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 the watercolors of Mary Wright, through Nov.
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.
Bella Art & Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument 487-7691. Gallery Hours: Tues. Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Featuring new work by Kathryn Wallace, Michelle Vandapas, Janice E. Hill, Laura Reilly, Judith Brown, T.D. Lucy, Danae Grigsby, Lorraine Danzo, Jo Gaston, Becky Carver, Larry Hampton, Mark Wong, Bruni Berkowitz, Barbara E. Coast and Ramona Lapsley, through Dec.
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 Objects, Images and Ideas, a solo exhibit of recent works by Kim Sayers-Newlin, through Nov. 24.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Works and Process, an exhibition by BAC studio artists highlighting the role of the creative process in art, through Nov. 30 in the Main Gallery.
Community Gallery at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Featuring Four Directions by Sushe Felix, Margaret Kasahara, Reba Lee and Tracy Felix, through Nov. 23.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Sah Weh: One Thousand Years of Pueblo Pottery, a senior thesis by Tracey Clark, through Nov. 15.
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 Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, through Jan. 5. Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions, through Nov. 24. Lew Tilley Highlights: A Survey, through Nov. 24.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day Photographs by photographer Gregory Mac Gregor, through Dec.; Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec.
The Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou, 685-9000. Featuring recent paintings and pottery by local artists Tina and Ken Riesterer. Nov. 14 through Jan. 15. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. Opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 14, 5:30-7:00.
Dale Street Caf and Gallery, 115 E. Dale, 578-9898, Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring Patricia and Michael Kimak, Lee Manning, Richard Hoge, and other artists, through Nov. 16.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union, Pueblo, featuring the work of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Gallery hours are Tues.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 719/545-8407.
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. Caf II: The Journeys of Cuban Artists, through Nov. 22. At the UCCS University Center: Get Rowdy, football photographs by Gary Goldberg and Sandy Wassenmiller, with a talk by the artists at 7 p.m., through November. Coming in Dec.: Project Face to Face, an exhibit of masks cast from people living with HIV.
William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee Street, Denver. 303/893-2360. Gallery hours: Tues. Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Featuring area artists Sushe Felix and Jean Gumpper. Through Jan. 4.
Deb Komitor Studio, 741 Panorama Dr., 634-8456, Featuring a Holiday Open Studio and Sale, original art by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller and Laura Reilly. Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., & Sun., Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Manitou and Other places works by local photographer Sunnie Sacks, through Nov.
Pikes Peak Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Mon. -Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Recent Visions, with watercolor and foil relief, sculpture and digital photography by Jet Wilson, Don Orr and Jim Doengess. Free. Though Dec. 12.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Gallery hours: Sat., noon to 5 p.m., Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Weekdays by appointment. Featuring Bill Starr: In the Studio -- Type 665, through Nov. 24.
Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456, Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring artists Don Green, Steve Morath and Dawn Wil, through Nov. 29.
Quintessence Fine Art Gallery, 725 Manitou Ave. #3, in the Manitou Springs 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.
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. In the White Gallery: Own Your Own Holiday Art Show & Sale, discover an excellent selection of original fine art and fine craft artworks through Dec. In the Hoag Gallery: Iconography, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Orthodox Church. Byzantine and Renaissance icons will reveal the spiritual and artistic path taken by the Greek and Roman Orthodox church, through Jan 25. For more, visit www.sdc-arts.org.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., 685-9400. Hours: Daily, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring landscape and floral artist Irene Braun and impressionist Kathryn McMahon. Opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit the IAFF Fallen Firefight Memorial Fund. Through Jan. 13.
The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Featuring Reflections by Hugh Daley and Larysa Martyniuk, through Dec. 31. Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.
art events and programs
16" & Under, a show of small works by local artists at FastFrame's two locations. Free. Opening reception at 5154 Centennial Blvd. on Fri., Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Second opening reception at 1670 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. on Sat., Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Exhibition dates: Nov. 15 through Jan. 10, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 277-0161, 576-8008.
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 Sat., Nov. 16. For more, 520-9377.
Art Show and Auction, Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Select from oils, prints, lithographs, watercolors, sculptures, etc. $15, 632-2783. Sat., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
You Call This Art? Interactive gallery walk, hors d'oeuvres & cash bar at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Sat., Nov. 17, 2-5 p.m. $3-$5. Reservations, 634-5581.
The Fine Art of Shopping, an opening reception of arts and crafts by over 90 Colorado artists, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Wed., Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m. Galleries open Tues.-Sat., through Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 Nov. 26. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced: 8:30. $10 class, $54 session.
John Fielder presenting a slide show of some of his scenic photographs and signing copies of his book, The Best of Colorado, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call 634-4468 for more. $10. Tues., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
call for entries
Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest. Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to write a poem about the past, teachers are encouraged to review poems and submit no more than five per class. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2003. Complete rules available from any library or on its Web site at ppld.org. Awards will be announced in mid-April. Six young writers will receive $25 each, a book and a Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration poster. Call 531-6333 Ext. 2405.
Artists interested in having work considered for exhibition at seven Pikes Peak Library locations should bring five pieces to the Meeting Room at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., between 10 a.m. and noon on Tues., Nov. 19. If accepted, exhibits will hang for approximately one month. For more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 531-6333 Ext. 1202.