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Update 11-4-22


There’s an outstanding exhibit that will soon be on display at the Carlsbad Museum, and we hope you’ll check it out.

“Gary Niblett: His Life & Art” features more than 50 pieces of the Carlsbad native’s creation. There will be a reception from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the museum celebrating the opening of this exhibit.

Niblett was born in Carlsbad in 1943. When he was a high school student, area ranchers paid him to do portraits of their horses. He later moved to Los Angeles and took a job with Hanna-Barbera Inc., where he worked as a background artist on projects such as Scooby Doo and The Jetsons.

He later left the studio to focus on Western art and returned to New Mexico. He joined the Cowboy Artists of America and won that organization’s Sllver Medal. It was the first of many awards he would receive throughout his career as a western artist.

Niblett and his wife will be present at Saturday’s opening and reception. Food will be provided by HX Chuckwagon and Gary’s friend, Rhone Prather, will provide the music. Gary has also been selected to be a member of Carlsbad’s Hall of Fame, and his induction ceremony will be held in January.  He’s another outstanding Carlsbad citizen and is well deserving of the Hall of Fame.

There’s a lot more going on in Carlsbad in terms of arts and culture.

Jason Lyle Black will be coming to Carlsbad to perform live on Nov 11 at 7 p.m. at the PR Leyva auditorium. Tickets are $25 at the door, but kids are free and members of the Carlsbad Community Concert Association also get in free. Advance tickets are also available through the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.  Jason is described as entertaining, comical, and a true joy to watch on stage. The Carlsbad High School jazz band will be opening for him. Transportation reservations may be made in advance by calling (575) 887-2121. Thank you to Bill and Beverly Weston and all of the sponsors who made this possible.

More piano time – The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting Keys for Keys at the Pecos River Village on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 pm. The event will include dueling pianos from Denver, a steak dinner, and a full, cash bar. All donations will remain local to support the mission of the club. For more information, please visit the event page online, or call Missi Currier at (575) 361-1313 or Caleb Cunningham at (575) 361-2922.



Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway





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