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Experience Holiday Magic At Newly-Refurbished New Mexico Museum Of Art

on November 30, 2017 - 4:45am
Warts and Freckles Flying in the Air. Courtesy/NMMA
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE  Make this holiday season one to remember by joining in the festivities at the newly refurbished New Mexico Museum of Art as it launches its second century. 
 
Special hours and activities at New Mexico’s oldest museum:
  • Friday, Dec. 1, the museum is open until 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, Museum admission is free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Saturday, Dec.

Teatro Paraguas 7th Annual Holiday Flamenco

on November 30, 2017 - 4:31am

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Performs Concert Dec. 9-10

on November 30, 2017 - 4:24am
COMMUNTIY News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its holiday concert, “Reverence and Joy”, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

From 16th-century sublime music to contemporary ridiculous favorites, “Reverence and Joy”, is a celebration of some of the best-loved holiday music featuring pieces by John Rutter, Franz Biebl, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and others. Highlights of the sublime include such sacred works as Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Luis de Victoria’s “O magnum mysterium”.

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Daily Postcard: Birds Visit Quemazon

on November 30, 2017 - 3:37am

Daily Postcard: An array of birds visit a residence Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Stitched Creations By Valentina Devine Opens Thursday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
Valentina Devine. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery features the Stitched Creations of fiber artist Valentina Devine in December. 

She will welcome the public and preview her work at an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The show will be up through December.

Devine is a nationally known designer and fiber artist, whose work has been published in several books and magazines. This exhibit has several dozen colorful pieces: wall-hangings, sweaters, scarves, bedcoverings and more. All of the pieces in this exhibit are designed by her.

Devine came to Los

Arts And Crafts Fair Fundraiser Dec. 2

on November 29, 2017 - 5:10am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
White Rock resident and Pojoaque Valley High School Concert Band Director Debra Minyard invites shoppers to the arts and crafts fair this weekend.
 
“We have 30 vendors registered so far, so come on out and join us for a day of shopping and holiday cheer!” Minyard said.
 
Crafts, music, food and a visit from Santa are all on the agenda for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. festivities in the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium at Pojoaque Valley Middle School on N.M. 502.
 
“The fundraiser is to benefit the PVHS Band as we raise funds for bus trips and entrance fees to festivals,”

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus On Elm

on November 29, 2017 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus (oyster mushroom) growing on elm tree logs in Los Alamos. This common edible mushroom was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Willenberger'

on November 28, 2017 - 9:19am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced last week that the independent feature "Willenberger," produced by Willenberger Productions, LLC will begin principal photography mid-November through the end of December. Production will take place in Roy, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. 
 
"New Mexico's powerful incentives, strong workforce, robust film infrastructure and incredible scenery make us an excellent location for independent productions," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to welcome Willenberger to New Mexico."
 
The

Olions: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!’

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos High School Olions for its 2017 winter show: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!”

This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live radio showbased on the classic film, Its a Wonderful Life”.

Fun voices, noises and silliness make this show perfect for the whole family.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 8, 9, 16 and 17. All performances are in the LAHS Blackbox Theater.

LAAC Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 2

on November 28, 2017 - 9:10am

The Chamisa Sing-sations peform during a previous Holiday Open House at Fuller Lodge. This year, the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the event 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 2 with the HillStrummers Ukulele Group and a cookie walk at 10 a.m., Chamisa Sing-sations at 10:30 a.m. and  at 11:30 a.m. Juanita Madland will lead the annual sing-along. Also, a Boy Scout troop will sell holiday wreaths during event. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Performing Arts Center

on November 28, 2017 - 8:23am
On the job in Los Alamos: Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African savannah as part of the set for ‘God of Carnage’, a Tony Award-winning play that will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre Jan. 12-27 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. The play describes what can happen when politeness and pretense are stripped away from supposedly civilized people. The cast of four features Larry Gibbons, Katrina Koehler, Tami Martinson and Corey New. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John Gustafson
 
Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African

Daily Postcard: Autumn Sky On North Mesa

on November 28, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The autumn sky reflects on cars parked Sunday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

SFCC Clay Club Annual Ceramics Sale Nov. 29-30

on November 27, 2017 - 5:39am
Three handled jugs by Eddie Hironaka. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College’s Ninth Annual Student SFCC Clay Club Ceramics Sale SFCC Clay Club members – all students – will sell functional and sculptural works in porcelain, earthenware, stoneware and micaceous clays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at SFCC, Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The Silent Auction will close at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. Cost: Free admission. Free parking.
 
