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Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring - Bloomin' Fiber through April 17. Call 685-1008 for - more.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Bloomin' Fiber through April 17. Call 685-1008 for more.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Featuring works by Nard Claar and Dick Eustice through May 31.

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.

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.

Celebration Place, Citadel Mall upper level, 750 Citadel Drive E. Featuring the 44th Annual Young People's Art Exhibition. Elementary school, April 7-16, High School April 20-30, and Middle School May 5-14. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org 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. Visit chaosartspace.blogspot.com for more.

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 Theatre Workshop on 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.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 101 Conejos St., Featuring Colorado Springs Arts Guild Juried Show for first Friday on April 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cottonwood Members' Juried Show May 5. Cottonwood Studio Artist' Juried Show June 2. Cottonwood Students Show July 7. Call 520-1899 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.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. - Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring New - Orleans artist Ryan Ballard's Forced Migration through - April 28. Opening reception on Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m. - Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring New Orleans artist Ryan Ballard's Forced Migration through April 28. Opening reception on Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.

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.

Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Wild at Art through April 30. Works by Monument School of Fine Arts students and faculty. Call 719/488-8280 for more.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m. on Wed., Fri. and Sat. Featuring Brett Wilson's Inspiration on Fri., April 7, opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Runs through May 3.

*OpticalReverb Gallery at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 210-9799.

*OpticalReverb Gallery at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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. 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.

Pikes Peak Library District, 650 Murray Blvd., 597-5377. Featuring A Kincaide Collection: 1982-2002, photography by Norm Kincaid. Through April 30.

Penrose Library District, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Featuring A Kincaide Collection: 1982-2002, photography by Norm Kincaid from May1-31.

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.
  • 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.

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.

Santa Fe Avenue Art Gallery, 113 N. Santa Fe Ave., Florence. Featuring the works of Beverly Kowalewski through April. Call 719/784-2397 for more.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring New Orleans artist Ryan Ballard's Forced Migration through April 28. Opening reception on Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org 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.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring a student art show and Salon de Refuses through June 2. Opening reception on Fri., April 7, 5:30-8 p.m. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

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 FAC Modern Grande Opening, South Tower lobby level, 121 S. Tejon St. Opening reception on Sat., April 15, 4-8 p.m. Featuring photography from Annie Leibovitz through May 14 and James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through August 20. Works by 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.

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.

42 Annual Spring Show and Sale, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. Free. Attend this event to support a community scholarship fund. May 4-7, Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 495-3217 during show dates for more, or 495-3035 before the event.

2006 Briargate Fine Art Show, The Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Featuring a wide variety of works on Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/816-0965 for more information.

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