Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of June 20-22

Where's the art this weekend? You can start in the Art District on Santa Fe, where collector-oriented Third Friday events will keep galleries hopping up and down the street. Or you can venture around (and outside of) the city for more show openings....

See also: Paper Work, Center for Visual Art

Unfinished, an Art Students League of Denver Invitational Pattern Shop Studio June 20 through August 18 Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. June 20

ASLD faculty and students will get a showcase in RiNo for the summer at the homey Pattern Shop, which is indeed housed within a residence. As the title implies, the exhibit focuses on work in progress, something we don't usually see on gallery walls. Expect a lot of variety in this exploration of how an artwork is built.

Continue reading for more Gallery Sketches. Margaret Kasahara El Pomar Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center June 21 through September 28

Colorado Springs artist Margaret Kasahara, whose bright, sectioned canvases comment on culture clash from an Asian perspective, opens a small summer solo show of new and old paintings and two site-specific installations. This opportunity to see Kasahara's work is well worth the hour drive south.

Elizabeth Mahler Licence Let Em Have It Salon Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. June 21

Photographer Elizabeth Mahler Licence's atmospheric works will take over the walls at Fallene Wells's posh Uptown salon, which doubles as a gallery. Drinks and music will accompany the art at the Saturday night reception.

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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