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. 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 Cultural Visions, mixed media by Magdalina (Marline Milhelich), through May. Opening reception: Sat., May 4, 3-6 p.m.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Mon.- Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 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 The Rubber Stamp Show, April 26-May 19.
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 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 the annual senior art majors exhibition, through May 19. Reception: Thurs., May 2, 3-5 p.m.
Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Road, 550-1900. Featuring works by Maria Battista, Ruth Burink, Andy Cook, Joan Stover, Mariya Zvonkovich and more.
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 An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition. Opening reception: Fri., April 26, 5-7:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Painting the Landscape 1859-1952, selections from the permanent collection. Also, The Rush to the Rockies exhibit, through May 12. 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, May 18-July 6.
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, through April 28.
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 The Annual Student Exhibitions and The Salon des Refuss, April 26-May 24. Opening reception: Fri., April 26, 5-7:30 p.m.
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. Calligraffiti, through May 4.
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 B/Found for Art, an exhibition of three-dimensional constructions, ready-mades and assemblage. Through May 31.
art events and programs
Art Week Events at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, on "The Business of Being an Artist, or What To Do with an Art Degree." Open to the public. All take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Mon., April 29: Corey Mayler on the business opportunities for artists, in Room 124 at the University Center. On Tues., April 30: Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey on the integrity and ethics of being an artist, in Room 307 at the University Center. On Wed., May 1: Lisa Chicoyne on productively looking at, learning from, and being inspired by works of art, in the Gallery of Contemporary Art. On Thurs., May 2: Jerry Dowdy on marketing yourself and your artwork in the business world. Call 262-3567 for more.
The Art Guild (TAG), of 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.
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 May 4: Mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edelman and friends. On May 18: Chris Kermiet with Balance and Swing.
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.
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, email@example.com
call for entries
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 events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration, visit
www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427. Deadline: May 11.
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 email MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.
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.