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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Education Feature: Teacher paints her way into retirement

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Deanna Coffman cleans out her files as she prepares for retirement from teaching art, photography and ceramics at Clovis High School. Coffman also taught in several other school districts in New Mexico and Texas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer When school bells rang a few weeks ago signaling the […]

It’s their business: Frame and Art Gallery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Frame and Art Gallery Location: 1713 W. 21st St. What they do: Custom framing, including needlework and shadow boxes; sell art, including art from the country’s top 10 artists, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers; and sell candles, photo frames, and decorative and gift […]

Art comes naturally

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Inspired by nature, Mollie Oblinger uses contrasting elements of wood, felt, plastic, foam and wire to sculpt her art. Her artwork will be displayed starting Friday in Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. “My work is purposefully ambiguous so it has multiple interpretation for people,” Oblinger said of her artistic […]

A Wonderful Truth Becomes a Great Christmas Gift

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Years ago when my oldest brother and his wife left for 20 years of mission work in Malawi, Africa, I was barely a pup. I was too small to remember much of the early time of their service there, but I well remember that then and always, whenever our […]

Holidays evoke many emotions

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Along about mid-December, few of us can be blamed, or even held accountable, if we begin to get a bit Scroogified about the season. That might be especially true if one hasn’t done all of one’s shopping, and knows that the other schedule-challenged shoppers will be out there, running around […]

ENMU grad wins national contest sponsored by Red Bull

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Using a computer as his canvas, a mouse as a paintbrush and software as his drawing tool, Dusty Deen created prize-winning animation. A 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate who studied animation and graphic design, Deen was one of 43 artists selected to showcase their original artwork in the […]

Western memorabilia on display

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This covered wagon, also known as a prairie schooner, is on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Courtesy photo By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western […]

Art is all around us

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Clovis Christian junior Jessica Tivis watches guest instructor Louise Harrison work on her clay mask Wednesday afternoon. Harrison is one of the professional artists Patsy Delk invites to teach her art students. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A student pauses from her work and stares down at the face emerging […]

Art league looking for creative people

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Are you creative? Do you want to tap into your creativity, whether you believe you have some or not? Do you wish to find out in what area you have creativity? Do you think you might be better able to do so, while in the company of other people who […]