Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling young artists and pumpkin for oil

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Art contest The Congressional Art Competition is under way. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents. All entries from students in eastern New Mexico must be submitted to Sen. Ben Ray Luj

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Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome.

Student art being featured at Portales businesses

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Christina Calloway Two Portales businesses will feature the art work of Eastern New Mexico University students each month in an effort to become involved in the community. Senior Caitlin Lindsey will be the first artist to have her photography featured in Sleep Solutions and Ashley Furniture. “It feels amazing,” Lindsey said. “I’m excited at the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Art treasure, a free film and a million behind bars

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Be amazed Or, at least a little surprised by taking a walking tour of art treasures at Eastern New Mexico University. It’s from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and includes stops in the Administration Building, the Roosevelt County Museum and end sin […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free art, a real classic and jail for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing: Free art A free solo exhibition, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert,” by Jessie Dodington will be displayed in ENMU’s Golden Library on Tuesday through Oct. 28 during normal library hours. A real classic The annual Milk Jug Classic is 8 a.m. […]

ENMU briefs — Sept. 28

ENMU hosting art exhibit Afree solo exhibition, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert,” by Jessie Dodington will be displayed in ENMU’s Golden Library on Oct. 4-Oct. 28 during normal library hours. A reception will be from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Runnels Gallery. The exhibit will include a selection of still lives […]

My turn: Art hard to define, value

Continuing with my topic of French Impressionism from last week, there’s something about standing in front of an original Picasso – not a reproduction – that makes you say, as a former co-worker of mine did, “I can’t believe I’m standing in front of a real Picasso.” For me, my new–found expertise in French art […]

Pintores artist of the month

Scott Blazek Each month Pintores Art League of Clovis features a display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library located at the corner of Seventh and Main Street across from the Curry County Courthouse. In the month of June, featured artist Scott Blazek exhibits samples of his children’s book illustrations, notably his Clovis Crawfish and friends that […]

In tribute: Former ENMU art professor loved learning

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Argen Duncan Relatives of artist and retired professor Dale Hamlett remember him as a lover of learning, art and family. Dale Hamlett, 89, died Monday. He was a distinguished professor emeritus in fine arts from Eastern New Mexico University, where he taught for 18 years until his retirement in 1987. Dale grew up on a […]

Inkblot art featured on show

Information on making inkblot butterflies and a crayon roll will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Margaret Peot is an author, artist and painter, and she is going to show how to make inkblot butterflies that can be mounted in a shadowbox or in a frame for […]

Art show unveils students’ talent

“T he signs are in the stars.” So spoke Kary Mathys, newly graduated bachelor of fine art student of Eastern New Mexico University. She went on, describing her art work: “I find inspiration from myths, from images that inspire me.” The mythical inspiration is obvious in her style, in the clean, bold, aspect of her […]

Art featured at area events

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Alisa Boswell Art in a variety of forms — from literature to painting — appears alive and well in Clovis and Portales. Two major annual events are already under way — The Jack Williamson Lectureship and the Pintores Art League Spring Fling. The Pintores Art League Spring Fling kicked off Friday by accepting submissions for […]

Sandwich shop to reopen

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Argen Duncan Do Drop In sandwich shop is reopening with a culinary school graduate and a military family at the helm. The restaurant on Avenue A closed Dec. 12. Previous owner Joann Rackler said she wanted more time, especially since her grandchildren are in Albuquerque. New owner Kamille Mountjoy said her family always wanted such […]

ENMU art exhibit focuses on artistic spirit

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Alisa Boswell The art exhibition opening in the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery today is a collection of work from local student artists ranging from kindergarten to seniors in college. “We’re not looking at technical ability,” said Dawn Wolf-Taylor, the event’s co-chair and a board member for the Portales Arts Council. “We’re […]

McGee: The American Farmer

Riding my bicycle along a county road I spied a piece of bent metal. I paused and looked at it in the dust. Was it worth saving? Was it an art treasure waiting to be developed? Bent rebar as art? Such thoughts only came to me after a trip years ago to Santa Fe and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Art, no school and a frigid turn

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday/Thanksgiving Eve briefing. Student art An Eastern New Mexico University student art exhibition is set to show Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. The exhibition is open during library hours. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. For […]

Egg replacement featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on Swedish decorating, replacing eggs in baking and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Decorators and authors Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish will show how to paint and wax wooden frames, which is the same technique for transforming […]

Silk screening featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on repurposing book covers, silk screening, and the art of aromatic blending will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lauren Ferguson will show an easy way to repurpose vintage book covers for pennies on the dollar, and they make a perfect keepsake for your […]

My turn: Student art impressive

Alisa Boswell I viewed a variety of artwork in a library this week. Most of the artwork there was professional rather than amateur, so it struck me as funny when I stumbled across a work of art that seemed nothing more than a splash of paint on canvas. Now, I am a fan of abstract […]