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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.

American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, 632-2646. Featuring Una and the Lion, an exhibit of British Gold Coins, through April 26.

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.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

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, and works on paper by Betty Ross, through May 6. Also featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists on the Front Range: Opening reception: Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 1.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily. Featuring Where I Am Calling From, photographs by Brian Arnold, through April 16. The annual senior art majors exhibition, April 23-May 19.

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 In the Beginning ..., the annual spring thaw exhibit, through April 8.

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.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring paintings by Wes H. Carpenter, through April 30. Opening reception: Sun., April 7, 6-8 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.

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 original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, April 18-June 4. Opening reception: Thurs., April 18, 5-7 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Air Academy Federal Credit Union/District #38 Art Scholarship Contest through April 17.


art events and programs

Classes at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Costs and times vary. For registration information, call 685-1861. 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. On May 4: Mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edelman and friends. On May 18: Chris Kermiet with Balance and Swing.

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. Call 633-9925. Sun., April 7, 6 p.m.

Mural Painting: A Life on the Wall, a slide lecture and reception with Eric Bransby, local artist and nationally renowned fresco muralist at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3988. Fri., April 19, 6 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. Six Mondays starting April 15. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

Party Arty art auction and fundraiser, featuring works by 50 regional artists and other luxury items at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. 634-5583. Celebration and final opportunity to bid: Fri., April 19.

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.

Acting Class consisting of cold readings and audition techniques. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Private coaching available. Call 262-9078 for interview.

Alzheimer's Association seeking caring, sensitive artists to help patients express thoughts and memories they can no longer speak or write about. The artist's commitment is about two hours per week. Call Marica Hefti at 637-8049.

Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m. www.swinginthesprings.com.

Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers offering weekly classes in traditional and contemporary Scottish social dancing. New classes start at the beginning of each month. At the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-0714.

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 include four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more. Anne Hall, anne@mcteggart.com


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 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.

Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the event, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration, visit

www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427.

Downtown Art Project accepting entries for outdoor, three-dimensional media for year-long downtown exhibit. Call 719/295-7216 for information. Awards include: $1500 Award of Excellence and $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline: May 15.

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.

The Commonwheel Artist Co-op is accepting proposals for gallery shows for the year 2002. Send entries to: The Commonwheel Artists Co-op C/O The Gallery Committee, 102 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80929, or call 685-1008 for prospectus.

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