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Ashley Pond's Mystery Rock Artist Revealed

on January 12, 2015 - 10:04am

Mysterious and amazing, these balancing rock formations sighted at Ashley Pond over the weekend stirred curiosity about who created them. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
By KAYLINDA CRAWFORD
Los Alamos Daily Post

Folks out enjoying iced over Ashley Pond this weekend noticed an unusual array of rock formations on the upper level of the west side of the pond.

They moved in close enough to examine the balancing rock sculptures without disturbing the delicate display of balance and artistry.

Max Schultze stands among his balancing rock sculptures at Ashley Pond. Photo by KayLinda

LALT Debuts Assisted Listening System Jan. 16

on January 12, 2015 - 9:08am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will unveil its new assisted listening system Jan. 16 at the opening performance of "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon.

The induction loop system generates a signal that can be picked up by persons wearing a common type of hearing aid. It will be fed by microphones that pick up the dialogue and sound effects generated on stage.

"This is new technology for us and I expect there will be fine-tuning as we go along," LALT President Gracie Cainelli said.

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LALT Presents Spoof On Classic Murder Mystery

on January 12, 2015 - 8:24am
The full cast of 'Murdered to Death.' Photo by Laurie Tomlinson

LALT News:

In November, Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) presented a classic whodunit murder mystery, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Beginning Friday evening, LALT will present another murder mystery. While the time period also is in the late 1930s of England, this play is offbeat.

A spoof on the murder mystery classic, Murdered to Death, written by Peter Gordon, follows Inspector Pratt who fights his own incompetence to deduce the murderer.

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Auditions For 'Avenue Q' Jan. 17-19

on January 12, 2015 - 7:54am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre and the Dixon Community Players will hold auditions for "Avenue Q" Jan. 17-19. The Tony Award-winning play will be performed in Los Alamos in May as a joint production of the two companies.

Audition times are 2-5 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Toolshed in Dixon, and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18 and 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.

Avenue Q focuses on young adults trying to figure out life in a big city, scrambling for jobs, dates and finding their purpose in life. The cast includes eight puppets operated by actors on stage, and three humans.

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Artist Sasha Scully Donates Painting To Aspen School

on January 11, 2015 - 1:08pm

The 4'x6' oil painting of aspen trees created by Los Alamos artist Sasha Scully hangs on the wall in the stairway at Aspen Elementary School. Scully donated the painting to the school when it reopened in November following major renovations. Photo by Vint Miller

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos artist Sasha Scully describes a special bond she feels for Aspen Elementary School and why she wanted to donate her oil painting depicting Aspen trees.
 
Sasha Scully. Courtesy photo
 
"I've loved Aspen trees all my life and when I walked into Aspen School ... I felt like I was home ...

Library Presents 'All In, Down And Out: The Great Depression In Song And Story' Jan. 17

on January 11, 2015 - 8:04am
Courtesy/Mesa Public Libary

LIBRARY News:

Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne will present a historical concert-lecture, All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story at 2 p.m.Saturday, Jan.17 at the Mesa Public Library. 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

This concert-lecture is being presented in conjunction with the special exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry.” The Great Depression inspired an amazing body of American popular and folk songs. Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Irving Berlin, Blind Alfred Reed, The Carter Family, E.Y.

Learn To WALTZ At Los Alamos High School

on January 10, 2015 - 8:49am

Photo by Kimberly Anne Selvage

LAHS News:

Ever dreamed about learning how to WALTZ? Now it’s your chance!

As a part of fundraising efforts for the Los Alamos High School Dance Program, Ballroom Dance students and their teacher Natasha Barkhudarova are offering four weekly sessions of WALTZ dance classes for Beginners, starting Tuesday.

Classes are 7-8 p.m., each Tuesday - Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3 - at the Topper Theater at LAHS. No partner is required. Everybody is welcome to join the class.

