One heavy classload

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Alvirda Pah’or of Clovis enrolls in an advanced art and sculptor class and women’s weightlifting Monday afternoon at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A widow and a weight lifter. A great-grandmother to seven, a missionary and a late-blooming artist. That’s Alvirda Pah’or (pronounced power). About four […]

Divinity found in ordinary spaces

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Contemporary iconography might well describe the paintings of Mary Ann Casey, whose work constitutes one-half of the art being shown in the Fort Sumner art exhibit “Sacred Spaces.” Her exhibit partner, Melinda Joy Russ, takes that theme in a different but complementary direction, with photographs focused on details that bring […]

Fort Sumner: More than meets the eye

Clyde Davis: Guest Columist It’s a place where you stop for gas on the way to Albuquerque, right? Perhaps, instead of that, it’s a place where you make the decision whether you are going to go to Taos, or Santa Fe, or continue west on Highway 60, which can take you right into Arizona, a […]

Hands-on approach fits local workers

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleLuis Saenz, 17, of Muleshoe steams a hat Friday to help in the cleaning and shaping process at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Luis learned everything he knows about hat creasing through hands-on experience at the store. Freedom Newspapers Editor’s Note: The following is a series of profiles of people in […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

Musick, Kyle

Kyle Joe Musick, 46, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1959, in Farmington to William Charles and Naomia Jean Justus Musick, he moved with his family to Grants in 1960. He graduated from high school in 1977. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lubbock Christian University with a […]

School to feature colorful language

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleCarlos Callejo mixes paint for a mural at La Casita Elementary. Callejo worked on the mural for four weeks. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer He prepares for a morning of work by ridding himself of the remnants of yesterday — thick globs of acrylic paint that have dried on his […]

June 2006 Artist of the Month

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for June. Her paintings will be on display at the Clovis Carver Public Library in June. She has been a member of the art league for about 10 years and served as the recording secretary for the past two years. She has taken part […]

5/14 Artist of the month

Burch Wanda Burch has been selected as the artist of the month for May at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Her paintings are on display in May during regular library hours. According to Burch, her early life provided a stong foundation for her fine art career. She grew up on a farm west of Clovis, and […]

ENMU student weaves art, war and Navajo tradition

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Teddy Draper III with a section of the mural he painted at the Community Services Center in Portales. He said the scene was reflective of a recent trip he made to the Marianas Islands. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a Marine and the son of a World War II code […]

T-or-C sporting Santa Fe’s art scene

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I decided to go to Truth or Consequences for her birthday last weekend. Because she is a Pisces, the astrological fish sign, she must dip herself in natural water every year so she won’t lose her mermaid skills. Actually, I just made that up. […]

3/5 Artist of the month

The Pintores Art League has named Jackie Hinderliter as the Artist of the Month for May. Some of her paintings will be on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. A Southwest native, Hinderliter has lived in Clovis since 1961. She has pursued art at many levels and works in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. She […]

1/8 Birth, Artist of the month, Reunion

Ogilvie Ted and DeAnn Ogilvie of Corinth, Texas, are the parents of Grant Lee, a 7- pound, 3-ounce boy, born Dec. 20 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Texas. He has one sister, Arden.       Grandparents are James and Sherry Curtis of Farwell and Charlotte Ogilvie of Clovis. Great-grandmother is LaNell Stancell of Muleshoe. Reunion roundup The U.S.S. […]

Day trips: Roswell

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 minutes to […]

CCC instructor shares love of glass blowing with students

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Justin Adkins, a 23-year-old, part-time glass-blowing instructor at Clovis Community College, demonstrates his craft Monday afternoon in the entryway to the college. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His eyes are shielded by dark-colored goggles. He’s seated behind the orange-blue flame of his torch. He begins to shape a bubble from […]

Artist runs away — without leaving home

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Pat Weekley plans to enter three of her recent paintings in the Pintores Art League’s 30th annual Fine Arts Show that begins Saturday along with the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pat Weekley retired years ago from her career as a registered nurse. […]

Weekend fair in Santa Fe displays American Indian art, literature

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Day Trips suggests options for family outings that can be completed in a day from the Clovis-Portales area. The opinions expressed in the reviews are strictly those of the writer. In the 1920s, Santa Fe residents first held an Indian art fair at the Santa Fe Armory. […]

Self-serving art misses point

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist It began innocently enough. During the trek over a long stretch of road near Elk City, Okla., I made an off-hand comment to my wife concerning the Tim McGraw song that was on the country station. “Don’t you just hate it when somebody uses music to process their personal life, […]

Teacher leaves retirement to teach at juvenile detention center

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Jerry Peckinpaugh, who has been teaching at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center for five years, uses art as a teaching tool. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A chair in Jerry Peckinpaugh’s home acts as a stand for his art, mostly sketched landscapes, one stacked behind another. The Indiana native is soft-spoken and […]

5/12 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis The New Era — 7 p.m. today, Lyceum Theatre, 411 Main St. Christian concert. Tickets: $7/at the door. Information: 571-0246, www.testraps.com, or www.trackteamproductions.com. ‘Pops’ Concert — 7 p.m. today, Clovis Schools All Band Night at Rock Staubus Gym. Show Off — 6 p.m. May 24, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, […]