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'Our Favorite Quilts' Opens at Mesa Public Library

on May 3, 2014 - 7:20am
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, 'Our Favorite Quilts,' opened with a reception Friday in the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library. The show continues through May 31. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Quilts of all shapes and sizes grace the walls of the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Visitors check out the many quilts by members of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild on display at Friday's opening reception for 'Our Favorite Quilts.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Olions Present 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' This Weekend

on May 2, 2014 - 9:12am
Katie Downing as Mrs. Meers in last night's preview performance of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.'  Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club presents 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2 p.m. (understudy show) and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Photo by Maria Thibodeau. Courtesy/www.mariawritingwithlight.com
 
Devon McCleskey as Muzzy Van Hossmere, with Joe Singleton and Cody Maggiore. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/www.mariawritingwithlight.com
 
Charlie Hermann as Jimmie Smith and

Fall in Love with LALT's 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

on May 1, 2014 - 4:06pm
Carlos Archuleta and Christina Martos sing the 'Marriage Tango.' Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
 
Suzy Koehn singing about always being a bridesmaid, and how she wants to keep it that way. Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Love is confusing; an endless roller coaster of emotions, assumptions,heart palpitations, tears, sacrifices, and experiences. Sometimes love brings marriage and children. Sometimes love brings lives and families that are eventually destroyed. The question is, why do we go through it all? What do we really think about the person we are dating?

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'Things with Wings' Takes Off at Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on May 1, 2014 - 10:29am
'Cicada' by Christian Byler Beattie. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
'Butterflies, Bees etc.'  by Nancy Ullman. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
'Blue Dragon' by Ruth Schulte. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Things are up in the air at Fuller Lodge Art Center with the latest themed show “Things with Wings.” The show opens with an artist’s reception 5-7 p.m., Friday.

Lily Schlien’s solo show in the Portal Gallery also is opening Friday.

This reception includes a number of flight-related activities including

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Dancers Shine at YMCA 'Got Dance' Showcase

on May 1, 2014 - 7:36am

Irish Dancer Victoria Hypes was named the Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice individual winner. Photo by Henrik Sandin

Bolllywood dancers won the Judges’ group award. Photo by Henrik Sandin
 
People’s Favorite Group was an International Latin Pasa Doble dance. Photo by Henrik Sandin

YMCA News:

Top honors were awarded to dancers among 12 acts that performed at The Family YMCA’s “Got Dance” Variety Showcase Friday at New Beginnings Fellowship Church.  

Victoria Hypes was named the Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice Individual Winner for her Irish Dance rendition of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

The

Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Just in Time for Mother's Day

on April 30, 2014 - 10:03am
Work by metal artists Trey Morlock and Eric Rivera who will display their wares at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. Courtesy/LAAC
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Spring Arts and Crafts Fair is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos. Each year, the local nonprofit organization strives to present the community with an event that features quality and variety.

“We try very hard to make sure the quality of the artists is high and also unique,” LAAC Vice President Lori Dauelsberg said.

This year’s fair, which is 9 a.m.

Mesa Library Screens Film Classic 'Casablanca'

on April 30, 2014 - 6:36am

'Casablanca' movie poster. Courtesy /http://cinemania.co.cr

Review by KELLY DOEJSI

"Here's looking at you, kid." "We'll always have Paris." "Round up the usual suspects." "Of all the gin joints in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Regardless of whether you have actually seen "Casablanca," you have probably heard a few of these quotes before. But nothing compares to hearing them in their original context.

Moviegoers will have a chance to see "Casablanca" again or for the first time at 6:30 p.m.

Things With Wings Opening Reception @ Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:15am

Spring Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge Lawn Saturday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:08am

Embroiderers' Guild Hosts Tea Party May 5

on April 27, 2014 - 9:25am

PAJARITO CHAPTER News:

The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America invites anyone interested in embroidery to join them for a tea party at 6 p.m., May 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

The tea party is one of the guild's annual socials to expose interested individuals to embroidery, what embroidery is and how it can be used modernly.

Tea and a light supper will be provided.

Call 505.662.4604 or 505.500.0185, for more information.

Chamisa Hosts Recycled Show

on April 26, 2014 - 12:25pm

Carley Sorensen models an outfit using recycled trash. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga

Aelma Azad models a skirt made with fans recycled from this year's YMCA Red and Black Ball. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga

LAHS-National Honor Society members Lauren TenCate and Nicholas Torres assist students in make and take activities. Photo by Renee K. Mitsunaga

CHAMISA News:

Director Andrea Lynch of the YMCA program at Chamisa Elementary School held her annual Recycle Art Show Wednesday.

Students created projects with trash items they collected throughout the year.

Authors Speak: Santero Charles Carrillo Shares Art

on April 26, 2014 - 9:23am

Santero Charles Carrillo at Thursday's Authors Speak event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santos, carved and painted images of saints, are more than just pretty pictures. Traditions and stories also are woven into these works of art.

The stories can be incredible testimonies, not only of people’s faith, but also of human nature. They bring to mind well-known tales or even personal memories within a family.

The chance to share these stories is one of the reasons New Mexico Santero or Saintmaker, Charles Carrillo, creates his art.

