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APRIL 19, 2012





ENMU-Roswell Theatre presents: Beauty and the Beast

Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue

Make Time For Kids

Sarah Bostwick

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Pictured are some of the finished clocks at the CASA offices.

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Make Time For Kids

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

Chaves County CASA program is coming upon its biggest event of the year the Make Time For Kids, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. This event was created and sponsored by Dr. Mike Taylor of Taylor Orthodontics. This auction event was created to bring funds back into CASA to continue helping the children of Chaves County. What makes this event so special is the outpouring of the community who handmade clocks to be auctioned off at the event. Without the community’s help there would be no items to auction. The amount of clocks that come into the CASA office are amazing, in various shapes and sizes. The event will also feature auctioneer Larry Hobson and emcees Calder Ezzell and Phil Brewer. Once again, Chef Mariano of Lovelace Regional Medical Center will work his magic by catering the event. This event is a free event THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

open to the community. “This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and meet the staff of CASA and see what we’re about,” said CarrieLeigh Cloutier. Other auction items up for grabs include unique gift baskets, and several hunting and luxury trips. Since this is the first year CASA has put items up for auction on the website, the opportunity to bid on items are virtually at your fingertips. The online auction will be held until noon on Thursday, April 26. Bids may be made by telephone from then until the live auction ends on the evening of April 27. To make a bid by phone, call 420-8915. The site is updated every day with new items which offers a variety to the bidder. There is also a new element added to this year’s event that was brought in by Desert Sun. Desert Sun is offering its Dice Roll for $50,000. The object to this is to


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Luau at the Zoo

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The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to break out the bikinis and grass skirts and get down to the annual luau party at the Spring River Park and Zoo, April 28. The Sweet Leilani’s, NMMI Pacific Island Club and Pahu Menaolana Club bring the annual luau party to life. The luau party will have door prizes, silent auction, refreshments and a Hawaiian shirt contest. This event brings the essence of Hawaii to southeastern New Mexico. The


event will have island music and dancers that reflect the beauty of Polynesia. The songs and dances are both sacred and tell stories of life, love, people, the ocean, and the rituals the islanders preserved of their history and culture. The rituals were the forerunners of what is called hula today. The Leilani’s diverse cultures reflect the all-American city and are calling out the community to come join them celebrate the Hawaiian culture “We love to share the beautiful culture of the Pacific island within our community. We want to Photo courtesy Mary Hart


continue enriching our knowledge of the Hawaiian traditions that express the aloha spirit,” said Leilani Emma Arzda. The Sweet Leilani’s has been an organization for more than ten years, led by Mary Hart who had studied dance for several years, formed a group of women who wanted to dance and contribute to the community. This non-profit organization has put a serious dent in several causes and organizations in the community. Anywhere these ladies can contribute they do. Some of those include, CASA, Humane Society, Adopt-A-Mile, Lend-a-Hand, UFO Days, Bataan March, Adopt a Soldier, Assisted Living Centers and many others. Their efforts in building a better community have landed them several recognitions. In a few weeks the Leilani’s will be attending the Roswell City Council meeting to receive the 2012 Dorothy Mullins Arts and Humanities Southwest Regional Award. VISION MAGAZINE

In 2010 The Leilani’s received the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association Arts and Humanities program of the year award in recognition of commitment and contribution to citizens of Roswell. The Sweet Leilani’s have also extended their efforts on a personal level with New Mexico Military Institute. Hart contacted Dr. Farrell and engaged in the Ambassador Program. The Sweet Leilani’s visit the cadets and they currently have pen-pals in Somoa. From this ambassadorship the NMMI Pacific Island Club was born. Cadets are here from various islands and they learn and share their heritage. They will be perfoming at this year’s luau. “Having worked many years at NMMI I was aware of the wonderful group of Pacific Island cadets. It was a natural teaming up of our group and theirs to educate and entertain Roswell in the city luau. Guests will be amazed at the cadets dance

energy, skill and dedication to their culture. People should not miss this opportunity to see them perform,” said Leilani Marla Higginbotham. The luau is the Sweet Leilani’s biggest event that is held annually at the Spring River Park. The Sweet Leilani’s promise a day of fun in the sun and all the proceeds from the event will go to benefit Lend-a-Hand. Roswell Folklorico director Frank Herrera is helping the Sweet Leilani’s in a special dance that will be performed at the event. “I love learning at the Hawaiian class. It’s not just a dance but a unique culture about their traditions, customs, costumes, and lives. Most of all I love the friendships that I have found at class which is priceless,” said Leilani Silvia Flores. This event is sponsored by the city of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call 973-4412 or 622-3725 THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bibleʼs Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly. Shows are Friday & Saturday,


