Sharon Manninen puts iron to ice with steamy results last week at North Trail Elementary. Sharon and husband Dave got a got a little practice for last weekend’s ice sculpting competition at the St. Paul Winter Carnival while demonstrating their art for NTES students.
Dave Manninen has been sculpting for over 25 years. Wife Sharon joined him about 10 years ago. They were invited to NTES, where grandson Cole is a student, by art teacher Pam Tycer. They spent the day outside Tycer’s classroom creating a snowflake out of three blocks of ice. Students took turns visiting the artists and asking questions.