Art show brings diverse crowd

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Russell Anglin Area artists congregated Sunday to Tucumcari Art Space to share their work and socialize over punch and snacks. One of the artists, Tucumcari resident and animal rescuer Juanita Umland, set up a few of her pieces in a dark, windowless room in the Art Space studio. While Umland herself was difficult to see [...]

Artists imitate abstractly

Russell Anglin I greatly enjoyed my trip to Tucumcari Art Space Sunday to see what different artists in the area have been up to. I was pleased to find we have a number of people in our own backyard who express themselves through various media and do a good job at it, too. It also [...]

Ideas do not always come easily

Russell Anglin Sometimes inspiration does not come on demand. This is a sad fact that most reporters, authors and artists would like to avoid, but I would be willing to guess that a creative “block” of some sort has affected everybody at some point. The first time I remember it happening to me was in [...]

Artist says work has spiritual theme

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Russell Anglin Federico Perez, 52, hung one of his tile murals at Mesalands Community College’s library Aug. 27, and has another mosaic displaying at Divine Connection Ministries. Seeing these two pieces is the closest most Tucumcarians will come to Perez’s work, however. One of his smaller pieces, an intricate pattern of earth-colored and white diamond [...]

Rattler Reunion warming up to old friends

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By QCS Staff This appears to be the largest ever Rattler Reunion with about 560 people attending Saturday’s dinner. A highlight of the evening was the crowning of Norma Jean Crellin as Rattler Queen with a standing ovation and cheer. “I think this is the biggest one ever,” said Crellin who is the

Photographer, sculptor featured artists at ENMAS gallery

By QCS Staff Local artists Mike Lucero,

ENMAS featured artists, fiber artist grand opening

Special to the QCS April’s featured ENMAS artists Local artists Cheston Keck and Denette Johnson will be the featured artists for April at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space Gallery. An opening reception will be at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5. Artwork by Keck of Tucumcari is 3-D computer-generated art. His style [...]

Iron pour attracts artists to Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Artist Eric Wolfe sculpts his zia-inspired woman in preparation for the Mesalands Community College iron pour on Friday. Wolfe is one of 11 art students from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., who have joined this year’s pour. About 40 artists from both coasts, Alaska and North Carolina, and in between have [...]

Artists open B&B

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Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles have given the 1907 two-story Gaudin home at Adams and High streets a new life. On Monday, the Quarles opened Gallery 111 Bed and Breakfast, featuring four suites and breakfast for guests.

Local artist’s work to be exhibited in Taos

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Special to the QCS Work by local artist Dejean Jawrunner will be on exhibit at the Harwood Museum of Art/Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos Sept 28 to Dec. 30. Over 500 New Mexico women artists submitted their work for this biennial juried exhibition and 98 were accepted. Jawrunner said she is honored and excited to [...]