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NHCC: César Chávez Day March And Fiesta April 1

on March 27, 2017 - 10:25am
Labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez in 1974. Courtesy/wikipedia
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is again the location for the 24th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta April 1, featuring musical and dance acts as well as poetry, community exhibits, children's activities and games, food, and a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta.
 
This is a free family event that will take place at noon on the NHCC's Plaza Mayor.
 
One of the headlining acts at the fiesta will be Kiko Villamizar, who was born in Miami and raised in Colombia.

Santa Fe Opera Supports NEA

on March 27, 2017 - 8:39am
By CHARLES MACKAY
General Director
Santa Fe Opera
 
Now that we know for certain that the Trump Administration’s budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a consistently bipartisan supported arts and culture agency, please join me in supporting a budget of $155 million for the NEA in the FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill to preserve citizen access to the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of the arts and advance creativity and innovation in communities across the United States.
 
Support from the NEA is absolutely vital to

SFCC Celebrates Native American Week March 27-31

on March 27, 2017 - 8:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will celebrate the third annual Native American Week March 27 through March 31.
 
SFCC’s Native American Student Outreach Coordinator Valerie Grimley, Ph.D. said, “We’ve got an exciting program this year that celebrates our increased enrollment of Native American students.” There are 462 Native American students enrolled at the college in Academic Year 2016-2017. The current number represents a 34.4 percent increase since Academic Year 2013-14, when there were 344 Native American students attending SFCC.
 
Festivities begin Monday,

Museum Of Art Explores Cady Wells’ Modernist Interpretation Of The Southwest

on March 27, 2017 - 8:27am
Cady Wells, Untitled (New Mexico Landscape), 1934, watercolor on paper, 21 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum. Bequest of E. Boyd, 1976 (3504.23P) Photo by Blair Clark
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — Cady Wells: Ruminations presents watercolor paintings from one of the Southwest's most interesting modernists.
 
The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on March 25 and is on view through Sept. 17, 2017. A public reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 7. 
 
Ruminations explores the dynamic and psychologically penetrating watercolor paintings of Cady Wells
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Daily Postcard: American Pasqueflower Blooms Near Ponderosa Estates

on March 27, 2017 - 7:58am
Daily Postcard: American Pasqueflower blooms Saturday near Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos. Photo by John Scott

Daily Postcard: Aerial View Heading To Los Alamos

on March 26, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: Aerial view taken northwest of Los Alamos at noon Saturday with Pajarito ski slopes visible at upper left. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Signs Of Spring At Ashley Pond

on March 25, 2017 - 6:20am

Daily Postcard: Spring is in the air and trees are blooming Sunday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Graduating Seniors Invited To Apply For J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship

on March 24, 2017 - 10:29am

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee is dedicated to furthering the memory and spirit of J. Robert Oppenheimer through scholarships to graduating seniors attending Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Capitol, and Santa Fe public high schools.

The committee awarded the first scholarship in 1984 and the number of scholarships awarded has grown over the years due to the generous contributions of many people. Twelve scholarships were awarded in 2016.

The Committee would like to remind graduating seniors that the deadline for applications for Los

Los Alamos Middle School Pianist Julia Chen Selected For Artist Master Class With Artist Yi-Heng Yang

on March 23, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos pianist Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Julia Chen, a 12-year-old pianist from Los Alamos—having appeared in last week’s news as the Mountain Club 2017 State Swim Champion—trades in her swim cap this weekend for the keyboard of a 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand.
 
Chen, who although having studied piano only four years, has shown a “great dedication to the piano along with a developing command of advanced repertoire,” according to her teacher, Dr. Madeline Williamson of Los Alamos Piano Studio.
 
Chen’s teacher nominated her for the honor of being one of four

Daily Postcard: Tsankawi Trail

on March 23, 2017 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: A recent hike along the Tsankawi Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Mural Arts With Leland Chapin Mondays & Wednesdays

on March 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa At Dusk

on March 21, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa during a hike Monday at dusk. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Museum Of Natural History & Science Opens Registration For Summer Science Camps 2017

on March 20, 2017 - 6:39am
Courtesy photo
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Enrich your child’s summer this year with mind-expanding fun at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s (NMMNHS) popular Young Explorers Summer Camp program.
 
