Summit County Art Forum: Current Exhibit

The Summit County Art Forum is a display space that showcases local art. The space is located in the upper level of the County Commons building in Frisco. The Art Forum rotates its exhibit three times each year, with each exhibit based on a particular theme.

The theme of the current exhibit is “Growth,” which will be on display through September 2018.

‘Growth’ Featured Artists

“Growth” will be on display in the Summit County Commons through September. Local artists and partner organizations present their interpretation of growth for themselves and our community.

Artists featured in “Growth” include Corky Woodring, Jeremy Greene, Bill Linfield, Tai Leach, Abbe Gold, Bruce Spinney, Rita Neubauer, Michelle Hardy, Sandi Bruns, Jonathan Lerner and Meg Flannagan. The exhibit also features a display on wildfire mitigation and forest growth and a display of antique toy garden tools from the collection of Georgia Kraatz.

  • Summit High School graduating senior Meg Flannagan is the recipient of the Art Forum 2018 Scholarship. She practices modern dance and will attend the University of Utah.
  • Heeney resident Corky Woodring is a self-taught artist who creates his found-object art using meditation and visualization. His artwork has been inspired through walking, part of his mental health therapy.
  • Jeremy “Jerms” Greene strives to capture feelings through color. “For me, art is growth,” he said. His paintings and wire sculptures are a “glimpses of time through the eyes of a survivor of a traumatic brain injury.”
  • Bill Linfield started with photographic film 40 years ago. His photography displayed in this show illustrates natural growth throughout Summit County.
  • Colorado native and Breckenridge resident Christian Tai Leach is a self-taught painter. He upcycles snowboards, skateboards and other materials for his canvases. He feels "personal growth through art."
  • Abbe Gold is a mosaic artist. She creates her artwork with cut glass and found objects. She is a member of the High Country Artisans Gallery in Silverthorne and Arts Alive in Breckenridge.
  • A retired teacher and school administrator, Bruce Spinney has become an avid angler and watercolor artist in retirement. His work is inspired by the natural world. “I find myself seeing the world differently now, in terms of shape, color and contrast.”
  • After working for many years in journalism, Rita Neubauer now explores the visual world. Her preferred medium is encaustic painting, in which pigments are mixed with hot beeswax. Her work ranges from landscapes to abstracts, with shifting meanings and interpretations.
  • Former oil exploration geophysicist Michelle Hardy works with mixed media and textiles. A lifelong love of geology and nature has been her inspiration.
  • Sandi Bruns views her watercolors as spontaneous reflections of what she feels about her subjects, rather than realistic reproductions. She strives to “never grow up! Just grow!”
  • Jonathan Lerner’s photography runs the gamut, from flowers to landscapes to portraits.