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Portraiture exhibit offer ‘Look Into Our Faces’

A portrait gallery of photographs made by Colorado Springs professional photographers will be shown in the Atrium at the Antlers Hilton Hotel through the holidays. An opening reception for the artists is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

The gallery will feature a diverse mix of portrait photography, including family and child portraiture, wedding portraiture, photojournalism and personal work.

Photographers include Wendy Pearce Nelson and Colleen Swanson of Blue Fox Photography, Sandra Elliott Orsillo of Natural Expressions Photography, Jason Mann of Ply Scenic Photography, Jane McBee of McBee Photo.Graphics, Barry Brown of Barry Brown Photography, Becky and Ryan Kercher of Black Forest photography, Walt Palmer of Walt Palmer Photography, Sean Cayton of Cayton Photography, Tamera Goldsmith of Click Photography, Lee Craker of Lee Crake Photography, J.K. Schofield of Studio JK, Mark and Tammy Briody of Weddings of the Rockies and Lise Hunt of The Studio.

Rich Designs Home, The Gallery offer open house

Rich Designs Home and The Gallery at Rich Designs are holding a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 at 1731 Mt. Washington , just north of the Broadmoor Towne Center.

The event will showcase holiday décor, including original fine art, ornaments and decorations.

To preview the artists’ style and works, log on to www.richdesignsgallery.com

Starsmore Discovery Center begins holiday tradition

The holiday season begins at the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Canon Park with A Victorian Christmas at the Starsmore House. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 the former home of Mary and James Starsmore will be transformed for a traditional holiday arts and crafts fair.

Admission to the fair is free. Call 578-6146 for more information.

Utilities hosting Southern Delivery System meeting

Colorado Springs Utilities is hosting four public open house meeting about the Southern Delivery System project. The meetings are for informational purposes only and are not affiliated with the Bureau of Reclamation’s National Environmental Policy Act process.

* All meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

* La Junta: Nov. 16, Koshare Indian Museum, 115 W. 18th St.

* Colorado Springs: Nov. 18, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 219 E. Bijou St.

* Pueblo: Nov. 30, CSU-Pueblo Ochiatto Center, 2200 Bonforte Blvd.

* Pueblo West: Dec. 7, Memorial Recreation Center, 230 E. George Drive.

A proposed, the Southern Delivery System project would include a raw water pipeline from Pueblo Reservoir to the Pikes Peak region. The water moved to the region is made possible by water rights owned by Colorado Springs, Fountain and Security. The project would not take or divert another community’s water.

Springs chorale presenting Deck the Hall

The 120-voice Colorado Springs Chorale will present the 18th annual performance of its Christmas family favorite, Deck the Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Pikes Peak Center.

The performance will be a blend of favorite carols and traditional Christmas music with a bit of classical and a bit of pop. Featured guests will be the 80-voice Velvet Hills Chorus of the Sweet Adelines under the direction of Kathy Carmody. Special accompaniment for the chorale will be provided by Daniel S. Brink, piano, and Edmund L. Ladoucer, organ.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $30.