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Brighton's Kay Curtis among featured artists in 'Spring into Color' exhibit

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By The Staff

BRIGHTON — Local artist Kay Curtis is spotlighted in the Eye for Art “Spring into Color” art exhibit, which opened last month at Brighton City Hall 500 South 4th Avenue.  

A Colorado resident for more than 40 years, Curtis recently moved to the Brighton area and has become active in the art community and her church.

With a love of painting, she says she finds a sense of peace in creating beauty to present to the beholder and has a wide range of interests of which she is able to depict in her artistic creations.

Curtis is fearless in the challenge of large scale watercolor endeavors. With an eye for creating beauty in watercolor she captures the vibrancy in still life and then breathes a fluid beauty into landscapes, portraits and wildlife. Curtis also creates in oils and expresses her love for the medium by noting that, “oils allow her the freedom to interpret & be creative with no fear of mistakes.” 

“Sunflower Happiness” in watercolor was her first attempt at a large scale watercolor.  She found that she was able to produce a large piece in as much time as it would take to create on a small scale.  The result is an exquisite 31-by-41-inchwatercolor piece that is a must-see in the exhibit.

Curtis’ artwork featured in the “Spring into Color” art exhibit brings vibrant colors to life in “Sunflower Happiness” then captures the splendor of wildlife in “Western Wren” and the everyday beauty of a “Yellow Cactus.” 

Artwork for the exhibit is currently on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is available for purchase. Special tours are also available to groups by appointment. 

To learn more about the Eye for Art Program or to take part in future displays, please call Laurie Lozano-Maier, program coordinator, at 303-655-2034. Artwork may include, but is not limited to, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. 

To view a video sample of the current artwork being displayed and available at City Hall, visit www.brightoncoarts.org/135/Eye-for-Art-Program.