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

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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The Wind Up Bird: Brian Comber and Bill Gian 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13 1136 Cherokee Street

Artists Brian Comber and Bill Gian teamed up for this one-night pop-up extravaganza in an exclusive piece of Golden Triangle real estate at 1136 Cherokee Street. Five floors of the tony townhome will be filled with artwork by the duo (as well as guest artists Lucy Geller, Tim Gianulis and Danny Vasquez), and the avant-garde music collective ANIMAL/ object will provide the party with a sonic landscape.

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Raw Fury #2 Zine Release Lowbrow Denver 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13

It's not your standard opening, but a sixty-page collection of art just seven-and-one-half inches square will debut tonight at Lowbrow Denver, where you can be one of the first to pick up a copy of the annual art zine Raw Fury #2. Featuring work by 23 artists from Denver and Chicago (with a removable print by traffic-cone screen-printer Frank Kwiatkowski tucked inside), even the zine itself, hand-printed on 140# French Pink Lemonade cover, is a work of art -- and a steal at only $13 a copy.

Sacred Traditions: New Works by Adrian Landon Brooks Super Ordinary 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 14

Adrian Landon Brooks draws inspiration from the hand-wrought graphic designs of bygone days, as well the sacred, painting and drawing his mystery-cloaked images in gouache and ink on wood and paper. PBRs will pop open for free at the reception, in Super Ordinary's stylish digs inside the Source.

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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