- OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open Wed., Fri.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Works by JeffJag through April 3. Featuring Brett Wilson on Fri., April 7, opening reception from 5-8 p.m.
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 through April 30.
The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2546. Featuring the work of Tylan Troyer in the Rainy Days Gallery through Fri., March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Open Sat. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. from noon to 3 p.m. Call 232-9368 for more.
Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring Arthouse Microcinema series on April 18 and May 9 at 7 p.m. All shows are $5. Also featuring I Was a Teenage Surrealist on April 6-8 and 13-15 at 8 p.m. All shows are $10.
Coburn Gallery at CC, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat. from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Material Witness, an exhibit that highlights the fiber arts program at Colorado State University and includes fine examples of weaving, tapestry and mixed-media fiber works. Call 389-6607 for hours and more info. Runs through April 15.
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. The Creative World of Peter Max through April 23. Beginning with figurative work from his days as an art student in 1950s New York, and ending with today's fluid, gestural, semi-abstract works, Max's retrospective is a fascinating window into the artistic evolution of one of the most successful artists of our time. Family Adventure Day on April 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Family Theatre Workshops on April 1, May 20, noon to 2 p.m. Cosmic Ball, Sat., April 8, 6 p.m., $100-$125. Mandala creation and closing ceremony, April 9-12. Peter Max lecture, Fri., April 7, 6 p.m. $20-$24.
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.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Bloomin' Fiber through April 17. Call 685-1008 for more.
Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Glass from the Masculine Perspective through April 9. "Build a Kaleidoscope" one-session class on Sat., April 1.
Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring Poetic Visions: Modern Expression in Pottery & Painting through April. Opening reception Sat., April 8, 6-9 p.m. Call 520-9494 for more.
The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring local photographer Heather Oelklaus through June 30. Call 633-JAVA for more.
The Leechpit Galleries, 708 N. Weber St. Open noon to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Featuring work by Tom Leech, Amy Womeldorff and more in the "world's smallest art gallery" that is located in the dressing room. Runs through April 31. Call 634-DORK for more.
OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat., Works by JeffJag through April 3. Featuring Brett Wilson on Fri., April 7, opening reception from 5-8 p.m.
OpticalReverb Gallery at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 210-9799. Work by Adam Conard, who has developed a progressive series of abstractionist works overlaid with photorealism. The pioneering artist first completes a vibrant abstract backdrop which could easily stand alone as a finished product before painting lifelike images that could be mistaken for photographs over its top. Running through April 3.
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, through April 3.
- Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Whats My Code? runs through April 15.
OpticalReverb at the West Side Tattoo Shop, 2031 W. Colorado Ave. Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. Featuring diverse paintings, sculptures and photography works from over 40 artists. Call 219-4800 for more.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Sparky Lebold's New Paintings from Portugal through March 31. Looking Towards Spring collective exhibit runs April 1-30. Springtime in Sesimbra, Portugal runs May 1-10.
Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. What's My Code? runs through April 15.
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 the works of Spica Stolfus, Becky Davis and Douglas Rouse and a charity art show to benefit FutureSelf. Runs through April 28.
Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Storytelling, oil paintings by Laura Ben-Amots. Storytelling as a collection represents an ongoing dialogue for Ben-Amots; isolation, physical dialogue and intimacy play key thematic roles and suggest subtle stories from the artist's life. Exhibit runs through March 31.
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. Featuring works from The Machine Age: Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Industrial Strength through April 22. Boris Artzybasheff through May 6. Integration of Stone and Metal through April 29. Rick Dula through May 6. Choice Remains: A Collection of Steel Mill Memorabilia through 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.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Featuring The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Thomas Owen, Bunny Oliver and many more artists through May. Seeing Red in June; opening reception Thurs., June 8, 4-8 p.m. Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception Thurs., August 10.
Victor Monarch Art Gallery, 301 Victor Ave., Victor, 689-3052 or 689-3298. Open Sat.-Sun., 2-8 p.m. Artwork display by Brit Colon, Lance Butcher and more begin April 8.
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 Art Wars III, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10. Funktion Flux presents its increasingly popular annual art show featuring local artists and performers. Sat., April 1, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 633-3523 for more.
FAC Modern Grande Opening, South Tower lobby level, 121 S. Tejon St. Opening reception on Sat., April 15 from 4-8 p.m. Featuring photography from Annie Leibovitz through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through August 20. Works from Dale Chihuly to premiere in the fall.
Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Shop and enjoy all types of artworks on Friday's, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Running June 16 through Sept. 15. Call 687-3731 for vending or general information.
Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase, Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. $2. Featuring a vast array of artists. Sat., April 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun., April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-3046 for more.
Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive. 488-2370. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wild at Art runs April 1-30.
Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $25. Galaxy Fashion Show on Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Show by regional fiber artists; wearable art available for purchase. Call 576-3548 for more.
Santa Fe Avenue Art Gallery, 113 N. Santa Fe Ave., Florence. Featuring the works of Beverly Kowalewski through April. Open house on Sun., April 2 from 1-4 p.m. Call 719/784-2397 for more.