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Meow Wolf: Origin Story To Premiere Across U.S.A.

on October 23, 2018 - 9:25am
SANTA FE When artists dumpster dive to survive, they aren't looking to change the world—but once in generation: it happens.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story is a fascinating and uncommonly inspiring feature-length documentary that presents the heartfelt drama of a ragtag gang of artists on the fringe of society in a small town who change the art world on the way to international acclaim.
In just two years, over a million visitors have thrilled to the group’s stunningly unique, mind-bending ways at the award-winning House Of Eternal Return where the infinitely

Daily Postcard: Sunset Colors Sky Over Los Alamos

on October 23, 2018 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The coloful sunset Monday evening looking east over the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: The coloful sunset Monday evening looking east over ZIA Credit Union in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: The coloful sunset Monday evening looking west over the rooftop of New Mexico Bank & Trust in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMHU Revitalizes Campus With Public Art

on October 22, 2018 - 7:13am
William Goodman’s Arabesque sculpture adjacent to Burris Hall on the Highlands University campus is part of a new public art installation. Courtesy Margaret McKinney/NMHU
NMHU News:
New Mexico Highlands is revitalizing its main campus through public artwork, thanks to the state’s Art in Public Places Program.
Ten artworks ranging from soaring outdoor sculptures to stoneware pottery and a series of bird paintings are being installed throughout the university.
“We wanted a variety of diverse artistic aesthetics,” said David Lobdell, chair of the Visual and Performing Arts

Daily Postcard: Cows Graze Beneath Morning Sunrays

on October 22, 2018 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: Cows are spotted grazing beneath sunrays Sunday morning near Black Mesa. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

New Lensic Arts Education Program: Magic In SFPS Special Education Classrooms Nov. 5-9

on October 21, 2018 - 8:20pm
SANTA FE — Educator and illusionist Kevin Spencer, an authority on using magic to teach students with special needs, will present his Hocus Focus learning workshops Nov. 5-9 in Santa Fe public schools.
Spencer comes to Santa Fe through a Lensic Artist Residency and The Lensic’s Performing Arts Education program.
Spencer will teach 50-minute sessions in more than 21 special education and inclusive classrooms at 14 Santa Fe schools.

2018 Scarecrow Contest Comes To Los Alamos

on October 20, 2018 - 5:07pm

This Mathamuseum robot near the post office on Central Avenue is part of the 2018 Scarecrow Contest getting underway today in downtown Los Alamos. In collaboration with the Mainstreet and Creative District Office, Los Alamos Arts Council brings this bit of autumn fun to the downtown every year. Since 2001, scarecrows made by local businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, families and individuals have graced the walkway lamps along Central Avenue and will remain on display through Nov. 1. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pumpkin man. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Scenes From 2018 Fall Arts And Crafts Fair

on October 20, 2018 - 2:11pm
Holiday gift giving was on the minds of visitors this morning at the 2018 Fuller Lodge Art Center Fall Arts and Crafts Fair at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's Fall Arts And Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's Fall Arts And Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's Fall Arts And Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's Fall Arts And Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
ne from today's Fall Arts And

‘Handyman’s Guide To End Times’ Nov. 11

on October 20, 2018 - 7:14am
Juan J. Morales. Courtesy photo
Teatro Paraguas presents The Handyman’s Guide to End Times, by Juan J. Morales, a poetry reading and book launch from his new book of poetry at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Admission is free.
This new book is part of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series.
In Morales’s newest collection, published by UNM Press, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative.

Culture On Tap: Pearl Harbor And Paper Cranes Oct. 29

on October 20, 2018 - 7:11am

LAJI News:


The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos-Japan Institute—Community Conversation, 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 29 at UnQuarked at 145 Central Park Square.


Culture on Tap: Pearl Harbor and Paper Cranes is an interactive community conversation hosted by Los Alamos-Japan Institute Director Dr. Judith Stauber, LANL Scientist John Hopkins and LAJI Advisory Board Members Anita Barela, Katy Korkos, Betsie Miller-Kusz and Leia Roach.


Los Alamos-Japan Institute is a nonpartisan Los Alamos-based, global community working to bridge communication across atomic history in Los Alamos,

‘YE GODS! Icons Of Aztec Deities’ Oct. 22 – Nov. 16

on October 20, 2018 - 7:02am
Image by artist Richard Balthazar. Courtesy photo
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA — The Nick Salazar Center for the Arts presents the exhibition YE GODS! Icons of Aztec Dieties by local artist Richard Balthazar Oct. 22 through Nov. 16.
Salazar was formerly the Used Plant Man (or Iris Man) at the Santa Fe Farmers Market and once upon a time even sold plants at the Española Farmers Market.
Presented in large-scale format on vinyl banners, his 15 black and white drawings are designed for a coloring book, and prints for coloring and/or framing are available for free download from his website.

