Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Louise Cutler's gilded art.
Bear Creek Fine Art Gallery at the Bear Creek Veterinary Care Clinic, 960 Pico Point, 685-1177. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Featuring Picopoint through April.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues. - Sat. Featuring Earth, Water, Sky, an exhibition of nature photography, and Wunderkind 2004.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Front Range Contemporary Quilters.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Colorado 2004: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art through April 11. Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era through April 10.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring H. L. Standley Photographs.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Encaustic- Revival of an Ancient Technique.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Tues., 2-7 p.m. Featuring Impressions of Italy, oil paintings by Jan Mummery.
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 2004 Student Art Exhibition and the Salon des Refuses.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Runs April 1-30.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Weekdays by appointment. Featuring Also Abraham's Children: Everyday Life in Iraq, photographs by Jane McBee.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Once in a Blue Moon, the 5th annual Pikes Peak Pastel Society show.
Raven's Nest Coffee, 330 N. Institute., 632-3433. Open Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Featuring Kathie Cichon's hand colored photography.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Borderlands: special guest artist Luis Jimenez. Bill Amundson: Confessions of a Suburban Regionalist. John Rietfors: Enough is as Good as a Feast. Placement. Displacement. Replacement. . Sarah McKenzie: Aerial Views through May 8. Mark Abrahamson: Watershed Investigations. Jim Wark: Discarded.
art announcements Florin Group, 26 S. Tejon, Suite 300, 471-8422. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Keyhole Show, student work from the Colorado Springs School. Opening April 9, 4-6 p.m. with silent auction, proceeds going to Urban Peak Project and the artist. Runs through July 2.
Mask Making Class for Teens and Pre-teens, 790 Sun Burst Vista, Monument. Free. Students 11-17 yrs. will learn how to make life sized masks utilizing all-natural, non-toxic materials. Sat., April 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 487-7672 for more.
Plein Air Painting, artists are invited to gather at many selected locations, dinner together is optional. Experienced painters encouraged for this free event, lessons available for $65. Sun., April 11, 4-8 p.m. Call 630-3729 for locations and info.
CHAOS Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429, $5. Featuring Third Thursdays, an informal viewing of video art and time based media work. Every 3rd Thurs., 8 p.m. This month on April 15th.