Community Conscience Received A Conejo Cottontail Public Art Piece!

It has been two years in the works and she has finally arrived! The installation of the statue took place during the last weekend of January 2018. Conejo Cottontails is a collaborative project created by Art Trek and the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, both non-profit organizations. Each Cottontail is uniquely designed by a different artist.

Our Cottontail is named Maria Antonia Juliana Carillo de la Guerra, and represents the wife of the original land owner of the Conejo Valley. She wears a blue flowered dress, big red shoes and has several baby rabbits, one that she is holding.  She appears to be a nurturing mother and is a symbol of tranquility and peace. The art piece is located on the Hillcrest side near the front entrance to the Human Services Center.

We would like to thank the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, Shelley Dale Corwin, the artist who painted the rabbit, and Nan Young and the team at Art Trek. We want to extend a big special thanks to Cate and Eddy Hartenstein, for the funding and installation of the art piece.

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