Registration is now open for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each Summer Camp session is one week long, with activities 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30.
 
NMMNHS has been offering science-based summer camps to elementary

In And Around Town: March 27

on March 20, 2017 - 5:51am

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s “In and Around Town” community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com. 

 

 

TUESDAY, March 28

Albquerque Baseball Academy

Albuquerque Baseball Academy is hosting a satellite camp in Los Alamos. A hitting and defense camp will be held from 9 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. and a pitching camp will be held from 1:30-3 p.m.The cost is $80 for the hitting and defense camp and the pitching camp is $30. To participate in both camps is $100.

Daily Postcard: Another Beautiful Sunrise

on March 20, 2017 - 5:44am
Daily Postcard: Another beautiful sunrise spotted from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Pysanky: Learn Thousand Year Old Art Form March 25

on March 19, 2017 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: Cabezon Peak

on March 19, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Cabezon Peak during a recent hike. Cabezon Peak is a large volcanic plug that is a prominent feature in northwestern New Mexico. It rises to 7,785 feet in elevation. Cabezon Peak is two miles south of the old ghost town of Cabezon and the Rio Puerco. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on March 18, 2017 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise lights the sky from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

White Rock Elementary Schools Invite Community To Multi-Cultural Fair March 22

on March 17, 2017 - 4:18pm

Library's Authors Speak Presents Melissa Savage

on March 17, 2017 - 4:16pm
Cover of 'Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande' by Melissa Savage. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The author of “Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande,” Melissa Savage, will speak 7 p.m. March 23 at Mesa Public Library. Savage is a conservationist, geographer, professor emerita with UCLA, and director of the Four Corners Institute in Santa Fe. The book is published by UNM Press and contains an introduction by William de Buys, along with essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid and Dan Flores.

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Painting Exhibition Against Hate Opens March 18

on March 17, 2017 - 8:31am
Courtesy photo
 

ART News:

 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) students are using their art to fight for social justice. Color: A Painting Exhibition Against Hate features a group of young diverse college students from SFUAD who are using their art to fight for social justice. All profits from this show will be donated to Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).
 
Opening night is 4 -7 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at the ART.i.factory in Art.i.Fact at 930 Baca St. in Santa Fe. The exhibition shows through March 28, with gallery hours 10 a.m. to  6 p.m.

Scenes From Los Alamos Museum Of Art Reception

on March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
The Board of Directors of the  Los Alamos Museum of Art hosted a  special reception Thursday evening at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. The Board is pictured in front of their own artwork, which was displayed at the event. Many of the board members are artists themselves. LAMOA is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. The group has developed a mission statement and devised educational programs for students, adults and seniors, as well as an outreach program. The museum has been promised several art collections and is seeking donations of both art and funds.

Scenes From LAPS Student Art Show

on March 16, 2017 - 4:41pm
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and Pinon Elementary Art Teacher Stephanie Ritner welcome guests to last Thursday's opening of the Los Alamos Public Schools Art Show. The show, which featues work from students at all of the Los Alamos Public Schools continues through March 31 at the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In full color. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young guests take in the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Whimsical art by elementary school students.  Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
High school

Daily Postcard: Cooper’s Hawk Spotted In Local Yard

on March 16, 2017 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: A Cooper’s Hawk with attitude is spotted recently in a backyard in White Rock. Photo by Cathe Ragsdale

Q&A: Los Alamos Museum Of Art’s Ruth Tatter

on March 15, 2017 - 9:40am

Los Alamos Museum of Art Co-founder Ruth Tatter. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

 

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Thursday, March 16, the Los Alamos Museum of Art will host a special reception 5-7 p.m., at the Karen Wray Gallery at 1247 Central Ave., where LAMOA board members and volunteers will display their own artwork. The community is invited to come and get to know the members of LAMOA.

An interview with LAMOA Co-founder Ruth Tatter:

Marksteiner: How did you first come up with the idea for LAMOA?

Tatter: My mother was living in a condo in Los Alamos and one of her neighbors was a

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