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LAMS Web Crew Leads Valentines For Veterans

on February 14, 2017 - 8:04am
The WEB Crew program at Los Alamos Middle School coordinated a Valentines for Veterans project. Their Thanks a Million campaign to send notes of thanks to those serving in the military also had some help from Los Alamos High School and the Taos Integrated School of the Arts. Packages were sent to six Topper alumni and two Pojoaque alumni. Courtesy photo
 
WEB Crew students were busy last week creating Valentines for Veterans, making care packages for six Topper alumni, two Pojoaque alumni and as a surprise on Valentine's Day, handmade Valentines for every 7th grade student at Los Alamos

Daily Postcard: Full Moon Rising Over Sangres

on February 14, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: A full moon rises above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as seen Friday night from Anderson Overlook in Los Alamos. Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Snowy Scenes From Overnight Storm In Los Alamos

on February 13, 2017 - 4:25pm

Fuller lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Fuller lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

View of Jemez Mountains from Canyon Road. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

View of Los Alamos from Quemazon community. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Ashley Pond. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Diversity Week Art Contest Winners Announced

on February 13, 2017 - 9:01am

Diversity art contest winners, from left, Aliana Montoya, Ujin Bayarbadrakh and Elizabeth Frost, all from Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Elena Giorgi

The winning entries in the Diversity Week art contest. Photo by Elena Giorgi

ART News:

In celebration of Diversity Week, the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15-21, the local group One Los Alamos organized an art contest. Participants were asked to represent what diversity meant to them. All Los Alamos County students were invited to participate.

Three winning entries were selected: Elizabeth Frost, Ujin Bayarbadrakh and Aliana

Daily Postcard: Puppy Love Spotted At Dog Park

on February 13, 2017 - 7:17am

Daily Postcard: A child and puppy are spotted bonding Saturday morning in the dog park at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos Student Wins National Award At 2017 Junior Theater Festival West In Sacramento

on February 12, 2017 - 9:38pm

The students who traveled to the iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West on behalf of Atomic City Children's Theater are Isabella Bailey, Mikaela Brown, Savannah Brown, Verona Brown, Taylor Kanzleiter, Yuneso Kim, Kate McDonald, Aliana Montoya, Ean Nickols and Elise Ovaska. Courtesy/James Barker Photography

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater student Ean Nickols won a Freddie G Excellent Individual Performance by a Male award at the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West, which happened Feb. 10-12 in Sacramento, Calif.

The iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West is a

Camel Rock Has Lost Its Mouth

on February 12, 2017 - 9:20am

Apparently from natural causes, the mouth has dropped off Camel Rock, the popular landmark visible along the interstate north of Santa Fe on U.S. Route 84/285 near Pojoaque. Photo by Kateri Morris
Camel Rock. Photo by Kateri Morris
 

Camel Rock as it used to look with its mouth intact. Courtesy/wikipedia

Scenes From Artist Reception At Rose Chocolatier

on February 12, 2017 - 7:42am

Artist Michelle Griffin, left, mingles with Landon Sutherland, his wife Liese-Marie and son Elijah during her reception Friday night at Rose Chocolatier. The business has shown Griffin's work since it opened at its new location at 149 Central Park Square. 'I love the space ... (there's) nothing better than art and chocolate,' Griffin said, adding she is really appreciative of Rose Chocolatier owner Marguerite McClay. McClay has shown artists' work since she opened her business. 'I'm just a big fan of the arts.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over LANL

on February 12, 2017 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Saturday over Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Greg Kendall

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Lion’

on February 11, 2017 - 8:15am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Lion” brings to the screen a memoir entitled “A Long Way Home” written by an Australian writer, Saroo Brierley. The film tells how Saroo, nearly five years old, got lost from his family in northern India and ended up alone, 994 miles away, in Kolkata. Soon after, he is adopted out from an orphanage to an Australian couple.

Movie poster for 'Lion'. Courtesy photo

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) plays Saroo in all but the first third of the film, bringing to bear all the earnestness for which he is known on screen.

