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Prizewinning Student Film Shows Sunday

on October 17, 2013 - 8:01am

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Staff Report

Samantha Filer, a 17-year-old homeschooled student from Jemez Springs, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival. Filer produced, edited and directed “The Sword of Arundel,” a 56-minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel.

The film will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Reel Deal Theater at 2551 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Filer composed the original piano, Irish whistle, violin score, which took first place in the NM MTNA state composition competition in 2011, and which her younger brother, Nathan, 14, orchestrated

'Faces of Lannan' Coming to Library

on October 16, 2013 - 6:48am

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents seventy remarkable photographic portraits by Don Usner of participants in the Lannan Foundation’s Readings and Conversations literary series of the last 15 years. All the portraits are black and white and eloquently reveal the personality of each author.

The Library is honored to present this exhibition along with a selection of books by each author and digital access in the gallery to podcasts and video casts of the events on the Lannan Foundation website,

The exhibition is made possible with support from the Lannan


Dances of India Presents 'Aladdin'

on October 15, 2013 - 8:05am
Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande perform Indian Classical Dance. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Dances of India will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” in a benefit performance for “Santhitheeram,” a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

The show is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Duane Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High School Campus. Everyone is cordially invited. Admission is free, but donations are requested as all proceeds benefit the charity.

The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and is choreographed by Kavita

Katrina Lum Turns Clay into Silver

on October 15, 2013 - 8:00am

Golden Dragon Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo

Mother Earth Gradient Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo


You would never know that the exquisitely crafted jewelry by Katrina Lum is something she undertook for the first time only a few years ago.

“My designs are a true expression of who I am,” Lum said. “If someone wants to get to know me, they need not look further than my jewelry.”

 Lum makes pieces using wirework techniques, chainmaille, Viking knit and metalsmithing, striving to make quality jewelry that is unique in design.

MRM Acquires Major Work of Folk Art

on October 13, 2013 - 10:25am
A three dimensional painted carving of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe recently acquired by the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. Courtesy photo

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos has acquired a major bulto, a three dimensional painted carving, of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) by the New Mexico master santero Antonio Molleno who worked in Northern New Mexico from 1815 to 1845.

The bulto was acquired from an antiques dealer who was a part of the invitational Fall for Antiques Show and Sale held at the Millicent Rogers Museum Oct. 11-13. 

Molleno worked in


Expansive View From the Hill

on October 13, 2013 - 10:18am

Looking east from Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

'The Drowsy Chaperone' Fun for Entire Family

on October 12, 2013 - 6:27am
The Dixon Community Players in 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' Kneeling in front from left, Winston Earl Woods, Claire Singleton, Kile Uhlenbrock, Standing in back from left, Rose Corrigan, Henry Knutsen, Simon Feavearyear, Kristen Woolf, Richard Martin, Kay Peters Johnson, David Rigsby. Courtesy photo
Staff Report

The Dixon Community Players (DCP), sponsored by Embudo Valley Organics, Rock Pool Gardens and the Embudo Valley Arts Association, announces the final show of their 2013 season, the 2006 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

With book by Bob Martin and Don

'Atomic Surplus' Explores Legacy of Bomb

on October 11, 2013 - 9:30am
A piece by Tony Price made from parts found at The Black Hole in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
One of the pieces featued in the major group exhibition of 'Atomic Surplus.' Courtesy photo

CCA News:

Atomic Surplus opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. today at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Muñoz Waxman Galleries, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The show continues noon to 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 5.

Atomic Surplus is a multi-faceted project that examines what it means to live in the birthplace of the atomic bomb.


Los Alamos Author Hits No. 9 on Amazon

on October 11, 2013 - 9:21am


Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has hit No. 9 on the Amazon Kindle ranking for bestselling Space Opera science fiction with his novel Nebula Vigilante, an interstellar adventure about a lone human who hires out as an interstellar hired gun.

T. Jackson King

The novel is a sequel to his novel Star Vigilante. The novel is also available in paperback.

Amazon’s ebook ranking lists only bestselling novels released in the last 30 days and is updated hourly. King’s novel was released on Sept. 24, so it has climbed to this rank very quickly.

King, 65, is a former


Discover the Powerful Colors of Sita Loop

on October 11, 2013 - 8:46am
'Moonlight Dancing' by  Sita Loop. Courtesy photo
'Cave Dwelling' by Sita Loop. Courtesy photo


“Are those ponies flying?” Santa Fe artist Sita Loop asked with a chuckle, as she talked about her signature paintings of petroglyph ponies. The answer is no. 

“They represent the wild mustangs running free forever,” Loop said.

Loop participated in the Arts and Crafts Fair last summer and will be in Los Alamos again Oct. 19 for the 37th annual Fuller Lodge Fall Arts and Crafts Fair.

“Many years ago, I dreamed a beautiful story where petroglyph ponies ran on cave walls about


UNM-LA Artistic Pumpkin Carving Class Perfect for Entire Family

on October 11, 2013 - 8:20am

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UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a class in artistic pumpkin carving taught by expert pumpkin carver Lori Dauelsberg. The class meets 6-8 p.m. for two consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 17-24, in room 614 on the UNM-LA campus.

“Pumpkin carving has become a much more sophisticated undertaking,” says Eva Artschwager, Director of Community Education. “The simple Jack-O-Lanterns that you may remember from childhood have been replaced by elaborate silhouettes of faces, spiders, and complex scenes. It’s really amazing.”

When it comes to pumpkin

Last White Rock Artist Market of Year Saturday

on October 11, 2013 - 7:49am


Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation will host the last White Rock Artist Market of the season 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the White Rock Visitors Center, 115 N.M. 4.

