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Week 2 Of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

on July 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
SANTA FE — During Week 2 of its 2017 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — which runs through Aug. 21 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this summer — continues to present a standout lineup of classic and contemporary works as well as a number of Festival premieres. 
Between Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, July 29, the Festival features the debut of the acclaimed Variation String Trio, the world premiere of a new work by Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, and a performance of Morton Feldman’s groundbreaking String Quartet No. 2.
Week 2 also includes a

PEEC: Painting Class With Lisa Coddington July 27

on July 16, 2017 - 9:09am
Rufous hummingbird and Indian paintbrush flowers by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on painting using botanical and natural subjects July 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life and nature-inspired art.
Participants will explore watercolor techniques that portray

Teatro Paraguas Announces 2017-2018 Season

on July 16, 2017 - 9:03am
Teatro Paraguas has announced its 14 season of theatrical offerings in Santa Fe, which includes two contemporary Latinx dramas by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights (written and performed in English), two children’s theatre productions, and two annual community celebrations for El Día de los Muertos and the winter holidays.
  • The complete season is as follows:
  • Still In The Game, by Robert F. Benjamin  August 11 - 20
  • Sotto Voce, by Nilo Cruz  September 29 - October 15
  • El Día de los Muertos IV (TP/ Danceworks co-production)  October 28-29
  • Flamenco Concert (TP/Companía

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Annual Chalk Walk

on July 16, 2017 - 7:31am

A scene from the 2015 Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk event. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

As part of the Sciencefest activities happening this weekend, the Los Alamos Arts Council hosted the annual Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Saturday at Ashley Pond.

The Los Alamos Arts Council sold squares of pavement of the old bandstand near the police station to chalk enthusiasts for $5 and chalk was available for purchase. 

Judges evaluated the entries and awarded prizes. This event was open to all ages and drawing abilities. Lyndsay Morel, an artist from We Talk Chalk, installed a 3-D chalk drawing.

Los Alamos

Rainbows Follow Thursday Rain Storms

on July 16, 2017 - 7:24am

Storm Thursday over East Mesa, with sunrays and partial rainbow. Photo by David A. Ponton/ 
Storm over the Rio Grande Valley with sunset light and rainbow, viewed Thursday from East Mesa. Photo by David A. Ponton/

Daily Postcard: Beautiful Day On Central Avenue

on July 16, 2017 - 6:53am
Daily Postcard: A beautiful picture of Central Avenue to end a fun-filled day at ScienceFest Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jennifer Siranosian

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

Scenes From ScienceFest Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 15, 2017 - 7:34pm
DK Warner, lead singer and guitarist of DK and the Affordables, performs at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Three dancers rock to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cowgirl at the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tractor Brewing serves up suds at ScienceFest.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The gang from Bath Tub Row Brewing was on hand at the beer garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Listeners enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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