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50-50 Big Sale continues today

50-50 Big Sale continues today

The 50/50 Big Sale at Lynn Geyer's Sale Barn goes on today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Cain and Trail Ridge.

Some of the featured items include those pictured. Note that there are many, many books and artworks for sale. If you spend more than $50 everything you buy is 50 percent off.

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International Juried Exhibition winners announced

International Juried Exhibition winners announced

The 2015 CLAY Festival International Juried Exhibition, CLAY in the Garden, which is showing at Seedboat Gallery, announced its winners this morning.

Third Prize went to Hand Cultivators by Raymond Rorke of Philadelphia, PA.-- Continue reading

CLAY Festival Workshop Teaches Students about Natural Plasters and Paints

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Mimbres Region Arts Council Names New Executive Director

Mimbres Region Arts Council Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Mimbres Region Arts Council announces the appointment of Kevin A. Lenkner as its new Executive Director. Lenkner’s career in the arts began as a volunteer in an arts-based youth development summer program. After graduating from York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and double minor in Philosophy and Peace Studies, Lenkner was hired as the first full time employee of YorkArts, an arts education-based nonprofit. Lenkner served 22 years at YorkArts, the last 14 as Executive Director. During his tenure, YorkArts acquired a 3,500 square foot arts center housing a premier exhibition gallery, studio rentals, classrooms and pottery studio. Most recently, Lenkner completed a $1.5 million dollar capital campaign for the organization to retire debt, renovate and expand classrooms and develop a satellite campus.

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Archaeologist Eric Blinman gives lecture on early pottery making

Blinman gives lecture on various styles and techniques of early pottery making

By Mary Alice Murphy

Eric Blinman, who described himself as a contract archaeologist, holds a Ph.D. in the field.

"If you are not willing to have your ego smashed, you won't learn anything about making pottery," Blinman said at a lecture on Thursday at "A"Space Studio/Art/Gallery.

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Progress on NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 073015

Progress on NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 073015

The Beat had received the latest New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge progress photos from the anonymous photographer. The photographer said much progress had been made. He said he was fascinated by the drill bit being used to drill the holes to put the concrete supports into the ground. He also pointed out the workers measuring with a tape from both directions in order to get the drill bit exactly in the right position.

Consider these almost weekly photos as a record of the progress on the bridge.

 

 

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MRAC Youth Mural Campers Screen Print their Shirts

Photos by Shirin McArthur

CLAY Festival Exhibitions and Receptions Draw Interested Crowds

Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur

Silver City’s 2015 CLAY Festival is underway, and on Tuesday afternoon four exhibitions and receptions were held downtown.-- Continue reading

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