Arts

McKenna Places in Top 3 in Bandelier Photo Contest

Photographer Arin McKenna with her award winning photo received an annual park pass and a Bandelier movie for her second place win in the Bandelier photo contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Local County Reporter Arin McKenna came in second among 33 photographers and artists from across the United States who submitted 96 entries in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.

During an unveiling event of the winning entries at Fuller Lodge Friday night, McKenna, who writes and photographs for the Monitor, won an annual park pass along with a copy of the award-winning


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Local Events Occurring Tonight and Tomorrow

Clark & Kendall will have the “Weekend Preview” Audio Webcast available tomorrow evening.

Events taking place tonight and tomorrow include:

Tonight & Friday, April 27  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Blood Drive –

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr., – Call United Blood Services @ (505) 246-1457 to schedule an appointment, or log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free Cholesterol testing with every donation.

 

Wed.-Sat., April 25, 26, 27 and 28 Rags: The Musical
7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

The Los


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Enriching the Picture of the Immigrant Experience

Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore.

In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her. “The only research I did was to look through my father’s thin scrapbook which held some newspaper articles concerning him or the Ukrainian community in Boston. I went to Ukraine in 1990, just as the Soviet Union was crumbling and Ukraine had decided to


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‘HATS ON’ Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt. Courtesy


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‘HATS ON’ in support of the Los Alamos Creative District!

Kelly Stewart, Marlane Hamilton and Ken Nebel encourage you to support adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo

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Scholarships Available for Summer Art Camp

Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

Fuller Lodge Art Center has an opportunity to provide several students with scholarships for its Summer Art Camp program.

Youth between ages 4 and 18 who have a financial need and an interest in art are eligible to apply.

For more information, call 662-1635 or email director@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.


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Crowd Gathers for ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Opening Reception

Fuller Lodge Art Center News:

Local poet Jane Lin with daughter Sevanna. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Community members turned out to see Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” Friday night.

Patrons gather around Fran Stovall’s work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jeff Paisner, left, and County Council candidate Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Maggie Brown, Barrie Brown and Kris Palek. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Mutschlecner. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Refreshment table at


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TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re trained to suppress


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‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in where they’re


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Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

By Terry Foxx

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson will make a special visit to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

This surprise appearance is in fact by Ann Beyke, who will be taking on Carson’s persona in a performance known as a Chautauqua. 

What’s so special about Carson’s view of the world?

Anyone who enjoyed a recent magical snowstorm that quickly dissolved into spring weather knows the charm of hearing the birds sing as new life emerges from fallow flowerbeds.

Can you image a spring without singing birds? Rachel Carson could. Carson’s cautionary


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