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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 paintings by Ray Buday and beaded jewelry by Joan Buday, through Aug. watercolors by Jan Buday, through Sept. 8. Opening reception: Sun. Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Benchmark Gallery, 16 Colbrunn St. 635-9300. Featuring Attic Attitudes, work by Phyllis Liljegren Newson.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Clayprints in the main building through Sept. 6. Landmarks and Cottages, paintings by Jerry Dowdy, through Sept. 7. Meet the artist: Sat., Aug. 31, 1-4 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 An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition, through Sept. 1. The Art of the Ring, a survey of rings from antiquity to the present, through Sept. 8. Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica, through Sept. 8.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec. Also, Rifle of the West: the Murphey Winchester Collection, through Sept. 1. Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, photographs by Sean Cayton through Oct.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nikawa, works focusing on river travel. Through Sept. 7.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St. 520-1899. Featuring Colorado en Plein Air, works by 10 local artists. Through Sept. 3.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring And the Earth Laughed... With Flowers, a mixed media multiple artist show, through Nov. 1.

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: Colored By Process, regional artists on the theme of color as a key artistic component, through Sept. 27.

Giclee Print Gallery, 228 S Union Ave, Pueblo. Featuring Popped Arts, prints of gallery members on display through September.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. 685-1241

www.thehumantouchgalleries.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 12-5 p.m.. Featuring impressionistic oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Sept.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring oil paintings by Kazuko Stern, through Aug. Nihonga, Japanese art by Aki May, through Sept. 30. Opening reception: Sun., Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Featuring Carol Dass: Les Petites, an exhibition of fine art nudes. Sept. 6-22. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Bransby Atelier, an exhibit of paintings and photographs by 15 artists, Sept. 5-30. Opening reception on Thurs., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 7, 21 and 28.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring local art by Bill Burgess, Pat Dagnon and Elizabeth Stanbro, through Sept. 30.

Quintessence Fine Art Gallery, 725 Manitou Ave. #3, in the 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.

Rich Designs Gallery, 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200 or

www.richdesignsgallery.com. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 17. Ken Valastro, one-man show, Sept. 10-21. Sat., Sept. 14, noon to 4 p.m.


art events and programs

An Evening of Roadhouse Rock and Blues with Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks, a fundraiser for the Business of Art center, 515 Manitou Ave. $2-$4, 685-1861. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 30-31, 7 p.m.

Commonwheel Artists 28th Annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring artisans from all over the country, live music, kids entertainment, food court and much more. Sat., Aug. 31. Sun.-Mon., Sept. 1-2.

Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.

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 Sept. 9. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced: 8:30.

Evening for Art Lovers at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Featuring an auction of custom and framed fine art prints. Live music. $5 donation, 634-3771. Fri., Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Sentimental Journey, the Fine Arts Center's 9th annual season opening gala honoring Marvin and Shirley Strait. At the Center, 30 W. Dale St. Black tie or "big band" attire. $125, 634-5581 Ext. 326. Sat., Sept. 14, 6 p.m.

Reflections, a Garden Club of America flower, horticulture and photography show presented by the Broadmoor Garden Club at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Free. 471-2148. Sat., Sept. 14, 9-4 p.m.

Beauty for Ashes, a project assisting the families afflicted by the Hayman fire. Victim can bring their broken dishes (ceramic, china, stoneware) to a local mosaic artist who will use them to create art for your family. Call 389-1337.

CHAOS Studios seeking New Media artists specializing in video, installation, performance, audio and digital art for upcoming shows. Call 634-5429.


call for entries

Business of Art Center accepting entries for Revelations, work inspired by visions and revelations. All media. Call Amy Clay at 685-1861. Juried by Brett Andrus. Slides due Sept. 1. Also accepting partial or full donations of all media for ForM & DysfuNCtioN -- The Art of Impractical Objects, an art show and auction to benefit the Manitou Art Theater. Works due Sept. 30.

8th Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art/Photo and National Miniature Competition accepting entries for a show and sale held at the Aurora History Museum. For prospectus, call 303/693-0226. Deadline: Sept. 13.

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