The new media center/library at North Lincoln High School is a beautiful, large space, but it has looked somewhat sterile since it opened last fall. Cynthia Randleman wanted to make the space more appealing, but she wanted whatever objects were added to the decor to be aesthetically pleasing, of high quality, and, if possible, reflective of the area in which we live.
When John Lafferty, a local attorney, decided to give two signed James Harrill prints to the library, she was extremely pleased. Harrill was well-known in Lincoln County, one of its most famous artists
Nicolas Komas of Classic Art and Framing donated the matting and framing for these two works of art, a gift which sets off the the display. School officials say these works are even more special since James Harrill has two relatives, Tyler and Chelsey, attending the school.
â€œI think all our students, especially those studying art, will enjoy these prints,â€ Randleman said. â€œThey are a long-lasting, very meaningful addition to our library space.
Harrill is known for his acrylic paintings of sun-drenched Greek buildings and of New Mexican adobes contrasted against expanses of clear, blue skies. His southwestern art concentrates on the soft mixture of the colors found in adobe houses, streets, and sky, and is usually accented with a bright door or window.
North Lincoln is the first new high school to open in Lincoln County since Lincoln High was built in 1968. The $28 million facility opened in August 2003 with approximately 650 students. It has a capacity of approximately 1,200 students.
by Special to the LTN