Pastel Portraiture Workshop At Art Center Today

on February 11, 2017 - 7:58am
Pastel Portrait by Susan E. Roden. Courtesy photo

ART CENTER News:

Artist Susan E. Roden will conduct a pastel portrait workshop 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The class will learn the fundamentals of the layered medium through demonstrations and progress to hands-on exercises with one-on-one instruction. Each participant will take home a finished portrait.

Roden moved to Albuquerque after residing in San Diego for 18 years. She taught drawing and pastels at University of California San Diego Extension and First Saturday Workshops at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds At Sunset

on February 11, 2017 - 7:05am

Daily Postcard: Lenticular clouds at sunset Thursday above the mountains around Taos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Shomaker: The Story Of My Violin

on February 10, 2017 - 8:25am
Violin painted by Dianna Shomaker. Courtesy photo
 
By DIANNA SHOMAKER
Los Alamos

Violins, and the music they make, have been in my genes since youth. I struggled with learning to play and make it sound beautiful. My fingers ached from practice and in the end I decided I was more of an appreciater than a performer. And that continues today.

I deeply appreciate the feelings and memories from violin music and performers I have heard in my lifetime.

Livy Snyder Exhibit At Mesa Library Art Gallery

on February 10, 2017 - 7:47am

Former Los Alamos High School student Livy Snyder is displaying her artwork at Mesa Public Library through February. Courtesy photo

Artwork by Livy Snyder is on display through February at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery is featuring the work of Livy Onalee Snyder during the month of February in an exhibit entitled "Back to the Wall: Snapshots of the Evolving Aesthetic".

A former student of Los Alamos High School and New Mexico School for the Arts, Snyder is now a Denver-based artist and is working on a

Daily Postcard: Bucks Linger On Lawn In Barranca

on February 10, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A pair of bucks linger on the lawn of a home Wednesday on Barranca. Photo by Anthony Pollington

New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
 
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
 
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Artist Reception Friday

on February 9, 2017 - 6:25am
Painting by Michelle Griffin. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception for artist Michelle Griffin. The community is invited to stop by, meet Griffin, check out her paintings and enjoy some chocolate samples.
 
The reception is 5:30-7 p.m., Friday in Rose Chocolatier's new location at 149 Central Park Square.
 
At its new location, Rose Chocolatier offers espresso drinks and ample seating to enjoy visiting with friends. The pastry selection is growing and the chocolate case is full of new and old favorites.

Rescheduled Art On Tap Thursday At UnQuarked

on February 8, 2017 - 8:37pm

LA CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The community is invited to attend the rescheduled session of Art On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square, to discuss the new Los Alamos Museum of Art.

Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome!

On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.

Daily Postcard: North Mesa Sunrise

on February 8, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise lights the sky Tuesday over North Mesa. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Feb. 11

on February 7, 2017 - 10:58am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew and friends celebrate Chinese New Year Friday, Jan. 27, educating their peers about the year of the Rooster and other cultural traditions. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

The annual lantern festival takes place Feb. 11 and students made dozens of lanterns for classroom displays. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Daily Postcard: Western Screech Owl Naps In Tree

on February 7, 2017 - 5:11am

Daily Postcard: A Western screech owl is spotted napping in the warm sun in the hollow of a tree last weekend during a road trip through southern Colorado. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Daily Postcard: Night Falls On The Jemez

on February 6, 2017 - 5:22am

Daily Postcard: The night sky during a camp out Saturday in the Jemez. Photo by Christopher Clark/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge Art Center Turns 40 This Year

on February 5, 2017 - 7:55pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel with Portal Gallery featured artist Cathy Bennett at Friday's opening reception of Warp and Weft. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

Patrons check out the entries in the Fuller Lodge Art Center's newest show, Warp and Weft. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Fuller Lodge Art Center had much to celebrate Friday night as it kicked off the opening of its first exhibit of the year, Warp and Weft. 

 

This year the art center turns 40 years old but in addition to its own

Daily Postcard: Snow Angel Marks Trail

on February 5, 2017 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: A snow angel is discovered marking the trial in the Jemez. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Carnaval 2017 At NHCC Feb. 24-25

on February 4, 2017 - 5:04am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  During Carnaval 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures will turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show, where the Odara Dance Ensemble and the band PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans, in addition to providing a space to dance and opportunities to win prizes.
 
The show, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb.

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