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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Pastel artist featured in Brighton exhibit

 Brighton spotlights pastel artist Rhonda Bennett and her beautiful artwork now on display at Brighton City Hall at 500 South 4th Avenue.  Bennett’s artwork is part of the Eye for Art program’s Best of Times exhibit open weekdays through May 12.  

Born and raised in North Platte, Nebraska, Bennett and her husband moved several times before planting roots in Brighton five years ago. With an abundance of talents in the arts, Bennett’s creative passions are appetizers to her musical background as instructor in primary piano and voice accompanist, published and unpublished composer and occasional choir director in the last 35 years.  Her local experience includes the Center Director for the Brighton Life Choices Center in 2013-2014 she currently provides a home based piano studio where she teaches piano.

The arts come in many forms and Bennett’s expressions of the arts flow into the visual realm.  Loving art and music since her childhood, music primarily dominated her creativity until last year.  Bennett rediscovered how much she loved creating art.  Enjoying the flow of colors and the freedom from the needs for a brush, paint and water, she embraced the use of pastels as well as charcoal and graphite pencil. 


The beautiful colors and definitions in pastels create a charming. “Long Ear Love” tribute to the noble donkey that carried Jesus and Mary in biblical times. “Sterling and Chevy” pet portrait are delightful and capture the elegant reverence of devoted pets.  Bennett also creates pet portraits by commission.

Stop by and see Bennett’s beautiful creations as well as the bountiful beauty of all 73 artists currently on display in the Best of Times exhibit at City Hall. Special tours are also available to groups by appointment. You may find that one of a kind creation that will highlight your home or office.

The deadline for submittals for the next Eye for Art show is April 14. To learn more about the program, or to participate in the next show, please call Laurie Lozano-Maier at 303-655-2034.

The City of Brighton proudly supports and promotes art and culture within the city. To view a video sample of the current artwork being displayed and available at city hall, visit


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