Arts and Culture

Second Saturday: A bright spot of art when you least expect it

Denver has a Second Saturday, and though it often seems to take a back seat to First Friday, the alternative art-night has its advantages. You won't have to elbow your way through crowds of sidewalk revelers, hawkers and buskers to get to the art, and you've also had a day's reprieve from the rat race of the work-week. Here are a couple of September 14 Second Saturday openings that you can walk into this weekend with a clear mind and fresh eyes.

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Delgany Sreet & 15th Street, opening with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. September 14 at Groundswell Gallery, offers a look at LoDo before it had a name, as caught in the '80s through the lens of photographer Kim Allen. The landscape Allen presents is a far cry from the clubbing zone that is LoDo today, shot in black and white and with a keen appreciation for architecture and details.

Delgany Street & 15th Street continues through October 8; for information visit Groundswell online or the Facebook event page.

And on the edge of RiNo at the tiny but potent cooperative Good Thieves Press, catch The Naughty Bit: Drawings, Prints by Amy K. Odorizzi, at a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Weather permitting, friendly Good Thieves openings tend to spill out onto the street; get details on Facebook on at the website.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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