Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: July 20, 2012

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com.

The Derailers – Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Friday at Entrada Business Park

Texas’ best country dance band. Los Alamos Cooperative Market & Holiday Inn Express Night.

Los Alamos Friday Night: A Quilt of Stories: History, Myths, and Legends

6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Romero Cabin behind Fuller Lodge
In the isolation of the Plateau and the west, quilts were fashioned from bits of material carefully saved
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July 23 is National Parks Night at Mesa Public Library


Courtesy Photo from Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin on display through August 6 at the Mesa Public Libraray Gallery

Bandelier National Monument’s Chief Ranger Tom Betts will give a talk and slide show about his life and times as a bush pilot in Alaska 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The evening will be hosted by another Bandelier Ranger, Chris Judson. This National Parks Night event is in conjunction with the current exhibit of photographs of national parks in the Mesa Read More

LACA Season Begins Sept. 23 with Rachel Barton Pine’s Violin Performance

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin describes this year’s concert season to Rotary Club members during a noon meeting Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Rotary Club members will attend the opening of LACA’s concert season featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin with Matthew Hagle, piano at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Duane Smith Auditoruim. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Derailers Play Friday at Entrada Business Park

Editor’s Note: Updated with article by Russ Gordon, producer of Friday’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert.

Los Alamos fans gather near the stage when the Derailers performed Aug. 21, 2009 at the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. The band is set to play at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the Entrada Business Park. The Los Alamos Cooperative Market and the Holiday Inn Express are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. Photo by Skip Wecksung


By Russ Gordon

We have the Texas country dance band, the Derailers playing this Friday, July 20 at Entrada Business Park for “Holiday Read More

Master Woodworker Pat Soran Breaks Down Segmented Woodturning

Master Woodworker Pat Soran talks about his craft. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

By Mandy Marksteiner

Pat Soran’s segmented woodturnings are a fascinating combination of smooth natural lines and intricate geometrical patterns. Mother nature doesn’t make wood that looks like that–it needs to be engineered.

Soran is a retired nuclear engineer who first became interested in woodworking many years ago when he needed a relaxing hobby to help him unwind from his stressful job.

After retirement he brought his woodworking to a more artistic level by completing a two-year woodworking course Read More

LACA’s Artistic Director Discusses New Season at Tuesday Rotary Club Meeting at Dixie Girl


Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin of the Los Alamos Concert Association is the featured speaker at the Rotary Club noon lunch meeting Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. 

McLaughlin will talk about the upcoming concert season, which begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Duane Smith Auditorium, with Rachel Barton Pine, violin with Matthew Hagle, piano.

David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano and Philip Setzer, violin perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Jeremy Denk, piano performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Calefax Reed Quintet performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013.

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Opening Night Crowd Fills Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery

Allie Thompson, left, and artist Sheridan Brown discuss the merits of her painting of parrots. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Artist Janice Muir and Meg Kremer discuss a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
A crowd of local artists and patrons of the art attended the opening show Friday night at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery in Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos artists Janice Muir and Secondino Sandoval discuss her work. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Artist Sheridan Brown with one of her pet portraits,

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Casting Call for Over 50 Local Students

Courtesy/Los Alamos Arts Council

More than 50 roles will be cast for students entering grades 1 through 12 for the Missoula Children’s Theatre “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.”

The casting call is 9:30 a.m., Monday July 23 at Crossroads Bible Church, N.M. 502 on the south side of road between the Hilltop House Hotel and Los Alamos County Airport

Parent or guardian must be with each child when registering in order to sign the permission form.

