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Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring a debut art showing by Keith Stewart, through May 19.

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. 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.

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 Zion, works on paper by Betty Ross, through May 6. Also 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: Runs 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 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.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring About Face... Human and Animal Portraits. Call 442-0103. Through May 17.

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 Hampton, through June 24. Opening reception featuring food and live music: Fri., May 24, 6-9 p.m.

Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. 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.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring From a Butterfly's Eye, florals by Ann Schwartz.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring local art by Sushe Felix, Cris Pulos and Nikos Pulos, through May 31.

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 Persistent Problems, May 11-Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery, May 12 through Aug. 17. Opening reception: Fri., May 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, through June 4.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring B/Found for Art, an exhibition of three-dimensional constructions, ready-mades and assemblage. Through May 31.

art events and programs

Express Yourself Art Therapy Group with Dr. Elaine Soto, painter and psychologist. $45 per session, 633-5670. Wednesdays downtown, 5:30-7 p.m. Through July 31.

Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.

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.

call for entries

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 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.

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