Auditorium Art Gallery

Exhibit Dates: August 28 - November 4
Gallery Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2-4 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: During public Auditorium events, see calendar

David A. Martinez
David Arthur Martinez was born in East Los Angeles in 1970 and grew up in the surrounding area. In the year 2000, David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside in studio art and philosophy.
 
Although David has been painting and drawing since early childhood, he did not receive any formal training until the early 1990’s, when he met Lalo Garcia, a celebrated local artist. Garcia taught him how to paint with acrylics, which would be a turning point in the young artist’s life. In 2002, David met prominent Chicano artist, George Yepes.  Through Yepes’ instruction, encouragement, and inspiration David found the direction he was looking for and was able to take his art to the next level. One local journalist describes David’s works, “which hang on the edge between painting and graphic,” as a prime example of “the science of murology.”
 
In addition to Garcia’s and Yepes’ influences, David has found inspiration from such classic artists as Michelangelo, Sargent, Van Gogh, Mucha, Manet and Tadema, specifically the dramatic lighting, figure rendering and often visible brush strokes utilized by these masters. His love for public and political art comes from traveling throughout Europe and Mexico and viewing the grandiose murals of such masters as Siqueiros, Rivera and Orozco and briefly painting with local artists in Northern Ireland. David also draws inspiration from his Apache ancestry, often utilizing elements from Native American Culture and Art.  

In 2011 David and his family relocated to Denver Colorado where he continues to create art, exhibit his work and curate shows with his wife Velia Garcia-Martinez.  David has had numerous solo exhibits and has participated in many group shows throughout California, Colorado and throughout the United States.  His work continues to be collected, graced the covers of several local publications and some of his commissions adorn the walls of landmark Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.   

Art Gallery
Samuel Ronquillo
Samuel Ronquillo is an immigration attorney and artist living in Lyons, Colorado. He was born in Juarez, Mexico, and at the age of 7, he was brought to the United States.  Growing up in El Paso, Texas, he witnessed many injustices resulting from a complicated and unfair immigration system. Inspired by his experiences growing up on the border, he decided to make a difference.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas in El Paso, he went on to get his law degree from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio.

Samuel is a self-taught artist and muralist who with his art, likes to shed light on social issues such as corruption, intolerance, and the destruction of the planet. He uses his art to point people back into their hearts, and show them a more connected way of living.  Samuel has been practicing immigration law for the last 5 years and has his law office located in Lyons Colorado.  Through art and law, he hopes to make this world a better place. 
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City of RainbowsBroomfield Auditorium Exhibit Space
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: 
During public Auditorium events

Contact:
Mickey Love, Education and Cultural Enrichment Manager
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
720.887.2310 mlove@broomfield.org