Blackwater Draw Black and White

Press Release Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark, the archaeological site located six miles northwest of Portales, was first discovered in 1929. Excavations since 1932 have found projectile points and other stone tools as well as the remains of mammoth, bison, dire wolf, camel, saber-tooth cat, and ground sloth. Blackwater Draw is the type site of the Paleoindian Clovis culture, the earliest accepted culture in North America, and the unique style of projectile point found there is known as a Clovis point. The Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit is a…

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Finding the Courage to Discover a New Hobby

By: Kendall Schneider Do you ever see something and just think, man I wish I could do that…? Or create that? Or make that? Me too. I used to experience this a lot. A couple of years ago I started following several hand lettering artists on Instagram. People who turn words into an amazing piece of art with pencils, pens, and even watercolor paints. I was so in awe of their artwork and found myself wishing I could do something like that. I saw post after post and to be…

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Homecoming Musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

THE 25 TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, a musical featuring five male and four female actors written by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn, opens homecoming weekend at the University Theatre Center, Main Stage. Days and times are: Thursday October 5, 7 p.m.; Friday October 6, 3 p.m.; Saturday October 7, 2 p.m.; and Sunday October 8, 2 p.m. The production features the work of students and faculty in the Departments of Music and Theatre and Digital Filmmaking. The production is directed by Anne Beck, Professor…

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Faces of ENMU

By: Samantha Smith There is a common saying, “a picture tells a thousand words.” Every photo has a story behind it, and it is up to the viewer to decide how they will interpret that story. Face It! Portraits and Caricatures of ENMU Student and Staff is a collection of portraits featuring the work of Eduardo Alvarez, Dalton Banister, Heather Hancock, Anastasia Lutnesky and Vanessa Miranda. Each portrait tells a story, not only of the person being drawn, but also the artist behind the masterpiece. Each portrait has unique features…

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Portrait of the Artist as a Graduate Student

HoundBytes conducted an interview via email with the talented Versia Hodges II, graduate student and instructor, to discuss his recent show at Golden Library. Hodges creates vivid, color-saturated paintings on cardboard, canvas, and other found media. My first question has to be: why cardboard? Is it the only medium you use? For one, I have never seen an artist use it so I took it upon myself to experiment with the texture. Plus, it’s cheaper. I use canvas, sketch paper, and any other mediums I can get a hold of.…

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