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Los Alamos Students Take Top Prizes At 2014 New Mexico State Fair!

on September 10, 2014 - 1:38pm

Jordan Duran, left, and Caemlyn Tripp, right, of Los Alamos High School with their art teacher Mary Grace. Photos by Stephanie Rittner

Eliana Rodriguez of Chamisa Elementary School and her art teacher Renee Mitsunaga. Photos by Stephanie Rittner

From left, Art teacher Renee Mitsunaga, Eliana Rodriguez, Jordan Duran, Caemlyn Tripp and art teacher Mary Grace. Photos by Stephanie Rittner


Three students from Los Alamos Public Schools won prizes for the artwork they entered into the 2014 Students Art exhibit at the state fair.

Eliana Rodriguez of Chamisa Elementary School

Participants Sought For Los Alamos High School Ballroom Dance Fundraiser

on September 9, 2014 - 2:33pm

Los Alamos High School Ballroom Dance students. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Ever dreamed about learning how to dance? Never had time? 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 will be offering four weekly sessions of Rumba Dance Classes for Beginners, starting Sept. 16.

Classes will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, at Los Alamos High School Topper Theater.

Everybody is welcome to join the class and no partner is required.

Applicants Sought For Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk

on September 9, 2014 - 11:43am

Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting the 5th annual Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Saturday, Sept. 13, a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.


Join us for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks near Ashley Pond in collaboration with The Los Alamos ScienceFest. Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges.

Meet Joanne Kozuchowski Participating In 2014 Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour

on September 8, 2014 - 12:28pm

Art by Joanne Kozuchowski. Courtesy photo

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is Oct. 11-12 and the Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring a "Get to Know Your Artist" series leading up to the annual event.

Each of the 16 artists participating in the tour will be showcased prior to the beginning of the tour to allow our readers an opportunity to learn about them and their work.

Meet Los Alamos artist Joanne Kozuchowski:

Joanne Kozuchowski will tell you that her life as an artist did not truly begin until she left the confines of the city of Chicago in 2003 and moved to the

Fire Hydrant Voting Underway Through 5 p.m. Sept. 12

on September 7, 2014 - 12:05pm
By Joanne Kozuchowski
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce
Have you noticed the beautifully painted fire hydrants along the Los Alamos MainStreet corridor?
This past week, and just in time to coincide with ScienceFest, five local artists took part in painting some of our fire hydrants with their original designs. Now it is up to YOU Los Alamos to choose our winners!
There are seven fire hydrants painted around town:
  • In front of the Bradbury Museum. Painted by Livy Snyder
  • On the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Painted by Ken Nebel and Chris Judson
  • In the front yard area of the Fuller Lodge Art

Beguiling 'Tower of Magic' a Must-See at LALT

on September 7, 2014 - 11:40am
Hestia (Marilyn Johns) pulls Quartus (Tyrrell Cummings) out from under a porch. Photo by Steve Wolfel
Capella (Claire Singleton) and Zanzibar (Larry Gibbons) discuss their daughter's future. Photo by Steve Wolfel
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre opened its 71st season this weekend with Tower of Magic by local playwright Tess Light.

First produced in 2012, Tower of Magic is a winner of the Theatre Conspiracy's New Play Contest, as well as second place in the seventh annual Southwest Playwriting Competition.

The play is built around a common

Pojoaque River Art Tour Sept. 20-21

on September 6, 2014 - 8:02am


ART News:

The  21st annual Pojoaque River Art Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 -21, with an Artists’ Reception and Silent Auction 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept.19 at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery (next to Gabriel’s Restaurant).

Bidding will continue Friday evening and all day Saturday. Johnny Cruz and Nancy Grabowski will display work on the portal.

Located just north of Santa Fe, the Tour offers an intimate glimpse into the creative environments of some of northern New Mexico’s finest artists and artisans.


Los Alamos Public Schools Brighten Up State Fair

on September 5, 2014 - 9:50am
Art by LAPS students on display at the N.M. State Fair. Photo by Stephanie Rittner
The display of art by LAPS students at the N.M. State Fair. Photo by Stephanie Rittner

LAPS News:

Renne Mitsunaga, art teacher from Chamisa Elementary and Stephanie Rittner, art teacher from Pinon, spent the day at the N.M. State Fair. They didn't ride the Ferris wheel or eat cotton candy. They hung almost 200 pieces of Los Alamos Public Schools student art in the School Arts building.

Every year, school districts from around the state come together at the state fair to display student artwork.

