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Fall Arts Preview '09: Visual Arts Event Listings 

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Arts/Crafts/Garden Market, located at 1004 S. Tejon St. Second Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 13. 314-8526.

Public Free Day, free admittance to all lower-floor galleries and docent tours with discounted ticket prices for special shows. Third Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Big Picture Discussion Group, where you can join others to talk about art and spirituality. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org.

Monument Art Hop, a monthly art event with gallery receptions, artist demonstrations, featured exhibits and more by 18 businesses that will open their doors throughout the afternoon, until 8 p.m. Third Thursday of every month. Downtown Monument, between Beacon Light and Front streets, Monument, 481-2665, monumentarthop.org.

Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, a fair that takes place alongside the Teller County Farmers Market Association that promotes local artists and craftspeople. Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; through Sept. 25. Free. Memorial Park, Woodland Park, corner of Lake Avenue and North Park Street, Woodland Park, 687-3731.

First Friday Art Walk, an evening of gallery openings and receptions at various galleries throughout downtown Pueblo as well as a showcase performance on an outdoor stage by the Sara Shaw Dancers, the Pueblo Children's Chorale and others. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, 719/542-6838, artonsouthmain.com.

First Friday ArtWalk, with local galleries debuting new shows, offering food and drink and opportunities to meet the featured artists. Singer/songwriter Joe Uveges will play at the Old Town Guesthouse. Local artist Jack Ekstrom will display his works at the Old Colorado City History Center to benefit the society's programs. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m.; through Dec. 4. Free. Old Colorado City, between 23rd and 27th streets on West Colorado Avenue, 520-9494.

Woodland Park Art Walk, extended hours, opening celebrations for new shows, refreshments and more at three galleries: Seven Arrows Gallery, Deer Snake Gallery, the Dolphin Horse Gallery and other businesses. Fri., Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 16, 4-7 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m. Seven Arrows Gallery, 118 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-1938, woodlandparkarts.org.

VIP Lounge, Video Installation Performance Lounge (VIP) by Comedia Electronique. First Friday of every month, starting Sept. 4 and running through Dec. 4. $2. Watch This Space, 218 W. Colorado Ave., #102, 633-8406.

10th annual Victor Celebrates the Arts, a weekend arts fair centering around an arts contest for painters amateur to professional, who painted on location the week before and compete in several timed painting competitions. Sept. 5-7. Victor Elks Lodge, corner of Third and Victor avenues, Victor, 689-0401, victorcelebratesthearts.org.

Commonwheel Artists 35th annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival, a weekend arts celebration in the park featuring arts and crafts booths from more than 100 artisans, children's activities, daily prizes, food vendors and live performers. Sept. 5-7. Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, 577-7700, commonwheel.com/festival.

Flaunt: Evolution, a growth- and sustainability-themed collaboration of visual, video and performance arts as well as experimental music hosted by the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, FutureSelf and TheatreWorks. Sat., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. $25. Under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 218 W. Colorado Ave., galleryuccs.org.

Quilts in the Aspens, a show of heritage, art and functional quilts as well as quilted clothing. Along with awards, some of the quilts will be available for purchase. Sat., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284, geocities.com/quilters_above_clouds/index.html.

Johanna Goodman Gallery Talk, Thurs., Sept. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org.

Works by Irene Braun and Sherry Rogers, landscape paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media by the two regional artists. Fri., Sept. 18, 4-8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 20, noon to 4 p.m. Seven Arrows Gallery, 118 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 302-2282, woodlandparkarts.org.

30th annual Holly Berry Folk Art Festival, a country craft and folk art display featuring more than 175 artists, live music, ranch tours and food. Sept. 18-20. Free. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way, 633-2026, hollyberryhouse.com.

Pikes Peak Pastel Society Gallery Talk, Sat., Sept. 19, 2-5 p.m. Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org.

Ute Art Show, leatherwork, pottery and paintings by Debra Box and Norman Lansing. Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Great Southwest, 76C S. Sierra Madre St., 471-7772.

2009 Venetian Carnivale Gala, a party with roaming entertainers including jugglers, fire-breathers, a buffet dinner with Italian-inspired desserts and more. Black tie optional, Carnivale attire encouraged. Sat., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. $150. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

BAC Rummage Sale, Sat., Sept. 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org.

Uniting Art & Eco-Technology: Photovoltaic Garden Lanterns, with Smokebrush artist Greg Block leading a course in solar-powered, functional garden art. A B.I.G. Idea Workshop. Call 444-1012 to register by Sept. 18 for the Sept. 26-27 workshop. $120.

Works by Becky Johnson, a solo exhibit of pastel pieces. Fri., Oct. 16, 4-8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 18, noon to 4 p.m. Seven Arrows Gallery, 118 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 302-2282, woodlandparkarts.org.

Seventh annual Pikes Peak Studio Tour, a self-guided tour to various artist studios throughout the city. Artists include: Deb Komitor, Michael Baum, Laszlo Palos and others. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. pikespeakstudiotour.com.

