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.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring works by Braldt Bralds in conjunction with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
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, through July 11.
Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at the Robert M. Isaac Municipal Building, Kiowa and Weber. All media. Through July 26.
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, through Sept. 8. Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica, through Sept. 8. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, through Aug. 25.
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 Descansos ... Where the Soul Stops to Rest, works by Caron O'Neil and Larry Hampton, June 28-July 23. Opening reception: Fri., June 28, 6-8 p.m.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, through Aug. 16.
FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Local Color: Art inspired by Colorado's people, landscapes, shapes and colors, through Aug. 16.
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.
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. On display: Series, featuring seven contemporary artists, through Aug. 2. Also at UCCS, in the University Center (open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), The Other End of Ground Zero, 33 color photographs by independent photojournalist Jeff Myers taken while working on assignment with Dan Rather in Afghanistan, through Aug. 26.
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!, 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.
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. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 3-17. Meet the artist: Sat., Aug. 3, noon to 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.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring The 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.
Woodmen Valley Chapel, 350 Chapel Lane, 599-8652.
www.wvchapel.org. Featuring Gift of Art, works by Lorraine Danzo, Roger Carlson and Donna Arndt, through July 8.
art events and programs
Dart for Art 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. In Monument Valley Park just south of the center. $5-$18, 634-5581. Sat., June 29, 7 a.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 and 21, August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center School of Arts now enrolling for the Spring 2002 sessions. Featuring 33 new classes. Call 719/295-7200 for a complete schedule.
Acting Class focusing on cold readings and script interpretation. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Private coaching available. Call 262-9078 for interview.
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.
Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m. www.swinginthesprings.com.
Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers offering weekly classes in traditional and contemporary Scottish social dancing. New classes start at the beginning of each month. At the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-0714.
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.
Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth summer classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.
McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more. Anne Hall, email@example.com
call for entries
Colorado State Fair Fine Art Show accepting applications. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Call Debbie Wallace, 719/561-8484 Ext. 2080.
Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional 2002 accepting entries. Juried by Desmond O'Hagan, $1,000 top prize. For prospectus, send SASE to Regional, P.O. Box 1304, Colo. Spgs., CO 80901-1304. Deadline: Aug. 27.