Put-in-Bay is blessed by the presence of many talented artists, including musicians, painters, and photographers. During the winter, one local resident puts an accent on island creativity. Brian Hovey, an accomplished video and lighting engineer employed at the Beer Barrel Bar during the summer, puts his talent to work with ice. Brian does not seek fame or fortune with his efforts; instead he focuses on blending nature’s raw elements with subtle human brushstrokes to emphasize environmental beauty. The ice-sculptures he produces may be a temporary testament, but they provide a fantastic reminder to celebrate what we see and what we can do. Oh, and the birds and squirrels approve!