FEBRUARY 21, 2013
PECOS LIFESTYLES & ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
Pecos Valley Stampede
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 Volume 20, Issue 4
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In The Spotlight
Ryder Richards Kristen Kieffer
Chaves County Prescription Trails
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Pecos Valley Stampede
On The Cover
Billy the Kid
Could UFOs get here by teleportation? “Conflicted” opens Feb. 22 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and features the art of Ryder Richards. Photographer: Rey Berrones
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1/2 Marathon Run 10K Run/Walk - 2 Mile Run 2 Mile Walk
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February 23, 2013 “Chaves County Prescription Trails” Funded in part by Roswell Lodgers Tax
Explore Chaves County’s walking trails with the Prescription Trails guide.
By Vanessa Kahin Vistas Editor
alking—the simple exercise is linked to a long list of physical benefits, including the deflection of diabetes, easing the pain of fibromyalgia, increasing one’s likelihood of beating breast cancer and reducing the number of meds one takes. Furthermore, walking is an excellent calorie-burner that requires far less money than the average gym membership. Is it any wonder more doctors do not prescribe walking to their patients? With the Prescription Trails program, doctors can do just that. Local doctors and even veterinarians are already on board the newly created Chaves County Prescription Trails. With a Prescription Trails paper pad and swoosh of a pen, physicians are introducing the benefits of walking to their patients and encouraging them to do so. “It’s called Prescription Trails because it comes with an actual prescription,” said Tamara Fresquez, who is with the Healthy Kids Chaves County program. Fresquez and representa-
tives of the New Mexico Department of Health have been instrumental in getting physicians on board the program, including DOH Social and Community Service Coordinator Jimmy Masters. There is really no requirement to be part of the program—the actual prescriptions are meant to encourage. All one needs is to be motivated, and to have a good pair of walking shoes. “Everyone has a reason to walk,” Masters said, listing benefits such as losing weight, improved muscle tone, improved sleep, better moods, lowering the risk of heart disease and controlling blood pressure, to name a few. “The whole purpose of (Prescription Trails) is to encourage wellness,” he said. Whether walking on two legs or four, doctors and veterinarians are helping their patients reap the benefits of walking by actually prescribing it. Dogs themselves may be instrumental in getting their human companions moving. “Dogs are probably the first to say, SEE
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The Pecos Valley Stampede
By Rey Berrones Vision Editor With February drawing to a close, many well-meaning resolution makers have started to return to their previous habits. One way to get back on track is to participate in the Roswell Runners Club events. The 32nd annual Pecos Valley Stampede is the first run of the season, and it is slated to happen on Feb. 23. As in years past, there will be several races for runners to participate in. The races include; ½ Marathon, 10K run/walk, 2-mile run and 2mile walk. This years Stampede is sponsored by SCOR, the Humphreys family, The Edwards Trust, Roswell Runners Club and the Roswell Parks and Recreation Depart-
Roswell Runners come out of hibernation for the first race of the season. ment. The run is being held to benefit the Altrusa Club, Breast Cancer Awareness programs and the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe. “The proceeds will help benefit the Altrusa Club, breast cancer awareness programs,” said Bob Edwards, race director.
Continued from Page 3 ‘Hey, I want to get out and walk,’” Masters said. “(A dog) can be one of your best motivators.” It is recommended that adults complete 150 minutes of walking spread out throughout the week. On average, 30 minutes of activity each day could make for a noticeable improvement in one’s health. Of course, the more walking one does, the greater the health benefits. In the event that a patient may not know of the area’s bountiful and highly accessible walking areas, physicians involved with Prescription Trails have been equipped with colorful walking trails guides to share. The guides are booklets chockfull of information not only on some of the best walking trails in Chaves County, but also with brief snippets of history on each of these areas. The guidebook also includes a walking log, tips on walking and a list of safety considerations. Masters, along with members of the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Neighborhood Watch and the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department assessed the 16 walking trails listed in the guide. Assessing each trail involved adhering to strict guidelines, which included gathering information on how safe the area is, if the trail is handicap accessible, if it is dog-friendly, when it is open to the public and if it includes fine-packed gravel,
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The Stampede is a great way for new runners to find running partners and support to help them stay true to their fitness goals. Novice to expert runners can participate, and if you’re not a runner there will also be a 2-mile walk and a 10K run/walk. The race is also a great way to help out the
community. “The proceeds are going to help out these organizations who have several projects under way,” said Bob Edwards, race director. Early registration closes on Feb. 21, with an entry fee of $20. Late registration and race-day registration fee will be $25. Race-day registration will be done between 7:158:15 a.m. the City Parks and Recreation office at 1101 W. Fourth Street. Race start and finish for the 1/2 marathon starts at 8 a.m. The 2-mile run, 10K run/walk, and 2-mile
walk will begin at 9 a.m. All races start and finish at the City Parks and Recreation office at 1101 W. Fourth St. All participants will receive a T-shirt and awards will be given for the top female and male finishers in each event. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age division. All participants will be eligible for a post-race drawing for door prizes donated by Peppers and Pecos Flavors. For more information call Bob Edwards at 624-6720.
