Friday morning briefing: Art treasures, school’s out and the bloodiest battle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Art treasures Eastern New Mexico University is displaying four new and valuable works of art on campus in the Roosevelt County Museum and Golden Library. Three of the works, “Penitente Good Friday,” “Acoma” and “Christmas Eve-Taos Pueblo,” were etched by famous California-born painter, Glen […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Monday morning briefing: Digital art, road delays and hot weather

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Calling all artists Deadline for entries in the Axiom of Gesture digital art show at Eastern New Mexico University is July 30. Axiom of Gesture is “a digital show devoted to the spirit of human movement” and how people move through time and space, […]

Entries sought for ENMU digital art show

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Arts will be displaying a national art show, and the deadline for entries is fast approaching. The exhibit will be on display in September at the Runnels Gallery of the Golden Library, with a July 30 entry deadline. The exhibit, “Axium of […]

Young artist wins international competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales boy has taken third place in an international art competition. Nolan Riggin, 9, won the placing in the 6- to 9-year-old age division of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest. Nolan, son of Ronda Hutcherson and Caid Riggin, said he learned of the award late last month. […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Pressed flower art featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on pressed flower art and making inkblot butterflies will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to explain how pressed flower art has been raised to new levels, which include single flowers as well as […]

Pintores Art League gearing up for show

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Freedom New Mexico The Pintores Art League is kicking off its Spring Fling art show Friday at Clovis Community College. The PAL hosts an annual show of student and professional artwork in the area to give local artists a venue to display their work and allow them a chance to compete against their peers. Friday […]

K through ENMU art exhibition winners

Freedom New Mexico Winners of the K through ENMU art exhibition named Thursday: • First place: Braden Tucker, Portales High School sophomore, watercolor titled “A Rainy Evening.” Prize is $100. • Second place: Kristen Wagner, Portales Junior High School eighth-grader, drawing titled “Man’s Attempt to Harness the Sun.” Prize is $100. • Third place: Kary […]

Dora news

Student wins Gold Key award Karen Cone, English teacher, announces that Dora eighth grader, Katie Bickley, has earned recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2010. Of 154,000 submissions, only 1,111 earned Gold Keys this year.

Volunteer: Man of good will

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer An Eastern New Mexico University art instructor has been recognized for his efforts to help others. Greg Senn has been named Volunteer of the Year as part of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico’s 2010 Edgar Awards in Human Services. “It kind of flabbergasts me,” said Senn, who teaches sculpture, […]

Elida students’ mural to be published

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida Elementary School fourth-graders participated in a nation wide art project. The collaborative art project between 42 other schools in the U.S. challenged students to create a mural of their state. Joeli Cathey’s class created a 5-foot-by-6-foot replica of New Mexico that will appear with other state murals in […]

Art contests open to local students

By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Arts Council, Portales Municipal School District (PMSD), and Eastern New Mexico University are planning a sidewalk chalk art competition and juried art exhibition. Called “K through ENMU,” the event celebrates National Youth Art Month. A press release from the university said it will showcase artistic talents of […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]

It’s their job: Emergencies part of job duties

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Keith Wattenbarger moved to Portales 26 years ago to play football on a scholarship at Eastern New Mexico University and decided to stay. Wattenbarger is the Roosevelt County Emergency Management director. He met his wife a week after moving to Portales. They have been married for 21 years and have five children. What is your […]

Press Release: Digital art and sculpture at ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University student Lamar (Mo) Barnes will display his bachelor’s of fine arts showcase, along with Diana Cole’s artwork, in Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery from Monday, Dec.7 through Thursday, Dec. 10. A closing reception will be held on the last day of the show from 5-7 p.m. Barnes, an animation student, will show […]

Ticket feature: Pintores Art League hosting auction

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The third annual Pintores Art League art auction is 7 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy. President Ed Des Lauriers said the event helps pay for scholarships for art students at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University and promotion of the arts in Clovis. Des Lauriers said the […]

Student poster contest focuses on hygiene

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With the flu season closing in, a number of Portales sixth-graders are learning about the importance of hand washing as they convey the information via art. Carol Ainsworth’s four art classes at Lindsey Middle School are designing posters about hand washing for a Roosevelt General Hospital contest the public […]

Art, sewing skills featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating works of art, teaching children to cook and sewing techniques for window coverings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Patsy Shields, director of education with Sulky of America, will show how ordinary crayons can create works of […]

First person: Painting Portales’ history

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Dale Hamlett of Portales turned his childhood dreams of becoming an artist into a reality. After studying art for several years in Chicago and Albuquerque, he brought his honed talent to Eastern New Mexico University to teach art. While at the college, he decided to make a historical map of Portales from the year 1909. […]