Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.
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. Gallery talk with the artist: Sun., March 3, 1-3 p.m.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Pikes Peak and Other Obsessions, works by Mark Byzewski and friends, through March 10.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Wunderkind 2002, featuring the best artwork by local high school students, March 8-April 13. Opening reception: Fri., March 9, 5-7 p.m.
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, through March 12.
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 From the Earth, paper, fiber and pottery art by Christen Weathers, Karen Pierce and Marc Jenesel, March 1-26. Opening reception: Fri., March 1, 6-8 p.m.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 777 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park. Featuring Skies...unlimited. Through March 2.
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 a selection of 75 pieces from the "Colorado Collection," a state-owned collection housed at CUBoulder, through April 12. Opening reception: Fri., March 1, 5-7 p.m.
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.
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.
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. Calligraffiti, through May 4.
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 (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 March 2: Richard Myers with County Cork. On March 16: Surprise caller with mystery band.
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.
Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., March 4. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.
First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On March 7: a pseudo town hall meeting with Paul Harvey Oswald, Scott Snyder, Barb Geary, Atomic Elroy and Sister Wendyish art reviewer. Also featuring a book-signing by Andrea Modica.
Classes at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Costs and times vary. For registration information, call 685-1861. On Mondays, March 4-25: Woodcarving for Architecture and Furniture. On Tues., March 5: Etching. On Fri., March 8: Creative Watercolor.
Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. March 27: India and the monuments in and around Delhi and Agra.
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 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. the same day. For details, call 531-6333 Ext. 1202.
Denver Performing Arts Complex seeking works by computer artists permanently residing in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to display at the Buell Theatre Galleries during September. For prospectus, send a SASE to Avenues of Expression, P.O. Box 303, Evergreen, CO 80437. Deadline: March 1.
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 e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 5.
Infusion 2002, a juried exhibition for all visual arts media. Awards include publication in a calendar. For details or entry forms, call the Colorado Springs Conservatory at 577-4556. Deadline: April 29.
Colorado Springs WESTFEST seeking applications for artists and art exhibitor as well as vendors for the 2002 festival. Artists should contact Jon Schultz at 685-9348. Vendors should call Jim Wilson, 970/668-0861. Deadline: June 15.