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 Focus, marble, bronze and limestone sculpture by Alice Ann Ochs, through March.
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.
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, through March 10.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Wunderkind 2002, featuring the best artwork by local high school students, March 8-April 13. Opening reception: Fri., March 9, 5-7 p.m.
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 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 From the Earth, paper, fiber and pottery art by Christen Weathers, Karen Pierce and Marc Jenesel, through March 26.
East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring a 9/11 art exhibit by Michelle Vandepas, through March 30. Opening reception on Tues., March 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring watercolors by Jet Wilson, through May. Opening reception: Sat., March 9, noon to 2 p.m.
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
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.
Free Western Dance Lessons with the Woodland Park Saddle Club, acorss from The Cowhand on Hwy. 24. For details, call 689-2870. Fri., March 15, 7 p.m.
call for entries
Eagle Fire Gallery in Woodland Park seeking entries for About Face... Human and Animal Portraits, in all media. Drop off art Sat., March 16, noon to 2 p.m. at 777 W. Hwy. 24. Call Paula at 687-6824 or Maria at 442-0103 for details.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008, seeking entries for its In the Beginning spring thaw show which opens on Fri., March 29. All media sought. Limit: 3 entries per artist. $5 per entry. Intake deadline: March 26.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.