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Sarah Worley Wins Logo Contest

on November 16, 2012 - 9:22am
Sarah Worley with her award winning design. Courtesy photo
Staff Report
Sarah Worley, 10, of Piñon Elementary School, has won the 2012 CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot logo contest. 
The following young artists submitted logos to the contest:
  • Second place: Alexis Garcia
  • Third place: Katie Laintz
  • Fourth place: Janessa Gonzales
  • Honorable mentions include Dara Armstrong, Allegra Dougherty, Karin Ebey, Makenna Ellsworth, Duncan Fuehne, Koya Fuke, Eva Gerrish and Kalen Melton.

To participate in the CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot, arrive between 1:15-1:45 p.m this Sunday Nov.

Festival of Trees at Betty Ehart Saturday

on November 16, 2012 - 9:08am

Photo by Chad Lauritzen

By Bernadette Laurizen

The place to be this Saturday is right in the heart of downtown as Los Alamos MainStreet hosts the 10th annual Festival of Trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The four-hour festival of fun is just the thing to get into the holiday spirit. The day holds a bevy of holiday trees, decorations, wreaths and more all available by silent auction.

A bake sale and holiday poinsettias will add to the mini mall experience - allowing for one stop shopping. A craft fair will feature jewelry vendors and so much more.

“Also available are holiday decor

Saturday's Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Offers Unique Shopping Opportunities

on November 16, 2012 - 7:38am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting its annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The new venue for this year's fair is the Crossroads Bible Church, Hwy 502, East Entry to Los Alamos, between Hilltop House Hotel and the Airport, south side of road.

Community members are invited to seize this opportunity to do all of their holiday shopping at this event, plus benefit an organization that brings to town numerous events throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival, Pumpkin Glow and Coffeehouse.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has

Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts

on November 16, 2012 - 6:18am

Amish Quilt. Courtesy/MIFA

Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world.

Opening at the Museum of International Folk Art Sunday, March 3, 2013, 34 quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors.

These remarkably crafted textiles illustrate the influence of religious proscriptions, westward migration, and interaction with "English" neighbors. The exhibition runs through Sept. 1, 2013.

The Amish practice a very conservative form of Protestantism.


Mother-Daughter Artists Gear Up For Saturday's Holiday Fair

on November 15, 2012 - 12:59pm
Jeanne Robinson, left, and her daughter Elise Koskelo are local fiber artists who will feature their one-of-a-kind work at the Los Alamos Arts Council Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Crossroads Bible Church Saturday. Courtesy photo
Staff Report
A mother-daughter team of local fiber artists, Elise Koskelo and Jeanne Robinson, are featuring their one-of-a-kind work from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Los Alamos Arts Council Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Crossroads Bible Church.
Elise Koskelo of Blueprint Wraps offers hand loomed wraps, shawls, capes and scarves in a myriad of

Ward’s Beaded Jewelry at Karen Wray Fine Art

on November 14, 2012 - 8:46am

Photo: Beaded bracelet by artist Chris Ward

By Mandy Marksteiner

In the mid nineties, Chris Ward attended a craft show in Owatonna, Minn. In one of the craft show booths she saw a fabulous beaded bracelet that she absolutely loved.

She wanted to give it to her mother, but was afraid that the colors weren’t quite right.

Instead of forgetting about the bracelet and buying her mom a gift card, she took a class with the woman who made the bracelet, and fell in love with beading.

Photo: Artist Chris Ward

Ward quickly became an expert at making bracelets, necklaces and earrings using a


Asterman's Movie Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph, Twilight V - Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall

on November 12, 2012 - 5:25pm


The Deal Down Movie Reviews by Rick Asterman
(Film score range: +1, 0 or –1)
Wreck-It Ralph


Advisory – Since the film stars Sarah Silverman, obviously there are jokes geared for the parents, but parents need not worry, as each one is carefully crafted to miss the impressionable minds.

The kids will likely be far more scared of the insect monsters, but every good kid’s story has a few things to send the shivers.

It’s ­­­downright strange to think a Disney-video game crossover film tapped into my heart more deeply than Pixar’s Celtic phase.

Video game related movies have a worse

Girl Scouts Host Holiday Bazaar Nov. 17

on November 11, 2012 - 6:54am

Arts In Public Places Board Meets Nov. 14

on November 11, 2012 - 6:52am


‘The Nutcracker’ a Sweet Treat for the Holidays

on November 10, 2012 - 6:42pm

Sarah Dale and Devon McCleskey perform as the sugar plum fairy and Cavalier in "The Nutcracker" Friday night. Photo by Holger Waschinski

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s “The Nutcracker” opened Nov. 9.

Seeing “The Nutcracker” is like visiting an old friend. The music and the story are so comfortable and familiar we fall easily under its spell.

Adding to the homey feeling is the knowledge that this is our very own “Nutcracker.” NMDT-PC is a Los Alamos company. The company is joined on stage by young students from the NMDT School.

Almost all the