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 paintings by Ray Buday and beaded jewelry by Joan Buday, through Aug.
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.
Benchmark Gallery, 16 Colbrunn St. 635-9300. Featuring Attic Attitudes, work by Phyllis Liljegren Newson. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 23, 5-8 p.m.
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 Creative Disturbances, clay in an altered state, works by Deena Bennett. Opening reception: Sun., Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Clayprints in the main building through Sept. 6.
Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by The Chromatic Edge, Ginger Munoz, Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame, Chuck Bigger and more.
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 Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec. Also, Rifle of the West: the Murphey Winchester Collection, through Sept. 1.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Domestic Blitz III... Midlife Crisis, works by Deb McMahan and Billie Kiernan, through Aug. 20.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St. 520-1899. Featuring Colorado en Plein Air, works by 10 local artists. Aug. 16-Sept. 3. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 16, 6-9 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: Colored By Process, regional artists on the theme of color as a key artistic component, Aug. 16-Sept. 27, with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m. 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.
Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring Ben Wittick -- Professional Photographer 1845-1903.
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241,
www.thehumantouchgalleries.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat.; 12-5 p.m., Sunday. Featuring impressionistic oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Sept.
LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring oil paintings by Kazuko Stern, through Aug.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Featuring Out of Focus, abstract photography by Tim Davis, through Aug. 25.
Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring local art by Bill Burgess, Pat Dagnon and Elizabeth Stanbro, through Sept. 30.
Rich Designs Gallery, 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200 or
www.richdesignsgallery.com. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 17. Ken Valastro, one-man show, Sept. 10-21. Sat., Sept. 14, 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.
art events and programs
Annual Navajo Rug and Indian Auction at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For details, call 634-5581 Ext. 321. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 16-17.
Home to House the Heart: The House in Art, community hands-on art day at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free demonstrations and activity on drawing, painting, watercolor, wheelthrowing and more. 634-5581. Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.
Photographer Jim Keen showing his panoramic images of the Rockies at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-5330. Tues., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Beauty for Ashes, a project assisting the families afflicted by the Hayman fire. Victims can bring their broken dishes (ceramic, china, stoneware) to a local mosaic artist who will use them to create art for your family. Call 389-1337.
CHAOS Studios seeking New Media artists specializing in video, installation, performance, audio and digital art for upcoming shows. Call 634-5429.
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 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.
Colorado State Fair Fine Art Show accepting applications. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Call Debbie Wallace, 719/561-8484, ext. 2080.
8th Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art/Photo and National Miniature Competition accepting entries for a show and sale held at the Aurora History Museum. For prospectus, call 303/693-0226. Deadline: Sept. 13.