Daily Postcard: Fall Comes To Black Mesa

on October 20, 2018 - 6:36am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors spotted Thursday at Black Mesa. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From ‘When Oil And Water Mix’ Art Opening

on October 19, 2018 - 7:17pm

Artists Anne Marie Trapp, left, and Kate O'Donnell greet visitors Thursday evening during the opening of their show, 'When Oil And Water Mix', at the Karen Wray Gallery. O’Donnell’s work is in oil and Trapp’s work is in water color. Their show runs through Nov. 10. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Shirley Huber enjoys the festivities at the art show opening Thursday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Iconic Turquoise Tab Necklace Is Back At MRM

on October 19, 2018 - 7:43am
Turquoise Necklace by Leekya Deyuse, c. 1946, gift of Paul Peralta-Ramos. Courtesy photo

Silver and moonstone necklace. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
This iconic turquoise necklace by Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse and originally owned by Millicent Rogers has just returned to the Millicent Rogers Museum after being on loan to the Albuquerque Museum for a special exhibit on jewelry from New Mexico.
The necklace is made of 294 tabs of Cerrillos and Blue Gem mined turquoise, weighs 4.5 lbs., and is the most iconic of all pieces of Southwest jewelery owned by the Millicent Rogers Museum

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Concert Saturday, Sunday

on October 18, 2018 - 2:33pm
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its fall concert, How Can I Keep from Singing? Performances are 4 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe and 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos.

Composers are often inspired to honor and elevate folk songs and other “music of the people” into fancy art music. Included in Sangre de Cristo Chorale’s October concerts will be works by Bela Bartòk, Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland, Alice Parker, Gwyneth Walker, Mack Wilberg, and others.
Three of the pieces give a nod to veterans, inspired

New Children’s Book Celebrates Los Alamos

on October 18, 2018 - 2:16pm

The cover of Goodnight, Los Alamos. Courtesy image

The Bandelier scene in Goodnight, Los Alamos. Courtesy image


  • Local moms Whitney Spivey and Brenda Fleming write and illustrate Goodnight, Los Alamos, available Oct. 21

When first-time mom Whitney Spivey had twin daughters in March 2017, she struggled to find a Los Alamos-themed book to read to them before bed. So, she wrote one. In Goodnight, Los Alamos, two little girls say goodnight to 26 notable places and things around Los Alamos.

It starts like this:

The sun has moved from east to west,

over the Jemez it now rests.

Art Opening Reception For Kate O’Donnell And Anne Marie Trapp At Karen Wray Gallery 5-7 p.m. Today!

on October 18, 2018 - 7:40am

Los Alamos artist Kate O’Donnell will show her oil paintings in a joint show with local water color artist Anne Marie Trapp at an opening reception 5-7 p.m. today at the Karen Wray Gallery. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

What Happens When You Mix Oil and Water? The community is invited to find out at an opening reception for local artists Kate O’Donnell and Anne Marie Trapp 5-7 p.m., today at the Karen Wray Gallery at 1247 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

Bringing the Outside In

For oil painter O’Donnell, the beauty of gardening is bringing the outside in.

“I’m always

LANL Profile: Michael Martinez Capturing Culture In Art

on October 18, 2018 - 7:08am

Artist and LANL employee Michael Martinez. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

With pen and ink, artist Michael E. Martinez of Los Alamos’ Detonation Science and Technology group takes to paper, beautifully crafting a bleached skull with a headdress inspired by the American Plains Indians. To give it a New Mexican theme, he uses the Zia symbol for the skull’s eyes and accents the smooth face and war bonnet with turquoise coloring. Emblazoned on the New Mexico flag, the Zia symbol originated with the Zia people.

“I come from a creative family,” Martinez said.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents ‘Rumors’ Nov. 2-17

on October 18, 2018 - 6:31am

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces the cast for ‘Rumors’, with performances Nov. 2-17. ‘Rumors’ is an over-the-top farce written by noted playwright Neil Simon. Standing at left, Director Patrick Webb and actors, top row from left, Cindy Hines, Holly Robinson, Trisha Werner, Tami Martinson, Cassandra Bowman and Trevor Nickless. Actors seated from left, Thomas Graves, Ian Foti-Landis, Paul Lewis and Larry Gibbons. For more information, visit Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Mighty Colorful Tree On Sandia Drive

on October 18, 2018 - 4:59am

Daily Postcard: This mighty colorful tree is spotted Sunday afternoon on Sandia Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

View Heading Down Truck Route From Los Alamos

on October 17, 2018 - 9:35am

View heading down the truck route today from Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Daily Postcard: Ashley Pond Park In October

on October 16, 2018 - 7:54am

Daily Postcard: A view of Ashley Pond Park Friday afternoon from Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

It's Snowing Hooray!

on October 15, 2018 - 12:45pm

The statue at Mesa Public Library appears happy with today's snowfall! Photo by John McHale/

Quorum Notice: Arts In Public Places Advisory Board

on October 15, 2018 - 10:50am


Members of the Arts in Public Places Board may attend the Boards and Commissions Luncheon 11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present, however, no business will be conducted.

Taos County Historical Society Presents ‘Place Names Of New Mexico’

on October 15, 2018 - 10:50am

‘Place Names Of New Mexico’ book cover. Courtesy/TCHS

TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society (TCHS) presents a free, public program “Place Names of New Mexico” by author Robert Julyan at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

This program is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The names of New Mexico’s places – its town, mountains, streams, lakes and much more – are as interesting and colorful as the state itself; from Pie Town to Truth or Consequences to


Free Film Sponsored By Los Alamos Chapter Of Hadassah: Challah Rising In The Desert

on October 15, 2018 - 8:55am

Challah Rising in the Desert film poster. Courtesy/Hadassah


Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community. A special screening of this feature documentary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Reel Deal Theater. 

The screening is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah. The movie is free to attend, but donations for medical research at Hadassah Hospital in Israel are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the film.

In the new feature documentary, braided Challah bread