Arts

Artisan’s Market in White Rock will be Weekly Event

Owner and jewelry designer Kathy Kjeresen of Kathy’s Natural Designs participated in the first Artisan’s Market held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce as a way to provide local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their wares at what will now be a weekly market each Sunday. To participate in the Artisan’s Market, artists can contact Melanie Pena at 505-661-4807. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artists selling their wares at Sunday’s Artisan’s


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Gadbois Selected to Create Mural at UNM-Los Alamos

A mural created by Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos has commissioned Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois to create a work of art for the UNM-LA campus.

The Local Selection Committee at UNM-LA sought to commission a work that would connect the campus and the Los Alamos community as well as conceptually relate to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Finalists were selected in March and a final selection was made earlier this July. Installation of the $57,000 project is scheduled to be completed during


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Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Set for 7 p.m. Today

Actors rehearse Wednesday for the Missoula Children’s Theatre Saturday July 28 production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast at 7 p.m. today at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available starting 6:30 p.m., at the door and run $10, $5 – ages 12 and under. Call 663-0477 for more information. Missoula Children’s Theatre is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is funded in part by Los Alamos County. Housing provided by the Hilltop House Hotel. The program is provided by Dr. Tom – Child and Adolescent Medicine. For more than 30 years, the Los Alamos Arts Council has underwritten


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Local Artist Creates Mural Honoring America’s Veterans

Local artist Danne De Backer, Vietnam Veteran and life member of the American Legion, is in the process of creating a memorial mural to honor all veterans from all wars and conflicts in the nation’s history for their service to America. De Backer’s work can be seen at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman


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

The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market this Sunday, July 29. 

The location will be an outdoor space held at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public who attend. 

The Hive is also close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument. 

We will be featuring several local artists. Michael Martinez who creates Native Jewelry, Jennifer Moss who makes handmade ethnic jewelry, Gadiel Ramirez who specializes in homemade chili and corn decorations along with produce. 


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July 23 is National Parks Night at Mesa Public Library

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

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


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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


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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


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