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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. Featuring The Money of the World Today with coins and paper money from each of 192 countries on six continents. Ben Franklin " A Man for All Times runs through April 30.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Exhibiting Elements in Style through Feb. 26.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 13. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The BAC's Hagnauer Gallery consistently has held some of the most interesting and creative art shows in the region. The most recent is Embellished, a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary beadwork from around the world. Of special interest are beaded garments, jewelry and dcor from private collections, as well as 35 pieces on loan from The Bead Museum in Glendale, Ariz. Runs through March 4.

Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring "ARTNIGHT," an art salon/slide slam/lecture/dialogue on March 14, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTHOUSE," the art of video and film beyond the multiplex, on March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTLAB," experimental video installation and performing arts, on Feb. 21, March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "We're trying a new approach with this format," says artistic director Tom McElroy. "Our goal is to bring a level of awareness and participation to the local arts community in a non-threatening, not-so-stuffy manner. We want to transcend the standard, pedantic academic discussion."

Coburn Gallery at CC, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat. from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Material Witness, an exhibit that highlights the fiber arts program at Colorado State University and includes fine examples of weaving, tapestry and mixed-media fiber works. Call 389-6607 for hours and more info. Runs through April 15.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10 admission, additional program fees may apply. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Creative World of Peter Max through April 23. Beginning with figurative work from his days as an art student in 1950s New York, and ending with today's fluid, gestural, semi-abstract works, Max's retrospective is a fascinating window into the artistic evolution of one of the most successful artists of our time. Family Adventure Days on March 11, April 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Family Theatre Workshops on March 11, April 1, May 20, noon to 2 p.m. 15th Annual Wine Festival, March 10-11, various locations, call 477-4371 for info. Cosmic Ball, Sat., April 8, 6 p.m., $100-$125. Mandala creation and closing ceremony, April 9-12. Peter Max lecture, Fri., April 7, 6 p.m. $20-$24.

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 Co-op Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Girl Stuff through March 13.

Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artwork by local artists and artisans.

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo. $3-$4. Featuring Explorer or Spy?: The Pike Legacy, a bicentennial commemoration exhibit running through December 31.

Fratelli Ristorante Italiano, 124 N. Nevada Ave., 575-9571. Open Mon.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. Featuring Italy from the Heart Black and White Photographs by Award Winning Photographer Lee Manning and Watercolors by Karen Strondridge, Terilyn Zaharis and Katherine Hart.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring All Together Now, a showcase of glass artwork by Front Range artists through Feb. 25. Glass from the Masculine Perspective, March 3 through April 9.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. The gallery's Arctic-white walls and exhibition spaces are hung with intricately designed, beautifully made quilts, exploding in swirling, riotous color. A visitor can only marvel at the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic imagination that animates every work on display in On the Wall. Runs through March 17.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1360. The City By Night runs through March 4, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Featuring collage art by Terry Barber through Feb. 28.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Featuring Dig ... Into the Past, works by Justin Reddick. The artist describes his art as a "visual diary," recording his thoughts in oil, pastel and acrylic. To complement and complete an optical purge, the painter writes spontaneous stream-of-consciousness poetry at a work's end and attaches it to the back of the canvas. Runs through March 1.

OpticalReverb Gallery at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 210-9799. Work by Adam Conard, ranging from abstract to photo realism. Runs through April 3.

OpticalReverb Gallery at The V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Gardenuous through Feb. 25.

OpticalReverb Gallery at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Aquarius Rising, works by Eric Hyle, through April 3.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring The Southwest to Europe, paintings by Sparky LeBold, Richard Allen Nichols, and other artists celebrating the diversity of different lands and cultures. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Running through February 28.

Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Storytelling, oil paintings by Laura Ben-Amots. Storytelling as a collection represents an ongoing dialogue for Ben-Amots; isolation, physical dialogue and intimacy play key thematic roles and suggest subtle stories from the artist's life. Exhibit runs through March 31.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Tired of the same, stinky old rubbish? Then check out the brand new Rubbish, an art gallery opening downtown. Though it's located across from 15C, in the alley, this creative space promises to host more than the usual alley scrap. All or Nothing, a Valentine's-themed show, features the works of Carlita Trujillo, Marc Huebert and other local artists. Runs through mid-March. 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. Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Industrial Strength through April 22. Boris Artzybasheff through May 6. Integration of Stone and Metal through April 29. 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. Featuring The Mystic Arts: A Celebration of Art & Movement Inspired by India & Yoga through Feb. 23. "Earthly Feet and Divine Thoughts" on Thurs., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Yogart on Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Art Show and Asian Marketplace on Fri., March 3, 5-8 p.m. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble on Sun., March 19, 7 p.m. The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, 660-8311. Featuring Revelations, a collection of works by B. Woolsey Benschneider, based on the Book of Revelations. Runs through March 17.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 2623567. Open Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. On the Wall: Art Quilters Association Juried Show. Running through March 17. Call for class information.

Victor Monarch Art Gallery, 301 Victor Ave., Victor, 689-3052 or 689-3298. Open Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rebirth, featuring art by Noel Wallace, Lance Butcher and other artists. Runs through March 10.

Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring "ARTNIGHT," an art salon/slide slam/lecture/dialogue on March 14, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTHOUSE," the art of video and film beyond the multiplex, on March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTLAB," experimental video installation and performing arts, on Feb. 21, March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "We're trying a new approach with this format," says artistic director Tom McElroy. "Our goal is to bring a level of awareness and participation to the local arts community in a non-threatening, not-so-stuffy manner. We want to transcend the standard, pedantic academic discussion."

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Artifact Spotlight, with dynamite blasters, transits, lithographs and more. Runs through April 30.

art events & openings Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494. Free. Featuring Arleen Alleman, jewelry artisan, and Josiana Mouchet, European artist. They will run an exhibit and do demonstrations from Feb. 24-26, 2-7 p.m.

Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring a charity benefit art show to benefit FutureSelf. Runs March 3 through April 28. Opens Fri., March 3, 5-8 p.m. RSVP for the opening at 886-0456 by Feb. 27.

At-Risk Youth Charity Benefit, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., $15. Enjoy the works of Becky Davis, Spica Stolfus and Douglas Rouse. Fri., March 3, 5-8 p.m. Call 886-0456 by Feb. 27 to reserve a spot. Exhibit runs through April 28.

Art Wars III, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Funktion Flux presents their increasingly popular annual art show featuring local artists and performers. Sat., April 1, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 633-3523 for more.

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

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