Photo Courtesy Roswell Runners Club asphalt and/or concrete; to name a few amenities. There was also an attempt to be creative when choosing trails, Masters said, which is part of the reason why South Park Cemetery made the walking trails list. Masters described the cemetery as quiet, unusual and with small avenues that would make one’s walk there interesting. “We tried to do something that is lots of fun, but also very unique,” Masters said of the choice in walking trails. He added that the list of walking trails in the guide does not mention all of the area’s trails; rather, he said, the list is a work in progress with possible additions to come. “As new trails come up, we hope to add more to the book,” Masters said. “Hopefully, there’s (a trail) right in your backyard.” Chaves County Prescription Trails will reach out to the community during the Pecos Valley Stampede at Cahoon Park on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. Organized by the Runners Club, the event will include a half marathon, a 10k run/walk, a two-mile run and a two-mile walk. Representatives with Prescription Trails will be on-hand not only to hand out water to participants, but also to get the word out on their blossoming walk initiative. Prescription Trails was founded in Albuquerque in 2008 by New Mexico Healthcare Takes on Diabetes. Santa Fe got its Prescription Trails program in 2009. The city of Las Cruces caught on soon
thereafter, creating its own Prescription Trails program through Healthy Kids Las Cruces in 2010. It was the local faction of the Department of Health and Healthy Kids Chaves County that brought Prescription Trails to Roswell. It is the first Prescription Trails program in southeast New Mexico. Masters said each city takes ownership of its Prescription Trails program, and gives it its own unique twist. The Chaves County Prescription Trails distinguishes itself from other programs by including historical information on each of its walking trails in the guidebook, its inclusion of walking trails throughout the entire county and separating its region into quadrants. Of the program itself, Fresquez mentioned that aside from the benefits of walking, there are the perks of getting fresh air and becoming acquainted with one’s own community. “We’ve got a lot of wonderful parks and trails in Chaves County,” Fresquez said. “People should get out and enjoy them.” To get a .PDF copy of the Chaves County Prescription Trails guidebook, visit ro s we l l - n m . gov / s t a t i c p a ge s / i n d ex . p h p / pd1_prescriptiontrails or http://prescr iptiontrails.org/2012 prescriptiontrailChavez.pdf.
Rhythm of the Dance
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Monty Pythons Spamalot Winner of the 2005 “Best Musical” Tony Award, “Spamalot” is an outrageously fun musical by Eric Idle and John Du Prez lovingly ripped-off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Loosely telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Pythonʼs “Spamalot” “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as “a noholds-barred smash hit” (The New Yorker). The national touring production by Troika Entertainment (Cats, Jesus Christ Super Star) features a cast of 30 singers, dancers and orchestra musicians singing a knee-slapping array of silly songs like He Is Not Dead Yet, The Song That Goes Like This and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life as the motley crew of knights defend their honor, fall in love and gallop through the countryside in searchof the Holy Grail. The performance starts at 7 p.m., with a pot roast buffet before the show at 5 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $76 and $79. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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This two-hour dance and music extravaganza stars the National Dance Company of Ireland. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance, which features a live band, three tenors & 22 dancers, is a thousand year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Shows are Feb. 25 in Carlsbad, Feb. 26 in Artesia and March 3 in Alto.
