Gallery Sketches: Three Shows for the Weekend of August 22-24

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Ryan Everson, "Drift," archival inkjet print, 2014. Gildar Gallery.
Summer's nearly over, as kids go back to school and vacations wrap up. This weekend, you can wander through a last summer festival before the fall grind commences, see what's new on the contemporary scene or catch up with the co-ops. It's all good. Here are some suggestions:

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Gallery Sketches: Three Shows for the Weekend of August 15-17

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See new work by Ten Hundred at Love Gallery on Friday.
New exhibitions include an exploration of Chicano activism in art at the Center for Visual Art and a roomful of art, some of it created on site at Access Gallery, by a disabled artist with powerful messages (see below). The weekend will also see the introduction of a new lowbrow temple on Colfax, fine art on Santa Fe and an interdisciplinary exchange down the road in Louisville. Keep reading for a look at what's on display around Denver.

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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of August 8-10

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Gemma Bayly, collage.
Celebrate the great outdoors this weekend with a festival of sculptural works in a park, as well as a show of pieces by people who paint outdoors. And then there's a transcendent exhibit that will transport viewers to a different plane. If you're looking for art that will take you places -- both physically and spiritually -- here are three shows to catch.

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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of August 1-3

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Catch Ravi Zupa at Black Book Gallery on First Friday.
It's First Friday and the first day of August, so it should be a fine, balmy summer night for exploring the art districts, from Santa Fe Drive to RiNo. Here are a few one-of-a-kind shows to see, tonight and through the weekend.

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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of July 25-27

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Jen Burdess installing Phenomena at Ice Cube Gallery.
It's summer, when the co-ops chug along with regularly scheduled member shows -- and sometimes, the art spills outdoors. Here are some new-show picks to help get you artfully through the weekend.

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Gallery Sketches: Four shows in Denver for the weekend of July 18-20

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Jaime Molina at Super Ordinary.
This weekend's openings are in a range of venues, everything from project spaces in living rooms and storefronts to boutiques to tried-and-true co-ops. And just as the galleries themselves scream variety, so do the shows.

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Gallery Sketches: Four shows for the weekend of July 11-13

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Other Geometries: Work by Jenniffer Omaitz opens Saturrday at the Short Term Parking temporary gallery space.
Pop-ups, takeovers and celebrations rule the gallery scene this weekend, when a plethora of unexpected exhibitions will take flight all over town. Here are some picks to guide you through the many alternatives.

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Gallery Sketches: Four shows for the weekend of June 27-29

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Sarah Rocket, Gut Feeling, Ice Cube Gallery.
Constant reinvention keeps our art scene vibrant, so it's fitting that emerging artists and others in their prime are all part of this weekend's mix of new exhibitions in Denver. Want to keep up with the times? Here are few ways to stay on top of local art.

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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of June 20-22

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Margaret Kasahara, "Americanese 180 Degrees" (detail), oil and oil stick on canvas, 2009.
Where's the art this weekend? You can start in the Art District on Santa Fe, where collector-oriented Third Friday events will keep galleries hopping up and down the street. Or you can venture around (and outside of) the city for more show openings....

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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of June 13-15

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Adrian Landon Brooks at Super Ordinary.
It's Friday the thirteenth, but that's no reason to stay home: Tonight and in the days to come, Friday Flash, Denver Comic Con and OhHeckYeah will transform downtown into a wham! pow! high-tech and pop-culture art paradise, while the otherworldly, monumental glass shapes of Chihuly will wow the crowds at the Denver Botanic Gardens. And then there are these art-filled shows and events...

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