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Gallery Sketches: Three Second Saturday Shows in Denver March 12

Do you like to go against the grain? First Friday is already old news, so here are three Second Saturday openings to keep your March art agenda rolling.
Escapism: Works on ePaper by Tim Schwartz
Leon Gallery
March 12 through April 24
Opening reception: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 12

Hacking rises to an art in the most literal of ways in Tim Schwartz’s brave new digital world of eScapes — gray-scale ePaper text screens manipulated to capture imagery from nature — that challenges the persistence of representation in art through the newest of mediums. An artist with a science background, the L.A.-based Schwartz also does work beyond the creative realm, including the development of technologies that help families reunite after disasters.
From Combat to Canvas
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Through March 25
Opening reception: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12

War may be hell, but so is its aftermath. To show how it affects the men and women on the front lines, Blair-Caldwell library curator Helen Littlejohn pulled together a collection of art and photography investigating the veteran experience for From Combat to Canvas, which serves as an outlet for a diverse group of local veterans who are also artists.
Duality: New Works by Andrew Hoffman
Super Ordinary Gallery 
March 12 through 31
Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12

The design-based imagery of Andrew Hoffman delves into modern symbology for Duality, a show that contains opposing forces of the mystical and the modern in clean, poster-ready compositions. Added bonus: The gallery is inside the Source in RiNo, so you can enjoy the art and browse the boutique at Super Ordinary, but also get dinner and a drink — all under one roof.

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

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