Two of Santa Fe's Best Spanish Market Artists, jewelry and traditional southwestern religious artwork by Lawrence Baca and santera Catherine Robles-Shaw. Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Great Southwest, 76C S. Sierra Madre St., 471-7772.

Sugar Salon #1: Performing Sugar, as part of the Sugar, Sugar exhibit, scientific demonstrations involving sugar by CC professor Ted Lindeman, followed by presentations by artists Kate Leonard and Gypsy Aimes. At 6 p.m., a performance of Rare Sugar by the CC Music Department. Tues., Nov. 24, 4:30 p.m. I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 227-8263, coloradocollege.edu/ideaspace.

Art Exhibits

Academy Frame Company, 7620 N. Academy Blvd., 265-6694, academyframeco.com. Whimsical Summer, featuring miniature works by Greg Kelley, Kristine Urban and others, as well as a special showing by Gary Weston. Through Sept. 5.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. September Exhibit, a group show featuring 19 artists with a showcase of watercolors by Jan Oyler and Frank Davey and ceramics by Dan Messmer. Through Sept. 30.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589, manitoubooks.com. Albert Rothschild, original lithographs by the Manitou artist. Through Aug. 31.

Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St., 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com. Featured Gallery Artists, paintings by Carole Reece, Deb Komitor, Doni Vest and works by Andy Cook, Marie Baehr and others.

The Bridge Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368, thebridgeartgallery.com. Waxing Eloquent, continuing the current trend of wax-based artwork, encaustics by Karen Simkiss. Also featuring photography by Jim Simkiss and garden art by Justin Spaulding. Through Aug. 30.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Art Auction, offering Christo posters as well as works by Rex Pillanger, Oct. 9 to Nov. 13. Paintings by Nancy Morse, Nov. 20.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Earth Elements, under the theme of natural expressions through clay and mixed media, a collection of functional and non-functional works by Karen Winfield and watercolor landscapes by Eulalie J. Brown. Through Sept. 14.

Downtown, downtown80903.com. Art on the Streets 2009, 13 sculptures including oversize paper clips, a diamond ring and more. Visit the Web site for a map of the works. Through June 2010.

Downtown Studio Gallery at Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040, ppcc.edu. Art Faculty Exhibit. Sept. 4 to Oct. 2. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 4, 5-7:30 p.m. Touches: Healing Art, a group show and gallery talk series exploring the curative properties of art, including works by: Taffy Mullikan, Ceil Horowitz and Lea Gaydos, head of nursing at UCCS. Oct. 23 to Nov. 27. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 23, 5-7:30 p.m.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050, duryeafineart.com. A Departure from Oil: A Collection of New Watercolors, paintings by Bill Duryea. Through Sept. 30.

Gallery Two-Ten, 210 E. Cimarron St., 632-2132, gallerytwo-ten.com. Art Going Green, artwork created with recycled or natural materials by artists including: Maxine Green, Don Green, Ervin Clark, Dianna Cates and others.

Heebee JeebeeS, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620, myspace.com/heebeejeebeestattoos. A Year in the Life of a Camera, a photography exhibit highlighting the Year in the Life of a Camera project, in which 52 Colorado photographers shared a camera over a year, one week at a time. Through Sept. 26. Pikes Peak Community College Printmaking. Oct. 2 to Nov. 28. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 2, 5-9 p.m.

High Vista Gallery at El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, coloradohistory.org/hist_sites/pueblo/pueblo.htm. Anything Goes, an all media exhibit featuring works by members of the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society and the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Through Sept. 27.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, hunterwolffgallery.com. Summer Nights, City Lights, a solo show of new city-scapes and other impressionist oil paintings by Laura Reilly. Through Sept. 4.

I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 227-8263, coloradocollege.edu/ideaspace. Claudia Esslinger: The Synergy Project, a collaborative video installation detailing "dualities in nature and technology, culture and politics and strangeness and humor." Featuring music by CC professor Ofer Ben-Amots. Through Sept. 23. Artist reception, Sun., Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m. Performance and screening Avis Urbanis, 6:30 p.m. Women's Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, an exhibit of printmaking innovations and social commentaries by stand-out women printmakers from the 70s to today, including: Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Krueger, Wangechi Mutu, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker and others. Oct. 6 to Nov. 12. Opening reception and salon conversation with Elissa Auther and Tomi-Ann Roberts, Wed., Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. Sugar, Sugar, an artistic look at the history and cultural impact of sugar in the west, with historical photographs and literary and visual responses by Gypsy Ames, Christina Marsh, Tracy Linder and poetry by Jessy Randall and Dave Mason. Nov. 24 to Jan 21.

Inner Space at Poor Richard's, 322 N. Tejon St., St. 224, downtowninnerspace.com. Blessed Thangkas, a series of thangkas, painted and embroidered Buddhist banners. Sept. 1 to Dec. 31. Wit & Whimsey, paintings by Kat and Bob Tudor, curated by Don Goede. Located in the Outspaces at the Inner Space. Oct. 9 to April 9.

Lasko Fine Art, 113 N. Tejon St., 577-4750. New Members Show and Exhibit, a group show featuring works by: Nard Claar, Reveille Kennedy, Geoffrey Lasko, Barbara McAdams, Karen Standridge and others. Sept. 18 to Nov. 1. Geoffrey Lasko New Etchings and Engravings, landscape intaglio works. Oct. 30 to Dec. 15.

