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"Into Thin Air"
Jocelyn Russell


Presenting June 8th @ 7pm
at the Museum

“Into Thin Air” Cranes in Flight will be the creation of renowned
artist and sculptor Jocelyn Russell. Jocelyn was raised in
Alamosa and lived in the San Luis Valley for much of her life.
As a teenager, Jocelyn worked for local veterinarian Ben Konishi,
learning animal anatomy inside and out. She began her
professional art career a few years later, painting the wildlife that
she loved as a child. In 1992, she began sculpting and in 1999
created her first life and a quarter size bronze monument of an
elk. Since that time, Jocelyn has created over 50 monuments that
are installed throughout the United States. She has completed
installations of the Triple Crown winning racehorse Secretariat.
The first sculpture of this winning racehorse was placed in
Lexington, Kentucky.
Cranes in Flight will consist of two life and a half size Sandhill
Cranes in flight with an 8-to-9-foot wingspan. This beautiful
monument will be installed in Alamosa in front of the Colorado
Welcome Center on Sixth St.

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