Rhythm of the Dance This two-hour dance and music extravaganza stars the National Dance Company of Ireland. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance, which features a live band, three tenors & 22 dancers, is a thousand year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has unveiled a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular Irish step-dance shows in the world. The performance starts at 3 p.m., with a corned beef and cabbage buffet before the show at 1 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $66 and $69. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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Artist-inoswell Residence Ryder Richards examines the relationship violence and beauty have in popular culture with his exhibition, “Conflicted,” which opens Feb. 22 and runs through April 7 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC). The show features drawn and constructed pieces inspired by two works of sculptor Giambologna that depict violent episodes in Greek mythology and Roman history. “Hercules Fighting the Centaur Nessus” portrays Hercules as he is about to kill Nessus, and “The Rape of the Sabine Women,” shows a young man holding a woman aloft as an older man looks on in dismay. Though not a native of Italy, Giambologna’s works were used to glorify the country, Richards said, and they are still featured in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. In that way, Richards said he considers one aspect of the sculptures to be propaganda art, as they were “used for political and public edification of the state.” Similar relationships between warriors and artists have been made throughout history, he said. “[An artist] can make a warrior immortal,” he said. “But
you have this very cleaned up image of what happened and it becomes iconic. “The West thrives on these larger than life icons founded on violence.” Richards, 35, is particularly fascinated by “the beautification of violence.” “That beauty allows us to overlook the violence and be seduced by it,” he said. “It’s as though we want the violence; we’re taught it’s bad, but we react strongly to it. There’s something we respond to.” The show’s title not only refers to the visual conflict of the victims and aggressors and the contradiction of “beautiful" violence, but also to how Richards feels about beautifying violence himself. “It brings up the debate that if you keep making work about violence, are you perpetuating violence?” he said. “In a weird way, this is about the facades that we see and don’t think about—how images act upon us and we socialize violence and make it a part of the norm.” Richards uses images of the sculptures to explore how violence and beauty intersect in Southwestern culture. One way he does this is to make the images flat and hold them up on structures, bringing to mind familiar images of the region, such as billboards, SEE
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT By Ilissa Gilmore Record Staff Writer
Rey Berrones Photo Richards working in his studio.
Roswell’s own Ryder Richards presents “Conflicted” at the RMAC.
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A groundbreaking ceramics artist brings a workshop to the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
By Rey Berrones Vision Editor
risten Kieffer is about to let lucky people take a look inside her ceramic process that is expanding the artform by drawing from other disciplines. Kieffer, who is one of the demonstrating artists at the 47th National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in late march, will be demonstrating her processes at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) Ceramics Studio during a two-day workshop on March 2 and 3. Kieffer is a full-time studio potter, workshop leader and ceramics instructor that works from her home studio in Massachusetts. While her art has been recognized nationally, her integration of other craft methods and influences has taken her art to the next level. The most notable is the idea of approaching ceramic forms
in the same way that a seamstress would for her corset vessels. In them, she has created three-dimensional forms that started as traditional thrown clay, but have been altered to create beautiful pieces that sometimes look like Victorian couture clothing. The clay has been altered in much the same way that a tailor would use darts to make clothing hug and enhance the form of the wearer. Meanwhile, intricate lace patterns and monochrome colors are used to enhance the shape instead of dominating the form. The concepts that have been practiced for centuries by tailors is found applied to clay forms, and the result is hard ceramic forms that emit a soft feel with delicate details in a hard and useable ceramic piece. In much the
same way that the corset and other tailored clothes define form and create elegant and artful silhouettes, Keiffer's patterns and alterations give the clay strong and flowing lines. These explorations aren't limited to creating pots that emote delicate hourglass figures, but also move on to tiles that look like fine upholstry. The tiles have taken a shape that is reminicent of a pillow, and because they are formed with the same design aesthetic, they look soft. It is almost as if they would be a comfortable place to rest, but ultimately are still hard, fired clay. Kieffer's two-day workshop will explore her form altering techniques and go into various methods of embellishment, including stamping, SEE
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Rhythm of Dance This two-hour dance and music extravaganza stars the National Dance Company of Ireland. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-todate stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance, which features a live band, three tenors & 22 dancers, is a thousand yearold story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has unveiled a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular Irish step-dance shows in the world. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com, or call 7464212.
Prima Trio The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center presents Prima Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for
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Carlsbad Feb 25
Rhythm of the Dance This two-hour dance and music extravaganza stars the National Dance Company of Ireland. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-todate stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance, which features a live band, three tenors & 22 dancers, is a thousand yearold story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has unveiled a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular Irish step-dance shows in the world. The performance is presented by New Mexico State University Carlsbad and starts at 7 p.m. at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Highway. Admission is $5 for 12 and under and students with valid id or $10 General Admission. For tickets, call 575-234-9414.
