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 [...]

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 [...]

Art op-pour-tunity

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff By this morning, the fires will have subsided. From beginners to the well-seasoned veterans, they are all planning to gather to see what shapes will emerge from the cooled iron. About 40 artists attended this year’s iron pour, said D’Jean Jawrunner, artist and art faculty at Mesalands Community College. There [...]

Rain doesn’t end fun at Cinco de Mayo event

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Friday afternoon’s rainfall likely put a dent in the attendance, but did nothing to dampen the moods of those who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the community at Mesalands Community College. The rainfall stopped before the 5:30 p.m. opening of the event, in its seventh year at the two-year [...]

Teacher to add sculpture to exhibit

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QCS Staff The prestigious Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts has an exhibition of bronze sculptures by the French artist Edgar Degas. Displayed with the Degas works are bronze pieces from New Mexico sculptors, including a piece from Tucumcari artist D’Jean Jawrunner. Jawrunner, an art instructor at Mesalands Community College, said the exhibition of her [...]

Tucumcari holds annual iron pour

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Soft voices filled the air in the room. Some sat alone working on wax sculptures, others ate beans, fruit, salad or peanuts, and still others talked quietly about their pieces. For seven years artists from around the country have come to Tucumcari to create metal works of art. Friday was the [...]

Artists pour iron

TV Hagenah The scene on the south side of the Mesalands Community College art room on Friday afternoon and evening looked more like some sort of post-apocalyptic film rather than a place of art. One almost expected to see Mad Max step out from the shadows as fire belched toward the sky and people ran [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]