Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

From Faribault: Snow art with a message March 4, 2019

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I APPRECIATE MINNESOTANS who see the possibilities in snow. Like Faribault resident Kurt Klett, who crafted a snow sculpture in his front yard at 417 Second Street Northwest.

 

 

It’s not the first time he’s done so and not just for the fun of it. Klett has a cause—to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. He has the disease.

I first noticed his Irish-themed duck sculpture on Sunday morning. Maybe it’s been there awhile. I don’t know. But it doesn’t matter. What matters is that Klett has taken the time to create this snow art. All art holds meaning to its creator and to those who view it. That’s the beauty and joy of the creative process.

 

 

Whether raising awareness or telling a story or portraying beauty or whatever, art is powerful. In the depths of an incredibly long Minnesota winter of too much snow and too much cold, I applaud the efforts of creatives like Klett. He intentionally chose to create outdoor public art in a season when many of us would rather tuck ourselves indoors waiting for spring.

© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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10 Responses to “From Faribault: Snow art with a message”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    How fun is this duck? Good on him for creating something that has a real message for him and others.

  2. How COOL and FUN is that! Spreading Awareness as well as Sharing Art. It would make me pause if I was walking or driving by. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

  3. Snow art is so fun to see, He has a great sense of humor all the while bringing awareness to a dreadful disease.

  4. Sartenada Says:

    Lovely snow art!


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