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Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, along with Andy Krueger, is pleased to announce that the sixth  annual snow-sculpting contest—CoolSculpt—will be held during the Martin Luther King weekend, January 14 - 18, 2010, in Mountain Village. 

CoolSculpt will consist of four creative teams sculpting and carving 8’ x 8’ x 8’ blocks of snow and ice, donated by Telluride Ski & Golf, into their visions throughout the Mountain Village core. Sculpting will begin on Thursday, January 14th and the teams will work round the clock throughout the weekend to transform their cubes into freestanding works of art by Monday, January 18th for judging of creativity and technical excellence. Judging takes place Monday, January 18, at approximately 9 a.m.

The 2010 CoolSculpt teams include: 

Ah Haa School for the Arts, who will make their first effort into the snow-sculpting world as their professional instructors and interested students combine their talents and create. 

The UnderDogs, creators of the 2008 sculpture of King Kong climbing a skyscraper complete with tiny cars on the streets below, are returning to this year’s competition. 

The Telluride Mountain School’s middle and high school art classes, approximately 30 students, will be creating another fantastic sculpture with the aid of their art teacher, Craig Wasserman. Past masterpieces from the students have included “Hoot” and the “Metaphor Machine.”

Joe Cannella will return for his second year to compete in CoolSculpt. Joe has a B.F.A. in life drawing and has created works for children’s books and oil paintings and drawings for use in other published books. 

CoolSculpt is organized and produced by Andy Krueger of Mountain Video Productions LLC with the generous sponsorship support from Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Wells Fargo Bank, S.U.N.R.I.S.E. LLC, Capella, Telluride Ski & Golf Company, Telluride Snowmobile, AS Horner Construction, and Diggity’s Dogghouse. 

The CoolSculpt sculptures will remain in the core for approximately 3 weeks, weather depending, for the public’s continued enjoyment.