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A plethora of weekend openings

click to enlarge Jazz Players by Kelly Cool
  • Jazz Players by Kelly Cool

Art hounds will be on the prowl this weekend, roaming from gallery to gallery to attend openings. Up on the Austin Bluffs hill at CU-Colorado Springs, curator Gerry Riggs introduces Open Press: A 15-Year Retrospective featuring some 200 works by 30 artists who have practiced the art of fine print making at Denver-based Open Press Ltd. studio and gallery. Works by master printer Mark Lunning and co-founder Dale Chisman will be included in the show.

It's a who's who of regional talent at downtown Bryan & Scott's Nine Artists, featuring Sean O'Meallie's whimsical and lyrical painted wood sculpture, Carol Dass' soft-edged black-and-white photography of the human form, Jean Gumpper's large woodblock prints of the natural landscape, painted steel sculpture by Pard Morrison, acrylics by Betty Ross, Barbara Sparks' Southwestern landscape photography, Laurel Swab's oil paintings and mixed media sculpture, Rita Zimmerman's oil portraits, and Mary Armour's naive oil paintings of animals.

And if you haven't gotten your fill on Friday night, on Saturday afternoon head over to the Warehouse Gallery for the opening of Red Hot & Cool, an exhibit of oil paintings by Holly Parker and Kelly Cool.

-- Kathryn Eastburn

click to enlarge Untitled monotype by Homare Ikeda
  • Untitled monotype by Homare Ikeda

capsule Open Press: A 15-Year Retrospective

Opening Friday, Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art, CU-Colorado Springs campus (Austin Bluffs Parkway)

Gallery hours: Mon. Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m.

Through Oct. 1

262-3567 or www.galleryuccs.org

click to enlarge Untitled by Laurel Swab
  • Untitled by Laurel Swab

Nine Artists

Opening Friday, Aug. 13, 5-8 p.m.

Bryan & Scott Fine Art Galleries, 112-114 N. Tejon St.

Through Sept. 9

633-9316

Red Hot & Cool

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St.

Opening Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m.

475-8880 or www.theware houserestaurant.com

  • A plethora of weekend openings

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