again make it into the atmosphere some day, perhaps to fall as snow on the slopes of Breckenridge.
We’ve updated the ongoing photoblog from the event here.
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Posted on January 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
The final stages of this year's snow sculpture championships in Breckenridge will coincide with a full moon. Be sure to make the trek to the Riverwalk Center to view the finished art work Saturday evening.
Victory ... but don't stop fighting!
SUMMIT COUNTY — What a difference 24 hours makes. Wednesday, there were only rough outlines and shadowy shapes. Today, finite angles, curves and lines started to appear from the great blocks of snow lined up outside the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.
A massive reindeer head carved by a Chinese team as part of their Happy Herder sculpture; a group of western chorus frogs taking shape under the skilled hands of a team of Idaho artists; a powerful hand, two fingers spread in the universal gesture of peace … or in this case “Victory,” as depicted by the Lithuanian team to express the fragility of victory and the need to keep fighting for what has been gained.
Art and mountain culture can transcend political and ideological boundaries, and the 2010 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships are a living expression of those ideals.
We’ve updated our photoblog with some fresh images at this link.
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Posted on January 27, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Sculpting continues in Breckenridge, as the figures start to emerge from giant blocks of snow.
By Bob Berwyn
BRECKENRIDGE — Sculptors got down to business on day 2 of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships, honing, shaving, scraping and carving the giant blocks of snow into fanciful shapes. An all-womens team from Idaho worked on a piece called In Chorus, depicting a group of western chorus frogs draped together in a harmonious clump. Across the path, another team already had the outline of a giant hand with two fingers held aloft in a peace sign, while yet another team was putting the finishing touches on a giant reindeer head.
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