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Daily Postcard: Cloudy Sky Reflected In Fenton Lake

on June 6, 2019 - 6:38am

Daily Postcard: A serene scene spotted Wednesday of clouds and trees reflected in Fenton Lake in the Jemez. Photo by Kristin Fassbender

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over Big Enchilada

on June 5, 2019 - 5:48am

Daily Postcard: At the Big Enchilada climbing area in White Rock, a double rainbow emerged to reward the climbers who waited out the rain at Thursday's top-roping session scheduled by the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Photo by John Gustafson

Daily Postcard: Springtime At Ashley Pond Park

on June 4, 2019 - 7:05am

Daily Postcard: Springtime scene at Ashley Pond  Park. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Pull-Out

on June 3, 2019 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: Panoramic view from the Main Hill Road pull-out. Photo by Maggie Meier

‘So Far From Heaven’ Exhibit Opens Friday

on June 2, 2019 - 7:08am
Cañoncito Church, cross and doorby Jan Paul Pietrzak. Pietrzak is one of six New Mexico photographers showing their work in June in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Jan Paul Pietrzak
A Quiet Momentby Tony O’Brien was photographed at Christ in the Desert Monastery, and included in O’Brien’s 2011 book Light in the Desert. Photo by Tony O’Brien
‘Walking Rain’ by Kirk Gittings will be exhibited in the ‘So Far From Heaven’ show at Mesa Public Library in June. Courtesy photo
A wealth of photographic talent can be seen in June at Mesa Public Library.

‘Hands On’ Icon Painting Workshop At Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church July 8-13 & July 15-20

on June 2, 2019 - 6:46am

During the workshop, beginning students will work on this icon of the Archangel Michael. Courtesy photo

Advanced students will work on this icon of Saint Luke the Proto-iconographer. Courtesy photo

Fr. Theophan Mackey, front center, of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church and students of a previous workshop with their finished icons. Courtesy photo

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church News:

Two icon painting workshops in the Byzantine-Russian tradition will be held this July in Los Alamos, at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, 1319 Trinity Dr.

The Prosopon School of Iconology

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over White Rock

on June 2, 2019 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A double rainbow paints the sky Thursday viewed near Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

More Scenes From Big Head Todd At The Pond

on June 1, 2019 - 6:40pm

A record breaking crowd covers the lawn at Ashley Pond Park Friday evening for the second Secret City Summer Concert  of the 2019 season, featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Next week the summer concert features Liver Down the River. From Durango, Colo., this five-piece band of musicians came together in 2012 and has its roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking and Colorado living. Their music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions from the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space.

Coco Screens At Mesa Public Library Thursday June 6

on June 1, 2019 - 6:09pm


Coco (2017, rated G, 1 hr., 45 min.), an animated comedy and adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library Thursday, June 6.

A boy named Miguel loves music and dreams of emulating the famous singer Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel’s family earn their living as shoemakers and won’t allow anyone to play music. 

Miguel learns what is behind this ban as he discovers his family’s history. He travels by accident into the world of the dead and meets his idol and the town’s hero, the now-deceased musician Ernesto de la Cruz.

Daily Postcard: Scenes From Deer Trap Mesa Trail

on June 1, 2019 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Cactus blooms along Deer Trap Mesa Trail. Photo by Maggie Meier

Indian paintbrush. Photo by Maggie Meier

Photo by Maggie Meier

Yucca. Photo by Maggie Meier

Photo by Maggie Meier

Read The June Issue Of Prism Online

on May 31, 2019 - 5:18pm

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Daily Postcard: Hikers Spot Evening Primrose

on May 31, 2019 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: An evening primrose blooming along the trail during the Ad Hoc Hikers Thursday hike through Rendija Canyon and Deer Trap Mesa trails. Photo by Patricia Rathbone

History On Tap: A (Re-) Introduction To Spanish Colonial Arts Society At projectY Cowork June 3

on May 30, 2019 - 6:48am
Historical Society News:
The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society, Monday June 3, for History on Tap for an engaging presentation by the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.
The presentation is at 5:30 p.m. at projectY Cowork, 150 Central Park Square with drinks served by UnQuarked. All ages are welcome.
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art will share the history of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the Spanish Market, and its museum exhibition program.
Making the evening a special one, the museum will bring art and objects demonstrating the rich

