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. […]