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Greenwich Green Drinks



6pm to 8:30pm

At 6:45 pm Mary Gibbons will talk about her work at Sweden's world famous ICEHOTEL, located north of the Arctic Circle. Introduction by paleontologist, penguin expert, and the Bruce Museum’s new Curator of Science, Dr. Daniel Ksepka.

Mary Gibbons is a Greenwich resident who has been involved with the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden since 2005.  ICEHOTEL is located on the Torne River approximately 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is constructed entirely out of ice and snow. Mary started out as a “snice girl” on the construction team and through the years has added project management, support team, designer, writer, and teacher to her list of accomplishments with ICEHOTEL. 

“I loved snow storms as a child and couldn’t wait to get out there and build something/ anything!  I have always loved going out for long distance walks on winter nights."

Mary studied architecture at SUNY Buffalo and spent a fair amount of time in Lake Placid trying out for the first women’s American Olympic Luge Team in 1976.  Each location and experience fed her passion for ice and snow creations. Other ice/snow festivals and events have taken Mary to Norway, Finland and hopefully Russia in 2015.

Mary also hosted the Greenwich Harbor Arts International Symposium in the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in July 2012, co-wrote the book The Definitive Book About ICEHOTEL ART & DESIGN and is launching an online art magazine The Art Anthropologist on March 1, 2015.

$10 suggested donation to cover wine and snacks. Bring your business card for a chance to win a free family membership to the Bruce Museum. 

RSVP and questions: email Jessica Brockington at birdy06830@gmail.com  










Green Drinks Greenwich is a roving environmental conversation. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with serendipitous exceptions. Watch this page, join us on Facebook, or email Jessica Brockington at birdy06830 [at] gmail.com to get on the list.