Rotary: Veteran Mike Katko On The Poetry Of War

on May 30, 2019 - 6:18am

Veteran and Los Alamos Rotarian Mike Katko recently presented a program at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos in honor of Memorial Day. Entitled ‘The Poetry of War’, Katko read poetry inspired by the tragedy of battlefields of the Civil War, the World Wars and Vietnam. With primarily black-and-white photographs as a backdrop, he also added period music with powerful wartime lyrics. At the conclusion of his presentation, Katko asked members to share the names of veterans who had been important in their lives. Photo by John McHale/

Daily Postcard: Giant Columbines In White Rock

on May 30, 2019 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: Giant Columbines growing in the backyard of a residence in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

UNM-LA Class Explores Opera Beginning June 10

on May 29, 2019 - 10:30am
Mr. Dennis-Davies Wilson. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos will offer “Introduction to Opera” on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m., beginning June 10.
For those who are curious about opera, or who wish to understand the allure of the world-famous Santa Fe Opera, this is the perfect learning opportunity. Over the course of six weeks, instructor Mr. Dennis-Davies Wilson will introduce students to the foundations of opera and provide an overview of the operas offered this summer at the Santa Fe Opera during their 63 rd season.
Davies-Wilson, who holds a

Mid-Century Santa Fe Announces 2019 Student Art And Design Competition Winners

on May 29, 2019 - 5:41am
Nika Feldman. XXXL, 2017. Embroidery, recycled T-shirts, aluminum can tabs. 40 inches x 35 inches. Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Derayna DeClay (White Mountain Apache). Apache Dawn, 2019. Acrylic. 6 feet x 5 feet. Photograph courtesy of the artist.
MCSF News:
SANTA FE — The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration is proud to announce the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition award recipients.
The competition honors Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape.

Daily Postcard: Monday Morning At The Pond

on May 29, 2019 - 5:25am

Daily Postcard: The scene Monday morning at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Erika Clark

LALO Opens Auditions For ‘The Addams Family’

on May 28, 2019 - 6:31am


LALO News:

Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) announces auditions for its 2019 production of The Addams Family, a new musical comedy directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

The beloved characters from the classic television series come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that are creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky and altogether ooky!

Auditions are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 1-4 p.m.

Quinn Fontaine: I’m All About Los Alamos Pride!

on May 28, 2019 - 5:59am
Los Alamos

Friends of Los Alamos Pride is excited to bring Santa Fe performance artist Quinn Fontaine back for the second annual Los Alamos Pride.
Fontaine brings his one-man show for the week’s kick off event 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 after the 5:30 p.m. International Potluck at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1726 Sage Loop. He’s also the emcee for the Festival 4-7 p.m., Friday in Central Park Square.

His show uses honesty and humor to talk about Fontaine’s life as a trans man, but also goes deep in revealing his personal journey as a sexual abuse survivor and thriver

Daily Postcard: Duck On A Rock Catching Rays

on May 28, 2019 - 5:53am

Daily Postcard: A duck suns itself on a rock Monday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Susan Schuler Art Exhibition At Abiquiu Inn June 13

on May 27, 2019 - 7:50am

Courtesy image

ART News:

A new body of work, “Horses” by abstract painter and colorist Susan Schuler, opens June 13 at Abiquiu Inn.

In this latest collection of paintings, Schuler explores the theme of equine imagery with her signature style of bold colors and exuberant energy.

Originally from Kentucky, Schuler’s latest works capture the horse in its magnificent moves with the rhythm of a dancer. Well known for her original approach, vivid palette, and vibrant technique, Schuler has blended classic imagery with bold lines to honor the animal’s spiritedness and vitality.

J. Robert Oppenheimer Committee Awards Scholarships

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC


Ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

The JROMC has awarded over 230 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $500,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and contributions from the Los Alamos

Barranca Elementary School 4th Grade Student Aditya Viswanathan Winner Of Ranger Rick Photo Contest

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

Barranca Elementary School fourth grade student Aditya Viswanathan is one of the winners of the 2019 Ranger Rick photo contest. He took this photo of a mother leopard climbing down a tree at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya when he was 8 years old on safari with his family in June 2017. A leopard is one of the more difficult animals to see and Aditya managed to capture this fleeting moment nicely framed between the trunks of acacia trees. Look closely and see some blood on her paw since she was feeding at the wildebeest kill she had stashed up in the tree. Courtesy photo

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading: Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 June 23

on May 26, 2019 - 7:13am
Santa Fe Poets read original selections from Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Admission: Free. Info:
RD Armstrong, founder and editor of Lummox Press, writes: “Lummox 7 (the Lummox Poetry Anthology and the new Angela Consolo Mankiewicz* Poetry Contest), the massive labor of love, is my gift to the small press poetry world.