Cannon airman featured in ‘Portraits in Courage’ Vol. V

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The latest “Portraits in Courage” released Dec. 10 highlights 18 airmen who demonstrated bravery and heroism in the crucible of war as they repelled air and ground enemy fire, led convoys through perilous terrain and assisted injured comrades. The stories describe […]

Photographers providing free family portraits for needy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Kayla Blair talks to volunteers at an organizational meeting for the Help-Portrait event Wednesday at Clovis Community College. Liliana Castillo A group of area photographers is getting together to provide free family portraits to less fortunate families for the holidays. Nikki Penny of Portales and Kayla Blair of […]

Artist captures chimps in ink

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With millions of tiny ink dots, some smaller than a speck of sand, Valerie Romano pays homage to mankind’s closest living relative — chimpanzees. The former Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University instructor stumbled upon her greatest artistic inspiration late in life. She was 45 years old […]

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 […]