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click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination - Celebration Childrens Art Show runs through May 8. - Breaking the Rules, works by Zoa Ace, Nancy Bonig and - Louis Recchia, runs May 12 through June 12. Opening - reception, May 12, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination Celebration Childrens Art Show runs through May 8. Breaking the Rules, works by Zoa Ace, Nancy Bonig and Louis Recchia, runs May 12 through June 12. Opening reception, May 12, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Featuring works by Nard Claar and Dick Eustice through May 31.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, May 25 through September. Opening reception, May 25, 5-7 p.m. Visit money.org for more.

Antlers Hilton Hotel Atrium, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the Take 7 Spring Photographic Exhibit through July 1. Call 351-3029 for more.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Self-Portrait, an all-members mixed media show through May 26. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring the Rocky Mountain Regional Photography Exhibition through June 11. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.

Byway Info Center at El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non members. Featuring Adobe to Steel: Architecture of the Pueblo Region through May 31.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. - Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to - 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non- - members. First Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. - $10-$14. Featuring photography by Annie Leibovitz - through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 - through Aug. 20. Works by Dale Chihuly to premiere in - the fall. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
  • FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non- members. First Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. $10-$14. Featuring photography by Annie Leibovitz through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through Aug. 20. Works by Dale Chihuly to premiere in the fall. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Celebration Place, Citadel Mall upper level, 750 Citadel Drive East. Featuring the 44th annual Young People's Art Exhibition. Middle school, May 5-14. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring Arthouse Microcinema series on May 9, 7 p.m. $5. Visit chaosartspace.blogspot.com for more.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest, the first of three exhibits commemorating the bicentennial. Runs through Oct. 14.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination Celebration Children's Art Show runs through May 8. Breaking the Rules, works by Zoa Ace, Nancy Bonig and Louis Recchia, runs May 12 through June 12. Opening reception, May 12, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 101 Conejos St. Featuring Cottonwood Members' Juried Show, May 5. Cottonwood Studio Artists Juried Show, June 2. Cottonwood Students Show, July 7. Call 520-1899 for more.

Crossed at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. Featuring Ben Gonzalez's Broken Canvas and works by Amy Womeldorff through May 20. Contact shanonmerinar@hotmail.com for more.

El Dorado Gallery, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Featuring international work at the 25th Annual Miniatures Art Show through May 21.

click to enlarge Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. - Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works - by Kat and Bob Tudor, May 5-31 and Lawrence Kledziks - Fault, May 5-17. Bethany DeMarco and Erik Isaaks - Monsters of the Pacific, May 5-25. Opening reception, - May 5, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org - for more.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Kat and Bob Tudor, May 5-31 and Lawrence Kledziks Fault, May 5-17. Bethany DeMarco and Erik Isaaks Monsters of the Pacific, May 5-25. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. First Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. $10-$14. Featuring photography by Annie Leibovitz through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through Aug. 20. Works by Dale Chihuly to premiere in the fall. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Women with Glass through May 21.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494. Featuring a 30-artist spring spectacular exhibit through May 14. Also featuring Art Walk 2006, a show by artists under age 14, Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring local photographer Heather Oelklaus through June 30. Call 633-JAVA for more.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. Featuring Jina Pierce's A Scenic Slumber and Curt Layman's The Country Around Here through June 1. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring JeffJag, Erik Hyle, Kelli Rae, Noel Wallace, Lance Butcher, Ghana, Aaron Graves, Paul Dolder and Steve Scott through May. Works by Vivian Kemper begin May 6.

OpticalReverb at the West Side Tattoo Shop, 2031 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily, noon to 7 p.m. Featuring diverse paintings, sculptures and photography works from more than 40 artists. Call 219-4800 for more.

click to enlarge Multiple Artist Studio Clearance Sale, 2802 W. Colorado - Ave. Sale includes photographs, drawings, painting, - sculpture and more from seven local artists. Fri., May 5, - 5-10 p.m., and Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. Call Rodney at 471 - -7448 for more.
  • Multiple Artist Studio Clearance Sale, 2802 W. Colorado Ave. Sale includes photographs, drawings, painting, sculpture and more from seven local artists. Fri., May 5, 5-10 p.m., and Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. Call Rodney at 471 -7448 for more.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Springtime in Sesimbra, Portugal runs through May 10.

Penrose Library District, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Featuring A Kincaid Collection: 1982-2002, photography by Norm Kincaid from May1-31.

