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LAPS Foundation Grant Enables Santa Fe Artist To Lend Expertise And Inspiration To LAMS Students

on May 23, 2017 - 11:50am

LAMS students glaze their ceramic pieces. Photo by Pamela Messer

A student’s work of art. Photo by Pamela Messer

LAPSF News:

Earlier in the school year, Santa Fe artist Pamela Messer visited Los Alamos Middle School on several occasions to work with the students and teachers on creating ceramic masterpieces. These visits were made possible in great part by a $1,500 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The students learned to make, glaze and fire ceramic pieces, and the teachers used the experience to assess the possibility of installing a new kiln at the Middle School.

Ute Indian Museum Grand Opening June 10

on May 23, 2017 - 10:51am

The Ute Indian Museum grand opening celebration is June 10. Courtesy/historycolorado.org

UTE INDIAN MUSEUM News:

With approximately 200 artifacts, the exhibits will feature artifacts that have never been on display including a velvet dress belonging to Chipeta and a painted hide.

Objects that highlight contemporary Ute life including a beaded cell phone case, an oil rig drill bit, and a Bear Dance shawl will also be displayed. Many beloved artifacts will return to the museum, especially belongings of Ute leaders Chief Ignacio, Chief Buckskin Charley, Chief Ouray and Chipeta.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Scenes From Karen Wray Gallery Grand Opening

on May 22, 2017 - 4:14pm
Karen Wray welcomes guests to the grand opening of her Karen Wray Gallery Thursday at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A crowd gathers for the grand opening Thursday of the Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Beloved Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval with one of his paintings on display at Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Kate O'Donnell, right, with daughter Maria and granddaughter Willow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos jeweler Kathy Hjeresen displays some of her work.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Birds Drawn To Suet Feeder

on May 22, 2017 - 11:07am
Daily Postcard: This suet feeder in the yard of a Barranca Mesa home is drawing a variety of colorful birds including this Western Tanager, which has been returning to eat here for about a week. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
Daily Postcard: This Hairy Woodpecker is a more regular customer to the local suet feeder and is seen dining here during last week's surprise spring snow. Photo by Ken Hanson

More Scenes From LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival

on May 21, 2017 - 4:40pm

A young kite flyer gets some assistance during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival Saturday in Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite enthusiast works to get her kite to take flight. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite gets a colorful design put on it during the kite building workshop Saturday at Overlook Park. The workshop was part of Los Alamos Arts Council's annual Kite Festival. Photo by Mairen Hoch

The kite workshop was busy Saturday. Photo by Mairen Hoch

Vivian Sintay flies her kite high during the Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Yuma Wang runs

Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

on May 21, 2017 - 5:49am

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​

COMMUNITY News:

An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials.

Daily Postcard: Spring Flower Baskets Line Central

on May 21, 2017 - 5:45am

Daily Postcard: Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping hang spring flower baskets Thursday along Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From 2017 Kite Festival At Overlook Park

on May 20, 2017 - 7:25pm

Scene from the Los Alamos Art Council's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival officially turned 20 Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. The festival began at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

Daily Postcard: Snowy Spring In Los Alamos

on May 20, 2017 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: Spring flowers and plants are sprinkled with snowflakes Friday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: A snowy spring Friday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Snowfall At Los Alamos Golf Course

on May 19, 2017 - 9:25am

Daily Postcard: Snowy weather this morning at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The National Weather Service predicts a high today of 49 degrees and a 60 percent chance of rain. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Coro de Cámera Presents ‘Rhapsody’ This Weekend

on May 19, 2017 - 5:48am
A string quartet and a pianist will be joining Coro de Cámara in concert this weekend, From left Brian Newnam, pianist Nathan Salazar, Dana Winograd, Kay Newnam, and Ari Le. Courtesy photo
 

By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

This weekend, Los Alamos and Santa Fe audiences will have a chance to experience the music of Antonín Leopold Dvořák performed in Czech.

Coro de Cámara’s “Rhapsody,” a concert featuring works by Dvořák, Brahms, and Fauré, will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart Chapel in Santa Fe, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos, and at 3 p.m.

Authors Speak: Anne Hillerman Discusses New Book

on May 19, 2017 - 5:43am

Author Anne Hillerman signs books at a recent event. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, in the latest offering from the library system’s Authors Speak series.

Anne Hillerman

 

Hillerman has just released Song of the Lion, her third mystery since taking up the series started by her late father Tony Hillerman.

LAAC's Executive Director Marlane Hamilton Retires

on May 18, 2017 - 4:17pm

Marlane Hamilton at Fuller Lodge recently has announced her retirement after 16 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) has made significant contributions to the local arts scene and its long-time executive director, Marlane Hamilton, plays a major role in making these contributions happen.

 

Hamilton has worked as the LAAC’s executive director for 16 years. She has seen the organization grow, add new programs as well as remove old ones. Hamilton has played an active role in all of them.

Daily Postcard: Unique Clouds Float Over Los Alamos

on May 18, 2017 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: Unique cloud formations spotted floating above Los Alamos Wednesday morning from North Mesa. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Karen Wray Gallery Hosts Grand Opening Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 8:22am

ART News:

The community is invited to the grand opening celebration of The Karen Wray Art Gallery, 5-7  p.m. Thursday at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2.

The event includes refreshments, live music by local musician Richard Hannemann and an opportunity to meet artists and friends in this lovely new gallery!

Since opening its doors in December 2016, the one comment most frequently uttered by visitors to the new Karen Wray Gallery is, “I don’t remember this space being here before!

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunset Over North Mesa

on May 17, 2017 - 7:12am
Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset fills the sky Saturday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Summer 2017 Udall Lecture Series: Frida Kahlo

on May 16, 2017 - 6:53am
Frida Kahlo
 
ART News:
 
SANTA FE  Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—her life, self-image, friends, and thoughts on feminism—are the topics of a summer lecture series at the Udall Center on Museum Hill June 10 through Sept. 16.
 
The lecture series coincides with the Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill.
 
On display Oct.

Daily Postcard: Rain Clouds Create Dramatic Sunset

on May 16, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: Rain clouds create a dramatic sunset Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

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

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