Artists display favorite works

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]

Man creates art from scrap

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By Angela Peacock When Mike Lucero wants to relax he usually does so by using the skills he’s obtained by taking art courses at Mesalands Community College to create masterpieces out of scrap metal. Lucero started off working with wood, but after taking a bronzing course from Djean Jawrunner at Mesalands he discovered his new […]

Award winning artist displays works

By Ryan Lengerich Bernice Cosner’s passion for arts developed as much from necessity as it did from recreation. “When you have a rancher for a hubby, you need a hobby,” she said. Cosner was the featured artist for the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s presentation of Artist in the Annex for November. She displayed more than 20 […]

City school snags $26,000 arts grant

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari public schools received more than $26,000 in grants from the New Mexico State Department of Education on Aug. 13 to benefit elementary arts education for the upcoming school year. The grant was part of the Supplemental General Appropriations Act of 2003 in which elementary art, music, theater and dance education were […]

College makes summer school fun

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By Angela Peacock Making learning fun is the whole objective behind Mesalands Community College’s Summer Adventure Camp. John Yearout, Mesalands Director of Public Relations, hopes that by placing children in a positive, creative learning environment at a young age they will develop a desire to further their education when they become adults. Yearout said 60 […]