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click to enlarge The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. - Open Mon.-.Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. - Featuring watercolor and oils artist Thomas Owens - views of Pikes Peak. Also featuring Steve LeBlancs - wildlife bronze work, through July 31.
  • The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-.Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring watercolor and oils artist Thomas Owens views of Pikes Peak. Also featuring Steve LeBlancs wildlife bronze work, through July 31.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. noon to 4 p.m. Free. Featuring Barter, Bits and Dollars: The Money of Colonial America runs through Oct.

The Artists' Alcove, The Antique Gallery, 21 N. Nevada Ave., 785-4814. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring expressionist artwork by Stanley Alan Randolph.

Bella Art & Frame, 366 2nd St., Suite B, Monument, 487-7691. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring custom framing, fine crafts and wearables.

Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Featuring black and white giclee panoramic prints of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak by Bruce Elliott. Runs through August.

Colorado College's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring CC alumnus Bill Starr's photos of past CC Extraordinary Dance! festivals. Runs June 27-July 15.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits include Chihuly through Aug. 14. Also featuring Hot Summer Nights, where the Fine Arts Center stays open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Featuring Anderson & Low: Athlete/Warrior, runs through July 17. Presenting Andy Warhol's Dream America from September 1-December 31, 2005.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Bearing Our Burdens: Traditional Native American Baskets through Aug. 21. Lula Evans: A Woman's Life in Quilts runs through December. History Explorers special learning events on July 16 and 23.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring photographs, paintings and clay art in Corpus Et Natura through July 18; Fanciful & Real Beasts July 22-Aug. 22.

Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899, elementsartgallery.com. Open Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring works by Colorado artisans.

Fast Frames, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 227-0161. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring black and white giclee panoramic prints of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak by Bruce Elliott. Runs through August.

Frameworks Gallery and Picture Framing Studio, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Featuring black and white photography by Larry Hampton. Runs through July 15, and artwork by Pat Dagnon and Shirley Abbott through Aug. 1.

Galeria de la Luz, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9161. Open Wed.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring impressionistic oil paintings.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Call for hours. Featuring A Looking Glass of One's Own: Contemporary Women Photographers; Two Mexican Views: Photographs by Paul Strand and Manuel Bravo; Books, Maps and Multiples: Contemporary Graphic Art; and Minimalism: Presence -- Absence. Runs through Aug. 5.

New West Art and Frame, 4689 Centennial Blvd., 528-2402. Featuring black and white giclee panoramic prints of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak by Bruce Elliott. Runs through August.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Sparkly LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan and Thomas J. Owen in Who's Who in American Art Wine Tasting, all three artists have been featured in Who's Who. Show runs through July 31.

*Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring a charity art show to benefit TESSA. Runs through July 29.

Public library exhibits, free. Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., featuring Karen Standridge's Landscapes through July 31. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument featuring Andrew Carnegie Libraries and Sam Marsh's Prehistoric Mammals, Protomammals and Dinosaurs through July 31. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. featuring J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon Administration Memorabilia through July 31.

Pueblo Convention Center, 3020 Central Main St., 719/542-1100. Featuring artwork by Don Woodard and Rayann Orr through Dec. 31.

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. Full Throttle: Underground Art & the Motorcycle through Aug. 27. Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art through Aug. 13. Laying Down the Line: The Work of John "Large" Largent through Aug. 20. The Bike and the Beat through Aug. 6. The Chop Shop and Steel City Tattoo through Aug. 20. European Addiction, through Aug. 27. Buell Children's Museum featuring Hog Wild, exhibitions featuring pigs and bikes in art through Sept. 3. Special events include Arts Talk Motorcycle Exhibit Guided Tours, July 21, Aug. 2. Motorcycle film series includes Motorcycle Mania on July 20; Easy Rider on Aug. 3; The Wild One on Aug. 17.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Opening July14, 5-9 p.m. for wood artist Michael Velez, pre-Columbian and landscape artist Andrew Velez, fetish carver Scott Garnet and Katsina carver Myron Beeson. Normal hours are Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun., noon-4 p.m.

art events and openings Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Now registering for summer art classes for youth and adults. Classes in many different areas including visual arts, dance, music and more. Visit sdc-arts.org or call 719/295-7200 for more info on registering.

Phototroph Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1313. Presents The Western Photographer by Keith Ladzinski. Open through Aug. 7, from Weds.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

*Castle Rock Gallery, Outlets of Castle Rock, Suite 247, 578-9226. Featuring A Year in the Life of a Camera through July 29. Give 52 Colorado photographers one week to shoot with the same camera, and the results are amazingly different.

Adobe Walls Antique Mall, 2808 W. Colorado Ave. An exhibit of mid-century Van Briggle "original" pottery featuring Master Potter Fred Willis, who will be throwing on the wheel Aug. 6, 11 a.m. A special seminar on dating Van Briggle potter is held later that day, 2-3 p.m. Free. Call 635-3394 for more.

Bike Art Show, The Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado, Suite 102, 338-8404. The exhibit by All Dimensions will include local, regional and national artists, and festivities on Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. will include music and drinks.

Optical Reverb, 3125 Sinton Rd., 210-9799. Featuring Self Imposed, artwork by Keith Stewart. Opens Aug. 5 - Aug. 31.

Fireplace Gallery, 5575 Industrial Place, 574-3224. Featuring the 2005 Summer Fine Art & Sale of the Colorado Springs Art Guild (CSAG). The sale continues throough August 31.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring Nard Claar's watercolor work through July 31.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Showing Susan Risinger's multimedia exhibit Box Canyons through July 30.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Pikes Peak Pastel Society exhibit, Point of Departure. The gallery is free, open Tues-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.

The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring watercolor and oils artist Thomas Owens' views of Pikes Peak. Also featuring Steve LeBlanc's wildlife bronze work. Runs through July 31.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Representing 90 Colorado high country artists in many mediums.

Farm & Art Market, America the Beautiful Park (formerly Confluence Park), 126 Cimino Dr., runs Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Runs through Oct. 29. Market at Soda Springs Park, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs runs Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Runs through Sept. 28. Call 640-6154 or visit farmandartmarket.org for more.

*Monument Valley Park Farmers Market and Craft Fair, at the south end of the park, just off of Bijou St., on Westview Pl. Featuring fresh produce, homemade crafts, lotions and soaps, fresh cut flowers, unique jewelry and more. Runs Mondays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 26. Call 635-0944 for more.

Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park (3 blocks north of Hwy. 24), Woodland Park. Featuring art, crafts and more. Takes place next to the Teller County Farmers Market. Runs Fridays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Sept. 16. Call 232-4449 for more.

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