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Sense of wonderland

Wyman Museum brings in professional ice sculptors





Michael Campe, owner of Colorado Ice Sculptures, adds the finishing details to an ice sculpture at Alice Pleasant Park. This is Campe's third year making sculptures for the Wyman Museum's Winter Festival and Art Walk downtown.
Shawn McHugh

This edition of Communities At Work takes a glimpse at a highly-specialized profession contributing to the community's weekend events.

The Wyman Museum brought in Michael Campe, owner of Colorado Ice Sculptures, and Buddy Cassaday to add a sense of wonderland to the Winter Festival and Art Walk.

Campe and Cassaday both transitioned into the ice-sculpting realm from the culinary field.

Campe originally hired Cassaday as a sous chef at the Sheridan Denver West in 1985, and the two have worked together by cooking and/or chiseling ice ever since.

Campe originally turned to ice sculpting to fill requests for events through his culinary department and as requests, and as business picked up, he shifted his focus.

Although sponsored events for ice sculpture exhibitions have decreased along with the economy, Campe is happy to make his third visit to Craig to decorate the area with ice art.

Check out Campe and Cassaday's creations at Alice Pleasant Park while making your rounds at Art Walk today or catch them in action during the Winter Festival at the Wyman Museum today and Sunday.