Full Moon Shines Over Canyon in White Rock

on April 26, 2014 - 8:55am

Full moon shines over the canyon earlier this month as seen  from the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos Little Theatre Seeking Eight Couples Married 50 Years or More to Honor on Stage

on April 25, 2014 - 10:36am
Actors Bruce Lamartine and Jody Shepard reflecting on their love in 'Shouldn't I Be Less in Love with You.' Courtesy/LALT
 
Actors Marilyn Johns and Ken Milder getting to know each other at a funeral in 'I Can Live With That.' Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre would like to honor eight couples who have been married for 50 years or longer during the May 2014 performances of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” by Joe DePietro and Jimmy Roberts.

Each of the eight couples selected will be provided free admission for one of the May performances, and they will be

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Local Photographer's Portraits Tell Personal Story

on April 25, 2014 - 10:29am
Photo portraits by Maria Thibodeau.

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

As winter turns officially to spring and summer is at hand, it is a wonderful time for photography. No one knows this better than local photographer, Maria Thibodeau. Thibodeau teaches English at Los Alamos High School in addition to her career as a photographer.

The daughter of a professional photographer, Thibodeau sat for many photos as a child.

“I can take posed studio-type portraits, but they aren't my forte,” Thibodeau said.

There's a Lot of Love in Tuna - Show Begins May 2

on April 25, 2014 - 10:19am
The entire cast of 'Tuna Does Vegas.' Back row from left, Richard Martin, Amber Feavearyear, Brandon Santos, Jeff Spicer and Yesca Sullivan. Midde row from left: Kay Johnson, Holly Haas, Kristen Woolf and Edna Martin. Front row from left. Al Graham, David Rigsby and Lynn E. Alden
. Courtesy/Dixon Players

DIXON PLAYERS News:

What does New Mexico and Tuna, Texas have in common? Texans! Lots of 'em. Only Texans want to get away and visit New Mexico, but you never hear of a New Mexican vacationing in Texas.

And nearly all the residents of Tuna want to get away to Las Vegas, Nev.–to gamble, to

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Create Haiku in Brush Lettering Workshop

on April 24, 2014 - 10:28am
Haiku in sumi ink. courtesy/FLAC
 
FLAC News:

Write Your Heart Out

            Learn to write haiku
            in simple brush lettering
            using sumi ink.

Join the "Haiku Brush Lettering Workshop" with Rod Torrez 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center and compose your own haiku!

Students will create a finished work of art including a haiku poem just in time to celebrate poetry month. You are welcome to bring your own haiku or to select one from a book Torrez will bring.

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NDI NM Students Bring Broadway to Northern N.M.

on April 22, 2014 - 8:08am
NDI NM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE—Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the talent and discipline of more than 570 public school students in nine Northern New Mexico elementary schools, with an end of the year performance titled, “Broadway Bound!” May 15-16.Tickets are now on sale.
 
“Broadway Bound!” is a celebration of the magic of Broadway musicals. Students will perform songs and dances from dozens of great Broadway shows, which share NDI New Mexico’s messages of teamwork, perseverance, and self-confidence.
 
Performances

'Our Favorite Quilts' Displayed at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Beginning May 2

on April 19, 2014 - 10:27am

The 2013 Donation Quilt, 'The Heart of Enchantment,' a purple and green bargello design. Courtesy/LAPQG

2013 Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LAPQG

LAPQG News:

Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display in the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, “Our Favorite Quilts,” at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery beginning with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Each year the Guild makes a donation quilt that is raffled off after the September Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church.

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward Shares Techniques April 22 Through May 27

on April 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward. Courtesy photo

By NANCY COOMBS

Originally from Massachusetts, Heather Ward has lived in Los Alamos for more than 10 years. She strives to create highly realistic drawings of animals, both wild and domestic, and pushes her media to the limits to achieve the effects she wants. Preferring to work with dry media, her favorites are charcoal, graphite, pyrography and scratchboard.

Scratchboard is a subtractive medium, similar to carving, where material is removed to create the art.

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Artwork Missing From Mesa Library Youth Gallery

on April 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Family YMCA Presents ‘Got Dance’ Variety Showcase

on April 18, 2014 - 7:25am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a “Got Dance” Variety Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road in Los Alamos.

The performance will feature classical ballet on point, Irish dance, contemporary dance, International Latin and American rhythm ballroom dance, modern belly dance, Indian folk dance, hip hop, Kathak, Bollywood and contemporary dance.

The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides more than 200 people each year with scholarships. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

Flamenco Class at White Rock Activity Center

on April 17, 2014 - 6:34am

Photo by Catalina Rio Fernandez

COMMUNITY News:

Warm up your spring and summer and learn Flamenco Dance in White Rock. Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense percussive rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement. It comes from southern Spain and ties together the cultures of Western Europe, Northern Africa and South Asia in its unique blend of gypsy and folk history. 

This class is for men and women, ages 11 and up.

Apple Blossoms Photographed in Pajarito Acres

on April 15, 2014 - 7:56am

Apple Blossoms at sunrise in the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Benefit Saturday Night

on April 13, 2014 - 10:19am
Jimmy Stadler rocked the Posse Lodge with his band Saturday night in a benefit concert for the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Couples take to the floor at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Members of the Sheriff's Posse keep a watchful eye on the festivities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Jimmy Stadler Band, bass player David Toland, drummer Craig Neil and lead singer Jimmy Stadler on guitar and keyboard, played everything from George Strait to the Stones Saturday night. Photo by Bonnie J.
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