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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 Focus, marble, bronze and limestone sculpture by Alice Ann Ochs, through March.

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.

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, through April 13.

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.

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, through March 26.

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 Highlights from the Colorado Collection, the state art collection housed at CU Boulder. Through April 12.

Laura Reilly Studio & Gallery, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 158, 593-9372. Featuring Of 4 Hands, oils by Laura Reilly, metal sculpture by Edie Nelson, mixed media by Deb Komitor and handpainted silks by Tracy Miller. Fridays, March 15 and 22, 2-8 p.m. Saturdays, March 16 and 23, 11 a.m. to 6 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.

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.

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

Classes at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Costs and times vary. For registration information, call 685-1861. On March 21-23: Papermaking with Found Materials. On Thursdays, March 14 through April 18: Bookmaking Workshop. April 5-7: Creativity and printmaking in Taos. On Tuesdays, April 23-30: Scenic/Nature Photography.

Free Western Dance Lessons with the Woodland Park Saddle Club, across from The Cowhand on Hwy. 24. For details, call 689-2870. Fri., March 15, 7 p.m.

Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures 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. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Annual Women's Art Festival hosted by the Colorado College Women's Studies Department. Featuring a silent auction of students, faculty and off-campus artists in Gaylord Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus a night of talent in Packard Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. Tickets required for the talent performance, call 389-6607. Sat., March 30.


call for entries

Eagle Fire Gallery in Woodland Park seeking entries for About Face... Human and Animal Portraits, in all media. Drop off art Sat., March 16, noon to 2 p.m. at 777 W. Hwy. 24. Call Paula at 687-6824 or Maria at 442-0103 for details.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008, seeking entries for its In the Beginning spring thaw show which opens on Fri., March 29. All media sought. Limit: 3 entries per artist. $5 per entry. Intake deadline: March 26.

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

info@trilakesart.com. Deadline: April 5.

Victor Celebrates the Arts seeking entries for the sculptor show, Aug. 23. Send three slides with dimensions and a SASE to P.O. Box 559, Victor, CO, 80860. For details call Kirk Myers, 689-2712. Deadline: April 30.

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