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Daily Postcard: Strawberry–Banana Sunrise

on November 10, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A strawberry–banana colored sunrise Thursday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

What’s Happening At New Mexico Museum Of Art While Closed: Lobby Renovation, Signage And Sustainability

on November 9, 2017 - 10:04am
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NMMA News:
SANTA FE  With an eye toward the future, the ongoing renovation at the New Mexico Museum of Art is addressing sustainability issues to protect and preserve future exhibitions.
Closed since mid-September for an extensive upgrade, the Museum reopens at 10:00AM on November 25th, launching its Centennial year celebration.

Annual Affordable Art Show At Fuller Lodge Art Center Opens Nov. 24

on November 9, 2017 - 7:05am
Scene from a past Affordable Art Show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

FLAC News:

The seasons are changing and the folks over at the Fuller Lodge Art Center are gearing up for their Annual Affordable Art Show. Sneak peeks at the variety of artwork and gifts being prepped for display point to magic in the making. The fall colors have peaked, blankets and sweaters beckon, and calendars start to fill up. It’s the busy season, and the Art Center hopes you’ll make a visit to the Lodge as part of all the excitement.

This year, FLAC will have 130 artists on display.

UNM-LA Invites Community To Bitsui Poetry Reading

on November 9, 2017 - 6:27am
Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui will read his poetry at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 in the UNM-LA Library as part of the celebration of National Native American Heritage Month on campus.

A Diné (Navajo), Bitsui studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe and now teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing for the IAIA. His honors include the 2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts & Culture Foundation Fellowship for Literature, a PEN Open Book Award, an American Book Award and a Whiting Writers Award.

Daily Postcard: Morning Fog In School Canyon

on November 9, 2017 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Early morning fog Wednesday clouds School Canyon. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Morning Fog Surrounds Deer Trap Mesa

on November 8, 2017 - 9:59am

Daily Postcard: Fog surrounds Deer Trap Mesa during this morning's sunrise. Photo by Cornell Wright

Daily Postcard: Sunset From Canyon Road

on November 8, 2017 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets over Los Alamos looking west Sunday evening from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Art On Tap Celebrates Creative Side Of Los Alamos

on November 7, 2017 - 6:27am

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher, left, speaks about the Arts Council and new LAAC board member opportunities during a recent Art On Tap at UnQuarked. Courtesy photo


A group gathered at UnQuarked recently to hear about the variety of things happening in the Los Alamos Creative District and within the Los Alamos Arts Council.

LACDC Communications Director and Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann demonstrates the creative side of Los Alamos during a recent Art on Tap at UnQuarked. Courtesy photo

LACDC Communications Director and Creative District

‘Come Write In!’ At The White Rock Branch Library

on November 7, 2017 - 6:05am

The word count across the world so far in the National Novel Writing Month evennt. Courtesy image


The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting the NaNoWriMo program (short for National Novel Writing Month) in November, joining libraries and writing groups around the world to support and stimulate writers.

Writing sessions begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the White Rock Branch Library. Writers will be encouraged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month - but all writers are welcome to attend, whether their writing takes the form of a novel or something shorter.


Daily Postcard: Stormy Sunrise On North Mesa

on November 7, 2017 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: A stormy sunrise on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Daily Postcard: Stag At Sunset Near Bandelier

on November 6, 2017 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: A stag is spotted at sunset Sunday on N.M. 4 near Bandelier. Photo by Nickolas Seet

Daily Postcard: Night Sky At Burnt Mesa Trailhead

on November 5, 2017 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: The night sky spotted recently from Burnt Mesa Trailhead. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Phillip Noll Shares Photography Secrets Wednesday

on November 4, 2017 - 11:52am

An example of Phillip Noll’s work. He will present a Q&A session Wednesday evening at The Karen Wray Gallery about how to create stunning nature photography. Photo by Phil Noll


At 5 p.m. Nov. 8, award-winning photographer Phillip Noll will offer a walkthrough of his exhibit, “The Four Corners: A Photographic Exhibition,” at The Karen Wray Gallery.

Phillip Noll

Noll’s photography exhibition runs through Nov. 19. It includes a portfolio of two decades worth of images representing “The Four Corners.”

The photographs capture the beauty of places like White Sands, the Grand

Big Fun With Four Chairs And A Keyboard: [title of show] Opens At LALT

on November 4, 2017 - 8:18am
From left, Susan (Holly Robinson), Heidi (Joy Reynolds), Jeff (Patrick MacDonald) and Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht) perform a musical number. Photo by Larry Gibbons
Los Alamos Daily Post

The musical comedy [title of show], not a typo, (music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell) tells the story of its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 up to its Broadway opening in 2008.

