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La Baguette, 4440 N. Chestnut (off Garden of the Gods), 599-0686. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Lost in Paris, new works by Naomi Wager, Nicole Jones and Kari Gieck inspired by a recent trip to the French capital. Through Sept. 30.
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 Mixed Up, a show of mixed media by Betty Atherton, Fri., Sept. 27 through Sun., Oct. 13. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Portraits and Illusions, paintings by Gina Dupre in the Avenue Gallery, through Oct. 14. Revelations, works by regional artists whose works are inspired by "internal and perhaps prophetic vision" in the main gallery through Oct. 19.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Sah Weh: One Thousand Years of Pueblo Pottery, a senior thesis by Tracey Clark, Oct. 1-Nov. 15. Reception and gallery talk on Fri., Oct. 11, 3 p.m.
Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibiting its Regional 2002 Fine Art Exhibition in the Visitors Center at the United States Olympic Complex, northwest corner of Boulder and Union. Sept. 27 through Nov. 9. Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 27, 5-7:30 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, Oct. 4 through Jan. 5. Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Lew Tilley Highlights: A Survey, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Selections from the Fine Art Collection, Oct. 4 through Feb. 2. Opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Members-only from 4-6 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5:30.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 18th annual Quilts and Woodworking juried exhibition running through Oct. 27. Featuring Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec. Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, photographs by Sean Cayton through Oct. Sean Cayton and a U.S. Forest Service rep. will be presenting a slide show on Sat., Sept. 28, 2 p.m.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Woodfire Invitational, curated by Vickey Hansen, through Oct. 15.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring Sparky LeBold, Leaving for Portugal Show, Sept. 27 through Oct. 11. Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union, Pueblo, featuring the work of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Fri. Oct. 4 through Thurs., Oct. 31. Opening reception on Fri., Oct 4, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tues.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 719/545-8407.
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.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Featuring recent oil paintings by Rita Cirillo. Oct. 1-31. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Bransby Atelier, an exhibit of paintings and photographs by 15 artists, through Sept. 30. Open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 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.
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. Opening 6 new exhibitions on Thurs., Sept. 19, 5-8 p.m. In the White Gallery: Conceptual Clothing, through Nov. 2. In the third-floor Foyer Gallery, Surface Treatments through Nov. 9. In the Regional Gallery, Extending the Body: Fashion Accessories through Nov. 9. In the King Gallery, Cowboy Culture through Oct. 26. On the second-floor Foyer Gallery, Soc Trang -- A Vietnamese Odyssey, through Nov. 9.
art events and programs
Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, a slide presentation by photographer Sean Cayton and a forest service rep. at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Sat., Sept. 28, 2 p.m.
Fiber Arts Festival presented by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, featuring unique, handcrafted clothing, accessories, and gifts made by the artists and demonstrations too, at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art for the Sangres, sixth annual show and sale, at Historic Pines Ranch in Westcliffe. Works by 24 artists available to purchase; painting demonstration. Sat., Sept. 28. Preview of art begins at 3:30 p.m. with reception at 4:30, drawing for the intent-to-purchase sale is at 6:30. $20, or $30 per couple. For reservations, 719/783-3018.
Second annual Studio Tour and Fall Arts Festival in historic downtown Salida. Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reception with artists throughout town from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 719/530-0792 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitou Springs Annual Buffalo BBQ and Arts Fest, at Memorial Park in Manitou. Two days of arts, crafts, food and music. Sat., Sept. 28 and Sun., Sept 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 685-4263.
Learn to Square Dance, Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club is offering instructions at the Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak, on Sun. Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. 574-6664.
Flashback to the '90s, First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. 634-5583. Featuring food, art and '90s music. Thurs., Oct. 3, 5-7:30 p.m.
Festival of Fine Art at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. A special exhibition and sale of Springs Seven Fine Artists of Colorado and local artists. Tues., Oct. 1 through Wed., Oct. 30. Opening reception: Thurs., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. 520-7453.
Christmas Crafts Festival presented by the Palmer Lake Art Group, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, proceeds to art scholarships for Tri Lakes students. 488-3543.
ForM and DysfuNCtioN, a benefit and art auction for the Manitou Art Theater at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. $TBA. Art opening at 6:30 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 4.