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Daily Postcard: Butterfly On Hummingbird Feeder

on May 15, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly is spotted Saturday on a hummingbird feeder at a home in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Colorful Hummingbird In Quemazon

on May 14, 2017 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: A colorful hummingbird is spotted in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Appears Sideways In Clouds

on May 13, 2017 - 6:29am
Daily Postcard: A rainbow appears sideways in the clouds Wednesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Dawn Cline
 
Photo by Dawn Cline

Daily Postcard: Grey Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on May 12, 2017 - 5:12am

Daily Postcard: This grey fox is spotted eating spelt bird seed Thursday afternoon in the yard of a Barranca Mesa home. The grey fox, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America. No other canid's natural range spans both North and South America and it is the only American canid that can climb trees. Source wikipedia.com. Photo by Ken Hanson

Patrick Neher Named New Executive Director Of Los Alamos Arts Council

on May 11, 2017 - 4:24pm

Patrick Neher. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos has the potential to be a destination for the arts and the new Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher hopes to tap into that potential to make it a reality.

Neher will officially take on the position starting July 10. His predecessor, Marlane Hamilton, will retire at the end of June. She has served as the executive director for 18 years.  

Neher, who resides in Bellingham, Wash., is excited to come to Los Alamos. He explained it is his hometown.

“I’m very excited about returning home and

PAC 8 Community Media Center Offers Summer Classes For All Grade Levels

on May 11, 2017 - 7:55am
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PAC8 News:
 
PAC 8 is offering new classes this summer as well as some of the old favorites. 
 
In “GoPro + Drone Flying”, students learn how to use a GoPro and do time-lapse, slo-mo and also fly a drone with a GoPro attached to it. All levels of video classes are offered with instruction in editing with Adobe Premiere. Students can also learn how to make a music video and in another class, create music with Logic software.
 
New this year are PSA and Ad production. These finished products will play at the Reel Deal Theater.

Santa Fe Opera Announces 2018 Season

on May 11, 2017 - 7:32am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, who also is a musician, joined Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay during Tuesday's announcment of the 2018 Opera Season. Photo by Carl Newton

 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

On Tuesday the Santa Fe Opera presented its 2018 season to an audience of opera supporters. Company premieres include Bernstein's Candide June 29, 2018 and John Adams' Dr. Atomic July 14, 2018. Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen in a new production, and two revivals round out the season.

Daily Postcard: Morning Glow Spotted From Quemazon

on May 11, 2017 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: The glow of the sun spotted lighting the sky Sunday morning from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Los Alamos And White Rock Senior Centers Feature ‘Dead Right’

on May 9, 2017 - 1:48pm

COMMUNITY News:

Be sure to mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. May 17 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and May 19 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free, very funny short play reading, Dead Right, by Elaine Jarvik.

The play stars Sally Cassil and Tom Farish and is directed by Pat Beck. This engaging play centers on how a friend’s tedious, grammatically incorrect obituary plunges Penny and Bill, age 60s, into a prickly discussion at the breakfast table. How could Bill read the paper when they have their own obituaries to plan?

It’s a touching comedy about how we hope to be remembered.

Daily Postcard: Light Show Fills Sky Over Ashley Pond

on May 9, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: A light show fills the sky Saturday night over Ashley Pond. Photo by Paul Jaramillo Sr.

SFCC Choirs Spring Concert May 13

on May 8, 2017 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
 
The Santa Fe Community College Choirs Spring Concert is 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
SFCC's Chamber Choir and Chorus present their spring concert featuring a variety of music, spanning the globe and the ages.
 
For more information, contact SFCC’s School of Art, Design and Media Arts at 505.428.1731.

Udall Fights For Funding Increase For Arts & Humanities

on May 8, 2017 - 7:23am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee overseeing funding for arts and culture programs, announced that the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities each are on track to receive an additional $1.9 million in funding over last year as part of a bipartisan agreement to fund the government through September 2017.
 
Udall and other supporters on the subcommittee secured the funding despite President Trump's proposal to eliminate both agencies.

Help Spread Blessing Of Creativity To Rusinga Island In Kenya

on May 7, 2017 - 4:27pm

Local retired teacher, Sharon Allen, is traveling to Rusinga Island at the end of May with Project Humanity as part of their educational outreach, which also is focusing on creating school libraries. She is looking for help from the Los Alamos community to collect lightly used and new art supplies for these artists. Courtesy photo

 

Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

Project Humanity launched a new initiative Nov. 14, 2016 on Rusinga Island, Kenya - Rusinga Island Artists' Guild. Rusinga Island is in Lake Victoria, Kenya, an area hard hit by AIDS. 

Christopher Gomzy, Project Humanity’s

LAAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Arts And Crafts Fairs

on May 7, 2017 - 6:35am

Tito Rios serenades the crowd at the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Gary Strein talks to a customer during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday. Stein has a long history of participating in the annual fair. He first participated in it between 15 and 18 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jesus Rodriguez makes a purchase from Venus Brightstar Saturday. Brightstar, who is from Santa Fe, said she has been attending the fair for about 10 years.