Squirm Burpee Circus The Squirm Burpee Circus is an exhilarating, fantastical adventure featuring classic Vaudeville comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot rooted in American Melodrama. Forged in the fire of Denverʼs Handsome Little Devils Productions, The Squirm Burpee Circus is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that leaves audience chanting for more. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $13, Kids, Students, Seniors, and Active Military are $8. For more information, call 4372202 or visit


Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience. The exhibitʼs goal is make Turin Shroud available to all including the vision impaired. Hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 1 p.m. 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 446-2113, or visit

April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

April 23

Spencer Theater


April 21

Kevin and Cindy Spencers Theatre of Illusion Kevin & Cindy Spencers Theatre of Illusion is one of the largest touring magical shows

Saturday April 28

The Ruidoso Dance Ensemble presents Coppelia at the Spencer Theatre. Coppelia is a heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toy-maker who thinks he has magical powers. Old Dr. Coppelius lets everyone believe his creation, Coppelia, a mechanical doll, is a real person, and so captivating is she that young Franz falls in love with her. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit 13, 14, 20 & 21 Apr, 2012, 7:30pm and Sunday, 15 Apr 2pm. General seating, all tick-

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on the road today. The performance starts at 7 p.m. with a pre-show roast turkey buffet starting at 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit

April 28

Coppelia The Ruidoso Dance Ensemble presents Coppelia at the Spencer Theatre. Coppelia is a heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toy-maker who thinks he has magical powers. Old Dr. Coppelius lets everyone believe his creation, Coppelia, a mechanical doll, is a real person, and so captivating is she that young Franz falls in love with her. For more information, call 1-888818-7872 or visit

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Carpe Diem String Quartet has become the premier American indie string quartet and is playing the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit

April 28

Ann Sweeten Internationally renowed recording artist Ann Sweeten performs at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit

Carlsbad April 20

Dirt: The Movie Dirt: The Movie” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in room 153 at NMSU-C. It is a whimsical history of soil. Free admission. Family friendly. For more information, call 234-9330 or 2349412. This is in coordination with the Carlsbad Downtown Farmersʼ Market.

April 21, 22


The Cavern City Classic Omnium Stage Race Carlsbad Velo Cycling Club presents The Cavern City Classic Omnium Stage Race This is two Road Races held Under USA Cycling (USAC) permit #2012-416 and is part of the NMBRA Race Series. For more information, visit

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Saturday, April 21, starting at 10 a.m. Bring your kite and enjoy a fun afternoon. For more information, call Karon Lea at 491-1937 or email

April 22

High Altitude Classic - 2012 This is a mountain biking race with $1500 in cash prizes. There is a 9 mile, 18 mile, and 27 mile race. For more information, visit

April 21


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April 26

History Comes Alive - Centennial Dinner Theater The HHS Drama Department and the Community Childrenʼs Choir present History Comes Alive with a special appearance by Judge Roy Bean at the Center for the Arts from 6 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.


2nd Annual Renaissance Festival of Carrizozo The 2nd Annual Renaissance Festival of Carrizozo is from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at McDonald aka Spider Park and a portion of 12th Street. Booth Space is Free for Artisans, Crafters, Vendors and Entertainers. A parade is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning

Carving Workshop at 1000 E. Bender Blvd. For more information call David Sadler at 392-7269 or visit

Hagermanʼs Old Timersʼ Day Hagermanʼs Old Timersʼ Day celebration begins at 6:30 am with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Hagerman FFA and ends with a free street dance in downtown Hagerman featuring Grupo Maldad. There are activities throughout the day, including a parade, food and quilt contests, a horseshoe tournament, a fun run/walk, talent show, an arts and crafts show, a car show, free entertainment, VISION MAGAZINE

kidsʼ games, and more. Donʼt forget the original World Famous Outhouse Race as featured in Ripleyʼs Believe It or Not, which takes place at 1:00 pm. For more information call 752-0163 or visit


April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

The Community Players of Hobbs presents Faith County The Community Players of Hobbs presents Faith County: Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere, directed by Samantha Collins. All seats are $10. Tickets are on sale at or at the door. For more information, call 393-0676.

