ADVISORY/SPAM Museum ``SnowMN'' Will Come to Life at Artists' Paint-Off.
ADVISORY...for Friday (Dec. 13)
Hormel Foods-sponsored SnowMN Statue is Part of
Statewide "Roamin' for SnowMN" Program
Who: Austin, Minnesota artist Susanne Crane will paint the SPAM(TM) Museum SnowMN at a "Roamin' for SnowMN Paint-Off" event in Minneapolis. Crane (a mixed media artist, mother, teacher and founder of a fine art and craft gallery) will be joined by many other Minnesota artists who will share the excitement of painting their community SnowMN statues in an array of unique designs. Crane has exhibited her work more than 15 times, including a "Charlie Brown Around Town" statue in 2001 in St. Paul. What: Crane will bring the 5 1/2-foot-tall SPAM Museum SnowMN to life using the classic "SPAM(R)" can blue and yellow colors as her base. The statue will depict favorite Austin community icons, including the SPAM Museum, the Historic Hormel Home, the Paramount Theatre and the Austin Public Library. When: Friday, December 13 Noon to 6 p.m. (Note: if media would like to arrange an earlier interview, we'd be happy to accommodate) Where: City Center (Atrium area on first floor) 40 S. 7th St. Minneapolis Background: The SPAM Museum SnowMN statue is part of Minnesota's first annual "Roamin' for SnowMN" program - a statewide art project designed to unite communities, celebrate winter and stimulate tourism throughout the state. A limited number of SnowMN statues, designed and painted by Minnesota artists, community groups and businesses, will be on display in various communities this winter. In addition to promoting tourism and benefiting the state's economy, the SnowMN will raise money for Minnesota charities. When the statues are sold via auction in March 2003, the proceeds will benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis and charities in each SnowMN's community. The SPAM Museum SnowMN will benefit the Welcome Center in Austin. Austin-based Hormel Foods opened the SPAM Museum in September 2001. Since then, nearly 100,000 people from around the world have visited the interactive, 16,500-square- foot southern Minnesota landmark.
To arrange an interview with SPAM Museum SnowMN artist, Susanne Crane, or SPAM Museum manager, Shawn Radford, please contact Andrea Larson at (612) 573-3154.
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|Date:||Dec 10, 2002|
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