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Thirteen Artists Perform At Spring Musicale Sunday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:55pm
Musicale performers from a Feb. 23 event. Courtesy of UNM-LA
 
UNMLA News:
 
A significant part of the UNM-LA Campus mission is its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service. The campus made a major commitment to that goal in 2016 through its ongoing support of the Sunday Musicale series of concerts presented by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, the UNM-LA Campus will host the final spring piano recital, featuring 13 young pianists between the ages of 8 and 16. The recital is FREE and open to the public, being held in the campus

Bandelier Hosts Artists For Fire Science & Art Collaborative

on April 18, 2017 - 8:21am

East Jemez Landscape Futures project Artists in Residence Shawn Skabelund and Kathleen Brennan. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will host artists Kathleen Brennan from Taos and Shawn Skabelund from Flagstaff, Ariz., through April 19.

Brennan and Skabelund are artists in residence as part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures project (EJLF), which aims to address conservation challenges posed by recent severe droughts, fires, and floods that affected many local communities in the eastern Jemez Mountains.

The goal of the EJLF project is for land managers, local

Collectible Treasures Fill Seeking Chameleon

on April 17, 2017 - 12:53pm
Seeking Chameleon owner Catherine Redmond's love of treasures led her to open her wonderful store in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Popular glass orb paperweights at Seeking Chameleon in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Some of the thousands of beads and charms at Seeking Chameleon, across the parking lot from Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some people seem to have an incredible knack for finding collectibles and treasures and have dozens of beautiful items they have found in

Heather Ward’s ‘World Of Birds’ At Mesa Library

on April 17, 2017 - 7:03am

Royal Spoonbill by Heather Ward. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Scratchboard wildlife artist Heather Ward, recently featured in Southwest Art, depicts more than five dozen species of bird in her solo exhibition, A World of Birds, at the Mesa Public Library upstairs gallery, during the month of May.

The community is invited to the opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, or stop by anytime during the month of May during regular library hours.​

Each of Ward's meticulous drawings is accompanied by information about the species, with some even incorporating sound.

Taos County Historical Society Announces 2017 Honoree Luncheon May 7

on April 17, 2017 - 6:51am
2017 Honoree Luncheon. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2017 May Honoree Luncheon at noon Sunday, May 7 at the Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.
 
The Society's honorees are Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez Jr., for continuing the tradition of mariachi musicians in the schools. The featured speaker is Nicolasa Chavez, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her presentation is “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico”.
 

Branchal is a retired music teacher from Taos.

Daily Postcard: Turtle Sunbathes At Ashley Pond

on April 17, 2017 - 6:31am
Daily Postcard: A turtle living in Ashley Pond is spotted sunning itself on the rocks. Photo by Ken Hanson

Nautilus To Perform At Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on April 16, 2017 - 8:51am

The local band, Nautilus, will perform April 21 at the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

Nautilus is one of the bands performing at the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert  5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA.

Akash Dighe, lead vocal and lead guitarist, Luc Snyder, lead guitar and rhythm, Jaymes Boe, drums, and Facundo Jaime, bass guitar, have been best friends since middle school. They are grateful to be brought together by their inseparable friendship, but also their passion for music.

Each member’s music experience varies in years, but they expressed how they each have been able to

New Mexico School For The Arts Chamber Strings Win State Championship In Orchestra Competition

on April 16, 2017 - 7:34am
NMSA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) Chamber String Ensemble won the State Championship in the String Category at the NMAA State Orchestra Competition.
 
The competition, which took place March 31-April 1, featured 16 orchestras from throughout New Mexico and was sponsored by the New Mexico Activities Association.
 
NMSA Conductor Carla Lehmeier says, “The orchestra is thrilled by the announcement. Our students and faculty worked extremely hard to prepare for the competition.

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