"Alchemy," the title of the show, refers to the art pieces, which seek to transform something common into artistic treasure.
"Putting on these monthly exhibits is a lot of work," said
This month's art exhibit features
"Our art shows are known for showing people something new and different," Hefti said. "If people come, they're guaranteed to see something different, and that's very exciting."
Each artist showcases a specific style and type of art, from jewelry made out of trash to plates and wall pieces depicting religious ideologies and culture.
"It's amazing what you can find on the ground," O'Neil said. "People can expect to be amazed and see things in a different perspective."
O'Neil's work is based in ethnic jewelry, and her pieces are a combination of materials discovered at Goodwill stores and discarded bits of rusty metal found on the curb. "Not only does this bring me pleasure, but it's also recycling materials in a sense," O'Neil said.
A reception is scheduled for Friday with free food and drinks.
What: Exhibit at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Ca?n Ave., Manitou Springs When:
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