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click to enlarge UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs - Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., - Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Oriente: Contemporary - Paintings from Eastern Cuba through Aug. 4. Visit - galleryuccs.org for more.
  • UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Paintings from Eastern Cuba through Aug. 4. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly through September. Visit money.org for more.

Bella Art & Frame, Beacon Lite and Front Street, Monument. Featuring works by Daniel Fraley through July 19. Call 487-7691 for more.

The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. Featuring works by local artists through Aug. 11.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Contraband, a gallery members show on the theme of banned, illegal and prohibited things through July 30.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Contemporary Icons: Symbols & Signs of the Times through July 29. Also featuring Body Language, a two-artist mixed media and sculptural vessel exhibit through Aug. 1. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.

Candlelight Coffee Lounge, 526 S. Tejon St. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Perceptions, works by Bill Magee, through July 31. Call 227-8639 for more.

Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Featuring Lemon Drop, works by Ben Gonzalez, through Aug. 3. Call 598-7565 for more.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest through Oct. 14. Looming Large: The Artistic Legacy of Pikes Peak through March 2007. Marketing the Mountain: Pikes Peak in the Popular Imagination through 2007. Also featuring Exploring Cowboy History, July 8. Exploring American Indian History, July 22. Exploring Local History Through Sculpture and Architecture, Aug. 12. Visit cspm.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Alchemy of Fire and Ash, the works of 17 ceramic artists, through July 17. Presenting Clay, Color and Creative Curiosities, works by Coreen Abbott and Sharon Cupit, July 21 through Aug. 21. Opening reception, July 21, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #1, 633-3899. Featuring Dust in the Wind, clay works by Jeremiah Houck, Jen and John Ellis, Lorraine Sheppard and Alicia Griggs through Aug. 23. Visit elementsartgallery.com for more.

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non-members. Featuring Explorer or Spy: The Pike Legacy through Dec. 30.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. Featuring works by James McNeill Whistler through Aug. 20. Works by Dale Chihuly from Sept 8 through Jan. 7, 2007. Opening Gala, Sat., Sept. 9. Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 26 through March 4. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 through April 29, 2007. William Gottlieb's Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 through June 24, 2007. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

click to enlarge Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. - Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring - Revealing Character and Other Cowboy Tintypes, - portraits by Robb Kendrick, through July 29. Also - featuring Impacted Nations, a Native American - collection, through July 29. Call 444-1012 or visit - smokebrush.org for more.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Revealing Character and Other Cowboy Tintypes, portraits by Robb Kendrick, through July 29. Also featuring Impacted Nations, a Native American collection, through July 29. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting Essential Design, works by Amy Branstetter, Linda Willard and Belinda Chambers, through Aug. 6.

The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Open Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring local photographer Heather Oelklaus through July 31. Call 633-JAVA for more.

L.I.W. Cargo Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Featuring Plein Air Artists' Exhibit through July 31. Marti Millington's Lions, Tigers and Bears, Aug. 1-31. Opening reception, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. Featuring The Works of Jason Kehl through Aug. 1. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Relevant Locale, works by Douglas Rouse, Bob and Kat Tudor, Curt Layman and many more through Sept. 1.

OpticalReverb at the V-Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring works by CJ Hendrickson through Aug. 1.

OpticalReverb at Park East, 720 Goodnight St., Pueblo, 210-9799. Featuring Pueblication, works by Marc Huebert, Jeff Jagunich, Adam Conard and many more through Aug. 1.

Pankratz Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Dance of the Soul: The Creative Spirit of Gwen Fox through July 15. Presenting Barbara Hochstetler Fentress' Kinetically in Kind, July 20 through Aug. 12. Opening reception, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Call 719/481-3108 for more.

The Paragon Culinary School and Cedars Cigars and Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5741. Featuring A Cross the Land Photography and Friends, works by Judson Crossland, Donna Chope, Jorge Estrada, Andrea Ziegert and Nathan Goldstein through July.

Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring The Narrative Absurdist and the Absurd Narrative, works by Tony Moffeit, Jina Pierce, Judith Marie, Rian Kerrane and Mark Guilbeau through Aug. 2.

Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St. Featuring artworks by Jo Gaston, Susan Hinton and Julie Kirkland through Sept. 1.

Rainy Days Silkscreen Studio & Gallery, The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2546. Free. Featuring works by Erica Reyna, Jason Herzog, Tylan Troyer, Martin McCormack and more through July.

Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Jean Gumpper's Woodcuts through September.

click to enlarge Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. - Featuring Contraband, a gallery members show on the - theme of banned, illegal and prohibited things, through - July 30.
  • Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Contraband, a gallery members show on the theme of banned, illegal and prohibited things, through July 30.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference 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 Zero Gravity, cosmic works by James Wolnick, Doug Chiang, Therin Berrett and more through Aug. 19. Festival Fridays concert series runs through Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m. $4-$5. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Revealing Character and Other Cowboy Tintypes, portraits by Robb Kendrick, through July 29. Also featuring Impacted Nations, a Native American collection through July 29. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

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 Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception, Thurs., August 10.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Paintings from Eastern Cuba through Aug. 4. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Outside Machinery Operations Tours through July 21. Colorado Rockhounding Exhibit, Aug. 17-30. Call 800/752-6558 or visit wmmi.org for more.

art events & openings Adobe Moby Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics and Pottery Studio Events, 1822 Dominion Way, 266-6022. $20-$175. Offering Mini-Wheels, July 15. "You've Been Framed," July 17. Precious Metal Clay Class, July 26. Painted Horses, July 31. Back to School Ice Cream Social, Aug. 4. Youth and Adult Pottery Classes, Homeschool Art Classes and After-School Art Program Classes available, ongoing.

Art Hop Summer Celebration, Beacon Lite and Front Street, downtown Monument. Enjoy live art demonstrations, music, food and more on the third Thursday of each month through Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Call 719/481-3108 for more.

41st Annual Fine Arts Show and Sale, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Open noon to 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Featuring more than 50 Palmer Lake Art Group members through July 15. Call 488-3543 for more.

Studio and Fine Woodworking Show and The Heritage Studio Annual Art Show and Sale, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Open noon to 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Show runs July 21 through Aug. 24. Call 481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.org for more.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Gems, an annual small oil painting show and sale. July 23 through Aug. 19. Opening reception, Sun., July 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit laurareilly.com for more.

Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 227-8639. Featuring abstract works by Eric Korody. Aug 4-31. Opening reception, Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m.

Wine and Cuisine Reception, Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring paintings from artists' travels around the world, Italian food and wines. Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. Call 630-3371 or visit sparkylebold.com for more.

Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Shop and enjoy all types of artworks on Fridays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Running through Sept. 15. Call 687-3731 for vending or general information.

Salons 2006, various venues. $40-$135 Showcasing eclectic collections of American art. Mary Lou and Chuck Murphy, July 20. Bill Burgess and Kat Jorstad, August 10. Robert and Sara Howsam, September 14. Call the BAC at 685-1861 for more.

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