Poor Richard's, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Featuring work by Steve Wood through May 5.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Open Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring works by Naomi Wager, Liz McCombs, Lysander Romero and Sean Corr. Runs through May 14. Call Carlita at 231-9839 for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring works from The Machine Age: Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Boris Artzybasheff through May 6. Rick Dula through May 6. Choice Remains: A Collection of Steel Mill Memorabilia through May 6. The Buell Children's Museum features a hands-on exhibit, Eureka! Dreams, Design, Dimension and Invention, offering chances to experiment with gravity, energy, astronomy and magic, through May 27.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Kat and Bob Tudor, May 5-31 and Lawrence Kledzik's Fault, May 5-17. Bethany DeMarco and Erik Isaak's Monsters of the Pacific, May 5-25. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Thomas Owen, Bunny Oliver and more through May. Seeing Red in June; opening reception Thurs., June 8, 4-8 p.m. Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception, Thurs., August 10.

click to enlarge Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou - Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. - Featuring the Rocky Mountain Regional Photography - Exhibition through June 11. Call 685-1861 or visit - thebac.org for more.
  • Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring the Rocky Mountain Regional Photography Exhibition through June 11. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring a student art show and Salon de Refuses through June 2. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

art events & openings 42nd Annual Spring Show and Sale, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. Free. Attend this event to support a community scholarship fund. May 4-7, Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 495-3217 during show dates for more, or 495-3035 before the event.

Rainy Days Silkscreen Studio & Gallery, The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2546. Free. Featuring photography by Ashley Bowron through May 31. Opening reception, Fri., May 5, 5-8 p.m.

Filthy Wilma's Fine Art Gallery, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Just Words art exhibition by local artists. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 1. Call 685-1282 for more.

Multiple-Artist Studio Clearance Sale, 2802 W. Colorado Ave. Sale includes photographs, drawings, painting, sculpture and more from seven local artists. May5-6, Fri., 5-10 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. Call Rodney at 471-7448 for more.

Raku Pottery Art Workshop, Crow Wheel Pottery, 32 Kenosha Circle, Divide. $25 deposit. No experience required. Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 719/686-0277 for more.

Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #1, 633-3899. Featuring works by Liz Jensen and Anne Astrella Buel. Opening reception, May 12, 5-7 p.m. Visit elementsartgallery.com for more.

click to enlarge OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. - Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. - Featuring Jina Pierces A Scenic Slumber and Curt - Laymans The Country Around Here through June 1. - Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Visit - opticalreverb.com for more.
  • OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. Featuring Jina Pierces A Scenic Slumber and Curt Laymans The Country Around Here through June 1. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

Plantera Group Charity Benefit Spring Art Fling, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St. $15. Featuring food, music and artworks by Jo Gaston, Susan Hinton and Julie Kirkland to benefit Greccio Housing. Fri., May 12, 5-8 p.m. Work on display through Sept. 1. Call 886-0456 to RSVP by May 8.

The Three-Hour Exhibition: Meditations in Line, Color and Imagination, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. Enjoy works by Dick and Steve Eustice and Juel Grant. Sat., May 13, 6-9 p.m. Call 632-3482 for more.

Art Walk 2006, venues along Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. Featuring Studio 101's children's artwork. Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Marilyn at 260-9640 for more.

Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $25. Galaxy Fashion Show on Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Show by regional fiber artists; wearable art available for purchase. Call 576-3548 for more.

L'Exposition De Gong, Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave. $5. An all-ages interactive art happening set for the second Saturday of every month through summer. Begins May 13, 1-3 a.m. Call 332-6384 for more.

Pankratz Gallery, 366 2nd St., Monument. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Carrie Ann Baade's Trans-Conscious Visions May 18 through June 9. Opening reception, Thurs., May 18, 5-8 p.m. Artist's presentation, Thurs., May 25, 5 p.m. Call 719/481-3108 for more.

A Gathering of Artists, LMT Office, 1422 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Presenting Hardy and Laura Wright, Clark Lorimor and Tom Oliver. Fri., May 19, 5-8 p.m. Call 634-064 for more.

Navajo Weaving Seminar, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane. Free. Jackson Clark hosts this seminar. Sun., May 21, 2 p.m. Call 685-9045 for more.

2nd Annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring over 80 artists, live music, children's activities and more. June 9-11, Fri., 4-7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Marica at 290-1981 for more.

Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Shop and enjoy all types of artworks on Friday's, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Running June 16 through Sept. 15. Call 687-3731 for vending or general information.

2006 Briargate Fine Art Show, The Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Featuring a wide variety of works on Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/816-0965 for more information.

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