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.
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Featuring a retrospective exhibit of artwork by Susan Holmes Kleinschmidt (1953-2002). Through Aug. 25. Memorial service honoring Kleinschmidt on Sat., Aug. 24, 11 a.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 works by Creative Disturbances, clay in an altered state, works by Deena Bennett. Aug. 2-25. 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 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. Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, photographs by Sean Cayton through Oct.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nikawa, works focusing on river travel. Aug. 23-Sept. 7. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 23, 5-8 p.m.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St. 520-1899. Featuring Colorado en Plein Air, works by 10 local artists. Through Sept. 3.
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, through Sept. 27. 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.
Giclee Print Gallery, 228 S Union Ave, Pueblo. Featuring Popped Arts, prints of gallery members on display through September.
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. 685-1241
www.thehumantouchgalleries.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 12-5 p.m.. 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.
Quintessence Fine Art Gallery, 725 Manitou Ave. #3, in the promenade. 338-2138. Open Fri-Sun., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Featuring contemporary art by Andr Angelo, Greg Carlson, Martin Montoya and Ron Koehn.
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.
art events and programs
Commonwheel Artists 28th Annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring artisans from all over the country, live music, kids entertainment, food court and much more. Sat., Aug. 31. Sun.-Mon., Sept. 1-2.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.
Beauty for Ashes, a project assisting the families afflicted by the Hayman fire. Victim 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.
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 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.
Business of Art Center accepting entries for Revelations, work inspired by visions and revelations. All media. Call Amy Clay at 685-1861. Juried by Brett Andrus. Slides due Sept. 1. Also accepting partial or full donations of all media for ForM & DysfuNCtioN -- The Art of Impractical Objects, an art show and auction to benefit the Manitou Art Theater. Works due Sept. 30.
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.