Local artists paint gourds

TV Hagenah Three area artist traveled to Taos yesterday to submit gourds they had painted for a special benefit art show of nothing but painted gourds called, “Out of your gourd”. The three, Sharon and Doug Quarles and Tom Windem, have spent much of the last week on their small canvases – preparing the surfaces, […]

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 […]