Collaborators, writer Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht) and composer and lyricist Jeff (Patrick MacDonald), recruit two actress friends,

Locals Participates In National Novel Writing Month

on November 4, 2017 - 7:43am


Around the country, writers are working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30 for National Novel Writing Month.

The Blue Monday Writing Group will host a silent writing event for two hours 1-3 p.m. four Mondays in November on the second floor of Mesa Public Library, Room 1, in support of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

Plan on arriving a few minutes early to set-up and greet fellow writers, but at 1 p.m. the writing begins. Attendees may quietly arrive late, take breaks or leave early as their schedules require.

The four Monday

Recycle Fashion Show Postponed

on November 3, 2017 - 9:50am


The Recycle Fashion Show is POSTPONED until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents Quirky, Irreverent Musical Comedy

on November 2, 2017 - 8:27pm

From left, Heidi (Joy Reynolds), Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht), Susan (Holly Robinson) and Jeff (Patrick MacDonald) rehearse in [title of show]. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

The musical comedy [title of show] (that’s not a misprint) premiered on Broadway in 2008 to positive reviews. The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 all the way through its Broadway opening in 2008. And now, it’s getting its premiere in the Land of Enchantment.

Hunter (a writer, played by Stuart Rupprecht) and Jeff (a composer and lyricist, played by Patrick

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

on November 2, 2017 - 7:33am
Sample of artwork for sale at the Nov. 18 Northern New Mexico Fall Arts and Crafts Fair.
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LAAC News: 
The 2017 Northern New Mexico Arts Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.
The Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors and produces the fair. Close to 100 artists from around New Mexico and some out-of-state will present their art and handy work for the public’s early holiday shopping enjoyment.
Art works range in price from $5 to $1,000. Also at the fair will be live music (flute ensemble and a string quartet) and food vendors.

Daily Postcard: Woodpecker On Camino Encantado

on November 2, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A woodpecker is spotted Sunday afternoon at a residence on Camino Encantado. Woodpeckers are known for tapping on tree trunks in order to find insects living in crevices in the bark. There are more than 180 species of woodpeckers, all in the family Picidae. Woodpeckers can be found in wooded areas all over the world, except in Australia. Source: Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Art On Tap At UnQuarked Thursday

on November 1, 2017 - 5:10pm

LACD News:

Join us at Art On Tap Thursday, Nov. 2 to for a lively discussion about arts in Los Alamos. Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher and Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann will lead the discussion. Art On Tap begins at 5:30pm at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. The 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

LAAC Reveals Scarecrow Contest Winners

on November 1, 2017 - 3:27pm

‘Lucky Flower Child’ designed by Flowers by Gillian. Courtesy photo

Scarecrow flying in the breeze designed by  J&L Storage. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council announces the winners of the 2017 Scarecrow Contest:

  • J & L Storage;
  • Lucky Flower Child by Flowers by Gillian;
  • Trini Riddle by Gordon McDonough;
  • The Fly by the Strohmeyer Family;
  • Edward Scissorhands by the Lynch Family; and
  • Saturday Shopper by Ufemia Bernal.

Honorable Mention:

  • Pole #15, Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; and
  • Pole #3, Robota created for VBS by Trinity on the Hill.

Los Alamos Arts Council thanks everyone for their

Pajarito Players Seeks Actors And Actresses

on November 1, 2017 - 9:22am


Pajarito Players is seeking actors and actresses for a staged reading to take place February 2018 in Los Alamos and White Rock.

The reading will be of the play Still in the Game by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin. Parts of the play have been performed previously in productions by the Los Alamos Little Theatre. The full play was performed this summer at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe.

A staged reading involves no set and only minimal, if any movement; the actors have scripts at hand and interact with one another through gestures and expressions.

A staged reading is

Daily Postcard: Last Call For Fall

on November 1, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: The last call for fall comes to Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Photo by Corrina Hughes

Scenes From New Mexico Lantern Festival

on October 31, 2017 - 10:55am

Scene from Sunday's New Mexico Lantern Festival, which is lighting up Expo New Mexico at the State Fair Grounds with lighted sculptures, exciting performances and cultural experiences. The show runs nightly, 5:30-10 p.m., through Nov. 12. More information and tickets are available at Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/

Daily Postcard: Trick Or Treat Tonight!

on October 31, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: This dog is ready for Trick or Treat festivities to begin tonight on Aster Street in White Rock and throughout the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/