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Atomic City Children’s Theater to Hold Auditions for 2015 Junior Theater Festival Field Trip

on September 5, 2014 - 8:04am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its Junior Theater Festival (JTF) field trip to Atlanta, Ga.

Auditions will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 and are open to all students between the ages of 8-18 in the Los Alamos or White Rock area. Students wishing to participate in the field trip should come to the Mountain Elementary School gym. Registration begins noon.

JTF activities begin with an adjudicated performance.

DALA Free Dance Week Sept. 8-13

on September 5, 2014 - 7:38am
Young DALA dancers. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos is offering a Free Dance Week Sept. 8-13. Dancers aged 3 through adult who are new to DALA are invited to take any class of the appropriate level at no charge during this promotional week.

“Whether dancing for fun, aspiring to a professional career, or supporting a healthier lifestyle,” DALA School Director Jonathan Guise said. “Dance Arts Los Alamos offers an engaging and supportive environment to explore an amazing form of expression. I invite you to join us and see the new Dance Arts Los Alamos.

Bathtub Row Hydrant Painting

on September 4, 2014 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos artist Zena Thomas paints the fire hydrant on Bathtub Row as part of the competition underway around the county. The winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

Artful Celebration At Municipal Building Sept. 11

on September 4, 2014 - 12:22pm

‘Tower of Magic’ By Local Playwright Tess Light Opens Friday

on September 4, 2014 - 10:12am
Felix (Scott Reynolds) takes in the view. Photo by Steve Wolfel
 
Solstitia/Sue (Katrina Koehler) spends time with her brother Quartus (Tyrrell Cummings). Photo by Steve Wolfel
 
By KATE RAMSEY
Los Alamos Little Theater

For most of us, our lives are filled with routine. It usually involves getting up at about the same time every day, going to work, coming home and eating dinner, unwinding after a busy day and going to sleep.

This routine is repeated and repeated day in and day out. We try to find things to do that we enjoy, but how many of us really try to fulfill our dreams?

Art With A Bang: The Work of Evelyn Rosenberg

on September 3, 2014 - 11:10am
'Quilt with Fringe,' a metal sculpture by Evelyn Rosenberg, is one of the detonographs on display at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
 
Cover of 'Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg.' Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The explosive art of Evelyn Rosenberg is on display through Sept. 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library.

There will be a reception and Authors Speak talk by Rosenberg 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, where she will sign copies of her book, “Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg.”  

Rosenberg explained

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New Mexico Museum of Art Taps Carmen Vendelin As New Curator of Art

on September 3, 2014 - 7:07am

Carmen Vendelin

NMMA News:

Carmen Vendelin was recently the Curator of Art at La Salle University Art Museum in Philadelphia, Penn. Previously, she was at the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has more than 13 years of museum experience, 10 of those curatorial. Her area of specialization is 19th and 20th century American and European art with particular emphasis on the years between the 1870s and World War II.

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Fire Hydrant Painting Competition Underway

on September 2, 2014 - 7:32am

Shi Broadwell hard at work Monday painting a 'Beauty and the Beast' library theme on a fire hydrant near Mesa Public Library as part of the competition underway for which the winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Shi Broadwell concentrates on her design. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Shi Broadwell's design begins to take shape. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at www.elenayangartwork.com. Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/open-source-gallery.org

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the mould that contains the beeswax object to be cast and crucible that contains

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Crowd Packs Art Opening At Convento Gallery

on August 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Standing from left, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Jennifer Heineman and Ann Lumaghi and sitting from left, Sandy Nichols, Kit Keith and Jaye Buros are the artists who comprise Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley art show, which opened Friday at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information, call 505.500.7126 or director@nnmrac.org or www.nnmrac.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Board  Chair Gabriela Silva, bookkeeper Jennifer Heineman and
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Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
 
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll's Work Displayed At Smithsonian Beginning Sept. 3

on August 29, 2014 - 12:37pm
Phillip Noll's photograph of Mt Sneffels goes on display at the Smithsonian Sept. 3. Courtesy/Phillip Noll
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

So far this year, 4.9 million people have walked through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While this massive number has viewed flora and fauna from all over the world, starting in September, the crowds will see Los Alamos represented on the museum’s walls.

Phillip Noll during a photo shoot. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll of Raven Images earned honorable mention in the Wilderness50 photography contest.

