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Plein Air Painters Host ‘Jemez Spring Paintout & Show’

on April 16, 2019 - 3:59pm
ART News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — For the second year, the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host a “Spring Paintout and Show” April 26-May 1 at various locations in and around the beautiful Village of Jemez Springs.
An exhibition will follow, May 4-23 with an opening reception and awards ceremony.
Plein air painting is a French word which literally translates "open air.” New Mexico’s love affair with plein air painting began with the Taos Masters, Santa Fe Cinco Pintores, Georgia O’Keefe and many more artists. There are 370 PAPNM members in the state.
“The paint out is

Daily Postcard: Pasque Flowers Bloom In Rendija

on April 16, 2019 - 7:37am

Daily Postcard: The Pasque flowers have returned to upper Rendija Canyon ... harbingers of spring; as reliable as the Masters in Augusta. The flowers were spotted while mountain biking Thursday, April 11. Photo by Jonathan Dowell

Daily Postcard: Rabbit Conducts Recon Ahead Of Easter

on April 15, 2019 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: A rabbit dressed in camo to blend in with his surroundings is none the less spotted early Saturday morning in White Rock. It became quite clear that he was conducting reconnaissance to gain logistical information ahead of his annual Easter Sunday egg and candy drop operation. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

The rabbit is spotted once again as he attempts to hide in plain sight among a pile of rocks during his ‘Operation Easter’ recon mission early Saturday morning in White Rock.

Scenes From Ashley Pond Saturday

on April 14, 2019 - 6:26am
Feeding time for the ducks and pigeons Saturday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Ken Hanson
The horse sculpture Friday at Ashley Pond Park with the ski hill in the background. Photo by Ken Hanson
A view of Ashley Pond Saturday. Photo by Ken Hanson

Mayfair Festival Brings Art & Family Fun To Cloudcroft

on April 14, 2019 - 6:18am
ART News:
CLOUDCROFT This Memorial Weekend, Cloudcroft becomes an art lover’s paradise with the 47th Annual Mayfair Juried Art Show.
Set in the scenic Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, the two-day festival features one-of-kind art across a variety of mediums from artists nationwide, as well as food, interactive children’s activities, and vendors.
“Cloudcroft is a destination chosen time and again by those looking to unwind in our mountains, shop and stroll in our historic Burro Avenue, and get back to nature,” Cloudcroft Chamber President Larry Evans said.

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Presents Lecture May 10

on April 14, 2019 - 6:11am
HSFF News: 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the May Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Don Usner on Lowriders of Northern New Mexico at 3 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Historic Santa Fe Foundation's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Ste 2 in Santa Fe.
There is no charge for admission for HSFF members and a non-members entry fee is $10. For the Salon El Zaguán talk, HSFF members and non-members, pre-sold or pre-reserved tickets are required to attend: Reserve member tickets or purchase non-member tickets here AFTER APRIL 19.
The talk will be held in conjunction with the opening

Daily Postcard: Snow Descends On Barranca Mesa

on April 14, 2019 - 6:03am
Daily Postcard: A snow shower descends Friday on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Marc Bailey

LA Photo Club Show Walkthrough April 16

on April 13, 2019 - 10:09pm
LAPC News:
The Los Alamos Photo Club invites the public to attend the walkthrough of the Club’s annual photo show Tuesday, April 16, in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library. The walkthrough is 7-9 p.m.
Participating photographers will be available to discuss and comment on their work with the attendees.

Daily Postcard: Sunset From Anderson Overlook

on April 13, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: Sunset viewed early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Daily Postcard: Another view early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

White Rock Branch Library Features One-Of-A-Kind Art

on April 12, 2019 - 7:49am
Los Alamos County Art in Public Places Board Member Pete Carson stands in front of the fireplace at the White Rock Branch Library where the glass woven kites will be installed. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
A rendition of the new artwork being installed at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

Right now, the fire place at the White Rock Branch Library is just a blank space but soon it will feature artwork that is truly one-of-a-kind.

In October, Los Alamos County Council approved to purchase eight

Daily Postcard: White Caps On Ashley Pond

on April 12, 2019 - 6:34am
Daily Postcard: Strong winds made for some interesting fountain patterns Thursday on Ashley Pond. Photo by Geoff Reeves

Los Alamos Clay Artists Featured In Clay Show

on April 11, 2019 - 4:03pm

Pieces that will be featured in the Celebration of Clay: Many Hands, Many Ways. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Los Alamos clay artists Darla Graff Thompson and Gloria Gilmore-House will represent Los Alamos in the Celebration of Clay: Many Hands, Many Ways at the Gallery at Santa Fe Clay.

