Art Galleries – December


Rebekah Griffith

Southglenn Library

Artist Statement:

"The tranquility of moving water has long captured my attention and inspired my paintings. Living in Gunnison and Centennial has blessed me with ample opportunities to experience Colorado hiking and rivers. 'Peaceful Springs' explores the awe, wonder, and profound peace I feel around rivers."

Marie-Luise Vaughn

Smoky Hill Library

Artist Statement:

"Spirituality plays a great role in creating my paintings. I am driven by a strong desire to create a positive environment for the viewer by using 'bold statements of color.' I take inspiration from nature and the colors of the world surrounding me, as well as other artists, their enthusiasm and their spirit.

I enjoy using a variety of techniques during the creative process. Vibrant, bold, happy colors are my hallmarks. However, I do enjoy using more mute, earth tones as well, as they engulf you in warmth and serenity. While creating a new painting I tend to 'dive' into the colors and I let the paint take over. This is when time stands still and I can enter a wondrous world.

I have taken my artist mantra from the great Edgar Degas: 'Art is not what you see, it is what you make others see' (and feel)."


Denis Frolov

Koelbel Library

The artist explores the infinite complexity of things found in nature. Just as mandalas, these photographs provide a visual anchor for a brief moment of contemplation at every glance. Printed on metal, these images retain their breathtaking depth and detail, and are also durable and easy to care for.


Pat Barton

Eloise May Library

Pat is passionate about many things and wears many hats. Born and having lived in Europe as a young child, she moved to Colorado in 1959 and fell in love with it. Her love for the breathtaking scenery this state has to offer has manifested itself through her photography. Although Pat has been involved in theater, music, writing and the culinary arts, her greatest passion is capturing the essence and beauty of Colorado. In 1996 she began displaying her photography in art galleries, art shows, restaurants, coffee shops, nursing homes, a mental health center and the Aurora Fox Arts Theatre. One of her pieces is hanging in the State Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado.