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Carl Swanson painting earns $2,000 for Raton Humane Society

RATON — The Raton Humane Society thanks each person who purchased a chance to win ‘The Big Country’ original painting by Raton’s local artist, Carl Swanson. Special thanks to Carl who donated a work of art to assist the Humane Society in its mission of caring for animals. Congratulations to the winner, Pam Krizan! We know… Keep Reading

Capitol Improvements

Huerfano artists’ work on display at the Colorado State Capitol until mid June courtesy Spanish Peaks Arts Council LA VETA — Last year, members of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta were invited by Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade to participate in the Creative Capitol program. The… Keep Reading

Boney Whipman spreads Christmas spirit

TRINIDAD — The Prize winning art car, Boney Whipman, brings the Christmas spirit to Trinidad and Artocade’s Detour Gallery, 121 E. Main street. The Artocade Parade, held the second weekend in September, has a year round gallery of local artists work, art car trophies and quirky art car memorabilia. Local artist Dean Sneed is currently… Keep Reading

Rich Columbo exhibits masks at the Carnegie Library in Trinidad

by Tom Potter Carnegie Public Library Teen/Adult Services Specialist TRINIDAD — Trinidad artist, Rich Columbo, will exhibit a collection of masks at the Carnegie Library’s Art Wall during the entire month of November. Columbo created these masks exclusively from discarded materials. You can come in and see these magical works during the library’s regular hours… Keep Reading

New art show in La Veta

LA VETA — Cutting up at the recent art opening in the Inner Idea Artist Gallery in La Veta! Here we see guest artist Ben Seng (left) with Lillian Hickey (middle) and Suzy Chesney. Seng is a Los Angeles artist and is the son of Gardner resident Kim Seng. He had recently been provided with… Keep Reading

Trinidad celebrates

Street party celebration honors progress of Space to Create project by Joy Gipson TRINIDAD — On October 12, the City of Trinidad held a street party to celebrate the recent procurement of a 9% housing tax credit from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to help fund the future Space to Create project that… Keep Reading

Texas artist just a little fishy

by Joy Gipson TRINIDAD — Lorrie Andrews, an artist from Monahans, TX is this month’s featured artist at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main Street, in Trinidad Andrews has been studying art and creating artwork since she was a high school student in the late 1970’s, back when vinyl record album covers were creative pieces… Keep Reading

The train man

by Brian Manning WALSENBURG — If you go into the basement of David and Carol Roesch, you will hear train whistles, bells, chugging steam engines and various sounds from diesel engines. David has an amazing model railroad that is complete with realistic sound, buildings, roads, switching yards, and even cars and people. This HO model… Keep Reading

Winners of the 41st Annual International Art Exhibit in Raton

by Carol Bridge RATON — The annual art exhibit sponsored by the Raton Arts & Humanities Council received many entries from talented artists this year. Manuel Franco won three awards – Best of Show, 1st place Watercolor, and 1st place Acrylic. Carl Swanson won 1st place for Oil, Lois Petersen won 1st place for her… Keep Reading

David Lloyd Smith September featured artist at Corazon Gallery

by Joy Gipson TRINIDAD — September’s featured artist at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main Street in Trinidad, is another newcomer to the area. David Lloyd Smith is both a resident of Houston, Texas and Cokedale, Colorado. He and his wife currently spend three seasons of the year in Colorado and the rest of the… Keep Reading

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