The show will host its opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 26 at the Gallery at Santa Fe Clay, located in the Rail Yard District at 45 Camino de la Familia. The show continues through May 31.

 Graff Thompson’s and Gilmore-House’s work is shown at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, which debuted the Celebration of Clay

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Viewed From Quemazon

on April 11, 2019 - 7:16am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise viewed Tuesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Scene Of Spring Runoff In Water Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:38am

This year’s bounty of spring runoff has supercharged the original 1940’s townsite water supply at the head of Water Canyon, which has long since been abandoned. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

U.S. Rep. Luján: 2019 Congressional Art Competition

on April 10, 2019 - 7:55am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in young people.
The winning entry from New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. In honor of Earth Day, the theme of this year’s Art Competition is Mother Earth.
“I look forward

Daily Postcard: Waves Of Color And Pattern In Clouds

on April 10, 2019 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: Waves of color and pattern spotted in the clouds early Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday Afternoon Sky

on April 9, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday afternoon sky over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mass Board Resignation At Los Alamos Little Theatre

on April 8, 2019 - 4:39pm

Trouble has apparently erupted at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 1670 Nectar St. The PAC is a Los Alamos County facility managed and operated by the Los Alamos Little Theatre since 1973. The building was constructed in 1943 and served as the East Mess Hall during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/LALT


LALT News:


The Los Alamos Daily Post received the following letter in an email sent by former Board President John Cullinan for publication after 4 p.m. today. A response from LALT Board Secretary John Gustafson to the letter submitted to the Post by Cullinan is included below his

Highlands English Professor Poetry Wins Acclaim

on April 8, 2019 - 7:25am
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor’s poetry book has won critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly.
Tyler Mills’ poetry book “Hawk Parable” was published in March 2019 by the University of Akron Press after winning the prestigious 2017 Akron Poetry Prize.
“This book is about a family mystery, with my grandfather, a U.S. pilot during the World War II era, claiming to be involved in the mission to drop the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan,” Mills said.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Gears Up For Annual 8x10s

on April 8, 2019 - 7:22am

Alicia Gallegos and Alexandria L’Esperance rehearse the play, ‘Endless Questions’, written by Maryanne Mimi Adams. ‘Endless Questions’ is one of eight short plays that will be presented by Los Alamos Little Theatre May 3-18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Directed by Elisa Enriquez, ‘Endless Questions’ takes its structure from the endless barrage of sometimes mindless, sometimes life-probing questions to which every parent has been subjected by their children and that are a natural component to growth and existential understanding. For more information, visit

Shakespeare In The Garden Presents Romeo & Juliet

on April 8, 2019 - 6:19am
SFBG News:
SANTA FE Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
This summer, Shakespeare in the Garden brings perhaps one of the most well-known Shakespeare plays to life: Romeo & Juliet. Produced by Santa Fe Classic Theater, in partnership with the Shakespeare Guild, and directed by Patrick Briggs, this year’s production runs May 31-June 9 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
“[Romeo & Juliet is] one of my favorites; it has this visceral, big emotion that

Daily Postcard: Tangerine Accents Tint Clouds In Sky

on April 8, 2019 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: Tangerine accents tint clouds in the sky as the sun begins to set Sunday evening over Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Hakim Bellamy To Talk Bravos Awards & Books April 26

on April 7, 2019 - 8:24am

NMBC News:


Hakim Bellamy is the featured speaker at noon, April 26 at the New Mexico Book Co-op in the Golden Corral on San Mateo.


The primary discussion is on the Creative Bravos Awards now handled by the City of Albuquerque. Bellamy also will have a conversation with the attendees on the needs of the book community.


Bellamy is the former Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and now works for the City of Albuquerque Cultural Affairs Department.


The meeting is open to the public but each attendee must buy their own lunch buffet. Attendees come early starting at 11 a.m. to network.


For information,

Daily Postcard: Cherry Blossom Spotted In White Rock

on April 7, 2019 - 8:03am

Daily Postcard: The first cherry blossom blooms this morning on this tree in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Village Arts On DP Road

on April 6, 2019 - 7:23am

On the Job at Village Arts on DP Road are employees Alicia Gore, left, and Tami Gonzales, center, assisting customer Helen Ortega with a framing project Thursday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/