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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 watercolors by Jan Buday, through Sept. 8. Reception: Sun., Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m.

La Baguette, 4440 N. Chestnut (off Garden of the Gods), 599-0686. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Lost in Paris, new works by Naomi Wager, Nicole Jones and Kari Gieck inspired by a recent trip to the French capital. Through Sept. 30.

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 Art Show, featuring the members' latest works, Sept. 6-22. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Portraits and Illusions, paintings by Gina Dupre in the Avenue Gallery, until Oct. 14. Revelations, works by regional artists whose works are inspired by "internal and perhaps prophetic vision" in the main gallery from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m. Reception followed by interactive multi-arts event, "The Blue Door" from 8-11 p.m. See Art Events section (below) for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring 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. Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, Oct. 4 through Jan. 5. Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Lew Tilley Highlights: A Survey, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Selections from the Fine Art Collection, Oct. 4 through Feb. 2. Opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Members-only from 4-6 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5:30.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 18th annual Quilts and Woodworking juried exhibition opening on Sept. 7, running through Oct. 27. Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, photographs by Sean Cayton through Oct.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Nihonga, Japanese art by Aki May, through Sept. 30.

Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., holding the Annual Faculty Art Show in the Gallery. Hours: Mon-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m. Free. Call 527-6000 for more.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Bransby Atelier, an exhibit of paintings and photographs by 15 artists, Sept. 5-30. Opening reception on Thurs., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 7, 21 and 28.

Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Featuring Les Petites, an exhibition of fine art nudes by Carol Dass. Sept. 6-22. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.

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. Ken Valastro, one-man show, Sept. 10-21. Reception with the artist on Sat., Sept. 14, noon to 4 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., 685-9400. Hours: Daily, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring watercolor paintings and pen-and-ink drawings by Bryan Duddles. Sept 7 through Nov. 12. Opening reception: Sat., Sept. 7, noon to 3 p.m.art


art events and programs

Annual members meeting at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Vote on board candidates and hear about upcoming programs/events. Fri., Sept. 6, 6-7 p.m.

The Blue Door, an interactive multiarts event in the Community Gallery at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Interact with painters and potters at work, join a drum circle, and participate with live music. Free, family friendly, 685-1861. Fri., Sept. 13, 8-11 p.m.

Evening for Art Lovers at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Featuring an auction of custom and framed fine art prints. Live music. $5 donation, 634-3771. Fri., Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Sentimental Journey, the Fine Arts Center's ninth annual season opening gala honoring Marvin and Shirley Strait. At the Center, 30 W. Dale St. Black tie or "big band" attire. $125, 634-5581 Ext. 326. Sat., Sept. 14, 6 p.m.

Reflections, a Garden Club of America flower, horticulture and photography show presented by the Broadmoor Garden Club at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Free. 471-2148. Sat., Sept. 14, 9-4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, through Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Smoke- and alcohol-free environment. $6. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 7 & 21, Oct. 5 & 19. For more, 520-9277.

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,

www.tangosrpings.com. Six Mondays starting Sept. 9. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced: 8:30.


call for entries

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.

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