New works by artists David Cooper and David Thomas Ruiz are displayed as Looking Forward/Looking Back, opening next at Butte College’s Coyote Gallery, situated in Montgomery Library, 3536 Butte Campus Dr. Pictured is Ruiz’ oil painting, Self-Portrait with Skeleton. An artists’ reception is held 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. The show is displayed through Thursday, Dec. 19. Regular gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information: (530) 895-2877, ext. 2404.