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Photos: 40 West's new sci-fi exhibition explores the future through art

"Discovery -- The Time Orb," Maureen Collins
"Discovery -- The Time Orb," Maureen Collins

Science fiction can refer to space travel, time travel, futuristic technology, mutations and any other scenarios loosely based on science. 40 West Arts District will be exploring these different interpretations of sci-fi at its second annual Fall Arts Harvest exhibition, which opens tomorrow, October 15. "We have scientists who are artists in our group who bring a different sensibility around technology and space," says 40 West's Julie Byerlein. "We asked people to channel their inner [Isaac] Asimov, if you will, and kind of just think about, 'What does that translate to in any medium?'"

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The juried exhibition -- which will include paintings, glass art, sculpture, photography and digital art -- opens tomorrow and will run through November 9 at 40 West, which is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. A post-opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 1 as part of Denver Arts Week.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the pieces featured in the show.

"A Star is Born," Marcia Brill.
"A Star is Born," Marcia Brill.

"Black Hole," Anny B. Coury.
"Black Hole," Anny B. Coury.

"Celestial Wonder," Fred Luhman.
"Celestial Wonder," Fred Luhman.

Continue reading for more photos of 40 West's sci-fi exhibition.

"City of the Future," Barbara Gal.
"City of the Future," Barbara Gal.

"Experiment 3," Anna Cash Mitchell.
"Experiment 3," Anna Cash Mitchell.

"Trifid," Ken Takahashi.
"Trifid," Ken Takahashi.

"Untitled," Sean Conway.
"Untitled," Sean Conway.

"Visiting Great-Grandfather," Valerie Savarie.
"Visiting Great-Grandfather," Valerie Savarie.

For more information, visit the 40 West website.


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