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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
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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

Daily Postcard: Mammatus Clouds Over Townsite

on March 14, 2017 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: Mammatus clouds color Saturday's sky over the Los Alamos townsite. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Learn Thousand Year Old Pysanky Art Form March 25

on March 13, 2017 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Moon Over Main Hill Road

on March 13, 2017 - 7:15am

Daily Postcard: The moon shines Sunday over the Main Hill Road heading up to Los Alamos. Photo by Bob Beberniss

On The Job In Los Alamos: Y Instructor Nalani Kimball

on March 12, 2017 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Family YMCA Instructor Nalani Kimball leads a Power-Up fitness class Thursday morning at the Family YMCA on Iris Street in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Fox Explores Local Neighborhood

on March 12, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: A fox is spotted early Saturday morning exploring the neighborhood around 37th Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts ‘Visual Peace: War Transformed’ At Fuller Lodge 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

on March 11, 2017 - 7:29am

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

 

As part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s annual lecture series on the theme Multiple Perspectives on the Atomic Bomb, the Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community for Visual Peace: War Transformed, a special cross-cultural evening of art, film and dialogue. The event is Tuesday in Fuller Lodge. 

 

Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be an exhibit and reception for Artists Masaru Tanaka, a photographer born in Hiroshima, and Betsie Miller-Kusz, a painter born in Los Alamos.

PAC 8 Community Media Center Online Auction

on March 11, 2017 - 7:00am
Students enrolled in a PAC 8 class learn video making and are shown here working on location at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
PAC8 News:
 
PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser. The auction this year is not as fancy as previous years due to limited resources. PAC 8 is a nonprofit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 internships and other worthy programs.
 
The auction ends at midnight Sunday, March 12. The community is invited to email bids to pac8@lsalamos.com. Include, phone number,

Daily Postcard: Roaring Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on March 11, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: A roaring sunrise lights up the sky last week over Los Alamos. Photo by Sarah Eells

Daily Postcard: Full Sunrise. Photo by Sarah Eells

Daily Postcard: Sky moving along. Photo by Sarah Eells

Robert Benjamin's Live Short Plays At Senior Centers

on March 10, 2017 - 7:04am
Ruby (Pat Beck), left, and a saleswoman (Kate Ramsey) inspect which clothing is best for Ruby to end her romance. Photo by Larry Gibbons
 

THEATRE News:

“Fresh Out,” a 12-minute comedy by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin will be performed at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the White Rock Senior Center Event Hall and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The performances are free.  

Actresses Pat Beck and Kate Ramsey make up the cast.

This will be Benjamin’s third comedy at the senior centers, following the 2016 performances of Too Soon and Swerving.

Daily Postcard: Bufflehead Duck Joins Recently Arrived Cinnamon Teal At Ashley Pond

on March 10, 2017 - 6:49am

A Bufflehead Duck, right, joins the recently arrived Cinnamon Teal Duck Thursday at Ashley Pond. Thanks to the efforts of former County Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre, Ashley Pond has become an inviting destination for ducks and birds of all stripes during their migrations. McIntyre played a major role in the design and implementation of the popular Ashley Pond Park improvements in downtown Los Alamos. Find information about Bufflehead ducks here and Cinnamon Teal ducks here. Photo by Greg Kendall
Longtime local resident Homer the Goose jumps for joy at the sight of his colorful new

Daily Postcard: Early Sunlight Falls On Fuller Lodge

on March 9, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: Sunlight falls early this morning on historic Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Local Playwright Brings Personal Tale Of Reinvention To The Stage

on March 7, 2017 - 3:52pm
Los Alamos Playwright Carrie Classon
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos Resident Carrie Classon was working and living in Lagos, Nigeria when her life, as she knew it, screeched to a halt. Her marriage ended along with her job and company-owned housing.

 

In this situation, some might choose to panic and run back to the U.S. but Classon elected to take another route. She continued to live in Lagos for three-and-a-half years, deciding this was a “good opportunity to stay and figure out what had happened in my life.”

 

Now, she is taking her chronicles to the stage.

Chamisa's Jozlyn Martinez Wins New Mexico Youth Art Month Flag/Poster Contest

on March 7, 2017 - 8:19am

Chamisa Elementary School student Jozlyn Martinez wins state contest. Courtesy photo

CHAMISA News:

Chamisa Elementary School proudly announces that the State of New Mexico’s Elementary Winner for the Youth Art Month Flag/Poster Contest is Jozlyn Martinez.

The school celebrates the efforts of all of the creative problem solvers it has in its sixth grade class. They worked diligently to create a poster that exemplified the theme: “United Through Art.” 

Martinez won $100 in art supplies and the Chamisa art program will receive $300 in art supplies from the contest’s sponsor: Sargent Art.

Daily Postcard: Sunset From Canada Bonita Trail

on March 7, 2017 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: View of the setting sun last weekend during a hike along the Canada Bonita Trail. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Pysanky: Learn Thousand Year Old Art Form March 25

on March 6, 2017 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: Cinnamon Teal Visits Ashley Pond

on March 6, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A cinnamon teal dropped into town for a swim Sunday in Ashley Pond. One theory is that strong winds blew the small dabbling duck off course. These ducks with reddish plumage are typically seen along the Rio Grande, live in marshes and ponds and feed mostly on plants. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Ducks And Pigeons Gather At Pond

on March 5, 2017 - 6:53am

Daily Postcard: Ducks and pigeons bask together in the sunshine Saturday afternoon at Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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