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click to enlarge OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. - Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Featuring - Brett Wilsons Inspiration through May 3.
  • OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Featuring Brett Wilsons Inspiration through May 3.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Featuring works by Nard Claar and Dick Eustice through May 31.

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. The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly begins May 25.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Debra Brewster's Head Games through April 30. Call 232-9368 for more.

Celebration Place, Citadel Mall upper level, 750 Citadel Drive East. Featuring the 44th Annual Young People's Art Exhibition. High school through April 30 and middle school May 5-14. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring Arthouse Microcinema series on May 9, 7 p.m. $5. Visit chaosartspace.blogspot.com for more.

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. Family Theatre Workshop on May 20, noon to 2 p.m.

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.

click to enlarge Crossed at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. - Featuring Ben Gonzalezs Broken Canvas and works by - Amy Womeldorff through May 20. Contact - shanonmerinar@hotmail.com. for more.
  • Crossed at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. Featuring Ben Gonzalezs Broken Canvas and works by Amy Womeldorff through May 20. Contact shanonmerinar@hotmail.com. for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination Celebration Children's Art Show runs through May 8. Call 685-1008 for more.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 101 Conejos St. Featuring Cottonwood Members' Juried Show, May 5. Cottonwood Studio Artists Juried Show, June 2. Cottonwood Students Show, July 7. Call 520-1899 for more.

Crossed at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. Featuring Ben Gonzalez's Broken Canvas and works by Amy Womeldorff through May 20. Contact shanonmerinar@hotmail.com. for more.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. First Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. $10-$14. Featuring photography by Annie Leibovitz through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through August 20. Works by Dale Chihuly to premiere in the fall.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Women with Glass through May 21.

The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring local photographer Heather Oelklaus through June 30. Call 633-JAVA for more.

The Leechpit Galleries, 708 N. Weber St. Open noon to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Featuring work by Tom Leech, Amy Womeldorff and more in the "world's smallest art gallery," located in the dressing room. Runs through April 31. Call 634-DORK for more.

Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Wild at Art through April 30. Works by Monument School of Fine Arts students and faculty. Call 719/488-8280 for more.

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination - Celebration Childrens Art Show runs through May 8. Call - 685-1008 for more.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Imagination Celebration Childrens Art Show runs through May 8. Call 685-1008 for more.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Featuring Brett Wilson's Inspiration through May 3.

OpticalReverb Gallery at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring JeffJag through May.

OpticalReverb at the West Side Tattoo Shop, 2031 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily, noon to 7 p.m. Featuring diverse paintings, sculptures and photography works from more than 40 artists. Call 219-4800 for more.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Looking Towards Spring collective exhibit runs through April 30. Springtime in Sesimbra, Portugal runs May 1-10.

Pikes Peak Library District, 650 Murray Blvd., 597-5377. Featuring A Kincaid Collection: 1982-2002, photography by Norm Kincaid. Through April 30.

Penrose Library District, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Featuring A Kincaid Collection: 1982-2002, photography by Norm Kincaid from May1-31.

Poor Richard's, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Featuring work by Steve Wood through May 5.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Open Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring works by Naomi Wager, Liz McCombs, Lysander Romero and Sean Corr. Runs through May 14. Call Carlita at 231-9839 for more.

click to enlarge Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. - Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Women - with Glass through May 21.
  • Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Women with Glass through May 21.

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. Featuring works from The Machine Age: Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Boris Artzybasheff through May 6. 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. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring New Orleans artist Ryan Ballard's Forced Migration through April 28. Art From Bulgaria closing party, April 27, 5:30-7 p.m. Featuring works by Kat and Bob Tudor, May 5-31 and Lawrence Kledzik's Fault, May 5-17. Bethany DeMarco and Erik Isaak's Monsters of the Pacific, May 5-25. Opening reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Thomas Owen, Bunny Oliver and more through May. Seeing Red in June; opening reception Thurs., June 8, 4-8 p.m. Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception, Thurs., August 10.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring a student art show and Salon de Refuses through June 2. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

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 Industrial Zen Design Studio, 2822 N. Nevada Ave. Open noon to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Jeremiah Houck, Tim Davis and Daniel Romano in Earth, Paper and Steel. April 30 through May 3. Opening receptions, April 28 and 29, 5-8:30 p.m. Call 651-7421 for more.

Rocky Mountain Regional Photography Exhibition, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring the work of 54 artists from the West. Opening reception, Fri., April 28, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 11. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.

Raku Pottery Art Workshop, Crow Wheel Pottery, 32 Kenosha Circle, Divide. $25 deposit. No experience required. Sat., April 29 and Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 719/686-0277 for more.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100. Open Mon.- - Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and - Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. First - Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. $10-$14. - Featuring American Music by Annie Leibovitz through - May 14.
  • FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100. Open Mon.- Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. First Thursday wine tasting, May 4, 5-8 p.m. $10-$14. Featuring American Music by Annie Leibovitz through May 14.

Antique Show at the Chapel Hills Expo Center, 1790 Briargate Blvd. Jewelry, china and more. April 29-30. Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 596-8839 for more.

El Dorado Gallery, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Featuring international work at the 25th Annual Miniatures Art Show. Opening reception, Sun., April 30, 1 p.m. Runs through May 21.

42nd Annual Spring Show and Sale, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. Free. Attend this event to support a community scholarship fund. May 4-7, Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 495-3217 during show dates for more, or 495-3035 before the event.

Filthy Wilma's Fine Art Gallery, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Just Words art exhibition by local artists. Opening Reception, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 1. Call 685-1282 for more.

Multiple-Artist Studio Clearance Sale, 2802 W. Colorado Ave. Sale includes photographs, drawings, painting, sculpture and more from seven local artists. May5-6, Fri., 5-10 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. Call Rodney at 471-7448 for more.

Plantera Group Charity Benefit Spring Art Fling, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St. $15. Featuring food, music and arts to benefit Greccio Housing. Fri., May 12, 5-8 p.m. Work on display through Sept. 1. Call 886-0456 to RSVP by May 8.

Art Walk 2006, venues along Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. Featuring Studio 101's children's artwork. Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Marilyn at 260-9640 for more.

Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $25. Galaxy Fashion Show on Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Show by regional fiber artists; wearable art available for purchase. Call 576-3548 for more.

Navajo Weaving Seminar, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Becker's Lane. Free. Jackson Clark hosts this seminar. Sun., May 21, 2 p.m. Call 685-9045 for more.

2nd Annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring over 80 artists, live music, children's activities and more. June 9-11, Fri., 4-7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Marica at 290-1981 for more.

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

2006 Briargate Fine Art Show, The Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Featuring a wide variety of works on Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/816-0965 for more information.

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