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Chico Art Center hosts new art exhibit with 3D pop-out painted sculptures

Looking for a way to spend the weekend? If you love whimsical art, animals, and supporting rescue animals then this is for you.

Posted: Mar 6, 2020 4:27 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2020 11:50 AM

UPDATE 5:55 p.m. April 1, 2020 - Chico Art Center turned their whimsical and colorful show of the animal paintings by Ana Nelson and Phil Dynan into an online art show for families everywhere.

Dynan and Nelson are long time members of the Chico Art Center. They are dedicated animal rescuers, and the exhibit called Furlandia was a tribute to the 400 animals they have rehabilitated.

The show features zany portraits and 3D pop-out painted sculptures. There are actually two virtual tours.

CLICK HERE for an interactive virtual tour created by the artists.

CLICK HERE for a virtual tour on the Chico Art Center's website. They have a link to the Animal Rescue donation button for Nelson and Dynan's project.

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CHICO, Calif. – If you love whimsical art and animals, this art exhibit is for you.

The Chico Art Center is hosting a 3D pop-out painting exhibition, "Furlandia" starting Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and will run until March 27. And all of the artworks that you can expect are inspired by rescue animals.

This exhibit is very unusual because it includes their new 3D, Reverse Perspective, painted sculptures they call “viewer interactive art.”

The artists, Ana Nelson and Phil Dynan are dedicated local animal rescuers, currently caring over 400 animals.

Dynan and Nelson have been working with Hughes for the past three years and this will be the first time showing the sculptures in an exhibition.

“The art has motion and also morphs as the viewer changes positions,” explains Dynan, “and the more the viewer gets into the art, the more they appear to be dancing. They want to figure out how it is done. They will twist sideways, jump up and down, walk back and forth and try to approach the art (which is a little disorienting).”

All of the art in the exhibit is related to the Rescue Center that the two artists have had for the past ten years. Portraits include goats, dogs, cats, cows, a donkey, a llama, chickens, and other animals.

“People started dropping off animals at our art studio (rural) about eleven years ago”, Anastasia says, “at first it was just a few kittens, then goats, llamas, dogs, and, well, it just turned into a zoo.” 

So, the couple started painting pictures of the animals to support their food and vet bills. 

All proceeds from the exhibition will go to the artists' Accidental Animal Rescue Center.

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