American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Rendezvous with Destiny: The Money of WWII. Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through Aug. 15, 2003. Call 632-2646.
Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Take Seven, the work of seven local portrait photographers including Sean Cayton, Ryan and Becky Kercher, Miranda Kombert, Jane McBee, Wendy Pearce Nelson, Sandra Elliott Orsillo, Christian and Joel Metzler. in the atrium. Through Jan. 2003.
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 oil paintings by George Hart & jewelry of George Fellows, through December.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 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.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873. Featuring "Care & Share Food Bank": bring in $10 or 10 lbs. of food & win personalized framed lovebirds. Also featuring Winter Landscapes by various artists.
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 329-1574. Featuring Naked People explored through painting, sculpture, and mixed-media works, through Dec. 22. Opening Reception: Fri., Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Fine Art of Toys: A Playful Experience! An exhibit of fun, serious, functional, impractical, and transformational toys and toy images by regional artists. Focus: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, a juried exhibition of photographs of the region captured within a 24-hour period. Through Dec. Opening reception (for both shows) Fri., Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Mexican Painting: An Other View. Through Dec. 19. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 6, 5-7 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 Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, through Jan. 5.
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. Through Jan. 15. Open 5:30-10 p.m. daily.
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 Lee Manning, black-and-white photography through Feb. Also fine art photography by Patricia and Michael Kimak, oils by Richard Hoge and other artists. Opening Reception: Wed., Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring The Wide Wide World of Winter, a mixed media, multiple artists show through March 14. Opening reception Sat., Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. Mon. Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues. through Sun., 5-9 p.m. 650-1427, 593-9372. Featuring Laura Reilly's Small Treasures, second annual Small Painting Show and Sale of Reilly's original oil paintings, Through Dec. 31.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., featuring Artists' Holiday Celebrating works by Emily Kline, Kay Little, Kazako Stern, Richard Hoge, Rita Cirillo, Mike & Pat Kimack, Sunnie Sacks. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. 685-0452.
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 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. Featuring Elaine Bean: Thin Layers & Caught in the Headlights, an exhibition and sale of photographs by the owner of Phototroph Gallery. Through Dec. 22. Opening reception: Fri,, Dec. 6, 5 - 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Weekdays by appointment.
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.
Textures Gallery, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 475-2104. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat.,11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring silver jewelry and wood sculptures of Colorado Springs artist Annie Hague, through January.
art events and programs
First Thursday, a hip, unique environment from 5-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $4-$8, 634-5581. On Thurs., Dec. 5: a wine-tasting event with live jazz.
North Weber Street Holiday Art & Crafts Sale, featuring a variety of arts and gifts, 726 N. Weber. Fri., Dec. 6, 2-6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Sale at Colorado College Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Fri., Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, and Sun. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 389-6769.
Glass Artist Jay Allensworth will be showing contemporary stained and Kiln-Worked glass pieces at Art Dog Design, 617 S. Sierra Madre. Fri., Dec. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. 635-8384.
Colorado Ironworks presenting a Twisted Holiday Show at 615 S. Sierra Madre. Featuring works by Sandy Lacasse, Gerry Canavan, and Judi Ellias-Ochs. Fri., Dec. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. 447-1622.
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.
Ballroom Dance Classes at the Downtown YMCA. Learn swing salsa, tango, waltz, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. Wednesdays 7:30 -9:00p.m., Fridays 7-9p.m.. Call 634-3029 or 473-9622.
Cheyenne Mountain High School's Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, 1200 Cresta Rd. Through Mon., Dec. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 475-6110, ext. 232.
call for entries
Business of Art Center is now accepting proposals from Colorado artists for the 2003 Avenue Gallery. To be considered, an artist must be a current member of the BAC. To submit a proposal, send or bring a portfolio with samples, sketches, and ideas for an exhibit to the BAC at 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Deadline is Dec. 15. Call 685-1861.