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Los Alamos Arts In Public Places Board Meets Thursday

on July 22, 2017 - 7:06am
COUNTY News: 
 
​The Los ALamos County Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
Call To Order
  • 5:30 p.m.
Public Comment
  • This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
APP Board Business
  • 9730-17 Approval of Minutes from June 22, 2017 
Current Projects
  • Update on the Golf Course Hanging Glass Sculpture - Set date for dedication event Presenters: Libby Carlsten
  • 9732-17 WR Pottery

Daily Postcard: Morning Sky Glitters Over White Rock

on July 22, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The morning sky glitters over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Opera Strikes Gold With Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Political Allegory

on July 21, 2017 - 7:50am

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 20​17

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon), and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 2017​
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the Music Director of the Dallas Opera, co-producer of The Golden Cockerel, was in command of some of the most opulent sounds ever heard in the Crosby Theatre.

Flight Of The Cranes

on July 20, 2017 - 9:47am

Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create your crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver the community's cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. For more information, contact Museum Director Judith Stauber at judith@losalamoshistory.org. Photo by Judith Stauber

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Spotted In Small Nest

on July 20, 2017 - 6:36am

Daily Postcard: A local hummingbird is spotted resting in a small nest built on the branch of a tree growing in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: An adult hummingbird hovers near a pink flower growing in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

2017-2018 Season Of The Met Live In HD

on July 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Markus Werba as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
 
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera are proud to present the 2017-2018 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts.
 
The HD season includes ten operas, with five new productions and starry revivals starring the world’s leading opera artists.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of

Daily Postcard: Friday Night Moon Rising In The Sky

on July 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Daily Postcard: Moon rising Friday night in the sky as viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Moon rising Friday as viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Da Vinci - The Genius Exhibition: New Mexico 2018

on July 18, 2017 - 12:34pm
Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition, courtesy: Grande Exhibitions. Courtesy photo
 
MUSEUM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE —The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a special exhibition, Da Vinci—The Genius Feb. 10 through July 29, 2018. 
 
Da Vinci—The Genius was created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, and many experts in Italy and France to provide a truly authentic experience.
 
“The Museum has not hosted an exhibition of this scope since the blockbuster Titanic exhibition," Margie Marino, the Museum’s executive director said.

The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, And Memory Aug. 5

on July 18, 2017 - 6:01am
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society presents the free public lecture “The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, and Memory” by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez at 2 p.m., Aug. 5.
 
The monthly program is at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. This illustrated lecture is part of the Society's participation in Taos Art and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme of Taos Legends and Stories.
 
“No one knows the exact date, appearance, or location of the first Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe or Don Fernando de Taos Plaza”, states Dr.

Scenes From Sciencefest At: Suspended Moment

on July 18, 2017 - 5:44am

From left, Allison Cobb, a native to Los Alamos, artist Yukiyo Kawano and Butoh choreographer Meshi Chavez receive a rousing applause at the conclusion of their performance art piece, Suspended Moment. The performance was Sunday afternoon, the final day of Sciencefest, in Fuller Lodge. According to the the group's website, https://igg.me/at/suspendedmoment, the project started out as a solo piece but was augmented over the past two years. It includes a large sculpture of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II as well as music, poetry and choreography.

Meow Wolf Maxes Crowdfunding Equity Campaign In Record Time

on July 17, 2017 - 5:17pm

MEOW WOLF News:

Santa Fe - As news broke on Saturday morning that renowned Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf had launched a WeFunder investment crowdfunding campaign to offer shares to the general public, word began to spread on media outlets from Vancouver to Houston and from New York and Washington D.C to San Diego. By just after noon Monday, investors had snapped up the opportunity in record time—the fastest known regulation equity investment crowdfund since SEC regulations allowing them were enacted as part of the JOBS Act in 2015.

"Meow Wolf has shattered the regulation investment

Daily Postcard: Sun Breaks Through Morning Clouds

on July 17, 2017 - 7:41am

Daily Postcard: The sun breaks through the morning clouds over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Week 2 Of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

on July 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — During Week 2 of its 2017 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — which runs through Aug. 21 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this summer — continues to present a standout lineup of classic and contemporary works as well as a number of Festival premieres. 
 
Between Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, July 29, the Festival features the debut of the acclaimed Variation String Trio, the world premiere of a new work by Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, and a performance of Morton Feldman’s groundbreaking String Quartet No. 2.
 
Week 2 also includes a

PEEC: Painting Class With Lisa Coddington July 27

on July 16, 2017 - 9:09am
Rufous hummingbird and Indian paintbrush flowers by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on painting using botanical and natural subjects July 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life and nature-inspired art.
 