Fire Hydrant Painting Continues Around Town

on September 5, 2014 - 9:33am

Steven Calhoun of Los Alamos has an umbrella ready as artist Olivia Snyder of Santa Fe paints a fire hydrant on Central Avenue during intermittent showers Thursday. The Fire Hydrant Painting Competition is part up the 2014 Los Alamos ScienceFest, which kicks off today. Snyder is a junior at Santa Fe School for the Arts and is painting a 'space geometric' pattern on her hydrant near the Bradbury Science Museum. Calhoun is a senior at Los Alamos High School and said he is painting two hydrants near Ashley Pond with themes of Aspen Trees and Pine Trees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Atomic City Children’s Theater to Hold Auditions for 2015 Junior Theater Festival Field Trip

on September 5, 2014 - 8:04am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its Junior Theater Festival (JTF) field trip to Atlanta, Ga.

Auditions will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 and are open to all students between the ages of 8-18 in the Los Alamos or White Rock area. Students wishing to participate in the field trip should come to the Mountain Elementary School gym. Registration begins noon.

JTF activities begin with an adjudicated performance.

DALA Free Dance Week Sept. 8-13

on September 5, 2014 - 7:38am
Young DALA dancers. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos is offering a Free Dance Week Sept. 8-13. Dancers aged 3 through adult who are new to DALA are invited to take any class of the appropriate level at no charge during this promotional week.

“Whether dancing for fun, aspiring to a professional career, or supporting a healthier lifestyle,” DALA School Director Jonathan Guise said. “Dance Arts Los Alamos offers an engaging and supportive environment to explore an amazing form of expression. I invite you to join us and see the new Dance Arts Los Alamos.

Bathtub Row Hydrant Painting

on September 4, 2014 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos artist Zena Thomas paints the fire hydrant on Bathtub Row as part of the competition underway around the county. The winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

Artful Celebration At Municipal Building Sept. 11

on September 4, 2014 - 12:22pm

‘Tower of Magic’ By Local Playwright Tess Light Opens Friday

on September 4, 2014 - 10:12am
Felix (Scott Reynolds) takes in the view. Photo by Steve Wolfel
Solstitia/Sue (Katrina Koehler) spends time with her brother Quartus (Tyrrell Cummings). Photo by Steve Wolfel
Los Alamos Little Theater

For most of us, our lives are filled with routine. It usually involves getting up at about the same time every day, going to work, coming home and eating dinner, unwinding after a busy day and going to sleep.

This routine is repeated and repeated day in and day out. We try to find things to do that we enjoy, but how many of us really try to fulfill our dreams?

Art With A Bang: The Work of Evelyn Rosenberg

on September 3, 2014 - 11:10am
'Quilt with Fringe,' a metal sculpture by Evelyn Rosenberg, is one of the detonographs on display at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
Cover of 'Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg.' Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The explosive art of Evelyn Rosenberg is on display through Sept. 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library.

There will be a reception and Authors Speak talk by Rosenberg 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, where she will sign copies of her book, “Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg.”  

Rosenberg explained


New Mexico Museum of Art Taps Carmen Vendelin As New Curator of Art

on September 3, 2014 - 7:07am

Carmen Vendelin

NMMA News:

Carmen Vendelin was recently the Curator of Art at La Salle University Art Museum in Philadelphia, Penn. Previously, she was at the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has more than 13 years of museum experience, 10 of those curatorial. Her area of specialization is 19th and 20th century American and European art with particular emphasis on the years between the 1870s and World War II.


Fire Hydrant Painting Competition Underway

on September 2, 2014 - 7:32am

Shi Broadwell hard at work Monday painting a 'Beauty and the Beast' library theme on a fire hydrant near Mesa Public Library as part of the competition underway for which the winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell concentrates on her design. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell's design begins to take shape. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the mould that contains the beeswax object to be cast and crucible that contains

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Crowd Packs Art Opening At Convento Gallery

on August 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Standing from left, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Jennifer Heineman and Ann Lumaghi and sitting from left, Sandy Nichols, Kit Keith and Jaye Buros are the artists who comprise Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley art show, which opened Friday at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information, call 505.500.7126 or or Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Board  Chair Gabriela Silva, bookkeeper Jennifer Heineman and

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll's Work Displayed At Smithsonian Beginning Sept. 3

on August 29, 2014 - 12:37pm
Phillip Noll's photograph of Mt Sneffels goes on display at the Smithsonian Sept. 3. Courtesy/Phillip Noll
Los Alamos Daily Post

So far this year, 4.9 million people have walked through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While this massive number has viewed flora and fauna from all over the world, starting in September, the crowds will see Los Alamos represented on the museum’s walls.

Phillip Noll during a photo shoot. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll of Raven Images earned honorable mention in the Wilderness50 photography contest.


Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm


The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer