Gallery Sketches: Four Shows to See in Denver for December 12-14

Collaborators Amber Cobb and Laura Shill are among 23 Tank Studio artists in a group show at Ironton.
Collaborators Amber Cobb and Laura Shill are among 23 Tank Studio artists in a group show at Ironton.
Derrick Velesquez

December brings group shows, big and small, to Denver galleries -- as well as one epic, plein air painting journey. Boughs of holly aren't the only thing decking the halls around town. Despite the holiday hustle, there's plenty of art to see this weekend -- here are a few places to catch it.

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Gallery Sketches: Four Shows to See in Denver for December 12-14
Derrick Velesquez

More Than Friends Ironton Gallery December 12 through January 10 Opening Reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, December 12

The colleagues of Tank Studios, led by former RedLine residents who began building out their Overland artists' enclave two years ago, prove that they are, indeed, More Than Friends, in this group showcase at Ironton. Twenty-three artists now work side-by-side at Tank as collaborators and studio community members.

Photographer Richard Peterson with his book, The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington.
Photographer Richard Peterson with his book, The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington.
Rule Gallery

Required Reading: Artists Inspired by Literature Rule Gallery Through January 17

Rule ends the year with work by a group of gallery artists and friends whose contributions are held together by a literary theme. Each artist riffed on a favorite book; see how literature inspires different artists at Rule though the middle of January.

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Gallery Sketches: Four Shows to See in Denver for December 12-14

Dateline: 008 Dateline 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, December 13

Dateline opens its doors for a smart, one-night exhibition by four young artists, including Alex Cutler, L.A.'s February James, Xavian Lahey and Shawn Taylor. Curated by Dateline partner Jerome Dorrance, the group show takes a bold look at the future of art, without looking back.

Gallery Sketches: Four Shows to See in Denver for December 12-14

Plein Air 365x5 Ted Garcia Fine Art Gallery, Aspen Grove, Littleton Through December 31 303-794-0640

Plein air artist Ted Garcia braved the elements and sometimes the flu to paint outdoors every single day for five years. See his journey through seasons and time daily at his pop-up gallery in Aspen Grove (there are regular Friday happy hour receptions); the show wraps up at the end of the month.

Want more? See the Westword art event listings to learn more about current gallery and art museum exhibitions and openings in the metro area.

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Ironton Studios & Gallery

3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216

303-297-8626

www.irontonstudios.com

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Rule Gallery

530 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

303-800-6776

rulegallery.com

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DATELINE

3004 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

facebook.com/ddaatteelliinnee

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Aspen Grove

7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120

303-794-0640

www.shopaspengrove.com


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