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American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, 632-2646. Featuring Una and the Lion, an exhibit of British Gold Coins, through April 26.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring stoneware by Paul Villagrana and Gayle MacKinnon, through Feb.

Bella Art and Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 487-7691. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Catching Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly, through March 16. Opening reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 3-6 p.m. Gallery talk with the artist: Sun., March 3, 1-3 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Blues Project, through March 2.

City Hall at Chapel Hills Mall, 385-6990. Mon.-Fri., 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring artwork and photography by Cherri Norris. Through Feb. 26.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily. Featuring Where I Am Calling From, photographs by Brian Arnold, Feb. 19-March 12.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Frida Kahlo Unmasked: Portraits by Various Photographers, through April. 7. Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, through April 21. The Enduring Word: The Art of Printing, through April 30.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Then & Now: The Jackson/Fielder Photographs, through March 9.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Kathy Beekman & Juanita Canzoneri, works in pastel and glass tile mosaic, through Feb. 26.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 520-1899. Featuring New Work, landscapes, figures and still lifes by Chris Alvarez and Dan Schultz. Opening reception featuring classical guitar by John Morris: Sat., Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring Skies ... unlimited. Call 442-0103. Through March 2.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring colored pencil sketches and grain mosaics by James A. Dixon, through Feb.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring KOSAI Ware, earthworks by Maggie Quinn, through Feb.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse, by several local artists.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Shark's Ink, 1976-2001, a retrospective of works printed by Bud Shark, through Feb. 15.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, 268-9180 (option 4). We've Got a Story To Tell..., Black art by DeAfro-T, Sanza and Propecia Leigh, through Feb.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring a handmade quilt by the African-American Genealogical Society. Also, photographs taken by Lew Tilley in the 1950s of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club. Reception with Tilley and Duncan: Sun., Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8-5 p.m. Featuring photographs by Tim Davis, paintings by Deborah Le Lait, and ceramics by Mark Wong, through March 30. Art show: Wed., Feb. 27, 4-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring works by the Palmer Lake Arts Group, through Feb. 26.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring the Annual Student Art Show, including works in all media, through March 1.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Say What You Like: Word, Text and Story, in the White Gallery, through May 12. Chit Chat: Roland Bernier, in the Hoag Gallery, through April 27. Folked: Storytelling Through the Art of Nicholas Herrera, in the King Gallery, through April 20. Calligraffitti, through May 4. Opening reception for all new shows: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring pleine-air pastels by Ann Wardlow Rodgers, through March 31.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring C.A.E.A., the annual art exhibit featuring artwork by Colorado Art Educators, through March 15.

art events and programs

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On Feb. 16: Chris Kermiet with mystery band. On March 2: Richard Myers with County Cork.

Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Feb. 27: Iwan Mosques of Persia. March 27: India and the monuments in and around Delhi and Agra.

A Brush with Our Time, Art for Peace and the Environment, a presentation by artist Kazuaki Tanahashi who creates the world's largest one-stroke paintings with a human-sized brush. At Colorado College's Slocum Commons Room. Free, 322-9263. Fri., March 1, 7 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., offering the spring line-up of art workshops and classes in business, technique and many other subjects. Costs and times vary. Call 685-1861 to receive a schedule.

Acting Class consisting of cold readings and audition techniques. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Private coaching available. Call 262-9078 for interview.

Alzheimer's Association seeking caring, sensitive artists to help patients express thoughts and memories they can no longer speak or write about. The artist's commitment is about two hours per week. Call Marica Hefti at 637-8049.

Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers offering weekly classes in traditional and contemporary Scottish social dancing. New classes start at the beginning of each month. At the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-0714.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

call for entries

PPLD Art Evaluation Committee is meeting to select art for wall exhibits at seven library locations. Bring five pieces representative of your style and medium to the meeting room at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd between 10 a.m. and noon on Fri., March 1. Art must be picked up etween 5 and 5:30 p.m. p.m. the same day. For details, call 531-6333 Ext. 1202.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts accepting entries for its national B/Found for Art, an exhibition of 3-D constructions, readymades and assemblage. Three slide entries per $20 entry fee. For prospectus, call 481-0475 or email

info@trilakesart.com. Deadline: April 5.

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