CoolSculpt will consist of four creative teams carving 8’ x 8’ x 8’ blocks of snow into their cool visions throughout the Mountain Village core. Sculpting will begin on Thursday, Jan. 12 and finish on Monday, Jan. 16. Teams can work around the clock throughout the weekend to transform their cubes into freestanding works of art. Judge Ben Rand will reward creativity and technical excellence. Rand was the 2010 Gold Medalist at the Olympic Ice Art World Championships in Vancouver, Canada.
The 2012 CoolSculpt teams and sculptures will include:
The Mama and Papa Bears, alias Forest Melchoir/Dylan Henderson family and the Patty/Kate Kurtz family will be discovering out of their cube a protective Polar Bear enveloping a young girl. It’s a mystical look into what it means to be a parent, and of course, being Mama and Papa Bears. We’re super excited to see this family team work out their creation. This sculpture will be on Heritage Plaza and is sponsored by Refined Custom Homes.
Joe Cannella and his team, “Gravity Rules,” will be returning this year for their 4th consecutive CoolSculpt. “Fire Cracker Hill” is the name of this up-close look and personal insight into the face of a flying child as he attempts to break the land speed record going down our local sledding hill. This one will also be located on Heritage Plaza and is sponsored by La Piazza/La Pizzaria.
Brittany Miller is new this year as a lead sculptor. She has been an artist in Telluride for 14 years, and after experimenting with various three-dimensional small-scale installations, Miller thought CoolSculpt would be another way to bring her ideas, and her muse, to life. For the last couple years, Miller has been working on a series she calls “You Are Here,” creating fine art textiles such as silkscreened t-shirts. She has been very active in the arts community, mentoring local high school students and co-spearheading the artist cooperative, The Stronghouse Studios. See her work at brittanymiller.net and her snow sculpture at the Beach Plaza
Alex Cacciola is a gentleman from the Telluride Ski and Golf lift department who decided to lead a crew of lifties sculpting a 4-person bobsled, pitched and speeding down the infamous Powerline, a sister run of Spiral Stairs. This should be a great project for this energetic crew, which includes as team members a professional Confederate Civil War enactment member, and a New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle solver who does it in less than 15 minutes. This should be interesting. See them at Sunset Plaza. They’re sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.
Prizes and cash approaching $2,000 will be divided among all the participants thanks to a grant from Telluride Arts. Additional prizes include a two-person snowmobile tour donated by Telluride Snowmobile Adventures, and lots of great gear from BootDoctors/Paragon Outdoors and Telluride Sports. A wonderful awards Pizza Party for the participants and interested snow lovers is generously donated by La Pizzeria and planned for 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Come on by and learn more about our event and how to participate.
CoolSculpt is organized and produced by Andy Krueger of Mountain Video Productions LLC, with the generous sponsorship support from Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Town of Mountain Village, Telluride Ski and Golf Company, La Piazza and La Pizzeria, Refined Custom Homes, Wells Fargo Bank, Telluride Arts, S.U.N.R.I.S.E. Inc, BootDoctor/Paragon Outdoors, Telluride Sports, AS Horner Construction, Telluride Snowmobile Adventures, and Diggity’s Dogghouse.
The CoolSculpt sculptures will remain in the core for approximately three weeks, weather depending, for the public’s continued enjoyment.
Contact: Andy Krueger, Creator and Producer of CoolSculptUSA Mountain Video Productions, LLC P: 970/728-7008; firstname.lastname@example.org