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Schilling | Woods Exhibit

Amy Diana Postcard2012

Gallery 81435 reopens for the winter season with a complement luminosity and texture in the Woods | Schilling exhibit that opens December 15th and runs through the end of January. The exhibit features the works of two artists from the region: Diana Woods and Amy Schilling, and the jewelry of Amy Schilling. Diana Woods is a contemplative artist who works in an experimental manner, exploring universal truths. Woods’ works explore the mysterious beauty of energy fields in animals & nature. Using silver and gold leaf as a thread through her paintings, Woods symbolic imagery of horses, flowers and trees create a glowing, dream-like space. In various lighting, the pieces change before your eyes, enhancing the transformative effects of her paintings. Amy Schilling draws her inspiration from petroglyphs she has found all over the world, translating ancient iconography into jewelry and paintings composed of sensuous materials. In this current body of work that includes both encaustic paintings and jewelry, Schilling continues to share her fascination with petroglyphs. She has taken her experience in fire and metals from jewelry making and applied it to her work with encaustics, a process that also uses fire and heat. In this time consuming process, layers of fragrant bees wax and damar resin are colored with natural pigments, melted, and applied to a wood panel. The words of great poets, such as Rumi and Hafiz, etched quietly into the opaque beeswax, beckon exploration of a deeper meaning found within transparent layers. The exhibit opens on December 15th and runs through the end of January. An opening reception for the artists will be held during a special Holiday ArtWalk on Saturday, December 5th from 5-8pm. Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6pm, with extended hours over the holidays. Telluride Arts is Telluride’s Community Arts Organization—supporting the arts and artists since 1971. For more information please find us 970.728.3930, Telluride, or on Facebook, Twitter or at the Telluride Arts Offices located in the Stronghouse at 283 South Fir Street in Telluride.