Hands-On Ice Carving

Help carver Cathleen Gallagher create an ice sculpture! Children and adults will be able to assist Cathleen as she creates a polar bear from a block of ice. Hand chisels and safety goggles will be provided.

Cathleen Gallagher is from Green Bay, WI. She is married with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She moved to Huntersville, NC in 2012. She has been carving for 20 years in Green Bay winter festivals. Last year at WinterFest, she did a hands-on carving of a penguin at BRAHM that let children and adults get a feel for sculpting. Since most professional carvers don’t want their art touched or ruined, this is the perfect opportunity to discover the next ice carving artists in the community.┬áCathleen comes from a family of 10 and all of them are ice/snow artists, because when you live in Wisconsin there is so much snow and cold, it only makes sense to have fun with it! She is glad to have found Blowing Rock WinterFest to get back to her bliss.