April 20 - 22

The Southwest Stone Carving Association - 3 Day Stone Carving Workshop David Lynn Sadler is Hosting The Southwest Stone Carving Association - 3 Day Stone

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

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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. The 579th will hold its reunion here in Roswell May 4-6, 2012. For more information, call 2472464 or visit

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Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino 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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Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue

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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.

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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.

Jan. 6, 2012 - Jan. 31, 2013

Roswell: Diamond of the Pecos Diamond of the Pecos focuses on the history and accomplishments of Roswell since its inception as a trading post in the Pecos Valley along the Goodnight - Loving Cattle Trail in the 1860s. From the simple outpost, Roswell has grown into the hub of southeastern New Mexico. A collaboration between the RMAC and the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, this exhibit in-

formation, call 624-6744.

April 20

Xcellent Music at AMoCA presents Joe West Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue is playing at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 7 p.m. as part of the Xcellent Music series. Pecos Flavors Winery will be serving.

April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Friday April 20

Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue is playing at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 7 p.m. as part of the Xcellent Music at AMoCA series. Pecos Flavors Winery will be serving. For more information on Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue, visit

cludes historic photographs, art, and artifacts from both organizations. For more information, call 624-6744.

Feb. 17 - April 29

Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby features sixty-two silver-gelatin photographs of the 22,000 acre ranch and environs that are a part of the dramatic Piedra Lumbre Valley in northern New Mexico. First inhabited by ancestral Puebloan peoples, the area was named “Rancho de los Brujos”—the

ranch of spirits and ghosts—by the Pedro Martin Seranno family who lived there in the 1700s. When OʼKeeffe discovered New Mexicoʼs high desert she called it the “Faraway Nearby.” Through his compelling images Varjabedian captures a moment in time by exploring and revealing the “power of place.” For more in-

Beauty and the Beast The ENMU-Roswell Theatre Department will present Disneyʼs Beauty and the Beast April 20 and 21 at 7: 30 p.m. and on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Performances are also scheduled April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 10. ENMU-Roswell students with ID are $5 each and groups of 10 or more are $8 each. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cash or credit cards are accepted at the box office. Adult tickets only can also be purchased online at

April 21

Way Out Alien Event The New Mexico Centennial: Way Out Alien Event is from 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. at Lovelace

April 21

2012 All-schools Spring Poetry Contest Winners in both the Spring Poetry Contest and the Kathryne Applegate Award competition will also be invited to read their winning poems at a reading during National Poetry Month in the Bassett Room of the Roswell Museum and Art Center at 2 p.m. For more information, contact

April 21

Altrusa Hosts Spring Golf Tournament The Altrusa Club of Roswell will host a 4-person scramble golf tournament at the NMMI Golf Course. Play begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost per player is $80, which includes 2 mulligans, green fees, carts, driving range balls, breakfast and lunch. Golfers will also receive complimentary snacks and goodie bags and have the opportunity to win certificates to the NMMI Pro Shop. Prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin


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Rey Berrones Photo RISD students will be signing the hand that will be on display at this yearʼs Celebrate the Arts Day.

Celebrate the Arts Day Rey Berrones Vision Editor As the school year comes to a close, it is time to look

back at what our students have accomplished, and celebrate. That celebration in Roswell comes in the form of the sixth annual Celebrate the Arts Day, where many of Roswell’s students finally get to display their work to the public. “Celebrate the Arts Day is different than most art shows. You not only get to observe the creative work of thousands of artists, but through a number of interactive arts experiences, you get to create your own art, thus adding to the collective creative consciousness of Roswell. Celebrate the Arts Day is about communicating how important the arts are to our community,” said Steve Ackerman, third grade visual art instructor. According to Mary Alice Balderrama, fourth grade performing art instructor, “Celebrate the Arts Day includes performing arts in the display, which is fun for the whole family because they get to see what the kids do in the classroom. We (performing

artists) get to collaborate with the visual artist for a well rounded arts experience.” “This day allows us to celebrate the talents and creativity of ALL the elementary students in Roswell. We love it when whole families come and create art together!” said Rhonda Gardner, first grade visual arts instructor. The RISD program is a healthy and vibrant one, and everyone is encouraged to come out and see what it is all about. Celebrate the Arts Day will be held at the Roswell Civic Center on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be free visual and performing arts activities and make-andtake a Magic Medallion. Food and drink will be available for purchase. More information about the RISD elementary arts program is available at the RISD-Creative Learning Center, 200 W. Chisum St. in Roswell or by calling 637-3301.

