Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]

Clovis runner set for NYC Marathon

CNJ staff Clovis resident Teddy Draper is headed to New York City in November to take part in the ING New York City Marathon. Draper dedicating his funds to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. To raise money, Draper will be auctioning off five paintings through a raffle. There […]

3-7 Religion digest

The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by 5 p.m. March 14 at 407 L. Casillas […]

Nov. 18 Honor

Franklin Dorothy Franklin is Pintores Art League’s featured artist of the month for November. Her paintings are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. She started taking art lessons in the early 1960’s from Mary Lou Garrett. Franklin, along with Don McAlavy and three other painters, stocked the former Paint’n Place Gallery with their paintings, […]

Local artists captured history in paintings

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1969, an artist in Clovis figured it was about time to paint pictures of old historical buildings, scenes, and the pioneers of the old days. The artist who came up with this idea was Virginia Posey Gregory. With help from Willie Fe Hester, another fine artist, the modest but […]

Nothing like the Artrain

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Artrain came through Clovis in 1973. The Santa Fe and other railroads provided the six-car traveling exhibit at no charge. It carried a cargo of “old masters,” contemporary and western art on loan from various institutes and galleries valued at more than $1 million. The project started when the […]