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Auditorium Exhibit
Broomfield Auditorium Exhibit
 Corrie Frank

 Exhibit Dates: September 3 - November 12
Gallery Hours:    Saturdays, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and during public Auditorium events

Corrie FrankArtist Statement

When I talk about being an artist, I often get asked, “Why did you even pursue art?” People who know me realize that I have a strong mind for math and science, so I understand why they wonder about my decision to pursue something that seems so abstract, and—let’s be honest—a difficult career path to follow. But I believe that math, science, and art actually go hand in hand. By blending my mathematical eye for precision with my understanding of anatomy along with my creativity, I’m able to connect to the world and others in a different and beautiful way.

Watercolor has become my top medium of choice because it is an extreme challenge to use but, conversely and paradoxically, it’s also very versatile. For example, there is not much room for mistakes with watercolor: I have to plan ahead and make sure I know which areas of my painting have highlights because once the paint is laid down on the paper, it is there for good. On the other hand, for the parts of the painting where I have abstract washes and splashes of color, I can go to town and practically fling paint around. I still take color, general shape, and composition into account, but I can lay the paint down relatively quickly and freely. Watercolor is also great for both hyper-realism (where a subject looks life-like) and abstraction.

Living creatures have always grabbed my attention the most, which is why most of my artwork depicts people and animals. I strive to capture the living essence of my subject: not just the image, but the personality and the energy. When I paint, I try to get to know my subject; almost as if he or she sat in front of me in companionable silence for the hours it took me to create the painting. By the end of the painting, I feel a connection to my subject, and I strive to convey that connection to you, the viewer, as well.

So, why did I pursue art? I pursued art because I want to capture the beauty and wonder around me; I feel an impulse to create; I want to share the world of art with others, opening the door for conversation about art, what it means, and why it’s so important; art is my gifting, and I believe natural talents should not be wasted or taken for granted. Why did I choose to pursue art? It’s part of who I am.
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City of RainbowsBroomfield Auditorium Exhibit Information
The exhibit space is located in the Broomfield Auditorium lobby and features David Stephen's City of Rainbows.
This artwork was presented to the City and County of Broomfield from the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities on June 15, 2002. Map it.

Exhibit Hours
Saturdays, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and during public Auditorium events

Cheryl German
Exhibit Coordinator

3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

Interested in showing your artwork at the Auditorium Exhibit Space?
Submit the Proposal Fom (pdf or word doc) to Cheryl German at . Images can be shared through Dropbox. Click here for the sample Auditorium Exhibit Agreement