Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Make A Difference, photography by Debbie Yarra and her students, through May 5. Debut art showing by Keith Stewart, April 27-May 19. Opening reception: Sat., May 4, 5-7:30 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.
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.
Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring oils, watercolors and photographs by Bill Duryea, though May.
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 Michael Cellan Artworks, through April 21.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Zion, works on paper by Betty Ross, through May 6. Also featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists of 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 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 Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, through April 21. The Enduring Word: The Art of Printing, through April 30. An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition, opening to the public on Fri., April 26, 5-7:30 p.m. Featuring Party Arty!, an art auction fund-raiser featuring over 50 local artists on Fri., April 19 (see Livelong Days, pg. 24)
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring From the Page to the Stage, art by Manitou Springs Elementary School students, April 19-28. Punch and cookies reception: Sun., April 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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 An Artistic Discovery, works by high-school students in the 5th Congressional district art show. Also, an exhibit by the Fountain Valley School's Latin Club, through April 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 The Annual Student Exhibitions and The Salon des Refuss, April 26-May 24. Opening reception: Fri., April 26, 5-7:30 p.m.
Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.
Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 473-4413. Featuring the Great Impressions ArtWorks retail gallery, showcasing hand-painted oil reproductions of the Great Masters.
Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring From a Butterfly's Eye, florals by Ann Schwartz. Also, a display of polyhedra models by Richard D. Stratton, through April 30.
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. Calligraffiti, through May 4.
art events and programs
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. Final opportunity to bid and celebration: Fri., April 19.
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.
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 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.
GLOBE Charter School Art Show and Auction, in conjunction with the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration. Bids start at $5 and cap at $30. At GLOBE, 2132 E. Bijou St. 630-0577. Tues., April 23, 5 p.m.
The Business of Being an Artist, part of UCCS Student Art Week. Four local artists share thoughts about being an artist. Free, 262-3988. In the UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Mon.-Thurs., April 29-May 2, 4:30-6:30 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.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center School of Arts now enrolling for the Spring 2002 sessions. Featuring 33 new classes. Call 719/295-7200 for a complete schedule.
Acting Class focusing on 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 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
call for entries
Spanish Peaks Arts Council seeking entries for the 2002 photography show. $20 for up to three entries. Call 719/742-3074. Deadline: April 20.
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.
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.
27th Annual Commonwheel Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair in Manitou Springs seeking artisans, crafters, musicians, performers and vendors. For entry form, call 577-7700. Deadline: May 25.
Kid's Art Stage at the Commonwheel Labor Day festival seeking young performers of all ages. Call Marica Hefti at 577-7700 or e-mail MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.
Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration, visit
www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427.
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.
SpringSpree 2002 accepting entries for vendors, performers and event sponsors. The event happens June 15. Call David Jenkins at 533-1216.
The Commonwheel Artist Coop is accepting proposals for gallery shows for the year 2002. Send entries to: The Commonwheel Artists Coop C/O The Gallery Committee, 102 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80929, or call 685-1008 for prospectus.