Artist says work has spiritual theme

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Russell Anglin Federico Perez, 52, hung one of his tile murals at Mesalands Community College’s library Aug. 27, and has another mosaic displaying at Divine Connection Ministries. Seeing these two pieces is the closest most Tucumcarians will come to Perez’s work, however. One of his smaller pieces, an intricate pattern of earth-colored and white diamond […]

Tucumcari muralists moving on

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Chelle Delaney Six years and 30 murals later, Tucumcari artists and muralists Sharon and Doug Quarles are picking up their paint brushes and moving to Cimarron. The artists have left a legacy of murals depicting the Mother Road, local scenes and personalities and the landscape of Quay County. A self-guided tour of the murals is […]

Student muralists hope to bring visitors to Mosquero

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Thomas Garcia To the north of Quay County sits the small community of Mosquero, where its school students are trying to revitalize the town through murals based on Harding County’s history. Mosquero High School senior Jerome Wheeler and junior Gabriel Trujillo have been working with their classmates to prepare three walls of local business buildings […]

Quarles exhibit opens today

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Special to QCS If you have enjoyed Doug Quarles’ murals, now is the time to see his smaller and latest works on canvas. Artwork by Tucumcari’s own muralist is the subject of a one man show and featured member artist at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space gallery beginning today. Working as a full-time artist […]

Guided tours showcase town

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When former Tucumcari residents Paul and Rosa Trujillo came back to visit this week for the first time since 1956, they said they did not expect a lot of what they saw. Yes, Route 66 was still there. Yes, the Spanish Baptist church where they were married was still […]

Top Stories of 2004

EDITOR’S NOTE: 2004 saw a variety of happenings in Quay County ranging from homicides to murals. The staff of the Quay County Sun polled a number of people to determine what were considered the top stories of the year. Some of the stories were tragic. Other stories were poignant while others were whimsical. But all […]

Artists complete mural

William Thompson Doug and Sharon Quarles have become popular with locals and tourists alike over the past two months for the large mural they have been painting on the side of Lowe’s Grocery Store. Doug Quarles said he expects the mural to be completed today or tomorrow. His wife Sharon expects a small ceremony to […]