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 Patriotic Birds and Friends, works by woodcarver Georgia Dayhoff, through June.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring The Eye Test, colored pencil drawings by John Venezia, through June 30.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
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. The Art of the Ring, a survey of rings from antiquity to the present. Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists.
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 Light and Earth Structures, works by Blair Meerfield and Marty Mitchell through June 25.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, through Aug. 16.
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.
Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Series, featuring seven established contemporary artists, through Aug. 2.
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Wed.-Mon., 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Extreme Kaleidoscopes!, through June 30.
LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Cottonwood Art Academy, works by Sparky LeBold, Chris Alvarez, Daniel Breckenridge, Roger Carlson, Rita Cirillo, Richard Hoge, Dan Schultz and Kazuko Stern, through June.
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, May 25-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.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. FeaturingThe Colors of Nature, works by Sherry Rogers and Nancy Moeglein, through Sept. 2.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring the 37th annual Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Arts Show and Sale, through June 27. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Watercolor Company of Casper, Wyo. through June 30.
art events and programs
6th Annual Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring the work of over 75 Native American and Hispanic artists, live Native flute music and more. $5-$6, 634-5583. Opening reception: Fri, June 21, 6-9 p.m. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., June 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 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. Through June 27.
Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. Six Mondays starting June 10. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association seeking caring, sensitive artists to help patients express thoughts and memories they can no longer speak or write about. The artist's commitment is about two hours per week. Call Marica Hefti at 637-8049.
Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
call for entries
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.