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LALT Awards Scholarship; Elects Board

on June 18, 2012 - 7:09am

Aidan Bradbury-Aranda has been accepted into the School of Cinematic Arts at the the University of Southern California. Courtesy photo

At the June 10 Annual Meeting of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, members elected the new Board of Directors and applauded the 2012 recipient of the LALT scholarship.

Los Alamos High School graduate Aidan Bradbury-Aranda received the $1,000 LALT scholarship, given for academic achievement and intent to pursue a career associated with the performing arts.

Bradbury-Aranda will attend the University of Southern California where he was accepted into the School of

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop Offered Wednesday at The Hive

on June 18, 2012 - 12:06am

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop is set for 1-4 p.m., Wednesday June 20 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

This workshop will offer artists, art businesses, and art organizations training on essential business skills.

Participants will learn how to create a successful business concept, address customer first impressions, navigate the “7 P’s” for successful marketing, address a variety of selling scenarios, connect with customers, and techniques for effective business management. 

The speaker will be Bette Bradbury, WESST.

To register, call 505-661-4803 or

Artist M.J. Oref Celebrates the Physical and the Metaphysical and will Exhibit her Work during Cross-Country Adventure

on June 17, 2012 - 11:53am

Artist M.J. Oref in her studio Friday as she prepares for a cross-country trip to exhibit her jewelry line. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

On June 26, artist M.J. Oref will walk out the door of her Espanola home, jump in her blue Prius and take her show on the road.

Oref plans to spend a month introducing her jewelry to potential customers in a dozen states at private shows hosted by friends and family.

“We’ll eat and drink and have a good time,” Oref said. "If someone buys something, great. If not, we’ll still have fun.”

Even during the Depression, women

Locals Participate at Albuquerque Summerfest Event

on June 16, 2012 - 2:02pm

Melanie Pena and Claire Roybal of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) represent Los Alamos at today's Albuquerque Summerfest at which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Los Alamos area artists are well represented at Summerfest today in Albuquerque. Nine area artists are exhibiting and selling at the event. The participation was organized by the Los Alamos Creative District. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Call for Exhibitors for White Rock's Art & Artisans Market

on June 12, 2012 - 9:27pm

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/ vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134, N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle which begins in June – all visitors going to Bandelier will be

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Examples of Bizarre Book Art Make the Rounds

on June 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

Alicia Martín's Biografias is a series of giant sculptures in which books seem to pour out of three buildings’ windows — one of 10 incredibly bizarre works of book art at http://www.flavorwire.com/292899/10-incredibly-bizarre-works-of-book-art.
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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - June 7, 2012

on June 8, 2012 - 8:53am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs

on June 3, 2012 - 10:08pm

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery News:

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs. By Henry C. Finney

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery from June 3-29

Public Reception and Poetry Reading on Friday, June 8  7:00-8:30 PM, A Los Alamos Friday Night Out Event

Henry Finney is truly a Renaissance man: artist, writer, anthropologist, Zen meditation teacher, educator, husband and parent. All of these parts combine in the current exhibition to create a compelling visual and spiritual experience for the viewer.

In 2011, Finney published a book of his poetry, The Fire Gate

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Summer Art Classes for Teens Ages 12+

on June 3, 2012 - 9:50pm

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News

The following summer art classes are available for teens ages twelve and older.  For more information contact: Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Avenue or 505-662-1635.

Casey Greenling: Portraits in Clay 
2 week class: June 11-15 and June 18-22 ($220)  
 
June 25-29 Casey Greenling: Mural Paintings ($110) 
 
July 9-13  Casey Greenling: Painting in Oils  ($110) 
 
July 16-20 Katherine Gutkovskaya - Painting Techniques for the Beginner ($110) 
 
July 23-27 Katherine Gutkovskaya - Drawing  ($110)

Karen Wray Fine Art Celebrates and Nurtures Local Artists

on May 28, 2012 - 6:53am

By Bonnie Gordon

Eighteen artists are represented at Karen Wray Fine Art–Gallery and Studio including many well-known in this community such as Secundino Sandoval, Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and gallery owner Karen Wray herself.

Wray has been providing local artists with a place to show and sell their work in her gallery at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B for the past three years.

“We’re celebrating Los Alamos with our own gallery and our own artists,” Wray said, adding that five new artists joined her gallery in April.

The gallery is bright and cheerful with great lighting to showcase

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'Naked' Draws Big Opening Night Crowd

on May 22, 2012 - 7:40am
Hal Davis explains his art to scientist Bill Wadt, left, and Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director for the Los Alamos Concert Association, during the Friday night opening reception of "Naked" at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Davis has a one-man show in the Portal Gallery of his photgraphs taken during his world travels. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Artist Jim Gautier and Art Center Director Ken Nebel discuss the merits of a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Patty Kokesh makes a sale for the gallery at Friday's opening reception. Photo by TK
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Dance Arts Los Alamos to Feature Graduating Seniors

on May 17, 2012 - 12:28am

DANCE ARTS LOS ALAMOS News:

Erin Burr (Odile) and Megan Kelley (Odette) in DALA's production of Swan Lake. Photo and design by Paulo T. Photography.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is celebrating 20 years of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, three distinct programs will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages 3 through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty.

