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Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Cultural Visions, mixed media by Magdalina (Marline Milhelich), through May. Patriotic Birds and Friends, works by woodcarver Georgia Dayhoff, through June. Reception: Sat., June 22, 3-6 p.m.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center. 260-1873. Featuring watercolors by Colorado artist Arleta Pech.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists on the Front Range and Fruits of the Imagination, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Canon Elementary Students, through June 1. Featuring Carbon-Based Life Forms, an open-entry exhibition featuring human and animal life forms, using carbon-based media including pencil, chalk, charcoal or ink. Opening Fri., June 7, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition, through Sept. 1.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, through July 6.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring The Ancient Parade and the Infernal Flying Horse Machine, recent fantasy paintings and sundry others by Santiago Perez.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, June 1-Aug. 16. Opening reception with live music and food: Sat., June 1, 4-6 p.m.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring Stigma Busters, works by famous artists who have or have had mental illness, through May 31.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse, by several local artists.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by Larry Hampton, through June 24.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Wed.-Mon., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Extreme Kaleidoscopes!, June 7-30. Opening reception: Fri., June 7, 2-7:30 p.m.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Images: Traditional and Transformed, fine art photography by Michael and Patricia Kimak, through May 31.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring Voice, Verse and Vision, 25 visual art works inspired by past winning entries in the Jean Ciavonne poetry contest. Also, digital art by Gregory G. Kelley, through May 31.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring local art by Sushe Felix, Cris Pulos and Nikos Pulos, through May 31.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Faces along the Bar, portraits by Deborah Serby and pottery by Jeremiah Houck, through June 28.

Rich Designs Gallery, 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200 or www.richdesignsgallery.com. Summer open house and all gallery show: Sat., June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 3-17. Meet the artist: Sat., Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, in the White Gallery through Aug. 25. Sean O'Meallie, in the Hoag Gallery through Aug. 10. Francis King, in the King Gallery through Aug. 3. Ira Sherman: Panaceas to Persistent Problems, through Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery through Aug. 17. Opening reception: Fri., May 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Second Floor Studios and Gallery Open House above the Michael Garman Galleries, 2418 W. Colorado Ave. Sat., June 1, 1-8 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, through June 4. The Colors of Nature, works by Sherry Rogers and Nancy Moeglein, June 6-Sept. 2. Opening reception: Thurs., June 6, 5-7 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring B/Found for Art, an exhibition of three-dimensional constructions, ready-mades and assemblage. Through May 31. Also the 37th annual Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Arts Show and Sale, June 4-27. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reception on Fri., June 7, 5-7 p.m.


art events and programs

Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.

37th Annual Palmer Lake Art Group Fine Arts Show and Sale at the Tri-Lakes Art Center, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Free, 488-3543. Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4-27.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring live music with the Dwight Shaw Big Band, gourmet dinner and cocktails. Optional black tie. $95 per person, RSVP to 719/295-7200. Fri., June 7, 6 p.m.


call for entries

Call for entries for Carbon-Based Life Forms, an open-entry exhibition featuring human and animal life forms, using carbon-based media including pencil, chalk, charcoal or ink. Art due Fri.-Sat., May 31 & June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kid's Art Stage at the Commonwheel Labor Day festival seeking young performers of all ages. Call Marica Hefti at 577-7700 or e-mail MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.

Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration, visit www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427. Deadline: June 15.

Colorado Springs WESTFEST seeking applications for artists and art exhibitor as well as vendors for the 2002 festival. Artists should contact Jon Schultz at 685-9348. Vendors should call Jim Wilson, 970/668-0861. Deadline: June 15.

Colorado State Fair Fine Art Show accepting applications. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Call Debbie Wallace, 719/561-8484 Ext. 2080.

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