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Mainstreet Theater To Host Auditions for "Acting May Be Murder"

on April 24, 2017 - 4:58pm

MAINSTREET THEATRE News:

Espanola's Mainstreet Theater is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of "Acting May Be Murder." Auditions will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 500 Paseo de Onate in Espanola.

"Acting May Be Murder" is a mystery/comedy that spoofs Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. The play is a "who dunnit" backstage comedy that will keep the audience guessing. The cast will be made up of six men and eight women from late teen to adult.The performances will be held at 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9 and 10. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on June 4 and 11.

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Sixty Plein Air Artists To Draw Upon Beauty Of Jemez Springs

on April 24, 2017 - 11:52am
Maryann McGraw paints a  Valles Caldera plein air. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:

 will be the inspiration for 60 artists who will be plein air painting throughout the Jemez Valley from April 28–May 4.

 

 

Those works will then be exhibited at Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery commencing with an artists reception 1–3 p.m. May 6.  Paintings from the “Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) Spring Paint-Out and Show” will be exhibited at the gallery through May 24 and will be available for sale.
 
The art of plein air painting is making a comeback and the village of Jemez Springs is

Daily Postcard: Golfers Swing Into Spring

on April 24, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Golfers swinging in the spring season last week at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow April 28-29

on April 23, 2017 - 8:07am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Southern Slam, from Jemez Pueblo, has been announced as an invited drum group at the 34th annual Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people.
 
The Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world celebrating their culture and traditions through traditional Native American dance, music, arts, crafts, and cuisine.
 
The powwow is

More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way Above Los Alamos

on April 23, 2017 - 7:39am

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way spotted in the sky above Los Alamos early Saturday morning looking SE. The glow from Albuquerque can be seen at the bottom right. Photo by Marc Bailey

Metal Sculptures Installed In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 10:42am

Artist Richard Swenson, left, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg check placement of the new Zia and Roadrunner sculpture near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cesar Perez and Johnson Olivas put the finishing touches on the Howling Coyote sculpture installed in front of Ruby K’s on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local scrap metal artist Richard Swenson with his newly installed Howling Coyote sculpture at 20th and Central. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Chamisa Elementary 6th Graders Enriched Through Artist In Residence Experience

on April 22, 2017 - 6:24am

Cecile Lipworth brings an inspiring discussion to 6th grade students at Chamisa about celebrating courage and resilience through Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s stories on cloth. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Stephanie Riggs introduces the Arpilleras from Peru to the students. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Students receive advice on the next steps in the project. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa sixth graders their show completed artwork. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

By RENEE MITSUNAGA
Chamisa Art Teacher

Cecile Lipworth, a guest speaker from an arts educational nonprofit organization called Art and

Daily Postcard: Sun Glows Over Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 5:01am

Daily Postcard: The glow from the sun rising over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Quorum Notice Of Art In Public Places Board At Demonstration Garden Ribbon Cutting Wednesday

on April 21, 2017 - 7:35am

COUNTY News:

A notice of a possible quorum of the Art in Public Places Board at the Green Team Demonstration Garden Ribbon Cutting April 26 has been published and is available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

SFCC Partners With Seattle Film Institute On Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

on April 21, 2017 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces it is partnering with the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Film degree through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road.
 
Students can choose concentrations in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, or Sound Design and Recording Arts. The collaboration will help meet the demands of the state’s growing film industry by helping students obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.
 
Also, for those seeking a graduate degree, the Seattle Institute program based

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs At Besalt Springs

on April 20, 2017 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs at Besalt Springs. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild Of America Celebrates 40 Years

on April 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

COMMUNITY News:
 
Forty years of promoting and encouraging embroidery is a significant milestone and the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will celebrate the occasion Monday, May with a tea at 6 p.m. in Gibson Hall at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
 
Current and former members as well as anyone interested in needlework are invited to come and enjoy good food and conversation. Call Carole at 505.662.4604 or Marilyn at 505.672.9404 to RSVP or for more information.
 
The founding members of the local chapter, a group of six who met weekly to have lunch and stitch, called

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

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.

Daily Postcard: Cedar Waxwings Crowd Local Birdbath

on April 16, 2017 - 6:55am
Daily Postcard: A small flock of cedar waxwings are spotted Thursday morning crowded around a birdbath at a Los Alamos home. Photo by Ken Hanson

Fiesta De La Primavera At Fuller Lodge April 30

on April 15, 2017 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Tulips Brighten Local Parking Lot

on April 15, 2017 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: Colorful tulips brighten the parking lot Friday near the Verizon store in Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Poetry Reading Saturday Features Native Poets

on April 14, 2017 - 12:08pm

LIBRARY News:

This Saturday’s poetry reading, 1 p.m. in the White Rock Branch Library, features poets from the Creative Writing programs at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe.

Poets Vivian Carroll (Cherokee), Chee Brossy (Dine), Victoria Gonzalez, ValirieSerawop (Ute), and Douglas SuanoBootes (Saponi)will read from their work. They are all students of James Thomas Stevens at IAIA, where both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Creative Writing are offered.

This is the second poetry reading in honor of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, April 9 through 15.

SFCC Red Dot Spring 2017 Exhibition Opens Today

on April 14, 2017 - 7:38am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE –– Santa Fe Community College’s Red Dot Gallery presents its annual Spring Exhibition featuring this year’s selection of artwork by new and emerging artists from across the state. 
 
The exhibit opens with a public reception 5-7 p.m. today, April 14, and continues through May 26. The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
 
This year’s selection includes over 20 emerging student, alumni, staff and faculty artists from Clovis Community College, I.A.I.A., Santa Fe Community College, and Santa Fe University of Arts and Design.

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