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Joe West’s most recent release doesn’t go down the road of the current world of digital home studios where artists can put together an album with their mac, and distribute it the next day over iTunes. “Aberdeen, S.D.” was recorded on an analog four-track recorder, and has a purposeful low-fi sound. To make the aesthetic complete, the album is available on cassette for

analog aficionados. Somewhere out there, there is a child of the 80s who has a vintage “boom box” that will be the perfect fit for the cassette from West. His music is less about the world of singer/songwriter, and more about the world of narrator and storyteller. Because his songs turn into stories that fit the structure of cowboy poetry, many who try to label West will put him in the category of alternative country. How-

ever, his music is more rock than country, and if one were to try and put him in a category, he would fit better with the other narrative rock bands like Soul Coughing, The Evangenitals or The Violent Femmes. West will be coming to Roswell as part of the Xcellent Music at AMoCA on April 20. Depending on how you look at the world, this may have happenstance, or fate. West’s father, Jerry, is the Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Centennial Artist, and Joe went to Roswell for the mural unveiling at Mi Casita. Joe said, “I came for that, and I ended up striking up a conversation with Sue, and she mentioned the Xcellent Music Series, and it fell in with our plans because we were hoping to take the Santa Fe Revue show around New Mexico.” So, with that, the summer tour for Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue got started. For those who enjoy engaging and hilarious narratives about robots falling in love with smoke machines, building rockets to the moon, and other fun stories, the show will be great. According to Joe, the show is a “theatrical presentation of my music and stories with special guests and Santa Fe’s most charismatic and interesting musicians.” Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue is playing at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art on April 20 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. as part of the Xcellent Music series. Admission is free. Pecos Flavors Winery will be serving. For more information on Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue, visit

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April 21

The “575” Throwdown This is an all ages show at The Central Gallery from 7 p.m. midnight. The show includes Kaptain k!dd ft. lifeless music, Pyro, “100”, Not Earthly Records, No Restraint Ent., Fame/Hoodstar Ent. ft. WoodGrain, and Money Makin Mexicans.

April 23

Kill Paradise at The Unity Center The Unity Center presents Kill Paradise, School Boy Humor, Danica Jade, So Say We All, and Tropical Girls. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

April 24

Roswell SAFE Coalition Computer Crimes Forum The public is invited to attend an important and informative forum on Computer Crimes at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main Street, presented by Sgt. Matt Pilon of the New Mexico State Police Department in Santa Fe. Sponsored by the Roswell SAFE Coalition, the presentation includes helpful information about how consumers can protect themselves from scams, identity theft, and other crimes that can wreck lives and destroy bank accounts. The forum will last


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Luau Party Join us for an evening of “Aloha Spirit” with a variety of island entertainment by: The NMMI Pacific Island Club, Sweet Leilaniʼs and Pahu Mana olana Club. “Hawaiian Shirt Contest” - Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Refreshments. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call 9734472 or 623-3725. Tickets available at the Roswell Civic Center Chamber of Commerce Spring River Park and Zoo Office, Sponsored by the City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. Portion of proceeds to benefit local charities.

