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Triumph Winterfest, An Outdoor Art Installation, Honors Vail’s 50th Anniversary

By October 18, 2012 No Comments

The town of Vail’s Art in Public Places announced the dates for the sixth annual Triumph Winterfest AlpenGLOW with The Logan Ice Theater this week. The exhibit will open Dec. 21. This celebration and examination of the effects of ice, light, color and imagery is an interactive outdoor art installation along the Gore Creek Promenade in Vail Village. It begins amidst the festivities of Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Transforming the idyllic Gore Creek Promenade into an outdoor cinematic experience, The Logan Ice Theater will be a gathering venue for all ages to enjoy. When the sun sets, images and videos will be projected upon a 10-foot-tall screen created from blocks of ice. This first-of-its-kind outdoor ice screen in Vail will display an array of images and videos that capture the spirit of Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations, winter sports, and recreation.

“We are excited to explore the effects of the moving image when cast through ice on a large scale,” said Nathan Cox from Pink Monkey Solutions. Pink Monkey is an event design and production boutique with an emphasis on lighting, décor and sound in the Vail Valley since 2005. They have produced the lighting for the Triumph Winterfest exhibitions since its inception in 2008.

Inspired from the optical phenomenon of sunlight and mountain horizons, AlpenGLOW will be a creation of direct lighting in ice throughout the Gore Creek Promenade. Paul Wertin of Alpine Ice, will create lantern inspired ice sculptures that will radiate a variety of hues throughout this location. People can walk amongst the ice sculptures that will illuminate the creek and its surroundings with a unique atmospheric experience.

Triumph Winterfest begins during the festivities of Vail Family Holidaze and Vail’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Logan Ice Theater opens the evening of Dec. 21 and the official lighting of AlpenGLOW will take place during the evening of Jan. 18. The exhibitions will continue through February, weather permitting.

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