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Shomaker: The Story Of My Violin

on February 10, 2017 - 8:25am
Violin painted by Dianna Shomaker. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Violins, and the music they make, have been in my genes since youth. I struggled with learning to play and make it sound beautiful. My fingers ached from practice and in the end I decided I was more of an appreciater than a performer. And that continues today.

I deeply appreciate the feelings and memories from violin music and performers I have heard in my lifetime.

Livy Snyder Exhibit At Mesa Library Art Gallery

on February 10, 2017 - 7:47am

Former Los Alamos High School student Livy Snyder is displaying her artwork at Mesa Public Library through February. Courtesy photo

Artwork by Livy Snyder is on display through February at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery is featuring the work of Livy Onalee Snyder during the month of February in an exhibit entitled "Back to the Wall: Snapshots of the Evolving Aesthetic".

A former student of Los Alamos High School and New Mexico School for the Arts, Snyder is now a Denver-based artist and is working on a

Daily Postcard: Bucks Linger On Lawn In Barranca

on February 10, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A pair of bucks linger on the lawn of a home Wednesday on Barranca. Photo by Anthony Pollington

New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Artist Reception Friday

on February 9, 2017 - 6:25am
Painting by Michelle Griffin. Courtesy photo
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception for artist Michelle Griffin. The community is invited to stop by, meet Griffin, check out her paintings and enjoy some chocolate samples.
The reception is 5:30-7 p.m., Friday in Rose Chocolatier's new location at 149 Central Park Square.
At its new location, Rose Chocolatier offers espresso drinks and ample seating to enjoy visiting with friends. The pastry selection is growing and the chocolate case is full of new and old favorites.

Rescheduled Art On Tap Thursday At UnQuarked

on February 8, 2017 - 8:37pm


The community is invited to attend the rescheduled session of Art On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square, to discuss the new Los Alamos Museum of Art.

Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. 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 the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.

Daily Postcard: North Mesa Sunrise

on February 8, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise lights the sky Tuesday over North Mesa. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Feb. 11

on February 7, 2017 - 10:58am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew and friends celebrate Chinese New Year Friday, Jan. 27, educating their peers about the year of the Rooster and other cultural traditions. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

The annual lantern festival takes place Feb. 11 and students made dozens of lanterns for classroom displays. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Daily Postcard: Western Screech Owl Naps In Tree

on February 7, 2017 - 5:11am

Daily Postcard: A Western screech owl is spotted napping in the warm sun in the hollow of a tree last weekend during a road trip through southern Colorado. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Daily Postcard: Night Falls On The Jemez

on February 6, 2017 - 5:22am

Daily Postcard: The night sky during a camp out Saturday in the Jemez. Photo by Christopher Clark/

Fuller Lodge Art Center Turns 40 This Year

on February 5, 2017 - 7:55pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel with Portal Gallery featured artist Cathy Bennett at Friday's opening reception of Warp and Weft. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Patrons check out the entries in the Fuller Lodge Art Center's newest show, Warp and Weft. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Fuller Lodge Art Center had much to celebrate Friday night as it kicked off the opening of its first exhibit of the year, Warp and Weft. 


This year the art center turns 40 years old but in addition to its own

Daily Postcard: Snow Angel Marks Trail

on February 5, 2017 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: A snow angel is discovered marking the trial in the Jemez. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Carnaval 2017 At NHCC Feb. 24-25

on February 4, 2017 - 5:04am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  During Carnaval 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures will turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show, where the Odara Dance Ensemble and the band PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans, in addition to providing a space to dance and opportunities to win prizes.
The show, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb.

Fancy Fiddle Fundraiser For LAPS Orchestra Feb. 18

on February 4, 2017 - 4:17am
Fancy Fiddle Auction Feb. 18 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy image
Dozens of fancifully decorated string instruments will be auctioned at a special event at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge.
The Fancy Fiddle Auction, a benefit for the orchestra program in the Los Alamos Public Schools, is the brainchild of a group of volunteers and artists who wanted to save the instruments from being destroyed. 
All the instruments were owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools and had been loaned or rented to students in decades past.

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio Feb. 12

on February 4, 2017 - 4:03am
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio, together on stage at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12.

The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio fuse more than 40 years of combined performing experience into a phenomenal six-by-six-string ensemble. California Guitar Trio’s steel-stringed guitars blend beautifully with Montreal Guitar Trio’s nylon-stringed guitars as each trio chases the other through original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music.
View a clip of the California

Daily Postcard: Big Buck Eats Bird Seed On Sandia

on February 4, 2017 - 3:38am

Daily Postcard: A young buck is spotted eating seeds from a back yard birdfeeder on Sandia Street. Photo by Peggy Goldman

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Eagle Huntress’

on February 3, 2017 - 6:15pm
Movie Poster for 'Eagle Hunstress'. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

“Eagle Huntress” is a documentary that tells the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who wants to be an eagle hunter like her father and the eleven generations of men before him. The problem is, she is female.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv plays herself in the film, and this is her true story. Her father, Rys Nurgaiv, and his father have been eagle hunting all of Aisholpan’s life. She is really keen to be trained, herself. Her father thinks boys and girls are equal and can do anything.

Repurposed String Instruments At Village Arts

on February 3, 2017 - 7:34am
Fiddler crab. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
Last week I went to Village Arts (on DP Road) to see the exhibit of stringed instruments that have been repurposed by local artists as a fundraiser for the Los Alamos High School String Program.
When the orchestra rooms were being cleared out for the recent remodel of the music department space, these instruments were found. They were damaged beyond repair.

Writer Discusses Manhattan Project Through Poetry

on February 3, 2017 - 7:23am

​Poet and professor Joni Wallace


​Los Alamos Daily Post

What occurred in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project has never faded from history or from our minds. It’s a period of time that poet and University of Arizona Poetry Center Professor Joni Wallace always wanted to write about and she achieved her wish with “Kingdom Come Radio Show.”

The Los Alamos Historical Society will feature Wallace during its lecture series, “Mesas and Particles: Los Alamos as Literary Muse,” at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

To Wallace, Los Alamos is more than just a location of

Daily Postcard: February Sunset Over Los Alamos

on February 3, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: February begins with balmy temperatures and an amazing sunset over Los Alamos as seen Wednesday from the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram Displays Her Work At Cottonwood On The Greens

on February 2, 2017 - 9:43am

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram with her photos on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photographs by Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram are on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photography depicting local area subjects by Jennifer Bartram is on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Youth Beginning Photography Class For 1st-3rd Graders At Los Alamos Nature Center

on February 2, 2017 - 9:35am
Acorn Woodpeckers frequently visit the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Mrs. Magelssen
PEEC News:
Retired school teacher Mrs. Magelssen will teach a beginning photography class for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This beginning photography class will encourage children to discover the basics of composing good photographs through hands-on experience. Camera equipment will be provided. Students will identify pictures that are pleasing to the eye, take pictures of flowers and wildlife at the nature center.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds At Sunset

on February 2, 2017 - 7:59am

Daily Postcard: The view from the back yard of a home in Pajarito Acres Tuesday of lenticular clouds over the Sangres at sunset. Mountains here often make lenticular clouds, but the reddish sunset light on one is much less common. Photo by Bob Reedy

The Lensic: Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves Feb. 26

on February 1, 2017 - 7:01am

Dianne Reeves. Courtesy photo
LPAC News:
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents legendary jazz and R&B singer Dianne Reeves at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26.

Known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard. Her magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality, and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist.

Daily Postcard: Horse Peers Through Fence Posts

on February 1, 2017 - 6:55am

Daily Postcard: A horse is spotted peering through fence posts recently at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram