Prairie View student artist’s work on display at Brighton Eye for Art exhibit through October

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By The Staff

BRIGHTON — Local artist Brooke Montano, 16, is making her debut in the Brighton Eye for Art Program’s Tantalizing Summer Perspectives exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

Montano, a junior at Prairie View High School this year, is the currently the youngest artist featured in the exhibit, which is on display through Oct. 3.

Montano was raised in Brighton but recently moved to Commerce City and still maintains many close ties to her Brighton community and family.  Montano is a member of Prairie View High School’s cross country team, and has said that she enjoys the independence that running on the team provides, just as much as the freedom of sketching provides to her artistic talents.

Montano was introduced to art in preschool, where she loved to use her creative ideas and she has been creating art ever since. Montano finds self expression in doodling in her notebook and creating beauty with the stroke of brush on paper.

With the help of her art teacher, Montano is beginning to learn what she is truly capable of as an artist. She is inspired by the fact that she is constantly improving and has yet to discover her full potential.

Montano enjoys utilizing whatever materials she has available to express herself and finds inspiration in the Korean and Japanese Culture.  These influences can be seen in her creation of the exquisitely intricate “Geisha Girl,” in pen and ink and is beautifully expressed in the delicate watercolors in her “Flower Girl” on paper. 

The Tantalizing Summer Perspectives exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Artwork on display is available for purchase. Special tours are also available to groups. 

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/194/Eye-for-Art---Show-Videos-Catologs.