The group includes aspiring young artists, lifelong learners and professional

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
Members of the Belisama Irish Dance Company. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
COMMUNITY News:
 
The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish Dance Company at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show. 
 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance. 
 
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!

‘Christmas In Los Alamos’ At Karen Wray Gallery

on November 27, 2017 - 5:13am

Photo for the show entitled ‘Winter Wash’, oil on canvas by Karen E. Wray. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Someone bought Erin Breneman’s first floral piece before Karen Wray had a chance to hang it up for the up for the Christmas in Los Alamos exhibition, which opened Friday, Nov 24.

Breneman is the newest artist to show her work at The Karen Wray Gallery. Her floral pieces are luscious and lifelike. People are always surprised to hear that they were made with colored pencil.

“They’re phenomenal,” gallery owner Karen Wray said. “I don’t know how she does it.

Ernestine Aguirre Wins Xi Nu Craft Fair Quilt

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am
The ladies of the Xi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi announce their quilt winner from their recent craft fair. Ernestine Aguirre won the handmade quilt from the Xi Nu Craft Fair. The handmade offering is a donation of time and talent by Xi Nu member and quilting vendor Alice Garcia. Garcia makes the quilt each year for the  community fundraiser. Courtesy photo

2017 Winter Guide To Museums & Historic Sites

on November 26, 2017 - 11:02am

NMDCA News:

The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.

This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s centennial year. As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global  which like the other centennial exhibitions,

Daily Postcard: Deer Sip Water In White Rock

on November 26, 2017 - 7:36am

Daily Postcard: Deer sip water from a bird bath in White Rock. Photo by Bob Reedy

Daily Postcard: CB FOX Dresses Up For Holidays

on November 25, 2017 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: CB FOX Department Store is dressed up for the holidays on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Free Live Theater At Senior Centers Nov. 29-30

on November 24, 2017 - 10:25am

THEATER News:

Mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free short play reading of Epiphany by David MacGregor. 

This play is directed by Pat Beck and features Jim Nesmith and Pat Beck. It centers on a long-term couple's discussion of what (and who) is truly important in their lives. How can one man’s simple epiphany trigger such a reaction in his partner?

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving Sunrise

on November 23, 2017 - 9:07am

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving sunrise taken from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

on November 22, 2017 - 7:39am

Carol Haertling and Lyndee Francom rehearse for the upcoming Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Tuesday night at the Los Alamos High School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Musicians with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra rehearse Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LASO News: 

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2017 holiday season with its traditional Pops Concert.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Crossroads Bible Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Valle Caldera Sunset

on November 22, 2017 - 7:32am

Daily Postcard: Sunset just beyond the Valle Grande. Photo by Marc Bailey

Meow Wolf Launching Online Store

on November 21, 2017 - 7:36am
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf, the arts and entertainment group that created last year’s THEA Award-winning international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, will launch its first online shop on “Black Friday” Nov. 24 at shop.meowwolf.com .

The small gift shop inside House Of Eternal Return has enjoyed far bigger success than expected since opening in March 2016. The shop features iconic Meow Wolf-branded gifts as well as beautiful and unique art apparel and art objects. The location also features items made by local Santa Fe artists, including Nick Toll’s world-famous 

New Mexico Nutcracker Returns To NHCC

on November 21, 2017 - 7:27am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 15-17 in the NHCC's Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
 
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday.
 
Tickets are $14 through $47, with $2 discounts for seniors, children, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at

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