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Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. 636-1901. Featuring oils and watercolors by Richard E. Williams, through April. www.aratiartists.com.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available, 329-1574. Featuring Peep Show works of fiber, clay, painting and sculpture by Devin Arnold, through April 27. Opening reception: Fri. April 4, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Wunderkind 2003 in the Main Gallery: juried high school student art exhibition in the Main Gallery, through April 19. Something Weird This Way Comes, a multi-media exhibition in the Gallery at 515 Manitou Ave.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Collected Visions: African American Self-Taught Artists from the Southeastern U.S., through May 18; Transcendent Spirit: Works by Luis Gonzalez Palma, through April 25.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 100 Years of Photography: A Bill Bowers Retrospective, through June 1.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring spring invitational lathe turned wood by Ed Davidson, blown glass by Chip Jones, clay sculpture by Deb Komitor, hand-painted photography by Padgett McFeely, and decorative clay by Fin Reed. Through April 22. www.commonwheel.com.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring student art show and sale, through April 29. Opening reception: Fri. April 4, 6-9 p.m.

Dale Street Caf and Gallery, 115 E. Dale, 578-9898. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring hand-made paper by Christen Weathers through April 14th. Also fine art photography by Patricia and Michael Kimak, oils by Richard Hoge and other artists.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Divine by Design, a contemporary display of imagery presented in a multi-media art show through June 12. Opening Reception: Sat. April 12, 6-9 p.m.

FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 35 pieces of watercolor art, benefits Alzheimer's Association. Sat., April 5, 6 - 8 p.m. 576-8008.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 542-3917. Featuring The Photography of Don Thornton at the First Friday Art Walk, Fri., April 4, 5-9 p.m. 542-3917.

L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fresh Paint, new works by Patience. Opening Reception: Sun., April 6, 6-8 p.m. Through May.

Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Weekdays by appointment. Featuring Solar Photogravures, an exhibition by Missouri photographer Deborah Riley. Through April 27. Opening reception: Fri., April 4, 5-8 p.m.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Michael Cellan, Louis Cicotello, and Dave Armstrong. 886-0456.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Antarctica: Through the Eyes of Those Who Live It, showcases the work of 16 photographers, in the Morrison Concourse. Sat., April 5 through Sun., May 25. Abracadabra!, a new hands-on exhibit, will be featured at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center at 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $4 adults, $3 children. Through May 31. For more, visit

www.sdc-arts.org.


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Potluck an open entry, juried fine art exhibition presented by The Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou. Featuring regional ceramics and printmaking. Intake dates: Sat., April 19, 3-6 p.m. and Mon., April 21, 1-5 p.m. Exhibition will open on Fri., May 2, and run through June 8. Prizes and awards are available. Call 685-1861 for more.

Slide Slam with local artists Carol Dass and Steve Wood at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Local artists will show slides and/or video and field questions about their work. $4-$7. Thurs., April 17, 6 p.m.

The Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, 20 local artists displaying original work in a variety of media as well as featured artist Suzan Bradford's first paintings in Just Women a series inspired by the recent Air Force Academy rapes and cover-ups. Through Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more, call 742-3074.

The Colorado State Fair is currently accepting applications for the 2003 Fine Art Exhibit. Download an application at coloradostatefair.com To receive an application by mail contact: Debbie Wallace, Colorado State Fair, 1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 719/561-8484 ext. 2080. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show.

Call for entries: multi-media, juried art show in May/June at the Pikes Peak Center, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Art Guild. Open to all artists, no slides. Entry by pre-registration. Forms available at local art dealers and frame shops. Call 630-1611 for details.

Body Packaging III : Identity Crisis: Calling all artists, musicians and designers- A juried show of original works designed for the human body. Accepted pieces are professionally staged and performed on the runway to follow a show at the Fine Arts Center. Not a fashion show. $3,000 in cash awards. Entry fee $20-$25. For entry form contact Lindsay at 481-8205 bodypackaging@hotmail.com

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