- of the most interesting and creative art shows in the region. The most recent is Embellished, a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary beadwork from around the world. Of special interest are beaded garments, jewelry and dcor from private collections, as well as 35 pieces on loan from The Bead Museum in Glendale, Ariz. Runs through March 4.
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Money of the World Today with coins and paper money from each of 192 countries on six continents. Ben Franklin " A Man for All Times runs Feb. 7 through April 30.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 13. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The BAC's Hagnauer Gallery consistently has held some of the most interesting and creative art shows in the region. The most recent is Embellished, a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary beadwork from around the world. Of special interest are beaded garments, jewelry and dcor from private collections, as well as 35 pieces on loan from The Bead Museum in Glendale, Ariz. Runs through March 4.
Coburn Gallery at Colorado College, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat. from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Open Cloisters: Public Arts as Collaboration, which serves as a unique visual record of the making of a public arts project outside CC's Packard Hall. Runs through Feb. 11.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest, the first of three exhibits commemorating the bicentennial. Runs through Oct. 14.
Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artwork by local artists.
Fratelli Ristorante Italiano, 124 N. Nevada Ave., 575-9571. Open Mon.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. Featuring Italy from the Heart Black and White Photographs by Award Winning Photographer Lee Manning and Watercolors by Karen Strondridge, Terilyn Zaharis and Katherine Hart.
Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. The gallery's Arctic-white walls and exhibition spaces are hung with intricately designed, beautifully made quilts, exploding in swirling, riotous color. A visitor can only marvel at the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic imagination that animates every work on display in On the Wall. Runs through March 17.
The Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Featuring abstract and expressionistic paintings by Maria Smith. Runs through Jan. 28.
PPCC's Downtown Studio Campus Art Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 540-7428. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Remember when you were little, and so proud when the teacher hung your drawing up, to be admired by all? That feeling of "Oh! Look what I did!" never really goes away. Stop by PPCC's Downtown Studio Gallery to admire what the students there did. At the Fall Art Students Exhibit, a bevy of mediums will be displayed, from ceramics, jewelry and photography to printmaking and stained glass. Some items will be for sale, though most are there simply to ooh and ahh over. The exhibit runs through Feb. 15.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Industrial Strength through April 22. Boris Artzybasheff from Feb. 10-May 6. Integration of Stone and Metal from Feb. 4-April 29. Rick Dula from Feb. 10-May 6. Choice Remains: A Collection of Steel Mill Memorabilia from Feb. 10-May 6. The Buell Children's Museum features a hands-on exhibit, Eureka! Dreams, Design, Dimension and Invention, offering chances to experiment with gravity, energy, astronomy and magic, through May 27.
Victor Monarch Art Gallery, 301 Victor Ave., Victor, 689-3052. Free. Featuring art by Noel Wallace, Lance Butcher, Jessica Hilfers and Autumn Rae.
Watch This Space, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring "SCRUTINIZE," an art salon/slide slam/lecture/dialogue on Feb. 7, March 14, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTHOUSE," the art of video and film beyond the multiplex, on Feb. 14, March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "ARTLAB," experimental video installation and performing arts, on Feb. 21, March 28, 7 p.m., $5. "We're trying a new approach with this format," says artistic director Tom McElroy. "Our goal is to bring a level of awareness and participation to the local arts community in a non-threatening, not-so-stuffy manner. We want to transcend the standard, pedantic academic discussion."
- Featuring Girl Stuff from Feb. 10-March 13. Opens Fri., Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Artifact Spotlight, with dynamite blasters, transits, lithographs and more. Runs through April 30.
art events & openings The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring the Grand Opening of the Art Mill, composed of the Smokebrush, the Chapel of Art, The Bridge Gallery, OpticalReverb, Rainy Days and Commons. Their celebration and First Friday Artwalk is on Fri., Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Exhibiting Elements in Style from Feb. 3-26. Opens Fri., Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 13. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Macy Dorf and Frank Gray instruct a hands-on clay workshop called "Balancing Creativity, Profit & Fun in the Production Studio (and having a life too!) on Sat., Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $35-$45. Call 685-1861 exts. 13 or 22 to register.
Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Rd., Fine Arts Building. Featuring a student art show on Thurs., Feb. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 475-6110 for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10 admission, additional program fees may apply. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits include The Creative World of Peter Max from Feb. 12 through April 23. First Thursday wine tasting on Thurs., Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m.
*Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nicaraguan Pottery from through Feb. 6. Featuring Girl Stuff from Feb. 10-March 13. Opens Fri., Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring The Cottonwood Annual Instructors' Show featuring oils, pastels, watercolor, sculpture and more. Runs Feb. 3-21. Opens Fri., Feb. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo. $3-$4. Featuring Explorer or Spy?: The Pike Legacy, a bicentennial commemoration exhibit running Feb. 4 through December 31.
OpticalReverb Gallery at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Aquarius Rising, works by Eric Hyle, from Feb. 10 through April 3.
OpticalReverb Gallery at The V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Gardenuous through Feb. 25. Opens Sat., Feb. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring a charity benefit art show to benefit FutureSelf. Runs March 3 through April 28. Opens Fri., March 3, 5-8 p.m. RSVP for the openting at 886-0456 by Feb. 27.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Featuring All or Nothing, a group show featuring Carlita, Marc Huebert and others, with a Valentine's theme. Opens Fri., Feb. 10, 5-10 p.m. Call Carlita at 231-9839 for more.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Featuring The Mystic Arts: A Celebration of Art & Movement Inspired by India & Yoga Feb. 3-23. Opens Fri., Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m. "The Power of Breath: Exploring Kriya Yoga" on Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon. "Left Brain, Right Foot: Still Dancing After All These Years" on Fri., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. "Building Bold Bodies and Minds" on Sat., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to noon. "Earthly Feet and Divine Thoughts" on Thurs., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, 660-8311. Featuring Revelations, a collection of works by B. Woolsey Benschneider, based on the Book of Revelations. Runs Feb. 10-March 17. Opens Fri., Feb. 10, 5:30-8 p.m.