Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. 636-1901. Free. Featuring Annual Spring Show Reception, interpretations of spring. Runs May 1-30.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring landscapes, wildlife, Americana, aeronautical, Civil War, and local scenes. Runs through May 31.
ARTSpace Gallery, at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. 385-7900. Open 8 a.m. weekdays, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m. Presenting Illusions: Unique Images in Painting & Sculpture. Show runs through June 20.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments avail. Kim Sayers-Newlin exhibition through May 31.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues. - Sat. Featuring Sacred Seed Fruitful Harvest, Whitney Forsyth's larger than life ceramic sculptures and installations. Runs through June 5.
Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St., 633-6278. Students from Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy will display their artistic creations May 1-30.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Realism & Illusion: Selections from the Taylor Museum Permanent Collection, through August 15. Exhibition by Dale Chihuly, June 12 through August 15. Museum Discovery Days for ages 6-10, every Saturday.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring H. L. Standley Photographs through June 13. Imported Elegance: Kashmir and European Shawls of Paisley Design.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tandem Exhibit, featuring art by Mickey Baxter and Susan B. Demos. Show runs through June 21. Expressions in Kumihimo, June 24 through July 19.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Tues., 2-7 p.m. Featuring Southwest Expressions by Chris Alvarez and Dan Schultz. Show runs through June 1.
Eagle Fire Gallery, Eagle Fire Lodge and Conference Center, 777 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park. 687-5700. Daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Featuring work reminding us of our heritage of freedom. We the People, a juried multi-media art show runs May 15-July 9.
East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, x1202. T.D. Lucy will exhibit paintings featuring western sunsets, mountains, still life and more. Show runs from May 3-30.
Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring A Celebration of Mothers Art Show with local artists. Runs through May 31. For more call 685-0636.
Florin Group, 26 S. Tejon, Suite 300, 471-8422. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Keyhole Show, student work from the Colorado Springs School. Runs through July 2.
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. Featuring 2004 Student Art Exhibition and the Salon des Refuses. Runs through May 21..
I.R.I.S. Gallery, 612 N. Tejon St., 635-3533. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Featuring "Esprit!" Gardens and Pathways, new paintings by Laura Reilly. Runs through June 5.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the wood turned art of Max Rupp and Dale Scott. Runs May 1-31.
Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., 531-6333 x1202. Nuance's Spring,featuring art by seven painters and Summer Dreams, a display by award-winning woodworker Ron Balka. Running May 3-28.
Palmer Lake Art Group, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 719/488-9685. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Presenting 39th Annual Fine Arts Show and Sale, May 7-27.
Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Featuring 2-D and 3-D artwork of Studio 101 artists, ages 6-10. May 1-30, Children's Area.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Weekdays by appointment. Featuring I'm With Her, with photographs by Carol and Steven Dass. Runs through May 22.
Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Featuring Annual PPCC Art Student Exhibit. Runs through June 16.
Raven's Nest Coffee, 330 N. Institute. 632-3433. Open Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Featuring Sam Hollingsworth's charcoal drawings and paintings through June 24.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. re: Nowned--Mel and Bernice Strawn, May 8 through August 14. re: Invented--Contemporary American Ceramics, May 29-August 28. re:Built featuring Joe Kronwitter, Sean O'Meallie, Christopher Romer and Ron Sterkel through Aug. 14, re:Joined featuring Klaus Anselm, Marianne Cardinal and James Koehler through Aug. 21; Orton Cone Box Exhibit May 15-Aug. 21, re:Invented featuring Contemporary American Ceramics, May 29-Aug. 28.
Textures Gallery, 113 N. Tejon. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 475-2104. Featuring watercolor prints by renowned local artist Jeannie Breeding.
art announcements A Bit of Our Garden Van Briggle Art Pottery Symposium, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 217 S. Tejon. $125. June 10-12, beginning 9 a.m. Visit
www.cspm.org or call 385-5637 for more.
Gala Opening for Tri-Lakes Views 2004, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $30-$35. Featuring World Renowned Puppeteer Patty Smithsonian. Sat., June 5, 7-10 p.m. For more call 719/481-0475.
Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional 2004 Show, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Free. Runs through June 30. For more call 574-6649 or 630-1611.
Bemis School of Art Summer Programs, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Children's workshops include Kaleidoscope and Ocean Journey; Adult workshops include Popular Techniques in Oil Painting and Stone Setting and Ring Fabrication.