Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 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.
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, through Sept. 22.
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, Sept. 13 through 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 (column to right) for more.
Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibiting its Regional 2002 Fine Art Exhibition in the Visitors Center at the United States Olympic Complex, northwest corner of Boulder and Union. Sept. 27 through Nov. 9. Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 27, 5-7:30 p.m.
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. Featuring Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nikawa, works focusing on river travel, through Sept. 17.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring Sparky LeBold, Leaving for Portugal Show, Sept. 27 through Oct. 11. Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring And the Earth Laughed ... With Flowers, a mixed media multiple artist show, through Nov. 1.
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, through Sept. 27.
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241,
www.thehumantouchgalleries.com. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.. Featuring impressionistic oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Sept.
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.
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, through Sept. 22.
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.
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. Opening 6 new exhibitions on Thurs., Sept. 19, 5-8 p.m.
art events and programs
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 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eighth annual Piecing Partners Quilt Display and Silent Auction presented by the Piecing Partners Quilt Guild at the Rock Ledge Ranch Carriage House in conjunction with the Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival. Free. 382-7386 or 389-1401. Fri., Sept. 13, noon to 6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eric Bransby, nationally noted muralist, presenting "A Mural Painting: A Life on the Wall," a slide lecture in the UCCS University Center on Fri., Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Fresco workshop on Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22. Registration deadline is Sun., Sept. 15. For more, call 651-1588.
Fall Craft Fair at Wild Oats Market, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Local craft vendors, live music, arts & crafts for kids and more. ID cards made for children. Sat., Sept. 21, noon to 4 p.m. 548-1667.
Fiber Arts Festival presented by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, featuring unique, handcrafted clothing, accessories, and gifts made by the artists and demonstrations too, at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art for the Sangres, sixth annual show and sale, at Historic Pines Ranch in Westcliffe. Works by 24 artists available to purchase; painting demonstration. Sat., Sept. 28. Preview of art begins at 3:30 p.m. with reception at 4:30, drawing for the intent-to-purchase sale is at 6:30. $20, or $30 per couple. For reservations, 719/783-3018.
call for entries
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.
Business of Art Center 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.