The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children, students and LAPS staff (for all four

Learn To Publish Using Adobe InDesign At UNM-LA

on January 9, 2015 - 1:24pm

UNM-LA News:

Have you ever wanted to publish your own book, magazine or company newsletter and get professional looking results that other desktop publishing software packages can’t deliver? Learn to use Adobe InDesign, the industry leading page layout software on the market today.

UNM-LA is offering Digital Media Arts 203 (DMA203), Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign). The three credit hour class will meet 9-11:30 a.m., Mondays and is taught by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member John Halliday.

The class will cover the basics of how to compose flyers, brochures, magazines, books,

MainStreet Hosts 'Living Los Alamos' Kiosks Art Contest

on January 9, 2015 - 1:02pm

MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet announces a call for original photographs or artwork that represent “Living Los Alamos”.

Winning art will be displayed in the four directional kiosks along Central Avenue. The only qualification is that the art should be representative of living in Los Alamos or the surrounding area.

To be considered, email artwork to ryn@losalamos.org. Deadline to submit artwork is Feb. 15. The MainStreet Futures Committee will judge entries and selected artists will be notified by email. For details visit losalamosmainstreet.com/contest.

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Unitarian Church Presents 'Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center' By Maura Taylor

on January 9, 2015 - 7:45am

UCLA News:

Sunday 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Los Alamos, Maura Taylor will present a forum talk about the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, a small community nonprofit in Espanola.

In addition to running Espanola's two museums and operating a gallery and visitor's center, the organization offers free art and music classes to children.

NMSA Theater Department Opens 2015 Season

on January 8, 2015 - 10:45am
Courtesy/NMSA

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts’ Theater Department will open its 2015 season with Radium Girls, by D. W. Gregory, directed by Joey Chavez and Deborah Potter.

Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls follows the popularity of radium as a medical and industrial product, used for a variety of purposes – from fighting tumors to providing luminous paint for wristwatch faces – until the workers painting them began to fall ill from a mysterious disease.

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Winter Clouds Cover Valley

on January 8, 2015 - 6:58am

A blanket of winter clouds cover the valley looking southeast at 5:55 p.m., Wednesday from N.M. 4. Photo by Scott Bushnell

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 7, 2015 - 10:07am
By JIM ODONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Unbroken. Thanks to all of you who waited to see it at the Reel Deal. We also have scheduled American Sniper for a Special Screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Advance tickets are now on sale at our Box Office.

We are holding The Hobbit, Into the Woods and Night at the Museum for another week. Wild will end this Thursday.

Movie Poster for 'Unbroken.' Courtesy/ Real Deal Theater

Unbroken: Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war

NM School For The Arts Presents ‘Winter Dances’

on January 7, 2015 - 7:02am
A performer in 'Winter Dances' Courtesy/Paulo T. Photography

NMSA News:

The New Mexico School for the Arts will present its annual performance series, Winter Dances, an evening of mixed dance repertoire, at two venues.

The company will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 24 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at the James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The company also will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan 31 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Hiland Theater of National Dance Institute of New Mexico, 4800 Central Ave. SE in Albuquerque.

The fifth annual Winter

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County Announces Muni Building Art Plaza Finalists

on January 6, 2015 - 5:17pm

Municipal Building Art Plaza finalists 'Solar Tree' by Eric Thelander. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

COUNTY News:

The County has announced the top three finalists in the competition for art to be installed in the west plaza of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The Art in Public Places Board will hold a special event to give the public the opportunity to view the work of the finalists including:

  • "Solar Tree" by Eric Thelander;
  • "The Secret Life of a Cube" by Peter Swedenburg; and
  • "Confluence" by Evelyn Rosenberg and Steve Borbas.

The open house is noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan.

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Play Reading For 'Avenue Q' At LALT Wednesday

on January 6, 2015 - 11:04am
'Avenue Q' poster. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold a play reading for "Avenue Q" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

"Avenue Q," a multi-Tony Award-winning musical, will be performed at LALT in May as a joint production with the Dixon Community Players. Auditions are Jan. 17 in Dixon, and Jan. 18 and 19 in Los Alamos.

