Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 22 Music in C'zozo

Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents nationally-renown Portland Cello Project in a free concert at 6 PM on Monday, January 22 at the Carrizozo School Old Gym.  The cellists will play a wide variety of music by many different composers from many different points in history, which they will announce and explain from the stage. They will build a unique show for the audience drawing from their repertoire of over 1,000 pieces of music, which means you can expect a performance similar to the Oregon weather: it is likely that whatever is happening at one moment will be completely different just a few minutes later. 

In the fall of 2006 a group of 10 cellists got on stage at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting.  Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once.  But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, playing Portland's most popular clubs (Holocene, Mississippi Studios), and by 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally recognized performance and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists, releasing full-length albums, performing everywhere from punk rock clubs to, loading dock street parties, to exclusive private events, and symphony halls all over North America, spending more than a quarter of the year touring, and featuring a diverse repertoire of well over 1,000 pieces of music.

While the group changed and evolved in a hundred different ways over the last decade, the one consistent focus has always been building bridges between different musical communities through collaboration with myriad artists to educational and community outreach at schools and universities around the country.  Coming on the New Mexico tour will be all-star cellists Diane Chaplin, Kevin Jackson, Skip vonKuske, Collin Oldham and Lauren McShane.    The concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. 
A school outreach concert will take place at 3 PM, January 22, at the Carrizozo School Old Gym.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

From 4-6 PM,   there will be a fundraising dinner to benefit the Culinary Arts Program and the Junior Class Prom Project.  The meal will include a choice of posole or vegetarian chili, corn bread, biscochitos, and tea, water or coffee.   Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.   Please call Carol Wilson at 575-799-8707 for tickets and information.  The meal will be served in the school cafeteria, across the courtyard from the Old Gym.  Take-out available.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please check, email or call Elaine at 575-648-2757.  Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.

 Carrizozo School Old Gym is located at 
800 D Ave, on the corner of D Avenue and 10th

Monday, January 15, 2018

Expanding your Horizons by Looking into the Past - SUNDAY PROGRAM at the Library, January 28th at 2 pm:

Tiffanie Owen, schoolmarm in Lincoln

 "Going Old School in Lincoln:  Getting an Education on the Western Frontier" 

Join us on SUNDAY, January 28 at 2 pm for a slideshow presentation by Miss Owen, the schoolmarm in Lincoln.  She introduces the audience to the challenges of bringing education to the American frontier.  The building of a school in a frontier town signified that the "Wild West" was becoming a little less wild.  Schoolmarm Owen will share the trials and tribulations of both students and teachers in these early days of is hard to say whether these stories will make the audience grateful for the conveniences of schools today or long for the educational techniques of days gone by.

The presenter is Tiffanie Owen.  Tiffanie is the Instructional Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites.  She is a former middle-school teacher, Occupational Therapist, artist, musician and photographer.  Tiffanie's great-great grandfather, John Owen, was Sheriff of Lincoln County from 1902-1907.  For information on a presentation, tour, or volunteering at Lincoln or Fort Stanton, contact her at or 575-653-4025.
photo by Kenneth Walter 
Refreshments after the presentation so we can socialize and you can ask questions of the schoolmarm.  If you want to bring fingerfoods, please do.  All contributions are welcomed and appreciated.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NEW art display at the Library

The photography of Mark Stambaugh 
Photos taken in the Ruidoso and Lincoln County area

 More photographs than you see at the Capitan Library may be viewed at or on Mark Stambaugh's facebook page. New images will be added to on a weekly basis and a new photo appears almost daily on his facebook page.

Canvas reprints are now available for purchase.  They can be seen at the offices of Weaver Real Estate, located in River Crossing, at 1810 Sudderth. A select number of framed prints are also on display at the new Cornerstone Bakery.

Prices are $100 for a print measuring 18 in. x 24 in, and $200 for a print measuring 36 in. x 24 in.  So if you see one at the Library that you like, please call Mark at 575-937-5719 to order a print or with any questions you may have.  You can also visit the offices of Weaver Real Estate to purchase prints. 
Mark Stambaugh is originally from Plainview, Texas and attended Texas Tech University.  After graduating in 1980 with a degree in business, he worked with Gulf Oil Corporation in West Texas.
Mark has lived in the Alto area since 1987, and began working as a real estate photographer in 2006.  His love for New Mexico and the Ruidoso area is evident in many of the landscapes shown in his work.  From snow covered shots of Sierra Blanca, to sunsets over Bonito Lake, there is a wealth of beautiful scenery to be found in Lincoln County.
recent post from Mark's Facebook page

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tax time approaches

AARP Tax Preparation will be held at the library on the following dates. Please come in or call 575-354-3035 for an appointment on these dates.  You cannot just show up and expect to be helped on the date.  Not going to happen.
Monday, February 12
Monday, March 19

Monday, January 1, 2018

Make a trip to see Artesia Library - worth the drive

Peter Hurd's mural from MD Anderson Building in Houston

 Library-themed bronzes.  But you should check out all the other bronzes on display in Artesia.  I swear I saw Billy, you know, the kid at one of them - The Rustler.

Wonder if they asked the librarians to choose the titles?