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April 27

Roswell Museum and Art Center - Lecture and Reception: Roswell Artist-in-Residence Sarah Bostwick Join Sarah Bostwick as she presents a lecture on her exhibition at the RMAC at 5:30 p.m. A Reception to follow. Sarah Bostwick casts and carves traditional materials, such as plaster and hardwoods, to depict minimalist landscapes and scenes of colloquial architecture in low relief. By employing light and shadow to illustrate how built landscapes are altered by their inhabitance, Bostwick seeks to comment on the language of objects. For more information call 624-6744 ext. 10 Roswell Museum and Art Center - Roswell Slow Art Day The RMAC will be hosting Slow Art Day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Slow Art Day is a global, grassroots movement to look at art slowly, and then gather to lunch in the Auditorium to discuss the art. The works we will look at and discuss include: Georgia OʼKeeffeʻs Ramʼs

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The ENMU-Roswell Theatre Department will present Disneyʼs Beauty and the Beast April 20 and 21 at 7: 30 p.m. and on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Performances are also scheduled April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 10. ENMU-Roswell students with ID are $5 each and groups of 10 or more are $8 each. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cash or credit cards are accepted at the box office. Adult tickets only can also be purchased online at

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April 28

Pecos Valley Iris Society Iris Show The Pecos Valley Iris Society promotes the growth, nurturing and showing of Irises in the community through monthly programs and sponsoring of the annual Spring Iris Show from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Roswell Mall. The theme for the 2012 Iris Show is “Jewels of New Mexico” and celebrates the New Mexico centennial. For more information, call Renate Reisel at 622-7810.


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April 13 - 30

April Glass Art Exhibit April is Art Glass Month at The Ruidoso Regional Council for the Arts. Come ooh and ahhh at this wonderful glass exhibit provided by our wonderful local artists. Once again the RRCA hosts an exciting exhibit of Glass Art in April. They are partnering with Glass Alliance NM in hopes of bringing glass artists from all over the state here to Ruidoso. For more information, call 257-7272 or visit

April 19

Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck in concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. The British pop singer is best known for the hits “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” and “After the Lovinʼ” as well as “The Last Waltz” (“The Last Waltz with You”). For more information, call 464-7777 or visit

April 22

Ted Nugent Ted Nugent in concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Hailing from Detroit, Nugent originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes, before embarking on a lengthy solo career. He has been praised for his playing style, and is cited as an

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April 27 - 28

“Seeking God Through Visual Art” Seminar On April 27 and 28, Bruce DeFoor, department chair of the art program at ENMU-Ruidoso, will host a two-day seminar at the San Patricio Retreat Center in the Hondo Valley. Several area artists are scheduled to


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share their thoughts on the transcendent relationship between God and mankind and to demonstrate how they manifest the spiritual in their own works. Peter Rogers will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Rogers is a visionary painter and lives on the nearby Hurd ranch. He is author of “A Painterʼs Quest: Art as a Way of Revelation” and is currently exploring the Quest theme. Students are encouraged to bring their own work as the basis for discussion. A “Spiritual Art” exhibit will

“Underground 0f Enchantment” 3D Photo Exhibit Hubbard Museum of the American West announces the opening of a one-of-a-kind exhibit, “Underground of Enchantment”. Organized and circulated by the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, the exhibit features a 3-D photo tour of the world famous Lechuguilla cave. Lechuguilla Cave is , as of June 20111, the sixth longest cave (130.24 miles) known to exist in the word, and the deepest at 1,604 feet in the continental United States. It is most famous for its unusual geology, extremely rare formations and pristine condition. discovered in 1986, the Lechuguilla cave is only accessible for permitted scientific exploration, and this exhibit will be the only means for the general public to see, in spectacular 3-D images, the wondrous

beauty of a true New Mexico treasure. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 26301 Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs and is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, call 3784142 or visit

April 7-July 15

“Biennale Grande” Juried Art Show and Exhibit The Hubbard Museum of the American West is proud to announce the opening of its Second “Biennale Grande” art show and exhibit in the Museumʼs Green Tree Gallery. Original art from some of New Mexicoʼs best artists will be on display. The Biennale Grande is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. 39 artists, representing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as finalists for the show. For more information, call 378-4142 or visit If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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Rey Berrones Photos Roswell Artist-in-Residence Sarah Bostwick in the artist compound woodshop.