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Shop of Horrors at Watson Hall. “Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, a timid and nerdy sales clerk at the seedy Mushnikʼs Skid Row Florists, barely in business in lower Manhattan. He achieves fame and fortune after he discovers an exotic plant named Audrey II, a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. A Greek chorus of hip soul singers narrates the thriller with a score in the 1960s style of rock and roll, doo-wop, and Motown. Audreyʼs appetite grows to gigantic proportions as the cast rapidly diminishes.” Tickets are $7.50 for students and $15 General Admission. Shows at 8 p.m. on Feb 21, 22, and 23, and shows at 2 p.m. on Feb 23 and 24. For more information, call 4922846.
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Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit wafbmuseum.org. 9 >>
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Could UFOs get here by teleportation?
By Donald Burleson
hen I was growing up, teleportation was the stuff of science fiction. The word itself is said to have been coined by the writer Charles Fort, and the idea has always sounded pretty fanciful. Anyone who has ever seen the Jeff Gold>> 8
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Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s. The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.
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Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.
Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from
blum movie "The Fly" (or its black-and-white predecessor) has had reason to think about the notion that an object might be relocated from point A to point B instantly, without traversing the space in between. But on the face of it, the idea seems almost ludicrous. However, for some years now we have been conducting experiments actually attempting the feat of teleportation, and not altogether without success, at least at the particle level. In 1998 a photon was teleported a distance of one meter. True, it was only a light particle, and the distance was short, but this was a promising start. Later, in fact, the same team of physicists improved the distance up to
600 meters. In these pioneering experiments they used a quantum technique called particle entanglement, which seems to be the key to the whole thing. It takes considerable ingenuity. Keep in mind that the photon didn't just cross the intervening space quickly. It didn't cross it at all! The particle simply rematerialized in the new position. Other such experiments followed. A scientific team at Australian National University teleported a laser beam in 2002. In 2011 another team at the University of Tokyo succeeded in teleporting packets of quantum information. In May 2012 a team of scientists reported having teleported wave packets of light a distance of 143 kilometers between two of the Canary
Islands. Certainly this is a long way short of teleporting a laboratory mouse, say, even across the room. The equipment it takes just to teleport a light particle a short distance is outlandish, and in terms of particle entanglement the problem of teleporting even a water molecule will be immensely more complex. The problem of teleporting a single human cell will be almost unimaginably more complex still, and some physicists think it's impossible to teleport large objects. But throughout history we've been told that things were impossible, and usually this turns out not to be the case. Let's face it, we humans always think, at any point in time, that we have arrived at
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.
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during the last twelve years are contained in the exhibition that runs through August 4. Zelt makes her own paper, and starts with a printed ground―either a collagraph, monoprint, or photo etching―to which she adheres fabric scraps, plant materials, and other media including stitched thread and graphite or pastel markings. The finished works are playful, highly nuanced abstractions that speak of the natural and manmade worlds through which she has traveled. Many allude to her flower garden and surroundings in southeastern New Mexico. Zeltʼs work is represented in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information, visit
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David and Tina at El Toro Bravo David and Tina plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.
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Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.
Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.
Eddie Dominguez: Where Edges Meet Where Edges Meet is the first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of Eddie Dominguezʼs artistic journey that spans over thirty years of studio practice. The exhibition features many types of work that Dominguez has created including mixed media, works on paper, performance, and the ceramic sculpture environments that he is well known for. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.
Jan 18 - Aug 4
Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between The Roswell Museum and Art Center presents the exhibit Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between. Zelt is a Roswell printmaker who has lived in the community since 1989 after completing a second fellowship with the Roswell Artist-inResidence Program. Over thirty assemblages produced
the pinnacle of all possible knowledge and understanding. We smile indulgently at our well-intentioned but clueless ancestors. So is it beyond imagining that future generations might regard us as barbarians too? It would be naive in the extreme for us to think that at present we know all we're ever going to know about the principles of physics. Total UFO skeptics often say that the distances UFOs would need to traverse would be excessive even at near-light speeds, requiring many thousands of years of travel. But if macro-level teleportation is possible, then UFOs could have come from virtually anywhere. After all, their technology may be much older than ours. And they did get here somehow. We've seen them.
