Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Make A Difference, photography by Debbie Yarra and her students, April 13-May 5. Opening reception featuring live music by Jon Woodhams: Sat., April 13, 2-6 p.m.
All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring A Retrospective, watercolors by Ellen O'Brien. Through May 19.
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 Earthen Textures, Earthen Shapes, through April. Opening reception: Sat., April 6, 3-6 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wunderkind 2002, featuring the best artwork by local high school students, through April 13.
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 April 16.
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.
Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Margaret Kasahara, through May 14.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring About Face... Human and Animal Portraits. Call 442-0103. Through May 17.
East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring a 9/11 art exhibit by Michelle Vandepas, through March 30.
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.
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, 8-5 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.
art events and programs
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.
Israeli Folk Dance with a live band. All ages welcome. In Gaylord Hall in the Colorado College Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Mon., April 1, 7 p.m.
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.
Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
call for entries
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 email
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.
Victor Celebrates the Arts seeking entries for the sculpture 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.