All auditioners should plan to attend the entire morning audition and, if selected, have an open calendar from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., for the week Read More

Elegance Fills Fuller Lodge for Sunday’s Apprentice Singers Concert

The Los Alamos Opera Guild hosted a concert of Apprentice Singers at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Founded in 1957, The Los Alamos Opera Guild is the oldest guild of the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Board Member Anna Earlene Caspersen of the Los Alamos Opera Guild before the concert Sunday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Opera Guild hosted a concert of Apprentice Singers at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Board Member Anna Earline Caspersen, left, and Dr. Mary Cummings, president of the Los Alamos Opera Guild chat Read More

Y Camp to Perfom “Back-To-The-Future” Thursday

A “Back-To-The-Future” performance extravaganz a featuring Y campers will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday July 19 at Barranca Elementary School. The public is welcome to attend this end-of-summer performance and ice cream social. Courtesy/YMCA Read More

Shinyribs Brought Ashley Pond Crowd to its Feet Friday

The Shinyribs from Austin, Texas performed Friday night at Ashley Pond as part of Los Alamos County’s Summer Concert Series with Concert Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Andy Baumer and Shannon Flynn brave the rain to dance to the music of the Shinyribs at the Friday night Gordons Summer Concert. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Ducks glide across the pond as the Shinyribs band plays in the background. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kev “Shinyribs” Russel. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Dia Winograd, center, Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: July 13, 2012

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com.

Friday, July 13 @ Ashley Pond 7 p.m.
The Shinyribs – Los Alamos Summer Concert Series
Wild Texas country/rock

Friday, July 13  5–7 p.m.
Two-Artist Exhibition: Sheridan Brown and Janice Parker Muir
Opening Reception at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery
2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B-2 (Across from Ashley Pond)

Friday Nights @ the Bradbury Science Museum
Nanoscale Science and Engineering … Explore the world of the smaller

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NEA Awards Kewa Pueblo & Taos Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced today that Taos and the Kewa Pueblo (formerly Santo Domingo) will receive $150,000 in matching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program to revitalize the local economies through the arts.
“The arts and humanities are an important cultural and economic driver in New Mexico,” Udall said. “These grants are designed to encourage the relationship between the arts and jobs growth, and I look forward to seeing how they will be put to use in Taos and the Kewa Pueblo.”
In the second year of Our Town, the NEA
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LANL and Sandia Scientists Collaborate with Artists

The University of New Mexico and 516 ARTS, a nonprofit art space in Downtown Albuquerque, are hosting this summer’s Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations (SARC), in conjunction with the International Symposium on Electronic Art (www.isea2012.org).

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) and Lockheed Martin are sponsors for this year’s SARC program.

SARC will match artists with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia to explore how a creative approach can inform scientific discovery and make the science accessible to a broader audience. The collaborations Read More

This Week’s New Mexico in Focus Looks at Job Losses

NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is the prime-time news magazine show for New Mexico PBS covering the events, issues and people shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. 

Hosted by Gene Grant, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the “news of the moment.”

NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS regularly airs at 7 p.m., Fridays and 7 a.m., Sundays on Channel 5, and 5 p.m., Saturdays on Channel 9.

Involved, informed, in-depth media: watch NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS Read More

Tri, Tri and Tri Again – It’s all about Threes…


Are you confused about the theme of the next show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center?

The Art Center is eager to see how artists approach the subject … it’s all about threes.

There are three primary colors and three states of matter.

Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.

For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes? 

The deadline for to submit pieces for Tri, Tri and Tri Again is July 20.

For questions, call the Art Center at 505-662-1635 and ask for Ken or Amy. Read More

The Shinyribs Play Friday at Ashley Pond

By Russ Gordon

One of my favorite concerts that we’ve produced during the last 25 years was the Austin country-rock-soul band, the Gourds at the Pajarito Ski Area 4 years ago. Their lead singer/frontman is Kev “Shinyribs” Russell. Do you remember that show? Have you ever seen the Gourds? No? You must catch this Friday’s Shinyribs concert at Ashley Pond. The Gourds have 2 songwriters and singers plus they’re a democratic band where they all argue over who controls the performances and CD production. Kev Russell writes so much great music that he and Gourds drummer, Keith Langford started this other Read More

July 11th Arts in Public Places Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3


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.)


A. Approval of Minutes from June 12, 2012


A. Overview of the Utilities Department “Smart House” project and possible artwork (Julie Williams-Hill)
B. Review and possible approval of enabling Read More


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