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Sculptor Jesse Ellerbroek carving snow sculpture on campus

Watch progress via webcam

Webcam captures artist carving 12-foot campus snow sculpture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [2/8/2011]

Jesse Ellerbroek sculpting snow in the MSU mallA 12-foot-tall snow sculpture will be carved over the next four days on the mall of the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus, and the artist will discuss his work in a public lecture Friday, Feb. 11.

Sculptor-photographer Jesse Lee Ellerbroek of Norseland, Minn., will begin work on the snow sculpture Wednesday, Feb. 9. Ellerbroek, a Minnesota State Mankato graduate who majored in art, is a principal in the Black Lantern Studio of Norseland.

The finished sculpture, in the center of the campus mall north of Centennial Student Union, will be 8x8 feet in diameter and12 feet tall. Snow for the sculpture was prepared today, and Ellerbroek expects to complete the carving by Saturday, Feb. 12.

His Friday lecture will be free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. The talk, sponsored by the IMPACT student events office, will be at noon in the Centennial Student Union.

The public can watch the sculpture’s progress on a Minnesota State Mankato webcam by clicking on Examples of Ellerbroek’s work can be found on the Black Lantern Studio website at (click on “Portfolio”).

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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