Biz buzz:
Westside artists not slowing down

       Westside artist Deb Komitor will exhibit nine new large-scale oil paintings at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo.
       “Where Spirits Soar” will run from Nov. 15 to Jan. 31, with an opening reception at the center Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.
       New 18-inch-tall works by area sculptor Maria David are giving dimension to “The Girls” drawings/ paintings that Westside artist Mr. Eugene has become known for.
       The first two from the initial casting (nicknamed “Matilda”) are on display at the Back Pages gallery, 297 S. 21st St. According to Mr. Eugene, he expects there to be a series of original “Girl” sculptures, with 12 copies of each. David created Matilda from Eugene's design, and he (Eugene) will do a final hand-finishing on each copy, he said.
       A second and third generation of a family of auto-body workers can be found at the recently opened J.R.'s Body Shop, 611 S. 31st St.
       Open Monday through Friday, the business is owned by J.R. Bolte, with help from his son Alex. According to Alex, his grandfather had also been a body man back in Chicago, along with five of his eight brothers.
       J.R. has 40 years experience himself. The family moved to Colorado Springs 14 years ago.
       The shop works on all makes and models and also does insurance work and restoration. Estimates are free, and towing is available.
       For more information, call 442-1916.

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