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At the beginning of this month, the Dona Ana Arts Council is presenting quilts in two wildly different themes, Cryptography, and Oasis, created by art quilt group 4 Common Corners.  4 Common … more
For as long as humans have had art, art has had patrons, angels driven by what we can maybe call a “nobility of civic purpose.” In Las Cruces, patrons of our quilters make possible the … more
“Only two things that money can't buy That's true love & homegrown tomatoes” Guy Clark   We invited friends over for dinner last summer, and since my tomatoes were … more
There is an art studio tour Labor Day Weekend. You can follow the red dots through Grant County to find working artists doing what they do and chat with them too. In Lincoln County you can find the … more
A Lovely June Adventure with a Friend Sharing the artists' perspectives There are few things as fun as going on an adventure of discovery with a friend. Tauna Cole-Dorn is a watercolor artist … more
Two of my sons have turtles. I don’t know why there are these water-dwelling creatures hanging around in their houses, apparently not doing much other than floating around, sticking their noses … more
Las Colcheras Quilt Guild of Las Cruces is deeply involved in caring for the local community. The guild with its 200+ members provides quilts to those in need and respond to every … more
For two pounds/75 pence you get a whiskey side with a half lager or dark beer at the Lismore Pub in Glasgow’s West End. For less than $3.50, this “old man’s drink,” is a … more
It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign … more
Pitlochry is set in Scotland’s geographic center along a main route through the Highlands towards the Cairngorms. My first glimpse, as I approached Pitlochry by train, registered the … more
In a world filled with flavorless, cookie-cutter chain stores, it’s nice to talk with local shop owners. There is a zest for life and an urge to create that fuels their day-to-day living. Lisa … more
Our border tour actually begins in Hatch as we work our way to Pepe’s Cantina on the west edge of town where we meet Pedro, a migrant from Guatemala. When I first met him in March, he was in … more
“Why did that quilt win?” I blurted, eyeing both the blue ribbon and the distinctly different character of the quilt before me. “Oh, you should never say that,” my companion … more
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