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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 Houses, works by gallery artists, through March 31.

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, through April 13.

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.

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.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Margaret Kasahara, through May 14.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring a 9/11 art exhibit by Michelle Vandepas, through March 30.

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.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Highlights from the Colorado Collection, the state art collection housed at CU Boulder. Through April 12.

Laura Reilly Studio & Gallery, 2220 E. Bijou, Suite 158. 593-9372. Featuring Of 4 Hands, oils by Laura Reilly, metal sculpture by Edie Nelson, mixed media by Deb Komitor and handpainted silks by Tracy Miller. Fri., March 22, 2-8 p.m. Sat., March 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring The All Academy Art Show with works by Judith H. Bonner. Through April 12.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring photographs by Tim Davis, paintings by Deborah Le Lait and ceramics by Mark Wong, through April 1.

Poor Richard's, 324 1/2 N. Tejon. Featuring oil paintings by Claire Shepard, through April 27.

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.

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

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

Art in the Aftermath of 9/11, a lecture by Roger Copeland, professor of theater and dance at Oberlin College. In Colorado College's Worner Center, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., March 28, 2 p.m.

Annual Women's Art Festival hosted by the Colorado College Women's Studies Department. Featuring a silent auction of students, faculty and off-campus artists in Gaylord Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus a night of talent in Packard Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. Tickets required for the talent performance; call 389-6607. Sat., March 30.

Classes at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Costs and times vary. For registration information, call 685-1861. On March 21-23: Papermaking with Found Materials. April 5-7: Creativity and printmaking in Taos. On Tuesdays, April 23-30: Scenic/Nature Photography.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On April 6: Mel, Nick and Neal with County Cork. On April 20: Bill Moninger with Cider Mill.

Art on the Hoof, an animal-inspired art auction and fundraiser at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Primate World exhibit. $50; each ticket holder is guaranteed a piece of art. 633-9925. Sun., April 7, 6 p.m.

The Art Guild (TAG), Denver, seeking new members for art co-op. Artists in 2-D and 3-D welcome to apply. Call 720/275-4952 for details. Deadline: April 30.

call for entries

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 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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