Rethinking and Redefining

Rethinking and Redefining

  EXCERPT from For Whom the Bell Tolls  by Helene Kobelnyk  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 The winds of change have been gusting through the world of professional photography ever since digital made its debut, and this world is about to be turned upside down.  For...
Did You Know Him?

Did You Know Him?

  EXCERPT from  In Memoriam: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU by Grace Snidow in VIVAcini! 5 Oct 2012 Let me introduce you to my friend Steve Tappan. You know, “Walking Steve.” You have all seen him in his khaki clothes walking the streets of Ruidoso. Did you ever wonder why he...
Fancy Feathers

Fancy Feathers

  Each fall and winter when the cottonwood trees turn brilliant gold and the marshes and grasses take on orange and russet hues, visitors and hoards of photogra- phers armed with massive lenses descend on Bosque del Apache to witness and docu- ment the riotous...
“Artful” Moments

“Artful” Moments

    . . .We can talk about art’s pleasing arrangements, shapes and color or argue over the various styles, schools and movements but in the end, it really does come down to what moves us. I can remember my first epiphany with art. It was at the 1964 World’s...
The Glory of Gourds

The Glory of Gourds

  It’s difficult to imagine that the brightly painted and beaded art objects neatly displayed in Robert Espinoza’s workshop were once seemingly insignificant gourds grown and harvested in fields. But Robert, or Bob, as he likes to be called, has the gift of...
A Fine Art Paradise

A Fine Art Paradise

  Walking into The Adobe for the fine art lover is analogous to a child walking into a toy store. The visual array of lights, colors and lifelike sculptures is almost intoxicating.  A seven-foot tall sculpture of a woman who seems to be reaching for the stars in...
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