"Gods and Monsters," works by Kat and Bob Tudor and Douglas and Mallori Rouse, part of citywide "Gods and Monsters" exhibit, presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, opening reception 6 p.m. Friday, The Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free; 444-1012, smokebrush.org.
Douglas Rouse's muse was noticeably silent after hearing this year's theme for the biannual citywide art exhibit - "Gods and Monsters."
But then a friend gave the popular local painter monster refrigerator magnets that let him create different-headed creatures. The muse was back.
He and wife Mallori and husband and wife Bob and Kat Tudor will display new works in the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts' "Gods and Monsters" exhibit.
One of his paintings is a takeoff on the old monster movie posters. Glenn Beck, a politically conservative American television and radio host, stars as the monster.
"He looks like himself," Douglas Rouse says. "Monsters that think of themselves as gods. It pulls the two together."
Elvis Presley is another subject du jour. Rouse portrays him as God. "I don't have any strong beliefs in one religion or another," he says. "It's funny to me all the things people believe in - Elvis being one of them. I suppose if people don't have any other religious beliefs and Elvis was their favorite thing of all time, they'd levitate toward him."
Jennifer Mulson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 636-0270.
Day of the Dead with Lunch Beat - Lunchtime dance party with DJs Silas Scheer and Henry Winship, accepting nonperishable food items for the Colorado College Community Kitchen, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Friday, Flex Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free; 389-6066, lunchbeatideacc.eventbrite.com.
Nick Moss - Blues musician, 8 p.m. Saturday, Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park, $18, $38 includes reserved seat and dinner; 576-5945, amusiccompanyinc.com.