Feb 8 - Sept 28
Vision: 2013 Invitational Exhibition On Friday, February 8 from 5-7 pm the Roswell Museum and Art Center opens the exhibition Vision, featuring the work of five artists from northern New Mexico who practice traditional techniques, yet make their art relevant to todayʼs society. Kevin Burgess de Chávez (tinwork), Drew Coduti (tinwork), Catalina Delgado-Trunk (papel picado), Damian Velasquez (furniture), and Frederico M. Vigil (true fresco) are represented in the exhibition that continues through September 28, 2013. For more information, vall 624-6744
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Billy the Kid
Part one of a series on Billy the Kid that continues the history of the Lincoln County war.
By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian ne of the most enduring legends in the American West is Billy the Kid. Hardly a month goes by without a magazine article, movie, book or TV tale about the Kid. But there is considerable doubt about most of his early history. Early historians said he was bor n in Brooklyn or at least in the New York City area. Probably he was born in Missouri, because this is what he reported to the census taker. No one knows why he called himself William Bonney - he was bor n Henry McCarty. Billy's parents were Catherine and Michael McCarty. The father died during the period of the Civil >> 9 Live From Las Vegas The Ultimate Ladies Night Out at Tequilaʼs Nightclub, located at 6514 Old Dexter Hwy in Roswell at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available in Roswell at El Toro Bravo, Modas Chihuahua and Tequilaʼs or in Artesia at Andreaʼs Fashion.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception: Ryder Richards Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception: Ryder Richards, Friday, February 22nd, at 5:30 p.m., at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, located at 100 W. 11th St. Ryder Richards will be creating an architectural installation featuring several sculptures and gunpowder drawings. The exhibit draws inspiration from the West, reflecting on romance of violence as a cultural
War, probably of non-war causes. His widow later married a part-time bartender, farmer and carpenter named William Antrim in Santa Fe. The pair, with the two McCarty boys Joe and Henry, moved to Silver City, New Mexico, to favor Mrs. Antrim's tuberculosis. Henry did well in school, including displaying a small talent for singing and dancing. He once performed as "end man" in a minstrel show. His mother died in 1874, when he was 14, nearly 3 years before his first killing. Brother Joe never amounted to much. He drifted about the West, dying in Denver in 1930 at 76 years of age. Henry, soon to be dubbed "Billy the
Kid" because of his boyish appearance, lived only a few years but his exploits became legend. It is said he lived 21 years and killed 21 men. Neither is true. An educated guess would tally approximately 7 men who died at his hand. Several of the killings were in conjunction with others who were firing at the same time, as in the case of Sheriff Brady. He was a small youth about 5'9," weighed about 150 pounds, with small hands and feet, fair complexion, blue eyes and slightly protruded front teeth. He was righthanded in spite of the reversal negative which gave rise to speculation that he was
left-handed. Billy the Kid - a western legend. The facts depict Billy as a sincere, often cheerful young, man slight of build; a handsome child though not a particularly handsome young man, certainly not so doltish as his famous photo would seem to indicate. He was above average in intelligence, was relatively articulate and penned a scholarly letter as one can see if he scans his letters on view in Lincoln Town's museum. No one doubts Billy's leadership capabilities; he exercised them too effectively, too many times. And his courage was paramount. None ever doubted his personal courage.
construct. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Admission is free. For more information call 624-6744.
Beethoven “Violin Concerto Soloist: Bella Hristova. For more information call 6235882.
Dorothy Peterson will be teaching the two-day art class. Students will paint shoes (leather and canvas) and then do a painting of the shoes. Paint will be provided and a brief supply list will be available at registration. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. To register or become a member go online or visit the museum. For more information call Tracy at 6246744 ext. 10.
32nd Pecos Valley Stampede The 32nd Pecos Valley Stampede is at Cahoon Park, located at 4th & Union. Start Time: 8 a.m. - 1/2 Marathon, 9 a.m. - 2 Mile Run, 10K Run, 2 Mile Walk. Participants will recieve a t-shirt. All participants will be eligible for a post race drawing for door prizes donated by local merchants.
Roswell Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert The Roswell Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Military Institute, Pearson Auditorium. Concert features: Beethoven “Fidelio Overture”, Copeland “Quiet City, Mozart “Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”,
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Moveable Type Power and Light Press is on the road and bringing mobile letterpress to town. Come check out the truck and learn how to print the old fashioned way at the Anderson Museum, 409 E. College Blvd from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (come ʻn go). This is a free event. Participants will print and keep a commemorative Roswell postcard. For more information, visit type-truck.com.