Intermediate and advanced level ballet students will present an abridged version of Swan Lake at 7 p.m., May 18 and 19. All performances will take

Art Center gets 'Naked' in New Show

on May 16, 2012 - 9:11am

"Tomorrow's Excuse" by Los Alamos Artist Amy Bjarke

By Kirsten Laskey

There is not just one way to interpret a theme. Finding an interpretation, in fact, can be an art form.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has challenged artists with a real hefty theme to illustrate. Eighty artists responded to the challenge and their work will be unveiled to the public starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Art Center.

The Art Center’s newest show, “Naked,” reveals numerous ways artists envision this theme.

Some saw “naked” as being the human figure.

Local Teens Heading to World Championships

on May 16, 2012 - 8:36am

Los Alamos teens Natalie Smith and Maria Jones are traveling to Wexford, Ireland to compete in the CRN World Open Championships June 2-3. The girls are students at the Belisama Irish Dance, founded in 2006 in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Smith won the Regional Championships in the under-19 category this spring, and Jones was the 2010 North American Champion in the under-14 category. Both are Craobh Grad dancers, the highest level of dance in the CRN organization.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Hosting 'Naked' Reception

on May 14, 2012 - 6:50pm

"Eve, God's Creation" done in conte crayon by Ron Barsano from Arroyo Hondo. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

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WHITE ROCK’S ART & ARTISANS MARKET: Call for Exhibitors

on May 14, 2012 - 10:20am

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., each Sunday from June 10 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle, which begins in June.

Fuller Lodge Starting Friday: Hidden Cultures Unmasked - A Global Photographic Journey with Hal Davis

on May 13, 2012 - 11:59am

An opening reception at Fuller Lodge Art Center from 5-7 p.m., Friday May 18, in the side Portal Gallery will present 22 photographs from around the globe taken by local photographer Hal Davis. The exhibit, Hidden Cultures Unmasked - A Global Photographic Journey with Hal Davis, reflects his interest in photographing foreign cultures that are in transition from traditional ways to modernity. The show runs through June 23. Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

 

Possible Quorum - Art in Public Places Board Field Trip

on May 9, 2012 - 10:12pm
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD News

A possible quorum of Art in Public Places Board Members will be visiting art galleries on Canyon Road in Santa Fe on Saturday, May 12th. This trip is open to the public. Anyone wishing to go should meet in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at 9 a.m.
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Arts in Public Places Board Agenda for May 9th

on May 8, 2012 - 8:52pm

ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD News

Agenda for Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:00 at Mesa Public Library.

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to 4 minutes each.)

III. APP BOARD BUSINESS

A. Approval of Minutes from April 11, 2012

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS

A. Discuss Evaluation and Ranking for Animal Shelter Proposals

B.

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NMDT SPRING RECITAL “The Sky’s the Limit”

on May 8, 2012 - 6:46pm

NEW MEXICO DANCE THEATER News

New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents it’s eighth annual spring recital, “The Sky’s the Limit,” this weekend. “Spring recitals are a chance for each student to shine and perform for their families and friends,” said Baker-Dillingham. “We usually have a theme for our recitals, but this year I wanted to give the faculty free reign in choosing a theme for each of their classes; hence, the sky was the limit.”

This year 209 of the 225 students enrolled at NMDT will perform in dances choreographed by NMDT faculty members

Hasbrouck Wins Bandelier Photo Contest

on May 7, 2012 - 12:50am

Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas won first place in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art competition. His winning photo was among 96 entries submitted by 33 photographers and artists from across the United States and exhibited at Fuller Lodge recently. Hasbrouck, a retired electrical engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, won an annual park pass, a copy of the award-winning movie Sky Island, narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday and he and his family also will receive a personal tour of Bandelier National Monument guided by Park Superintendent Jason Lott.

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

LALT performs the world premier of the original musical Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical

on May 3, 2012 - 11:25am

Cast of "Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical Photo by Minesh Bacrania 

By Bonnie Gordon

What happens when a Cowboy Poet, an impoverished socialite and an ex-con  throw a Gala to benefit Adult Literacy in New Mexico?

What happens when a man must choose between keeping his word and saving face? You’ll find out at the world premiere of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The production features a band headed up by Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz on keyboards, along with guitar, banjo,

Celebrate Spring at the 45th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 10:02pm

Courtesy/LAAC

By Marlane Hamilton

Join regional artists at the Los Alamos Arts Council Spring Arts and Crafts Fair.

The fair will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented its Spring Fair every year since 1967.

Featuring nearly 100 of the finest artisans in New Mexico, the Arts and Crafts Fair offers both traditional and contemporary art forms.

All of the items displayed are handmade or handcrafted.

Enjoy items that include pottery, weavings, clothing, wood-working, jewelry and more, while enjoying the pleasure

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