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Artist Susan E. Roden Presents Miniature Pastel Workshop At Fuller Lodge Art Center April 8

on April 1, 2017 - 6:56am

Miniature Pastel Skies by Susan E. Roden. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Artist Susan E. Roden will be conducting a miniature pastel skies workshop 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Fuller Lodge Art Center. The limited attended class will learn two forms of applications of the medium while developing a sunset and day sky. No experience is necessary for the participants will be provided with Instructor demonstrations, hands-on exercises and one-on-one instruction.

Roden moved to Albuquerque after residing in San Diego, Calif., for 18 years.

Los Alamos Photo Club Hosts 22nd Annual Show

on March 31, 2017 - 11:12am
Dust. Photo by Martin Cooper
 
Leap of Faith. Photo by Bob Walker
 
LAPC News:
 
The Los Alamos Photo Club is hosting its 22nd Annual Show April 3 through April 28 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library. The public is invited to the April 3 opening as well as to the April 18 Club walk-through.  Both events will allow guests and participants to view submitted works and to interact informally with the photographers
 
The show is intended to give people who live and work in Los Alamos a chance to display their photos in a formal setting. Entries are not juried.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Announces Cast Of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

on March 31, 2017 - 11:00am

The cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Courtesy photo

 

Cast members in a clown workshop scene, from left, Alexis Perry, Stuart Rupprecht, Zachary Brounstein, Zachary Brounstein and Jess Cullinan. Courtesy photo

 

Cast members Trisha Werner as Guildenstern and Don Monteith as Rosencrantz in a box. Courtesy photo

 

LALT News:

 

Rehearsals for Los Alamos Little Theatre’s spring production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead are now underway.

 

This production of Tom Stoppard’s modern masterpiece features Don Monteith as Rosencrantz, Trisha Werner as Guildenstern,

Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘Kedi’

on March 31, 2017 - 10:09am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

Editor's note: Kedi is showing at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Visit https://www.ccasantafe.org/ for showtimes.

“Kedi” is a film for anyone who loves animals, especially people with an affinity for domestic cats. We are challenged by the film to extend that same fondness and respect to the street cats of Istanbul.

Turkish-born director Ceyda Torun has taken a close look at a unique feature of urban living in her home city of Istanbul, the high prevalence of stray cats and their acceptance in the daily life of the humans around them.

Udall, Dingell Introduce CREATE Act To Stimulate Arts Businesses, Jobs In The Creative Economy

on March 31, 2017 - 6:34am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Last week, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced a bill to stimulate the development of arts businesses, jobs and the creative economy in New Mexico, Michigan and across the nation.
 
Recognizing the importance of the arts and cultural tourism to state economies, Udall and Dingell’s bill - the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act - would support artists, entrepreneurs and workers employed in tourism and cultural development in growing their businesses,

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunset

on March 31, 2017 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: Sunset Wednesday night from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Local Fashionista Takes Style By Storm

on March 30, 2017 - 4:15pm
Editor in Chief of Coulture Magazine Alexandra Hehlen on a recent visit to Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordonl/ladailypost.com
 
Coulture Magazine Editor in Chief Alexandra Hehlen with Deputy Editor in Chief Remington Remmel. Photo by Alexis Fairbanks

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos native Alexandra Hehlen, editor in chief of Coulture Magazine, is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in business administration at UNC-Chapel Hill. Coulture is a glossy magazine, featuring  fashion and culture in a fresh, youthful package.

“I wanted to do something with an

Daily Postcard: Dynamic Art

on March 30, 2017 - 7:34am

Daily Postcard: Ice clings to a barbed wire fence Wednesday in Los Alamos creating a dynamic work of art. Photo by Kathyn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms At Overlook Park

on March 29, 2017 - 7:08am

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms spotted Tuesday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Photo by Jennifer Bartram

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

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

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