Participants will explore watercolor techniques that portray

Teatro Paraguas Announces 2017-2018 Season

on July 16, 2017 - 9:03am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas has announced its 14 season of theatrical offerings in Santa Fe, which includes two contemporary Latinx dramas by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights (written and performed in English), two children’s theatre productions, and two annual community celebrations for El Día de los Muertos and the winter holidays.
 
  • The complete season is as follows:
  • Still In The Game, by Robert F. Benjamin  August 11 - 20
  • Sotto Voce, by Nilo Cruz  September 29 - October 15
  • El Día de los Muertos IV (TP/ Danceworks co-production)  October 28-29
  • Flamenco Concert (TP/Companía

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Annual Chalk Walk

on July 16, 2017 - 7:31am

A scene from the 2015 Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk event. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

As part of the Sciencefest activities happening this weekend, the Los Alamos Arts Council hosted the annual Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Saturday at Ashley Pond.

The Los Alamos Arts Council sold squares of pavement of the old bandstand near the police station to chalk enthusiasts for $5 and chalk was available for purchase. 

Judges evaluated the entries and awarded prizes. This event was open to all ages and drawing abilities. Lyndsay Morel, an artist from We Talk Chalk, installed a 3-D chalk drawing.

Los Alamos

Rainbows Follow Thursday Rain Storms

on July 16, 2017 - 7:24am

Storm Thursday over East Mesa, with sunrays and partial rainbow. Photo by David A. Ponton/wildearthlight.com 
Storm over the Rio Grande Valley with sunset light and rainbow, viewed Thursday from East Mesa. Photo by David A. Ponton/wildearthlight.com

Daily Postcard: Beautiful Day On Central Avenue

on July 16, 2017 - 6:53am
Daily Postcard: A beautiful picture of Central Avenue to end a fun-filled day at ScienceFest Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jennifer Siranosian

Scenes From Los Alamos Arts Council's Chalk Walk

on July 15, 2017 - 7:32pm
A youngster paddles a 3-D chalk canoe during Saturday's Chalk Walk at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local artists decorated the sidewalk at Saturday's Chalk Walk at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local artists decorated the sidewalk at Saturday's Chalk Walk at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local artists decorated the sidewalk at Saturday's Chalk Walk at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local artists decorated the sidewalk at Saturday's Chalk Walk at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J.

Meow Wolf Crowdfunding Campaign Opens Today

on July 15, 2017 - 4:38am
The general public can invest starting at 10 a.m. today in Meow Wolf on WeFunder. Courtesy photo
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Since renowned Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf opened its first permanent installation, The House of Eternal Return, in March of 2016 with support from Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, more than half a million visitors have poured through the doors and showered praise on the uniquely immersive new form of storytelling, art and themed entertainment.
 
The House of Eternal Return recently won a prestigious THEA Award, a Certificate of Excellence from

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events: Saturday July 15

on July 14, 2017 - 7:11pm

ScienceFest News:

ScienceFest Schedule for Saturday July 15:

This major event celebrates the science in everyday life in hands-on, interactive experiences. Great for millennials, families and kids, ScienceFest highlights the groundbreaking science that still happens in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “100th Anniversary of the Ranch School.” Discover Ranch School Days – without the Ranch School, the Manhattan Project would not have been located here.

Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park
10am-3pm

FREE admission

MAIN GATE PARK FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOTH & PHOTO OPP
Main Gate Park
9am-2pm

ASHLEY POND PARK

ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage
7-10pm

FREE admission

 
FULLER LODGE LAWN FAMILY CAMP OUT
Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
7pm-7am
FREE admission

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

Sky Scenes From White Rock

on July 14, 2017 - 8:52am

The sky following rain showers Wednesday evening near Rover Boulevard and Kimberly in White Rock. Photo by Kat Kolleen

A double rainbow fills the sky following rain showers Thursday in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jaret McDonald

A double rainbow spotted Thursday from Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Santa Fe Opera: Lucia’s Ecstasy, Agony, Brokenness And Transcendence

on July 14, 2017 - 4:46am
Lucia (Brenda Rae) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Enrico Ashton (Zachary Nelson) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus.  Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The opening weekend of the Santa Fe Opera followed the ridiculous Die Fledermaus on Saturday night with the sublime bel canto seria Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti directed by Ron Daniels. Daniels had never seen Lucia before the task of directing it was presented to him. He proved more than worthy of the challenge.

Daniels’ modus operandi is to study the

Daily Postcard: Sunset Colors Downtown Los Alamos

on July 14, 2017 - 4:07am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset follows rain showers Thursday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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