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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 Full Spectrum, pastels by Jean M. Houghton.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 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.
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 Untouched by Human Hands, mixed media, through July 28.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, through Aug. 11, in the Community Gallery at 515 Manitou Ave. Featuring Clayprints in the main building; opening reception on Fri., July 26, 5-8 p.m.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition, The Art of the Ring, a survey of rings from antiquity to the present, Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica, and Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring A Piece of the True Cross: Relics and Oddities from the Museum Collection, through December.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Descansos, Where the Soul Stops to Rest, works by Caron O'Neil and Larry Hampton, through July 23.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, through Aug. 16.
FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Local Color: Art inspired by Colorado's people, landscapes, shapes and colors, through Aug. 16.
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: Series, featuring seven contemporary artists, through Aug. 2. Also at UCCS, in the University Center (open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), The Other End of Ground Zero, 33 color photographs by independent photojournalist Jeff Myers taken while working on assignment with Dan Rather in Afghanistan, through Aug. 26.
Phototroph Gallery, Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 3 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Featuring Lone Tree Landscapes, photography by Peter Kowalchuk, through July 28.
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. Featuring Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25. Sean O'Meallie, in the Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 10. Francis King, in the King Gallery, through Aug. 3. Ira Sherman: Panaceas to Persistent Problems, through Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 17.
art events and programs
Arts and the Law, a business seminar for artists and lawyers hosted by Colorado Lawyers for the Arts at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Sat., July 20, 9 a.m.
Botanical Illustration Workshop with the Colorado Native Plant Society at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Registration: 534-0698. Sat., July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21, August 18. More to come.
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.tangosprings.com. Six Mondays starting July 22. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee accepting applications to fill four vacancies to review works submitted by local artists for exhibitions at seven PPLD libraries. Membership terms are two years. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1202. Deadline: July 29.
call for entries
Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries for its and the Earth laughed ... with Flowers exhibit celebrating ... flowers. Send slides or photos to Eagle Fire, P.O. Box 4365, Woodland Park, 80866. Deadline: Aug. 10. Call 687-6824 for more.
Colorado State Fair Fine Art Show accepting applications. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Call Debbie Wallace, 719/561-8484, ext. 2080.