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Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

COUNTY News:

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer

Scenes Around Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 29, 2014 - 12:03pm

This praying mantis, named for its prominent front legs that are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer, came in for his close up during a recent photo shoot in White Rock. Photo by Leah Austin

Here the praying mantis shows off his profile features. Photo by Leah Austin

Clouds hover low looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

A view from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Photo by Leah Austin

Author Paulette Frankl Shares Memories of Marcel Marceau With Rotarians

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
Paulette Frankl discusses her new book about her relationship with Marcel Marceau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Paulette Frankl has done it all. She was a self-described “hippie farmer,” a photojournalist, a courtroom sketch artist, a magician, a mime and an author. Her latest literary work is a memoir titled, “Marcel and Me,” which details another interesting aspect of Frankl’s life; her relationship with Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, which spanned 36 years.

Frankl discussed her memoir with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during its

Museum of New Mexico Staffers Win Major Publications Awards

on August 28, 2014 - 7:32am
Promotional materials for 'Turquoise, Water, Sky.' Courtesy/ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

STATE News:

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to announce that members of its staff have won three of four awards in the 2014 Publications Design Competition of the Mountain-Plains Museum Association.

The awards, to be presented at the organization’s Sept. 28–Oct. 2 conference, represent excellence in the design of exhibition catalogues, books and other collateral materials produced for museums within a 10-state region of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New

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New Mexico Artist Greg Reiche Begins Sculpture Design Process for New Nature Center

on August 27, 2014 - 7:32am
Flor del Llano, a public art piece designed by Greg Reiche for the city of Longmont, Colo. Courtes/gregreichdesign.com

PEEC News:

Last week, the Arts in Public Places Committee and members of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) met with artist Greg Reiche to formally kick off the design process for the sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The group toured the construction site where the new facility is well under construction, giving the artist a chance to better understand PEEC, its mission, and the role the new center will play in the

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Los Alamos Little Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

on August 25, 2014 - 8:47am

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a slate of five shows for its 2014-15 season.

September: "Tower of Magic," by local playwright Tess Light, explores the search for one's true self amidst the chaos of an idiosyncratic family - a woman with near-magical creative talents, an obsessed ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo-soprano, a murderous chef, a mostly mute savant, a twinned linguist, and just to stir the pot a visitor who is a, yawn, civil engineer.

November: "And Then There Were None," by the ever-popular Agatha Christie, in which ten guilty strangers, trapped on an island,

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Michael Benanav Talks at Los Alamos Jewish Center About Grandparent's Holocaust Survival Sept. 5

on August 25, 2014 - 6:57am

'The Luck of the Jews.' Courtesy/amazon.com

LAJC News:

Dixon resident Michael Benanav will be speaking at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Los Alamos Jewish Center about his book 'The Luck of the Jews,' the story of his grandparents survival of the Holocaust.

The community is invited to attend this talk.

One December night in 1944, while sailing across the Black Sea on the deck of a refugee ship filled with Jews fleeing the Nazi genocide in Europe, Joshua Szereny met Isadora Rosen.

He was 23, from Czechoslovakia; she was 20, from Romania.

Several Festivals Labor Day Weekend in Taos

on August 22, 2014 - 6:37am

TAOS News:

Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.

More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle.

Call For Artists: Fire Hydrant Painting Competition

on August 21, 2014 - 6:34am

Painted fire hydrant. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet is looking for interested parties to participate in a fun, new art contest to coincide with the Los Alamos ScienceFest taking place Sept. 5-13.

If you are any artist, you can help make our town more beautiful and bring pedestrian traffic to downtown by painting selected fire hydrants in the Los Alamos MainStreet district down Central Avenue!

Up to nine fire hydrants may be painted and may include:

  • In front of the Bradbury Museum
  • Across Central Avenue from CB FOX, in front of 106 Central Ave.

'Authors Speak' Features Local Science Fiction Author T. Jackson King Aug. 28

on August 20, 2014 - 11:59am
Book cover of 'Alien Assasin.' Courtesy/T. Jackson King
 
LITERARY News:
 
Los Alamos author T. Jackson King’s newest science fiction novel has hit multiple Amazon Bestseller lists with his novel Alien Assassin, an interstellar adventure about a human assassin who fights against a ‘mind virus’ infection of memorynet machines in the far future Markan star system.

T. Jackson King

His novel has hit Amazon Bestseller ranking in six sci-fi categories. They are: No. 18, Space Exploration; No. 19, First Contact; No. 23, Space Marine; No. 24, Galactic Empire; No. 25, Alien Invasion and No.

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