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Playing in the snow: Local artists compete in Idaho sculpting contest

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

By Amanda Fry | Editor

DRIGGS, Idaho - The Snowscape Snow Sculpting competition in Driggs Idaho earlier this month had several representatives from the Platte County area, as the Meister and Haroldson families from Wheatland traveled to the event to showcase their artistic ability in a snowy medium.

Erika and Kyle Meister, along with mom Diane Haroldson, competed with Laramie residents Karl Schmidt and Alison Arnold, a Laramie artist who also painted the murals in the “Pocket Park” in downtown Wheatland.

The snow sculpture carved by the team was titled “Slaying the Dragon”. Erika Meister said that the scene depicts two young children pretending their windmill and ranch horse are really a castle and a dragon.

“[Allison Arnold] came up with the idea,” Erika said. “She is a storyteller and wonderful artist.”

The team took second place in their division.

For Erika, who has participated in eight other snow sculpting competitions, the events are a fun time to meet other artists and enjoy the snow in a unique way.

“It is a wonderful experience getting to know the other artists and interacting with the hundreds of people who come out to enjoy,” she said.

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