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“A Shift in Perspective” by Rich Wojdula, G44 Gallery

The weather forecast for the first Friday in August looks pretty good. This is a good thing, as there is a long list of art openings and other festivities. PLUS: Drinks and small plates are served in the outdoor sculpture garden. The night starts here at 5pm. For more information,

And here are the options, in alphabetical order, to add to your Friday Night Adventures…

Art Etc. Gallery and Boutique, 18 E. Rio Grande St., 719-424-6502, Collected Works of Colorado Creatives Past and Present, “This exhibit features many prolific and brilliant artists who have taught at the Broadmoor Art Academy. It was held in the late 1930s and 1940s and is now at The Fine Arts Center.” Opens Friday, August 5. Until September 25th.

Art 1eleven Gallery, 111 E. Bijou St., 719-493-5084, Deus Obritas, the work of MUJI Leaguer. On Friday, August 5, from 4pm to 9pm, Hannah Ducharme’s music will open from 6pm to 8pm. until August;

Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St.,, 719-358-7788, photo from Heather Langton. Until August.

Bell Brothers Brewing, 114 N. Tejon St. #100, 719-257-7506,, presenting local artists Robbie Cochrane, Richard Lorenzen and Todd Short in the medium of wood and metal. Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., #104, 719-629-7055,, Cow By Walt Bartman.

Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 719-424-1000,, featuring the work of 20 visual artists in partnership with the community cultural collective and curator Kevin Still. Friday, August 5, 5-10 p.m. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado College, 30 W. Dale Street,

Steven Yazzie: ^^(resource): “Central video of ^^(resource) Follow the journey of a yellow stone quarried from Douko Oslid, later named San Francisco Peaks in Arizona, a sacred site for the Diné people. Stone moves from the laboratory to the store and finally to the ritual. ” until August 13th.

Robert Blackburn & Contemporary American Prints“Examines the life and work of Blackburn in touch with the Harlem Renaissance and the WPA. The Art Students League and the New York School. Paris in the 1950s. Graphic Explosion Until August 7th.

where the saint lives“Exploring Southwestern Identity Through the Image of the Nuestra Senora, or Our Lady, Mother of Jesus Christ with many titles, including Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 719-685-1008, fancy flight, Jennifer Nicolai, April Stark, Susie Gardner, Raquel Biazza, Charlie Kon, Tim Buckman. Open Friday, August 5, 5-8pm. Until August 29th.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com719-520-1899, 1000 words, from the Professional Photographers Guild of Colorado Springs. Friday, August 5th, from 5pm he will be open until 8pm. Until August 27th.

Gallery 113, 125 ½ N. Daejeon Road,, 719-634-5299, featuring the work of Karen Stanridge. Open Friday, August 5, 5-8pm. Until August.

G44 Gallery, 121 E. Boulder Street,, 720-951-0573, Metamorphosis: Perspective Shifts and Building Blocks by Rich Wodjula with Madison Bushi and Sidni Griffin. Open Friday, August 5, 5-9pm. Until August 26th.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave., 719-520-9494,, featured artist Marlene Court. Friday, August 5th, from 5pm he will be open until 8pm. Until August.

Kinship Landing, 415 S. Nevada Ave,, 719-203-9303. Friday, August 5, art by Mackenzie Maltby, Natasha Smith, Kira Gough, 5-7pm, music by Meredith Bennett, 7-9pm

Kreuser Gallery, 125 E. Boulder St., 719-464-5880, paradise lost, Hannah Moghbel’s work (Artist Talk, Thursday, August 18, 5:30 PM). layers of evolutionNew by Lindsay Phelps (Artist Talk, Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 p.m.). Detour, New Bonnie Anthony (Artist Talk, Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 PM). Starting Friday, August 5th at 5pm he will be open until 9pm. Until August.

Manitou Arts Center, 513 Manitou Avenue, 719-685-1861, manitouartcenter.orgHagnauer Gallery — Installation artist De Lane Bredvik from Colorado. Until September 11th. worth it, a solo exhibition by the work of Jeresneyka Rose, “an eclectic piece that showcases the trials, tragedies and triumphs of black existence across the diaspora.” Friday, August 5th, open from 5pm to 8pm

Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 719-632-2949,, american medal, “This shows the history of the United States from colonial times to the present day, beginning with the invention of the modern medal and how it was made.” Open Friday, August 5, 4-7 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719-295-7200, Draw conclusions and reveal yourself in pictures and words, a retrospective by Tom Taylor, aka the poet Spiel.look for more information. August 6 – November 19. (Not officially First Friday, but close enough!)

Studio West Gallery, 22 N. Sierra Madre, 719-502-3217. UCCS Faculty Exhibition, a work by the Department of Visual Arts. Until August 5th.

Surface Gallery, 2752 W. Colorado Ave,, form of comfort, new work from Becca Day. “Consider with her the idea that visual abstraction can defy sentimentality, provide a sense of healing and empowerment, and serve as both an escape and a relief.” Friday, August 5 , open from 5pm to 9pm. Until August 26th.

Terra Verde Boutique, 208 N. Tejon St., 719-444-8621, local artist Anyta Vinogardov Cosel will be selling originals and prints at this first Friday event. August 5, 10am-7pm

Garfield Galleries, 332 E. Willamette Ave., 719-227-8836,, featuring work by Caleb Butcher and Robbie Blum. Open Friday, August 5th, 5-9pm, through August 27th.
Ultra Flat Black Gallery, 603 W. Colorado Ave., a drink, art, or a selfie at the Selfie Museum. Featured artists rotate monthly.

Yobel, 11 E. Bijou St., 719-374-5106, The Look Up Gallery — Work by Isaac “Focus” Cisneros. Opening Friday, August 5th from 5pm to his 9pm with music from DJ Rocky Ross. Until August.