Sarah Bostwick

Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer Dare to consider a work of art that exists in both the second and third dimension. Take this notion a step further, and try to consider the uncanny possibility that a work of art can exist in neither—all the while calling the viewer to its unchartered space. This exemplifies the artwork of relief sculptor Sarah Bostwick, the next Roswell Artist-in-Residence who will open an exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center April 27. At 5:30 p.m. on that day, there will be a lecture and a free reception to usher in the most recent RAiR. THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

Bostwick, who has lived at the RAiR compound since October, uses casting and carving techniques to depict the simple yet striking beauty of a natural landscape or of an architectural masterpiece in low relief. Her minimalist, monochromatic approach often begins with a photograph that she then transposes onto the relief. Because much of her work begins as a photograph—a two-dimensional representation that relies on contrast to depict its three-dimensional original—Bostwick’s reliefs inherit the photographic interplay of light and shadows. The relief mimics the photographic contrast—

meaning that it looks different depending on the light and angle with which the viewer sees the relief. The effect gives the impression that the relief is moving, growing, changing—in essence, Bostwick’s reliefs take on a life of their own when viewed in different lighting. “The idea is that it changes,” Bostwick said, visibly excited about the concept of her work. “We understand the language, because we see photography all the time,” she said of interpreting her work. Bostwick is acutely aware of the windows at her studio at the RAiR compound. They all face either north or VISION MAGAZINE

south—meaning that the work she keeps at the studio cannot be seen with the direct light of the setting or rising sun. She is also aware of the harsh lighting of the typical art gallery, which may rob her work of its unique attribute. For now, however, she is content with viewers who dare come closer to view her reliefs, and enter into a space where the second and third dimension intersect. For the works in her upcoming self-titled exhibition, Bostwick has prepared up to seven reliefs featuring places she’s lived, which are as vast and different as Brussels and San Francisco. Some of the pieces in the show are made of hydrocal—a hard, white plaster material. Bostwick creates the relief image on these works by starting with a photographic negative, which is then transposed onto a wax mold. The wax is heated so it can be worked, and plaster is then set on the wax, forming the basic shape of the piece. Aside from casting, Bostwick—who has a printmaking degree from the Rhode Island School of Design—also carves. “When I carve the reliefs, it’s a lot like drawing,” she said, noting the rich variety in imagery that can be rendered in either art form through different line weights, contours, and contrast. The effect of the Roswell landscape has not been lost on the young artist or her upcoming exhibition. The proof is in the exhibition’s largest piece—a wooden relief several feet high, and several feet wide.

For this large work, Bostwick projected the photographic image of her backyard at the RAiR compound onto the wood. She then created a series of about 25 numbered templates that will serve as a starting point for the smaller pieces of wood that will come together to form the relief of the larger piece. “I’ve worked with wood a lot, but not in this scale,” Bostwick said. Indeed, one of Bostwick’s shows, a 2009 exhibition in Brussels titled “Passages” featured works made of wood. These depicted doors, thresholds and decorative rails—all denoting architectural passages. While in Roswell, Bostwick is able to create the wooden masterpiece for her RAiR exhibition with the tools provided by the residency—including a woodworking shop at the RAiR compound furnished with a Robland 220, with which she mills her own lumber. The smaller pieces of wood were placed slightly at an angle on the larger wooden frame—creating the same contrasting, 3-D effect of Bostwick’s plasterwork. Made of ebonized cherry wood Bostwick polished the piece using a mixture of vinegar with a piece of steel wood dissolved in it. The rust solution reacts with the wood, Bostwick said, creating an ebony finish. “I doubt anyone’s going to see the backyard in this,” Bostwick said of the wooden piece with a chuckle. “I hope something will be comforting or familSee BOSTWICK, Page 14 PAGE 13

Kentucky Derby Party



Hagerman Celebrates

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Old Timers’ Day

Emily Russo Miller Photo The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation will present its Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in the museum’s Bassett Auditorium. View the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” on the Museum’s 9’ x 16’ “big screen.” You’ll feel like you’re at Churchill Downs. This event has all the traditional trimmings including Derby cuisine, mint juleps, hats and fashion, rose décor, Derby trivia games, and a silent auction. Bid on a variety of goods, services, and excursions. To complete your Derby look, there will be dozens of artist-created hats available to purchase in our hat salon. There is also a unique opportunity to win a trip to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2013, a $5,000 value including two tickets for the Clubhouse 200 level, and a $2,500 travel allowance. Tickets for the event and the Derby trip can be purchased at the Roswell Museum and Art Center Store, Tinnie Mercantile and Deli, Finishing Touches, and Pecos Flavors Winery. Or call the RMAC Foundation to reserve your tickets: 6270918. Proceeds from this event support the Museum and its programs. Join us for the 2012 Run for the Roses. This party is open to adults 21 years and older. Due to this fundraising event, the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be closed to the general visiting public on May 5 for the entire day. PAGE 14

