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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. Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, July 12-Aug. 11.

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.

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, through July 23.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St. 520-1899. Featuring Robert Aertker, a one-man landscape painting show. Opening reception: Fri., July 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Around the Corner and Beyond, pastels by Emily M. Kline, through July.

Phototroph Gallery, under the Colorado Avenue bridge. Open Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 3 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Featuring Lone Tree Landscapes, photography by Peter Kowalchuk, through July 28. Opening reception: Fri., July 12, 5 p.m.

Poor Richard's, 324 1/2 N. Tejon. Featuring Portals: Doors, Windows, Alleyways, black and white photography by Nancy Moore, through July 19.

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.

art events and programs

Nature Photography Naturally, a free presentation by James H. Egbert at Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 Manitou Blvd. Call Andy at 481-0426. Tues., July 16, 7 p.m.

Arts and the Law, a business seminar for artists and lawyers hosted by Colorado Lawyers for the Arts at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Sat., July 20, 9 a.m.

Botanical Illustration Workshop with the Colorado Native Plant Society at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Registration: 534-0698. Sat., July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21, August 18. More to come.

Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee accepting applications to fill four vacancies to review works submitted by local artists for exhibitions at seven PPLD libraries. Membership terms are two years. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1202. Deadline: July 29.

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.

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