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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD ' FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 Saturday, July 12 , Saucedo s Parking Lot 10 AM-2 PM All proceeds will go towards school supplies fi r the annual "Back to School Backpack Bash" Monetary donations and~at school supplies wiU also be accepted emd welcomed to benefit our Hidalgo county .chool children grades K-12 LMS Summer School a great experience More than 70 students are en- joying their summer school ex- perience at R.V.Traylor Elemen- tary School--dancing, baking and exploring. The students re- cently visited the Chiricahua Desert Museum in Rodeo and are planning a trip to the Alameda Zoo in Alamagordo and the NM Space Museum. For more information on the k-3 program, contact RVT at 575- 542-3252. Courtesy photos N arriving in courtesy submission A new popular culture and comic convention, Las Cruces Comic Con, is being held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on September 5 - September 7, 2014. Las Cruces Comic Con is inviting fans to come enjoy the world of comic books, cartoon art, video games, television and movie entertainment, science fic- tion, and internet culture. Las Cruces Comic Con, founded by Zia Comics, is host- ing nearly 25,000 square feet of celebrities, panels, workshops, and vendors in the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Comic Con will focus on providing a welcoming and fun environment for fans, publishers, artists, celebrities, and popular interuet stars and broad- casters. "Pop culture today is cross genre and wide reaching" said Troy Stegner, Convention Director. "Years ago comic con- ventions only appealed to a small subset of the population. Today people are embracing their inner nerd and enjoying events such as this where their favorite actors, performers, .and fan merchandise are available for them." Jim Steranko was recently announced as the second fea- tured guest for Las Cruces Comic Con being held at the Las Cruces Convention Center September 5 -September 7, 2014. Mr. Steranko will join Ray Park (Darth Maul, Snake Eyes, and Toad) as featured guests of Las Cruces Comic Con. Additional featured guests will be an- nounced in the coming weeks. . Jim Steranko is famed for combining words and images in a multitude of mediums: graphic novels, movies, role-playing games, film adaptations, comic books, animated TV series, and historic documentaries. Mr. Steranko has had many success- ful careers including musician, photographer, art director, carni- val fire-eater, male model, magi- cian, typographer, and designer to name a few. Jim Steranko worked with comic legends Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, and John Buscema during Marvel's Silver Age phenomena, generating 150 original storytelling innovations that changed the direction of the medium. Wizard Magazine cred- ited Steranko as the 5th Most In- fluential Artist in Comics History. As an illustrator he set a record for visualizing more classic fic- tional heroes than any other art- ist for a multitude of movie post- ers, record albums, and book cov- ers. As the editor-pubfisberof the international newsstand enter- tainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than 3,000,000 words. Jim Steranko collaborated with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Coppola on some of their biggest hits. He also worked with other notable filmmakers including Alain Resnais, Oliver Stone, Ralph Bakshi, and Federico Fellini. Steranko served as Creative Con- sultant for the History Channel's COMIC-BOOK SUPERHE- ROES--UNMASKED. He won AUTO BODY & PAINT Insurance Claims FREE Estimates ' Expert Color Match Fiberglass Repair Lou Montenegro Buffing Wabash Street .._. :_ ~ (across from McDonald's) uet,ailm~ L0rdsburg NM 88045 All Makes, All Models ~+~+~+,~g ~o~o~+y~ ~+1 Call 57-741-0791 comic nvention in numerous awards in both EuroPe Cruces with our own spin on and America and his work ap- things. Las Cruces is a great mar- peared at 300 international exhi- ket and there is plenty of room bitions to include the Louvre in for growth," said Stegner. "Our Paris. convention can thrive, in this Celebrities and artists space and we look forward to booked for the convention will helping grow the Las Cruces nerd be released to the public over the and geek culture." next several weeks. "We see an For more information please opportunity to bring the large pop visit www.lascrucescomiccon culture convention style' to Las .org. PA Galleryto feature Kejr July 11 Submitted by GCAGISilver City The Pinos Altos Art Gallery in the rustic Hearst Church con- tinues to draw the attention of historians as well as those who enjoy the exceptional work of our local art- ists and crafters. The Grant County Art Guild is proud to call ,this unique gallery their seasonal home and welcomes both buyers and browsers. The fea- tured artist on Friday, July 11, is long- "Gambel'sQuail", time guild painting by member and well-known local artist Barbara Kejr. Her paintings have won awards in both the annual Pur- chase Prize Show and the Mem- bers Only Show. Barbara has stud- ied and attended workshops in Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma as well as locally. She says the clear skies and wide vistas of the Southwest are her inspiration. On Saturday, July 12, Mary Soule' will be the featured artist and there to show you around the gallery. Mary is the historian for the Guild as well as being one of the founding members and has a wealth of knowledge on both. Her work being shown at the gallery is varied and creative. It includes ceramics, needlework, fabric art and photography. Whimsical clay functional animal sculpture is a true origi- nal art form created by S t a c y Schwarz. She works with stoneware, porcelain or a combination of the two. Some begin as wheel-thrown traditional pottery forms to which the animal sculp- ture are added and others are a mixed media thrown to Barbara Kejr form the basic shape of the body and then altered and shaped to form the animal. Stacy creates animals with personality that can also be put to a useful purpose. Stop by the gallery on Sunday, July 13, and Stacy, as our featured artist, will have her work on spe- cial display and can explain the firing and glazing process that results in her beautiful completed sculptures. The Pinos Altos Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holidays through October 5. It is located at 14 Golden Av- enue in Pinos Altos. There is never an entry fee. in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- .tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in~ the life of a child: Join u's for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more infor- mation or visit us on the web at www.cyfd.org. Se' Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Name: Devon Age: 13 Story: Devon is an intelli- gent and curious teenager. He enjoys sharing stories and carry- ing on interesting conversations with others. Devon enjoys Legos, origami, the outdoors, reading books, playing soccer, and play- ing Iris video games. He is also interested in pursuing martial arts. Devon is in regular education. 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