Penguin-themed snow sculpture to take shape at Leigh Yawkey
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – A penguin-themed snow sculpture will take shape Feb. 20-21 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum where Team USA Snow Sculptors – Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz – will work their winter magic.
“The team’s 31-year partnership with the Woodson Art Museum has become a central Wisconsin winter highlight, with carloads of visitors seeing the snow sculpture creation by day and driving by at night to see the completed sculpture illuminated by colorful lights. The snow-sculpting trio, which originally met while art students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has created hundreds of snow sculptures since it became a team in 1986 and competed in the 1998 Olympics,” a museum release stated.
“The best opportunities to see the trio at work will be Saturday morning and afternoon, February 20. See the snow sculptors’ work progress during the February 20-21 weekend and afterward as long as weather permits.”
The museum recently reopened after a proactive closure during the region’s COVID surge. All safety measures remain in place: mask wearing, physical distancing, and sanitizing.
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