Colorado has had a devastating summer so far, but Pagosa Springs has sidestepped most of the fire damage that hit other parts of the state. Located 270 miles southwest of Denver, the Rocky Mountain backdrop and natural springs make this small town a big scenic destination. And one reason to visit is the lesbian-owned Wild Spirit Gallery’s new exhibit Spirit of Woman, pictured, through July 31.

The exhibit incorporates more than just works from different female artists. The gallery includes the performance Gushikawa: Dancing with Swords for Peace, the Pat Dahnke Fashion Show and discussions with authors and animal communicator Jennifer Martin.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 13, 2012.