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The town of Hagerman has a tradition that has continued for about 30 years. Although it involves people pushing outhouses down the road to win $200, that is just one of many highlights during the day. Old Timers’ Day is more about a community homecoming and reunion for current and former residents of Hagerman. It is a spring day set aside every other year when people return to their hometown and enjoy food, music, a bake-off, a multi-year class reunion, and the world famous outhouse races. The day starts bright and early on April 21, with the FFA pancake breakfast that starts serving at 6:30 a.m., continues throughout the day, ending with a street dance that should last until midnight, featuring Night Train. Old Timers’ Day is an official centennial event, and this year’s theme is “Hagerman Will Always Be Your Home.” According to Dan Jennings, “We honor our returning residents. “We try to make it an event that they can travel back down, and meet their old friends, and come back and see their old community and school. “And for the people that are still living here. We make it a day that they come out and enjoy being together with the rest of the town. We get a lot of volunteers to come up with good fun times for everybody to participate in all day long.” The public is welcome to attend. For a full schedule of live music, and events, visit VISION MAGAZINE

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iar about it. … It’s just enough to make you look.” Originally from Ridgefield, Conn., Bostwick resides in New York City, where she works as a graphic designer. She has exhibited her work in Brussels, San Francisco, Providence, and in her native Ridgefield; and is quick to call the opportunity given to her through the RAiR program “amazing.” “It’s just a unique opportunity to bring your whole family with you,” she said of the RAiR program. Bostwick came to Roswell with her husband, fellow sculptor Jon-Paul Villegas. Bostwick will be finishing her residency in October. Careful not to give away too much about her alluring artwork, Bostwick gave simple advice about approaching her reliefs. “It’s in your space,” Bostwick said of the play between the second and third dimension in her work. “But you can go into the pictorial space (as well).”

buy one roll for $100. That one roll gives you six dice; if you roll M-Y-T-I-M-E the roller will win $50,000 on the spot. There is something for everyone at this fun-filled event and all the proceeds go to CASA and the children of Chaves County. This event could not have been possible without its sponsors including, Taylor Orthodonics, Bank of the Southwest, Bullock’s Jewelers, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center-Roswell, Fulkerson Services, Paul and Cindy Ragsdale, Rolla and Rosemary Hinkle, Phelps and Ann Anderson, Lovelace Regional Hospital Catering, Nature’s Dairy, Pecos Flavors Winery, Rick Stiles, Ameripride, Brothers and Sister in Stitches, Coca-Cola Distributing, George’s Carpets, Headlines, J&G Electric, L&F Distributing, Roswell Civic Center, Roswell Livestock and Farm Supply and Southwest Dairy Producers. For those interested in making and donating a clock, clockworks and clock hands are available at Taylor Orthodontics. Clocks can be dropped off at Taylor Orthodontics at 200 West Wilshire, Suite E, or the CASA office at 500 N. Main, Suite 310. For more information call 625-0112 or email



The Beauty and the Beast cast in rehearsals, from left to right, Summer Souza, AJ Palmer, Leon Stroud, Dominic Batista and Tony Souza.

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Beauty and the Beast comes to ENMU-Roswell

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

The tale as old as time is making its way to Eastern New Mexico UniversityRoswell. “Beauty and the Beast” will take the stage April 20 and run for two consecutive weekends. This show is one not to be missed. The beauty of my job is to see plays before the general public gets to see them. I was thrilled to hear my favorite childhood movie was going to be made into a play at ENMU-R. The plays I have been previewing during the past year are some I had never heard of, but this is one I knew I would love. I have been anxious for its arrival ever since I heard about it while previewing ENMU-R’s last play “Zombie.” Speaking with Dallas Pollei, director of the play and instructor at ENMU-R, I saw his passion for theater. Since last year’s sucTHURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

cess of “Grease,” “Beauty and the Beast” kicks it to a whole new level. For the majority of the world that has seen the Disney film, we know there are dancing dishes, a talking clock, a sassy candelabra, a hunky hunter and a beast. On a stage, however, I was wondering how this would all take shape considering the only story I had ever known was the Disney film. Having seen a couple of Broadway shows in New York City, the work and energy it takes to bring a story to life and make it look like a movie is breathtaking. Pollei said “The flower has to wilt.” I was confused because this is a play. How are you going to make a flower on stage wilt throughout the production? Since I was seeing a rehearsal, I didn’t get to see the rose in action, but it’s one of my motivations to come back and watch the play on opening night.

