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Four days left to see ‘Down to the Bone’

There are only four days left to experience “Down To The Bone” at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts before this remarkable two-person show closes after gallery hours on Sunday, July 31. (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)

You don’t want to miss this enormously popular show, featuring a large selection of skillfully crafted mixed media sculptures by Colorado artists Chris Haas and Amy K. Wendland.

By combining found objects and natural materials, Haas and Wendland get “Down To the Bone,” breathing new life into the previously abandoned and long forgotten, and creating a vibrant new world without rules.

Incorporating mixed media, Haas infuses a mystical aura into reclaimed animal skulls, meticulously reanimating them back into a different dimension and character.

Using wood, bone, hair, dried plants and discarded mechanical parts, Wendland enters into a dialog of discovery and recognition, addressing human foibles and fears with humor and integrity.

These artworks are intended to attract and disquiet. To seduce and to repel. To bring harmony and imbalance. They are foreign and odd, yet curiously familiar.

“Down To The Bone” has attracted large numbers of enthusiastic residents and visitors who have thoroughly enjoyed this eclectic and wide ranging exhibit.

Viewers have been consistently impressed by the high quality of the works on display, in addition to the uniquely creative nature of the artists and their sculptures.

Comments have included:

“This exhibition is a must-see if you are anywhere near Pagosa Springs.”

“The quality and creativity of this work is truly unbelievable.”

“Amy is truly a master sculpture.”

“She creates immaculate, beautifully crafted objects with intellectual playfulness.”

“Her work has a darkly ironic quality to it. It is sort of creepy and inventive.”

“Chris is an incredible artist! His work is awesome!”

“If this work is not unique, I don’t know what is. Really cool!”

“His work is simply extraordinary. Each and every piece is an absolute gem.”

“Chris’s work is quite interesting and totally unique. A very talented artist.”

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio & Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard, west of the City Market complex.

The 4,000 square-foot art complex houses a fine art gallery and working ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and rotating exhibition spaces.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, please visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

SHY RABBIT is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no chargeand evenings by appointment. Ample parking is available in front of the building.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

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