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Patti Romero

Historical photos gain new life

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February 2, 2018

(NOTE: For an overview of this book’s development, go to Historical photo book arriving soon on this website.) “How can the Friends (of the City of Las Vegas Museum) help to get this important resource more accessible to the public?” That was the question board members considered when they discovered the museum had many archived historical… Read More ›

Horse on a foggy day

Mr. Ortega’s Horse

  Magnificent in carriage, royalty on four flashing hooves. One with earth and sky, restless, going from grazing to galloping, just like that! Eager for attention, yet shy. Gliding across the field, allied with the natural world. Sailing with ease over golden grasses, haughty and humble at the same time. Optimal energy in every stride,… Read More ›

NEW DAY

DEDICATION

Doors open… and close opportunity comes… and goes. Life occurs ‘midst storm and trial, yet there are reasons for us to smile. Yes, life’s ruts make us stumble, but courage assures we won’t crumble. Rise, stand tall! Follow life’s clarion call to leap barriers in our way, get to that better day. Victory is ours… Read More ›

Artfully Elegant

Haiku

    THE LEAF The vine drops its leaf, its pattern a reminder, Nature on display.  Beauty so sublime, lacy traces of waning autumn seeking sleep. Leaf in a garden, dropped on a canvas of soil, artfully graceful. __________ Photo: Sharon Vander Meer

Compuerta

Q&A With Sharon Stewart

Making a life with photography According to Sharon Stewart’s website bio, photography is in her genes. Her Great Great Aunt Sadie, Quaker, was a commercial photographer in 1880s Iowa, having a studio with another Quaker woman. Stewart says the impetus of her photographic work is service and beauty. Her Agua y Fe: Water and Faith series… Read More ›

Elaine Querry & Alice Winston Carney

Q&A: Photographer Elaine Querry

…seeing the world through her eyes Photography is one thing; taking images to another level requires ingenuity and originality. Technique plays a part, but only when applied by an expert hand and a discerning eye. Elaine Querry is that kind of photographer. She has been working in this art form for more than 35 years… Read More ›

Leonora - Light

INSPIRATION

Tea, dark and strong, bearing a type of beauty in its shadowy depths. My jaded spirit rises on wisps of steam. I feel the Leonora of my spirit, right, faithful and true, not some sleepy sprite, but a song of focused certainty leaking out of my brain one word, one line at a time.

Old Men and Hats

First Town and Gown Photography Show at Highlands, Reception April 9

Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the first Town and Gown Photography Show with an opening reception April 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. in Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The exhibit features the work of the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department students and faculty as well as the Meadow City Camera… Read More ›

Christmas Cactus

The Authority

  Trust in the Lord. Faith is as simple – and complex – as that. My life’s work is best accomplished when I tell of God’s place of prominence in my life. My trust in the Lord is singularly individual; it is between God, and me. In the dark of night or the light of… Read More ›

Amaryllis in Bloom

I am old, but that’s okay

Every once in a while I catch my reflection in a store window and am puzzled by the stranger looking back at me. Yes, I do look at my reflection every day when I’m putting on makeup, but that’s different, that’s a feature by feature application that doesn’t require looking at the whole picture, the… Read More ›

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