Snow carving team creates art in Wausau

Snow sculpture. Image courtesy: WAOW TV.

Snow sculpture. Image courtesy: WAOW TV.

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A team of renowned snow artists are spending the weekend in Wausau at the Woodson Art Museum for their annual snow carving event.

Team USA Snow Carving is braving the coldest weekend of the winter so far to create an Op-Art cube that will remain on display outside the museum for the rest of the winter.

Artists started carving on Saturday with the goal of finishing the project on Sunday. The sculpture will also be lit up at night.

It's the 30th year that the team has been invited to create art out of snow in Wausau. “Wausau is a community to celebrate winter,” Tom Queoff told WAOW TV. “You’ve got your ski hill, you’ve got a lot of other things going on and this is just another little thing you can do with snow too. You could do it in your backyard.”

The Op-art design goes along with the current display inside the museum, which features three-dimensional optical illusion art pieces by Victor Vasarely. The display is free and open to the public through February 24th.