The Leechpit, 708 N. Weber St., 634-3675, theleechpit.com. The Dressing Womb, an installation inside the Leechpit dressing room including "doll-a-rama" assemblages by Heather Leech and hand-carved, hobo nickles by Adam Leech, Indy columnist.

Mediterranean Cafe, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115, medcafe-co.com. Journey to Uluru, a photographic journey to Uluru, or Ayers Rock, by native Australian Pete Reed. Through Sept. 26.

The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., 633-4240. The 30-Day Portrait Experience, a collection of portraits of 10 local artists painted by Brett Andrus and Lindsay Hand, executed in 30 days. Through Sept. 4.Works by Brett Andrus and Lindsay Hand, a highlight of portraiture by the local artists. Through Sept. 3.Works of Phil Lear and Marc Huebert, a duo show showcasing "the contrasting styles of narrative painters" Lear and Huebert. Sept. 11 to Oct. 2. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. Works of Holly Conlon and Troy DeRose, an exhibit featuring multimedia "whimsical" works by Conlon and "pop stylings" by DeRose. Oct. 9 to Nov. 5. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. Works of Douglas Rouse and Lorenzo White, a duo showcase by local artists, Rouse, veteran artist, and White, a recent FutureSelf graduate. Nov. 13 to Dec. 4. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.

Nosh, 121 S. Tejon St., 635-6674, nosh121.com. Red, Set, Go..., a series of artistic stoneware platters by Mark Wong. Through Aug. 31.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Fall Exhibit, works by artists Ramon Kelley and Sparky Lebold.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. The Power of Print, a collection of print items from the 17th-century through WWII. Through Oct. 31.

Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800, phantomcanyon.com. 3 Different Photographers, 3 Different Views, featuring landscapes by Armand Alexeev, found-object shots by Michael Taylor, and abstract florals and classic car shots by new Phantom curator Abigail Kreuser. Through Sept. 30. Works by Spika, a solo exhibition by the seasoned local artist throughout all three floors of the restaurant. Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.

Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 719/867-6635, americansoldiertribute.com. The American Soldier, an 116-piece exhibit of war photography spanning from the Civil War to the Iraq War. Through Sept. 13. $4-$6.

Pine Creek Art Gallery, 2419 W. Colorado Ave., 633-6767, artbrokers.com. Works by Maryse Levenson, Japanese Kumihimo braiding and jewelry by Levenson. Sept. 4-30. Artist demonstrations, Fri., Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m. Works by Connie Johnson, a solo exhibit of western and ranch life paintings. Oct. 2-31. Artist reception, Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. Joann Larratt, a collection of handmade lariat rope baskets by Larratt. Nov. 6-25. Artist reception, Fri., Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m. Prints by Kirby Sattler, new Giclee prints released by Sattler, an American Indian portrait artist. Nov. 26 to Dec. 31.

Rubbish Gallery, 17B Bijou St., 440-5638, rubbishgallery.com. Sellout, a solo collection of paintings by Lorelei Beckstrom. Loss, a juried group exhibit of artwork dealing with life and loss. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit suicide prevention and mental health care organizations in the area. Sept. 11 to Oct. 8.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. International Watermedia XVI, a juried exhibit by Tom Owen and hosted by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society. Through Oct. 17. 2009 Representing the West Art Exhibition & Sale, a collection of innovative western artwork by regional artists, juried by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center curator Blake Milteer. Sept. 24 to Oct. 24. Gallery reception, Thurs., Sept. 24, 5-7 p.m.

The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Best-West-Fest, contemporary southwestern art by Karen Hall, R.N. Catron and others. Through Aug. 31.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Greg Block, a collection of Block's artistic machines, diagrams and paintings exploring the "evolutionary and biological relationship between humans and technology." Sept. 4-25. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m. Desde Mi Altura, translated as From My Altitude, a solo exhibit of drawings by self-taught artist Antonio Guerrero, who spent 10 years in a Colorado prison. Oct. 2-30. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. The Most Essential is Invisible, dynamic paintings employing abstract expressionist and modern Byzantine iconography by Bulgarian artist Encho Avramov. Nov. 6-25. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m.

The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880, rollbikeart.com. Roll Bike Art Show, bike-inspired paintings, sculpture and more as part of the fifth annual Bike Art Exhibit & Bicycle Festival, commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with themed artwork and memorial rides. Through Aug. 28. Fall in the Rockies 2009, works by the Colorado Springs Art Guild. Sept. 2-29. Opening reception, Thurs., Sept. 10, 5-8 p.m. At the Crossroads, a solo exhibit of paintings by local artist Justin Sonny Eagles. Oct. 1-30. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. Color Bandit Photography. Nov. 2-30. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Winter-Helmich Fine Art and Jewelry Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Ruth Burink & Stephen Weaver Art Exhibit, a sculpture and photography show featuring abstract figurative three-dimensional works by Burink and geologically styled photos by Weaver. Through Sept. 11.

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