Fun Shoes for Spring The Fun Shoes for Spring Workshop is Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Roswell Museum and Arts Center, located at 100 W. 11th St.
Duane Swierczynski Free Literary Discussion Duane Swierczynski Free Literary Discussion from 7 p.m. 8 p.m. at ENMU-Roswell, room 123 in the OTC. Super Crime Fiction and Comic book writer Duane Swierczynski comes to ENMU-Roswell to give a free talk to the community! He has many books published including:Secret Dead Men, The Wheel Man, The Blonde, Severance Package, Murder at
Illustration by Gunnor Petersen Obvious from his success with the Spanish senoritas and other young ladies in the area, Billy the Kid spoke fluent, effective Spanish and his way with the ladies identified Billy as the probable father of two daughters and a son. Neither a moron nor a particularly clever man; neither a homicidal maniac nor a nice lovable boy, Billy the Kid was unusual in many ways.
Wayne Manor, Expiration Date, Fun and Games, Hell and Gone, Point and Shoot, This Hereʼs a Stick up: The Big Bad Book of American Bank Robbery, The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion and comic titles that include: Moon Knight, Punisher, Cable, Iron Fist, Deadpool, Birds of Prey, Bloodshot, Godzilla and more! Please come join us for a great talk and Q&A session following.
Camp Movie Premiere The New Mexico premiere showing of Camp is at the Galaxy 8. The film is expected to be rated PG-13 for mild language and themes dealing with child abuse. $15 tickets include movie ticket, poster and admission to party. For more information, visit thecampmovie.com 11 >>
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windmills and oil derricks. The theme of violence is not only apparent in most of the pieces—Richards uses the decorative breach of a Winchester rifle as a motif— but also in the actual creation of them. While drawing images of Southwestern iconography using powdered graphite, he decided to incorporate a product strongly associated with the Southwest: gunpowder, which is burned onto the paper’s surface. Richards has been experi-
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slip-trailing, sponging and resists. Attendees will get a rare glimpse into the mind and method of a ceramic artist that is pushing the art form in new directions. The workshop is presented by the Pecos Valley Potters >>10
Stretch The Cube presents “Stretch,” an installation by Ryder Richards. The exhibit is from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. Light refreshment and energetic conversation will be had. This exhibit is part of the ongoing First Friday exhibitions. For more information, visit ryderroswell.com/thecube. The Cube is located at 8 Howard Cook Rd.
March 2 - 3
Kristen Kieffer Workshop Kiefferʼs two-day workshop will explore her form altering techniques and go into various methods of embellishment, including stamping, slip-trailing, sponging and resists. Attendees will get a rare glimpse into the mind and method of a ceramic artist that is pushing the art form in new directions. The workshop is presented by the Pecos Valley Potters Guild on March 2, from 9 a.m. - 4
menting with the technique for three years and said while it can be unpredictable, “it works out pretty well.” However, he said controlling gunpowder is very much like controlling a gun. “It mimics a lot of things that I was around when I was growing up, so it made sense to use it,” he said. Richards, who grew up in Roswell, said he started going hunting with his father at a young age. He said though it’s been a while since he’s hunted, “the ideas it taught me still show up in my head quite often.”
He said his acceptance into the RAiR program has been “a really pleasant homecoming.” “It’s nice to actually come back here and reinvigorate my past memories and be able to reflect on those after a while,” he said. “I feel comfortable being here and that helps when I’m making art.” To preview pieces of “Conflicted,” visit Richards’ blog, ryderroswell.com. There will be a lecture by Richards and reception on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the RMAC. For more information, call 624-6744.
Guild on March 2, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and March 3, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the RMAC Ceramics Studio, located at 100 W. 11th St. There will also be a potluck dinner from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 409 E. College Blvd. The cost of the workshop is $135 for RMAC members and
$165 for non-members. Seating is limited, but seats were available at the time of this writing. To register for the workshop, call 624-6744 x28, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Kieffer, visit kiefferceramics.com.
p.m. and March 3, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the RMAC Ceramics Studio, located at 100 W. 11th St. There will also be a potluck dinner from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 409 E. College Blvd. The cost of the workshop is $135 for RMAC members and $165 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, but seats were available at the time of this writing. To register for the workshop, call 6246744 x28, or email email@example.com. For more information on Kieffer, visit kiefferceramics.com.
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