After five years of work, the sculpture labyrinth saluting Vasaloppet volunteers is now open for public viewing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.
On Saturday, Nov. 6 the Many Faces of Vasaloppet Labyrinth was dedicated. Seven local artists led by artist Keith Ravio and Susan FranceWeber as project coordinator were on hand to christen the project and officially open it for public viewing.
Visitors who walk through the labyrinth will see the faces, hands and metal engravings of volunteers as well as displays highlighting the volunteers’ work activities. The work has not finished on the labyrinth - about 50 hands and faces have yet to be placed.
The labyrinth when completed will display 328 faces and hands of Vasaloppet volunteers arranged in different scenes and poses, while offering the access to the 12 mini-documentaries that captures the Vasaloppet spirit through the use of 12 QR codes located around the labyrinth path.
Artists working on the project in various phases throughout the five years with Raivo included Dee Kotaska, Val Raivo, Rod Minnich, Roger Nieboer, Matt Utecht and Cyrus Raivo.