The market features artists from Los Alamos and White Rock selling handmade items. Stop by and support the market and the local artists.


Halloween Spirit Comes to White Rock

on October 10, 2013 - 8:22am

Halloween spirit is popping up in yards across White Rock such as this home with a grave yard theme on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A pile of perky pumpkins greet visitors to this White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ghosts hover above pumpkin heads depicting a pirate, a caballero and a tourist. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

With Halloween just 21 days away, homes throughout White Rock displayed holiday spirit Wednesday. 

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

Atomic City Children's Theater Fundraising Car Wash & Bake Sale Saturday

on October 8, 2013 - 8:18am

Los Alamos actors and actresses to host car wash and bake sale Saturday at LANB. Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

The Atomic City Children's Theater announces a fundraising car wash and bake sale, which talented and award winning local actors and actresses are hosting to raise money for their upcoming field trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., in January 2014.

Once in Atlanta, these bright young students will perform excerpts from Disney Mulan Jr. as a part of their adjudicated performance in front of Broadway producers, directors, choreographers and actors.

Bridge Over Diamond Drive at Dusk

on October 8, 2013 - 7:22am

The bridge over Diamond Drive near Los Alamos High School at dusk. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Homecoming Court Spotted Riding Horses

on October 7, 2013 - 8:12am

The Los Alamos High School Homecoming Court were spotted on small rocking horses in Smiths parking lot Friday afternoon. The wooden horses are created by Taos artist Juan Rivera and will be on sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 2 at the Fuller Lodge Art Show. Rivera, who has a singing voice likened to Frank Sinatra, will perform Christmas songs during the show. Photo by Sandra J. Quintana

A Sparkling Night on Diamond Drive

on October 6, 2013 - 7:24am

Lights sparkle and reflect off cars and mirrors along Diamond Drive Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Lights illuminate the Mobil Service Station against the dark background on Diamond Drive Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Solve ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ with LA Light Opera

on October 5, 2013 - 11:31am
Company Chairman William Cartwright (John Cullinan) and members of the chorus. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Edwin Drood (Rita O’Connell) meets his
fiancée Rosa Bud (Christina Martos) in the graveyard. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Loosely based on an unfinished mystery by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical by Rupert Holmes, is set in the Victorian Music Hall Royale in London.

The company is on stage to present a play based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel.

Gallery Patrons Walk the Dark Side at Opening

on October 5, 2013 - 10:58am

Gallery visitors check out Corinne Marie's 'Dead Painter Painting A Dead Painter Painting.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Artist Sandra Quintana with her water color series 'Path Into Darkness.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Staff Report

Women attending Friday's artist’s reception at Fuller Lodge Art Center received a red rose, compliments of Flowers By Gillian.

The rose was in keeping with the show “Deep Into That Darkness Peering,” which was inspired by a quotation from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

Emotional and physical darkness, scary feelings, ravens and


Young Artists Invited to Design CROP Walk T-Shirt

on October 5, 2013 - 8:57am
Crop Walk participants at a previous event. Courtesy photo


Children in fourth through sixth grades are invited this month to submit t-shirt logo designs for the upcoming 2013 Los Alamos CROP Walk & Turkey Trot.

Creative young artists have competed in this event in the past two years. Last year’s winner was Sarah Worley.

The Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot Logo Contest is open to fourth through sixth graders whose family lives or works in Los Alamos County. The winning design will be used as the official t-shirt logo for the walk Sunday, Nov.

Unique Pottery Exhibit, Synchronicity on Display at UNM-LA

on October 5, 2013 - 6:36am
SuFong Milonni, left, and Barbara Yarnell collaborated on the UNM-LA pottery exhibit. Photo by Vint Miller

Examples of the pottery exhibit demonstrating alternative firing methods now showing at the UNM-LA library. Photo by Barbara Yarnell



UNM-LA faculty member Barbara Yarnell along with longtime friend and student, SuFong Milonni, are exhibiting 27 pieces of their pottery featuring alternative firing techniques, through Oct. 18 at the UNM-LA library. An additional 20 pieces also are on display at the UNM-LA Student Union.

The pair has been working together since

Dark Side Shines in ‘Deep Into That Darkness Peering’ Exhibit

on October 3, 2013 - 10:41am
Don Bjarke's 'Exhumed,' and Josephine Caffrey's 'Monster Raven'  show the tone of the exhibit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Henry Finney's multi-media piece 'Raven.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Marcia Clasgens' 'Raku Vase.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A quotation from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven” inspired the artists of the latest show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. “Deep Into That Darkness Peering opens 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4  with an artist’s reception and continues through Nov. 16.


Community Invited to Public Art Dedication

on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am


The community is invited to attend the dedication at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 of the new public art at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road.

A quorum of Art in Public Places board members may be present at the dedication, however, no action will be taken.

Naïve Painter Captures Churches and Lifeblood of Northern New Mexico Exhibit Unveiled at DNCU DeVargas Branch

on October 1, 2013 - 7:49am



DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to welcome northern New Mexico native (and DNCU member) Faustino Herrera de Vargas to the select group of artists honored through the DNCU North Star Artists series.

Artist Faustino Herrera de Vargas. Courtesy/DNCU

A collection of his vibrant paintings of familiar as well as lesser-known churches from around northern New Mexico was recently installed at the DNCU DeVargas branch, 510 North Guadalupe in Santa Fe.

At 78-years-young and self-taught, De

Massive Variety at Quilt Show Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church

on September 27, 2013 - 9:34pm


The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild and the Jemez Bear Paws Guild have combined for a truly awesome Quilt Show this year at Crossroads Bible Church.

Check it out all day Saturday, Sept. 28. It only costs $2 to get in.

Photo by Katy Korkos