Man creates art from dead trees

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Richard L. Gonzales carves a sculpture of a family of bears out of a tree stump at the Pow Wow Inn in Tucumcari. (Freedom Newspapers: William Thompson) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — There used to be three large tree stumps in the Pow Wow Inn’s courtyard near the swimming pool. Now, thanks to […]

Art is more than form of expression

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The first thing I notice — the power of which only sinks in later — is the juxtaposition of the two still-life portraits. A young woman, freshly beautiful, sits on the step of an urban house. Oblivious to the observer, she is contemplating — what? The light informs us it […]

Former pastor chose to convey stories of the Bible in new way

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer From Genesis to Revelation, he’s got it down to an art. Paul Chinikidiadi of Gone Fishin’ Ministry in Clovis has created a unique and interactive way of teaching God’s word through woodcarving. Chinikidiadi (Chin-a-kid-ie-odd-ie), 51, started carving as a hobby as a young adult. His first works were of […]

Devil stickers distributed nationwide

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Those sexually-explicit little devils at the heart of controversy in Clovis have been distributed all over the country, with more than 100,000 copies sold, according to the wife of the artist who made them. Ruth Waytz said her husband, Chris “Coop” Cooper, has sold or licensed more than 2 […]

Art way of life for ENMU graduate

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist As I walk into Randy Wray’s house on W. 14th St., the first thing I notice is “The Garden”. It couldn’t be otherwise; the four foot square surface jumps out at you; invites you to stroll its paths; draws you into the rainbow of rubies and pinks that form the flowers, […]

Corbin, Art

Art Corbin Services: Have been held. Mr. Art Corbin, 61, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born on Aug. 20, 1943, in Portales, to Lorraine and Dale Corbin. He graduated from Causey High School in 1961, and attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland […]

Arts festival keeps growing

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Sandia Elementary third-grader Gabby Saiz waves to the crowd as she marches in the Children’s and Ethnic Fair Parade of Flags and People during the Clovis Cultural Arts Fest. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Five years ago Lonzo Lassiter signed up for a pottery class at Clovis Community College to […]

Arts festival in Clovis special

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The next couple of weeks are going to bring an annual transformation to the streets of Clovis, especially the area around Main Street. It’s a transformation that is near and dear to my heart. I am talking about the annual arts festival, which we have only had for three years […]

2004 Heart Gallery aims to find homes for children

By Helena Rodriguez, FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The portraits of 60 New Mexico children will not only serve as art when they come to Clovis, they will also include heart as the spotlight shines on youth in need of adoption. The 2004 Heart Gallery is a free event designed to showcase art and, hopefully, lead to the […]

Hospital looking for local art

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Ginnie Seifert prepares her painting for an art show tonight at the Main ARTeri. Plains Regional Medical Center officials are hoping to find local art to display in the hospital. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Empty, drab hallways at Plains Regional Medical Center will soon give way to art. And […]