The play features puppet characters interacting with human characters in a Sesame Street-like vibe.

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Dust Bowl Years Classic 'Grapes of Wrath' Thursday

on January 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Poster for 'Grapes of Wrath.' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

“The Grapes of Wrath” (1940, unrated), showing Thursday at Mesa Public Library, follows the story of one of hundreds of thousands of Depression-era “Okie” families who head for California and its promises of work.

In this Oscar-winning film based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel of the same name, the Joads and their neighbors have been forced off land their families have been living on for generations.

LALT Presents 'Murdered to Death'

on January 6, 2015 - 10:22am

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Brown Bag Series Presents Music & Theater Jan. 7

on January 2, 2015 - 5:56am

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Art Council's Brown Bag Performance Series presents a scene from Los Alamos Little Theater’s “Murdered to Death” at noon Wednesday, Jan.7 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

The play is directed by Patrick Webb and produced by Laurie Tomlinson. The play opens Jan. 16.

"Murdered to Death" is Peter Gordon’s hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, bumbling local inspectors and

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Fuller Lodge Art Center Call For Artists Deadline Friday

on December 30, 2014 - 11:45am

ART News:

Fuller Lodge Art Center has issued a Call for Artists.

In Bounds will run Jan. 30 through Feb. 21 at the Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

Fuller Lodge Art Center says, "Almost anything goes ... with a few boundaries."

Get creative with these rules:

  • Artwork may be no larger than one "foot" in any direction.
  • Limit yourself to no more than three colors.  
  • Artwork should include at least two "mediums".

Let us elaborate ... No more than one "foot" in any direction:

  • The artwork itself should be no more than 12x12 or 12x12x12.
  • This is before framing.
  • It does not
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Diana Norwood Decorates Village Arts Window

on December 26, 2014 - 8:21am

As she does each year, Los Alamos resident and pet grooming professional Diana Norwood decorated the window in a holiday theme at Village Arts, 216 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Canvas & Cocktails At Fuller Lodge Art Center Jan. 2

on December 25, 2014 - 11:25am

ART News:

Start the new year immersed in creativity and fun and bring a friend or a few to 'Canvas & Cocktails' 7-9 p.m., Jan. 2 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Join the Art Center's Tribute to the Masters while enjoying a Friday night out on the town trying something new. Pairing a drink with art has always made for a grand time, and instructor Trish Ebbert is there to help participants get creative, a little messy, and have some fun.

Students will create a piece in the style of Gustave Klimt with all sorts of creative freedom involved.

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NMSA Upcoming Performances Announced

on December 21, 2014 - 11:11am

NMSA News:

The fifth annual Winter Dances are 7 p.m. Jan 23-24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and also Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Albuquerque.

The performances feature:

  • “The Rally from Quarry” by the legendary Meredith Monk;
  • “The Huddle” by post-modern dance pioneer Simone Forti;
  • “CLASH,” choreographed by NMSA Department Chair Adam McKinney;
  • “ A Trick of the Light,” a contemporary work by Las Cruces native Joshua Peugh (staged by Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC); and
  • “Not Another Nutcracker,” a mixture of classical ballet

Screening Of ‘The Dust Bowl’ Dec. 28 Precedes Opening Of Major Traveling Exhibit At Mesa Public Library

on December 21, 2014 - 7:37am
Promotional poster for 'The Dust Bowl.' Courtesy/PBS

 MPL News:

The Library will screen the Ken Burns film “The Dust Bowl,” free, as a lead-in to a major exhibit which will open in early January. “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of the historic Dust Bowl period, will be on display at Mesa Public Library from Jan. 7 to Feb. 20.

“Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” will be accompanied by a series of free library programs, including lectures and film screenings.

LAAC Creates Holiday Window Displays At CB FOX

on December 18, 2014 - 8:44am
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos

The large plate glass windows at CB FOX Department Store triggered a vision for Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton.

Hamilton said she thought for years the windows would be perfect for a holiday display, similar to the ones featured at department stores in New York City.

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