Students discover art in everyday life

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo Tiarah Light, 11, looks at her close up photograph of a tulip on the wall in the front lobby of the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Light said she enjoyed taking the close up because she could see all the details of the flower. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer […]

May 11, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados by Diana Kennedy was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Julia Romero. The culmination of 50 yeas of living, traveling, and cooking in Mexico, this ultimate guide to creating authentic Mexican food […]

Warm weather, art coincide

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Spring has definitely entered the High Plains, not based on the passing of an arbitrary calendar date, but on the presence of warmer nights, windy days with an underlying warmth, and the increase of activity. It is probably too early to put away one’s jacket and sweater, but I feel […]

It’s time for a ‘mural’ victory

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Even as I write this, unless it keeps snowing, we will be having the March meeting of Pintores, the Clovis Art League, this evening. Yes, there is such an art league, always open for new members. Stop by the Main Arteri at 311 N. Main for details. Pertinent to today’s […]

Smithsonian exhibit coming to ENMU

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A hearty stew is often best with a variety of ingredients and so it must be with a cultural stew centered around food. The main ingredient to start that cultural stew in Portales arrives Tuesday as the New Mexico National Guard delivers the Smithsonian Institute’s latest traveling exhibit, “Key […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor

Artists of the month Pintores artists of the month for January are grandmother Lucille Bradburn and grandson Brian Bradburn. Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She attended Mesa State College in Colorado and Eastern New Mexico University. She married George L. Bradburn in 1948. Clovis has been their home […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Honor

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for January. Her paintings will be on display at Clovis-Carver Library until Jan. 31. She has been active in the art league for 11 years and has served in several offices. She also has been involved in many art shows sponsored by the art […]

Clovis Christian building to open in January

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School superintendent Steven Medeiros stands in what will be the gym of the school’s new campus. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A handful of construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new Clovis Christian School Thursday morning. The ceiling and floor tiles have yet […]

Nov. 18 Honor

Franklin Dorothy Franklin is Pintores Art League’s featured artist of the month for November. Her paintings are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. She started taking art lessons in the early 1960’s from Mary Lou Garrett. Franklin, along with Don McAlavy and three other painters, stocked the former Paint’n Place Gallery with their paintings, […]

Pintores provides Clovis with exceptional evening

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last weekend, the Clovis art league, Pintores, was able to play host to an event which showcased local talent, brought together a convivial and charming social event, and most importantly, raised several thousand dollars for scholarship and workshops. To begin with, the gala art auction was blessed with musical guests of […]

11-11 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins was given by the Llano Estacado Quilt Guild in memory of Bernadette Sternberg. This grand collection of classic patterns shares expert, timesaving techniques, exciting designs, step-by-step directions, and easy-to-follow instructions for flawless cutting, piecing, and appliqué. A Flight […]

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

Events showcase local artists

By Clyde Davis: Columnist With the approaching holiday season, our minds and hearts turn toward festive events and opportunities to expand one’s horizons, encounter friends new and old, and discover the world of art. Several events will be coming up in the area over the next few weeks, and this column will introduce you to […]

Local artists deserve support

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Among the hoped for fall events of Pintores, the local art league, is a fund-raising auction featuring art by local artists. A similar auction, held in 2005 in Portales, raised several thousand dollars for the benefit of students at ENMU who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The question raised by […]

Works of art displayed throughout city

A Texas MainStreet city, Levelland is home to an eclectic mixture of art and entertainment that will provide a chance to enjoy a day of shopping and exploring. “We are the City of Mosaics,” said Mary Siders, Levelland Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet president. Mosaics are works of art created with cubes of glass tile […]

Faith, art walk hand in hand

By Clyde Davis: Columnist A book by Madeliene L’Engle, “Walking On Water,” given to me by a close friend almost a year ago, explores the relationship between art and religion, or more dynamically, between art and faith. Coincidentally, I was giving it a reread last week, seeking for some inspiration. It caused me to rethink […]

Pastor spreads colorful religion

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pastor Scott Blazek of Immanuel Lutheran Church displays some of the work he created for children’s coloring books featuring Bible characters and stories. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer While his day job is being pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Scott Blazek spends much of his time doing […]

Cloudcroft has much to offer

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last week in this column, I mentioned the town of Cloudcroft. In fact, the column itself was sent in from Cloudcroft. This week, in keeping with the idea of summer trips that involve only an overnight or even a long day, I want to bring the focus back to that mountain […]

Far out fun: Rosewll offers out of this world experience

Compiled by Freedom Newspapers There are few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a few […]

It’s their business: The Main ARTeri

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The Main ARTeri Location: 311 N. Main St. What they do: Paint your own pottery, art gallery, art studio, art lessons for children and adults Who’s in charge: John Muir is the manager and partner. How long in business: Five years; moved from […]