Thursday, 22 December 2016

Often Whilst Watching Films Or Documentaries,

we have seen ice huts,

 small easily tow-able huts that are brought out onto frozen lakes in the winter time for fishermen to fish in whilst keeping out of the cold wind,

once in position a hole is drilled through the ice and the fishing begins, 

but I had no idea that there is a yearly competition of these huts made by artists not fishermen, 

 it is the Ice Shanty Project

 from the website, 'Art Shanty Projects fosters construction of artist driven temporary communities that explore the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used to create new and challenging artistic environments',

 I have to say I liked the one with the goat on the roof,

 here is a question, is this art, or did some one forget to tow their ice hut home? the On-Ice Program, 10am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays February 4-26 in White Bear Lake, provides a unique opportunity for artist-audience interaction in an un-intimidating, non-gallery environment, Shanty Artists and Performers, as well as 2017 staff, have been selected create the eclectic structures and engaging performances to invite thousands of visitors to expand their notions of art and artist, as always before making the trip check that all details are still current.

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