Daily Postcard: Deer Nibbles Seeds In Western Area

on May 7, 2017 - 5:27am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted nibbling seeds Saturday morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith

LAAC’s Arts & Crafts Fair Underway Until 4 p.m. Today

on May 6, 2017 - 2:37pm

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) annual Arts and Crafts Fair is underway until 4 p.m. today on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. This is LAAC’s 50th year of putting on this fair and this year there are about 75 vendors participating. In addition to supporting the vendors at the fair, participants can purchase a 50th anniversary tote bag from LAAC for $5 and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a sculpture donated to the organization by artist Greg Gowen. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn during LAAC’s annual meeting in June.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Turns 40!

on May 6, 2017 - 12:23pm
Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new look and a special exhibit
Look Whos 40!, which opened Friday with an artists reception. The shopping area of the gallery has been reshaped and updated. FLAC was founded in 1977. The County Council approved an agreement for the Los Alamaos Arts Council to operate the gallery at Fuller Lodge with a $2,400 subsidy. FLAC became independent from the Arts Council in 1982. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Look Whos 40! features work by 40 artists, including all of the living former directors of FLAC

Daily Postcard: Sunrise At Saint Peters Dome

on May 6, 2017 - 6:18am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise at Saint Peters Dome on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Saint Peters Dome

Saint Peters Dome is the highest of the small group of 8,000-foot peaks on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains rising above Cochit Lake, Cochiti Pueblo and the Rio Grande River. It serves as the foundation for a watchtower from which forest management can keep an eye out for fires in the eastern portions of the Jemez Mountains.

This peak as well as the rest of the Jemez Mountains were once part of a massive supervolcano that collapsed around a million

‘Mary Poppins’ Actors Take Show To The Popejoys

on May 5, 2017 - 10:10am
From left, Jessica Erkkila, Nora Cullinon, Eleanor Henderson, Ben Hanlon, Shay, Eben Bold and Laurin Partin. The group are part of the cast and crew of ‘Mary Poppins’. They will travel with the company to participate in the Popejoy Awards next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The cast of the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “Mary Poppins” will travel to Albuquerque next week to compete in the 2017 Popejoy Awards, which take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Popejoy Hall.

Around The World In White Rock 2013 & 2017

on May 5, 2017 - 9:07am
First year of implementation through the LAPSF Great Idea Grant in 2013. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
The first Multicultural Fair: Around the World in White Rock took place in 2013 when Julie Bulthuis, ELL (English Language Learners) teacher and Renee Mitsunaga, Chamisa Art teacher submitted a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
 
Subsequently, the success of the event validated funding through the Fine Arts Education Act authorized by our former Superintendent Gene Schmidt.
 
Every year the event grew to more participants.

Community Invited To LAHS Spring Dance Show

on May 5, 2017 - 8:54am
Melina Burnside Senior Solo Dance. Photo by Nathan Burnside
 

LAHS News:

The annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Smith Auditorium.

The community is invited to help celebrate these senior students at this evening of dance performances by Los Alamos High School students and guests.

Admission is free to these event.

 
LAHS Dance 2 Class. Photo by Nathan Burnside
 
LAHS Juggling Club. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Daily Postcard: Purple Flowers On Barranca Mesa

on May 5, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Purple flowers bloom on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Rosencrantz & Gildenstern Come Alive At LALT

on May 4, 2017 - 4:09pm
Guildenstern (Trisha Werner), left, and Rosencranz (Don Monteith) ponder the meaning  of life and death in ‘Rosencranz & Guildenstern are Dead.’ Photo by Larry Gibbons
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s rendition of the absurdist classic “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” opened April 28.

Director John Cullinon asks in the program notes if R&G is the funniest tragedy ever written, or perhaps the saddest comedy.That pretty much sums it up.

The 1966 play about two minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” made Stoppard an overnight sensation.

LAAC's Annual Spring Arts And Crafts Fair Saturday

on May 4, 2017 - 3:29pm

A couple browse different wares for sale during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair last year. This year's fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge lawn. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

The organization’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair takes on a golden hue as it will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The outdoor fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fuller Lodge lawn. During the event, white tents will be erected and displayed underneath them will be a wide range of art.

One of the few juried arts and craft shows in

Aspen School Hosts Australian Arts Night

on May 4, 2017 - 8:23am

Students, families and staff gather for Australian Arts Night at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
 

Students play digeridoos around a campfire during Australian Arts Night in April at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
 
ASPEN SCHOOL News:
 
The students and families of Aspen Elementary School were treated to an Australian Adventure Wednesday night, April 19. 
 
Under the capable direction of Aspen’s specials teachers, Britt Williams (art), Andrea Dowdy (music), Jeff Lloyd (library) and Mark Guider (P.E.), the hallways of the school became an awesome immersion into Australian culture.

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