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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 stoneware by Paul Villagrana and Gayle MacKinnon, through Feb.

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. Gallery talk with the artist: Sun., March 3, 1-3 p.m.

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 Pikes Peak and Other Obsessions, works by Mark Byzewski and friends, Feb. 22-March 10. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Blues Project, through March 2.

City Hall at Chapel Hills Mall, 385-6990. Mon.-Fri., 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring artwork and photography by Cherri Norris. Through Feb. 26.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily (closed through Jan. 22 for holiday break). Featuring Where I Am Calling From, photographs by Brian Arnold, through March 12.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100. Through March.

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.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Then & Now: The Jackson/Fielder Photographs, through March 9.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Kathy Beekman & Juanita Canzoneri, works in pastel and glass tile mosaic, through Feb. 26. From the Earth, paper, fiber and pottery art by local artists, March 1-26. Opening reception: Fri., March 1, 6-8 p.m.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 777 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park. Featuring Skies...unlimited. Call 442-0103. Through March 2.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring colored pencil sketches and grain mosaics by James A. Dixon, through Feb.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse, by several local artists.

Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, 268-9180 (option 4). We've Got a Story To Tell..., Black art by DeAfro-T, Sanza and Propecia Leigh, through Feb.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring a handmade quilt by the African-American Genealogical Society. Also, photographs taken by Lew Tilley in the 1950s of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club. Reception with Tilley and Duncan: Sun., Feb. 24, 1:30 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. Art show: Wed., Feb. 27, 4-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring works by the Palmer Lake Arts Group, through Feb. 26.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring the Annual Student Art Show, including works in all media, through March 1.

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. Opening reception for all new shows: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring plein-air pastels by Ann Wardlow Rodgers, Through March 31.

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

It Ain't Over 'Til the Artist Sings, karaoke night at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Free, 481-0475. Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Feb. 27: Iwan Mosques of Persia. March 27: India and the monuments in and around Delhi and Agra. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

A Brush with Our Time, Art for Peace and the Environment, a presentation by artist Kazuaki Tanahashi who creates the world's largest one-stroke paintings with a human-sized brush. At Colorado College's Slocum Commons Room. Free, 322-9263. Fri., March 1, 7 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., March 4. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On March 7: a pseudo town hall meeting with Paul Harvey Oswald, Scott Snyder, Barb Geary, Atomic Elroy and Sister Wendyish art reviewer. Also featuring a booksigning by Andrea Modica.

Classes at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Costs and times vary. For registration information, call 685-1861. On Sat., Feb. 23: Solar Etching II. On Tues., Feb. 26: Reduction Woodcuts. On Sat., March 2: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay. On Mondays, March 4-25: Woodcarving for Architecture and Furniture. On Tues., March 5: Etching. On Fri., March 8: Creative Watercolor.

call for entries

PPLD Art Evaluation Committee is meeting to select art for wall exhibits at seven library locations. Bring five pieces representative of your style and medium to the meeting room at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd between 10 a.m. and noon on Fri., March 1. Art must be picked up from 5-5:30 p.m. the same day. For details, call 531-6333 Ext. 1202.

Denver Performing Arts Complex seeking works by computer artists permanently residing in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to display at the Buell Theatre Galleries during September. For prospectus, send a SASE to Avenues of Expression, P.O. Box 303, Evergreen, CO 80437. Deadline: March 1.

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.

Infusion 2002, a juried exhibition for all visual arts media. Awards include publication in a calendar. For details or entry forms, call the Colorado Springs Conservatory at 577-4556. Deadline: April 29.

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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