4,500 lb block of snow being transformed into art
EIA sponsors Ice on Whyte Festival and welcomes international artists
January 7, 2011 (Edmonton, Alta.) – As the gateway to the world for the Capital Region, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will be home to creative genius tomorrow. Four sculptors from Edmonton’s sister city Harbin, China will be carving a 4,500 lb block of snow into a sculpture representing masked characters from the Beijing Opera.
The first snow sculpture of this year’s event will kick off the Edmonton Ice on Whyte Festival, held from January 13th to 23rd, and will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the twinning of Edmonton and Harbin.
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011
Location: Edmonton International Airport
Rendez-vous area outside door #5 on the Arrivals level
Time: Carving will be taking place from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
Notes for media:
Media are invited to photograph the event
- A representative from EIA will be available for interviews
- A local sculptor, fluent in Cantonese, will also be available
to assist with interviews with the Harbin sculptors