Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Imported Elegance: Kashmir and European Shawls of Paisley Design. Featuring Quilts and Fine Woodworking through Oct. 30.
Crider Shepard Gallery, 725 Manitou Ave. #5, 471-4069. Open Fri.-Mon, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. by appointment. Featuring Primative Obscura, paintings and sculptures that tap into our primal senses by John Enright and Dan Romano.
El Tesoro Restaurant & Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre. 471-0106. Hours Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring photography by Shirley Abbott.
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 At the Turn of the Century, photographs by Mark Sink through Oct. 30.
Public library exhibits in October, free. Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring The Book of Pirates through Oct. 31; The Golden Age of Sail through Nov. 20; Tools of the Trade Oct. 1-29. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Featuring Hugh Koester Photographs Oct. 1-31 and Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family through Oct. 30. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Featuring Marilyn Dunn's Brass Rubbings, Oct. 1-31. Cheyenne Mtn. Library, 1791D 8th St., Portraits and Landscapes by Dick Eustice, through Oct. 31.
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. Featuring Spika through Nov. 4.
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. Featuring Representing the West exhibit and sale, Larry Heller through Oct. 30; Bob Johnston Saddle Collection and Francis King collection of Western art through Oct. 23; Stephen Batura: The Way Things Are, Leon Loughridge: Saddles, Cabins and Mountain Vistas, Stephen Collector: Journeys to Ancient America and Jeannie Breeding: Earth Elements through Nov. 6.
Smokebrush Foundation and Gallery, 2118 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Open Fri.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment, 444-1012. Featuring Vote/Peace through Nov. 6.
Textures Gallery, 113 N. Tejon St., 475-2104. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring watercolor prints by local artist Jeannie Breeding.
art announcements Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness In the Family, a photo-text exhibit courtesy of Family Diversity Projects at East Library, 5550 N. Union through Oct. 30; UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Oct. 17-30. Call Anne at 964-1160 for more.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Featuring portraits of trick-or-treaters by photojournalist Anne Lennox. Oct. 12-Nov. 11. Special Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Photo Shoot Fri., Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m., photographs taken for consideration in next year's show.
Technology, Race, and Gender, Art in the 21st Century, UCCS University Ctr. rm. 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. NY artists Scott Duce and Robin Starbuck speak. Thurs., Oct. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 262-4306 for more.
U.S. Olympic Visitors Center, 1 Olympic Plaza. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Imagination Flex, a multi-media fine art exhibit. Runs Oct. 16-Nov. 30. Opens Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.
First Thursday Tastings, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $8-$12. Featuring five fall wines. Nov. 4, 5 p.m.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Visiting Art Faculty Exhibit from Nov. 2-Dec. 21. Opening Thurs., Nov. 4, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
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 3 Local Collectors, Highlights from the Brasch, Lehrer and Wenderski Collections through Nov. 23. Symposium with the collectors on Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
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. Featuring Uncommon Threads, an exhibit of similar materials but different viewpoints and techniques. Runs Nov. 5-28. Opening Fri., Nov. 5, 5-8 p.m.
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. Exhibits include The Persistence of Myth and Tragedy In Twentieth Century Mexican Art through Nov. 21; Tactile Gallery tours and demonstrations starting Oct. 20; Robert Doisneau's Paris, Nov. 6- Jan. 2. Opens Fri., Nov. 5, 4-7:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues., 1-6 p.m. Appointments avail. Featuring Landscapes, Portraiture, Mixed Media and Figurative Works by Cottonwood instructor and studio artists. Runs through Oct. 29. Featuring Small Paintings from Nov. 5-28. Opens Nov. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m.
Bordeaux and Doisneau, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $50-$60. French fare, wines, entertainment, a Cabaret and a silent art auction. Sat., Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Through the Lens Photography Lectures, UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Marie Navarre lectures on creating poetic collages. Thurs., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. Renee Cox lectures on race and gender stereotypes, Thurs., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. Call 262-4306 for more.
OpticalReverb Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Rd., 633-5541, ext. 4. Open Wed.-Sun., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Art benefit for Pikes Peak Ballet and Jazz Foundation featuring artist Alberto Leopizzi at 7 p.m., jazz and ballet dance performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 29.