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All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring A Retrospective, watercolors by Ellen O'Brien. Through May 19.
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 Cultural Visions, mixed media by Magdalina (Marline Milhelich), through May.
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.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring watercolors by Colorado artist Arleta Pech.
Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring oils, watercolors and photographs by Bill Duryea, though May.
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 The Rubber Stamp Show, through May 19.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists on the Front Range and Fruits of the Imagination, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Canon Elementary Students, through June 1.
Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily. Featuring the annual senior art majors exhibition, through May 19.
Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennan Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Maria Battista, Ruth Burink, Andy Cook, Joan Sotver, Mariya Zvonkovich and more.
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 An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition of Painting.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Painting the Landscape 1859-1952, selections from the permanent collection. Also, The Rush to the Rockies exhibit, through May 12. 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, May 18-July 6.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring The Ancient Parade and the Infernal Flying Horse Machine, recent fantasy paintings and sundry others by Santiago Perez.
Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Margaret Kasahara, through May 14.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring About Face... Human and Animal Portraits. Call 442-0103. Through May 17.
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.
Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by Larry Hmapton, through June 24. Opening reception featuring food and live music: Fri., May 24, 6-9 p.m.
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 The Annual Student Exhbitions and The Salon des Refuss, through May 24.
Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., everyday, 473-4413. Featuring the Great Impressions ArtWorks retail gallery, showcasing hand-painted oil reproductions of the Great Masters. Wine tasting and opening reception: Thurs., May 16, 4-6 p.m.
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 Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, in the White Gallery, May 25-Aug. 25. Sean O'Meallie, in the Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 10. Francis King, in the King Gallery, through Aug. 3. Ira Sherman: Panaceas to Persistant Problems, May 11-Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery, May 12-through Aug. 17.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, through June 4.
art events & 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 May 18: Chris Kermiet with Balance and Swing.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center School of Arts now enrolling for the Spring 2002 sessions. Featuring 33 new classes. Call 719/295-7200 for a complete schedule.
Acting Class focusing on 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.
Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m. www.swinginthesprings.com.
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.
Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth fall classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.
McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more. Anne Hall, email@example.com
call for entries
Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration visit
www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427. Deadline: May 11.
Downtown Art Project accepting entries for outdoor, three-dimensional media for year-long downtown exhibit. Call 719/295-7216 for information. Awards include: $1500 Award of Excellence and $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline: May 15.
Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries in any media for Garden of the Gods -- A Tribute. Call Paula Harper at 687-6824 for details. Work accepted May 18, noon to 2 p.m.
27th Annual Commonwheel Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair in Manitou Springs seeking artisans, crafters, musicians, performers and vendors. For entry form, call 577-7700. Deadline: May 25.
Kid's Art Stage at the Commonwheel Labor Day festival seeking young performers of all ages. Call Marica Hefti at 577-7700 or email MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.
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.
Springspree 2002 accepting entries for vendors, performers and event sponsors. The event happens June 15. Call David Jenkins at 533-1216.
The Commonwheel Artist Coop is accepting proposals for gallery shows for the year 2002. Send entries to: The Commonwheel Artists Coop C/O The Gallery Committee, 102 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80929, or call 685-1008 for prospectus.