Get the scoop.

Other Articles

Aging & Disability Resource Center Announces FREE Health Promotion Workshops »

WERA - Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance »

Can Altoona win the title of the "Fittest Community" in Wisconsin? »

Altoona City Council to Hold Workshop on February 11, 2021 Regarding Single-Hauler Garbage Collection »

The City of Altoona Announces the 2021 Altoona Frosty Fun Series »

Resolution 1C-21 Proclaims February 4th, 2021 as Transit Equity Day »

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine »

Results from the Community Health Survey are Ready to Review | Join the ONLINE Conversation »

Request for Qualifications for Comprehensive Planning Services »

Request for Qualifications for Area Planning Services - East Neighborhood »

River Prairie Park Awarded Park Design Award from the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association »

Altoona Fire Department Awarded FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant »

Altoona Fire Department to hire two full-time Firefighter/EMS staff »

Chippewa Valley Partnership Seeks Public Input on Health Priorities »

NOTICE | Removal of political/campaign signs »

Waking Up the Trolls: Interactive Sculptures Come to Life

Thursday, October 22, 2020
James Johonnott | VolumeOne

The City of Altoona recently had a dedication ceremony for the interactive sculptures

s

The River Prairie Park in Altoona has become home to three new whimsical, playful creatures. The three trolls together form "Don't Wake the Trolls" - a new, solar powered, musical, interactive sculpture. This creation was spearheaded by Altoona City Manager Mike Golat, built with grants from the Union Pacific Railroad and Xcel Energy, the engineering work of Artisan Forge Metalworks and Solar Forma, and the artistic and musical design of Karl Johan Ekroth of PINPIN Studios in Gutenburg, Sweden. According to a statement by Karl Johan Ekroth, PINPIN studios places a great deal of value on play. "Trolls are a natural part of our Scandanavian culture. They can be a bit scary, but we like them. These trolls have turned to stone, but there's still a chance you can hear a bit of their magic for yourself. I'm sure you can figure out how." What magic still remains in these stoney friends and how will you awaken it?

Read more about this article »