Pollei, being from Chicago, has seen theater in many aspects and the way he knows how to put on productions is to make them big… Broadway big. The costumes are breathtaking, the prosthetics to the beast are very Hollywood and the sets are unbelievable. I walked into an auditorium expecting to see a bland stage with a few actors practicing. I saw the most impressive, magnificent sets I had ever seen for a local production. The stage floor looked like real cobblestones, the castle, was perfection… the castle itself rotates! The process of finding those timeless characters began several months ago when an open audition called for actors who could sing, dance and act. “They needed to be the triple threat,” said Pollei. Nearly 100 hopefuls came and auditioned, only 30 received VISION MAGAZINE

the coveted parts. I was mostly impressed with the singing, in tune, on time, sharp. While I was watching the first act I had to notice these actors sounded almost identical to the Disney characters. When does that happen? I guess since I had something to compare this to it impressed me even more. The scene stealers for me were Gaston and his side kick Lefou, especially during the tavern scene. They are the comedic relief to the hardship Belle is enduring as a prisoner in the beast’s castle. I was very impressed with the choreography that is done during the musical scenes. The selection of the beast and Belle are right on the money. Another fascinating aspect to this play is that I got to see several familiar faces from the Roswell Community Little Theatre and from ENMU-R past productions. Seeing these

actors dwelling off of each other’s energies is magnetic and those in the audience will love what ENMU-R has created. This show has me very excited for the university’s future in theater. It just keeps getting better and better. This production is a state-of-the-art, high quality production. I have a feeling this will go down in the books as a success for the university. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 10. ENMU-R students with ID are $5 each and groups of 10 or more are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Tickets can also be purchased online at Advance purchase is strongly recommended. For more information call 624-7398.



So where is all the government openness about UFOs?

Everyone involved in the field of UFO studies has long been aware that the government knows a great deal more about the subject of unidentified flying objects than it lets on. In fact, the government tells us nothing about UFOs at all, yet must be sitting on mountains of secret information about them. Indeed government isn’t doing its job responsibly unless it pays close attention to unaccountable air-


borne objects in our skies, since anything in our air space that shouldn’t be there could be a threat to national security, for all anybody knows. It follows that UFOs have to be a grave concern in official circles, where obviously they are investigated without any interaction with the public. But at times we have been promised that government will disclose what it knows. When Jimmy

Carter ran for president, he actually said that when he was elected he intended to declassify all information related to UFOs. After he was in the White House, however, there wasn’t another word about declassifying anything. No doubt Carter discovered, when he was president, that he did not have a free hand, and that there were people in dark corners of government who were in no way willing to see UFO secrets disclosed, and who would have been only too happy to whisper in his ear that he’d better back off if he knew what was good for him. (Probably “Remember Jack Kennedy?” was all it would have taken. There have been rumors in the UFO community for many years that JFK got whacked in Dallas because he was hard-headedly talk-


ing about declassifying UFO information. Whether this is true is something we may never know.) Then again, it’s an open question whether presidents are even briefed anymore on what the government knows about UFOs, given that Top Secret information can be withheld even from a president on the basis of the “need to know” principle that governs such things. I remember seeing a film clip once where at some public gathering someone in the crowd asked President Clinton, “When are you going to tell us the truth about the UFO crash at Roswell?” Clinton replied, “When they tell me.” I for one was, and still am, inclined to take this remark seriously. In any event, a big theme during the 2008 presiden-

tial campaigns was openness in government. Yet, so far as I know, the Obama administration has not spoken one word about the matter of government familiarity with unidentified flying objects. Those of us who actively work at getting them to disclose anything are still submitting Freedom of Information Act requests, but our FOIA requests are usually answered with pages that are heavily redacted (blanked out), or with outright lies to the effect that the information doesn’t even exist. It becomes increasingly clear that whatever we end up learning about one of the most significant phenomena humankind has ever faced, something we have every right to know about, we will have to continue finding out for ourselves.


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