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Radio Gallery 1-4-12: Paul Madsen

Duluth's premier ice-carver, Paul Madsen joins Radio Gallery to talk about the ice-carving competition on January 8, 2012 in Canal Park.

By Maija Morton


Radio Gallery 1-4-12: Paul Madsen

Every winter Minnesota festivals celebrate the season with ice and snow carving contests. Although it sounds like kid fun, competitors are often professional artists bringing their finely honed skills to the public in these fun seasonal outdoor displays. This week Duluth is holding an ice-carving competition on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 10-4 in Canal Park. Chris Swarbrick is the ice engineer who constructed the ice bar and lounge at Little Angies Cantina in Canal Park and will compete on Sunday. Radio Gallery spoke with organizer and Duluth's premier ice-carver, Paul Madsen who assisted Chris in the construction of the ice lounge. He talks about his career in culinary ice carving and about this weekends carving competition.

Ice carving competition info

National Ice Carving Association - Minnesota

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Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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