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Gallery Sketches: Ring in the New Year at These Three First Friday Shows

Get ready, 2015, here we come: Start your new year of First Fridays with a look back at the career of a local cultural hero, a look forward at work by student artists, and an artistic view of the human brain. And more!

See also: Gallery Sketches: Four Shows to See in Denver on the First Friday in 2015

Jerry Jaramillo: Retrospective Chicano Humanities and Arts Council January 2 through 31 Opening reception: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 2

CHAC will honor founding member Jerry Jaramillo (in the news recently, because of a missing mural in Sunnyside), with a solo show and, later in January, a Life Work Achievement Award. In addition to gracing Denver's Northside with beautiful ethnic murals,Jaramillo is known for his sculpture and paintings, flavored by Chicano folklore and Mexican traditions in art. Return to CHAC on January 16, when the gallery and cultural stronghold pays tribute to the artist with a fiesta and award presentation.

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