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Bronze Art Installed at Animal Shelter

on September 27, 2013 - 9:43am

Bronze sculpture by artist Carrie Quade. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report:

A bronze sculpture of a puppy was installed Thursday near the entrance of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road.

A new roof-top sculpture also was installed and both were created by artist Carrie Quade.

"When I first heard about the Animal Shelter project, I decided to visit and see how sculpture might fit in with the building and surrounds.
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LANL's Charlie McMillan Plays Dead in Arsenic and Old Lace

on September 26, 2013 - 1:09pm

LALT News:

Arsenic and Old Lace returns to the Los Alamos Little Theatre stage 69 years after its 1944 Los Alamos debut as the opening production of LALT’s 70th season.

In the opening production of Arsenic, the dead body was played by none other than J. Robert Oppenheimer, a role reprised Sept. 14 by current Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan.

McMillan was deemed a standout in his realistic portrayal of a dead man.

Aresenic and Old Lace continues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nector St.

Heart of Enchantment Quilt Show This Weekend

on September 26, 2013 - 7:39am

LAPQG News:

Heart of Enchantment Quilt Show, co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Jemez Mountains Bear Paws Quilting Guild, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos.

Admission for the Quilt Show is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children.

The Heart of Enchantment Quilt Show will feature quilts and fiber arts items made by members of both the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Jemez Mountains Bear Paws Quilting Guild.

Rainbow Follows Storm Over Main Hill Road

on September 22, 2013 - 10:19am

A rainbow shines over the Main Hill Road after Saturday afternoon's brief storm. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/www.mariawritingwithlight.com

This Weekend's Pojoaque River Art Tour Begins at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery

on September 21, 2013 - 11:19am

Than Povi Fine Art Gallery in Pojoaque hosted a reception Friday night to celebrate the Pojoaque River Art Tour's 20th year. This weekend's Pojoaque River Art Tour begins at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery with seven artist set up under the portal and another 16 stops along the tour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Patrons check out art entered in a silent auction Friday night at the Than Povi Fine Art Gallery. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Than Povi Fine Art Gallery co-owner Deborah Torres chats with art patrons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
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LACDC Seeks Artists for Two Outdoor Markets

on September 21, 2013 - 7:59am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is looking for artists and artisans to participate in the final two outdoor Artist Markets of the season at the White Rock Visitor Center. 

The Markets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. A local food vendor will be on hand Sept. 28.

To register for either market, click here, or contact Melanie Peña for more information at melanie @loslamos.org or 505.661.1807.

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NM School for the Arts Accepting Applications

on September 19, 2013 - 9:22am

NMSA News:

SANTA FE - New Mexico School for the Arts is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year for the grades 9-11 (NMSA does not accept 12th grade students.)

Openings are limited and anyone interested in attending the statewide charter school is encouraged to apply and schedule a “shadow day” as soon as possible.

Admission applications can be found online at http://www.nmschoolforthearts.org under “Admissions.”

Completed applications including the required student essay must be received by mail or fax to NMSA no later than Jan. 17, 2014.

The curriculum at NMSA is unique

Sixty-Nine Years Later ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Back on LALT Stage With LANL Director Playing the Corpse

on September 16, 2013 - 9:53am
Martha (Jeanne Adkins) left, Teddy (Larry Gibbons) and Abby (Jody Shepard) hatch a scheme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mortimer (Don Monteith) stuggles as Jonathon (Pete Sanford) left, and Dr. Einstein (Brad Lounsbury) share a drink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 The cast takes a bow from left, Elaine (Crystal Miller), Abby (Jody Shepard), Martha (Jeanne Adkins), Mortimer (Don Monteith) and LANL Director Charlie McMillan who plays the corpse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Arsenic and Old Lace

Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

on September 12, 2013 - 9:50am

LANL News:

Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

  • Follows footsteps of Oppenheimer, other Lab scientists

An as-yet-undisclosed Los Alamos National Laboratory official will “revive” the 69-year-old tradition of playing a corpse on stage this weekend in the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

The Laboratory’s first director, Robert Oppenheimer, played the corpse in the Little Theater’s production of the same play in 1944. Other scientists filled in on occasion.

The appearances are scheduled for this Friday (the 13th!) and

Artists Wanted for Chalk Walk

on September 11, 2013 - 11:11am

LAAC News:

In conjunction with the Next Big Idea, the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) will once again sponsor a "Chalk Walk." Saturday, Sept. 14.

Squares of sidewalk around the Fuller Lodge Lawn will be rented for $5 each. Pick up an application with details about the event at the LAAC office in Fuller Lodge, where preregistration is ongoing, or print out the application. Registration the day of the event will begin at 10 a.m.,

Village Arts will be there with chalk for sale in case artists come empty-handed. Drawings should be completed by 12:30 p.m., at which point artists will surrender

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LACDC Seeks Artists for Outdoor Markets

on September 11, 2013 - 10:47am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is looking for artists and artisans to participate in the final two outdoor Artist Markets of the season at the White Rock Visitor Center.

The Markets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. 

To register for either market, click here or contact Melanie Peña for more information at mailto:melanie@losalamos.org or 661-4807.

Council Presents Three Proclamations Tonight

on September 10, 2013 - 7:03pm

Los Alamos County Council declares September 'Arts & Culture Month' and Councilor Rick Reiss  presents the proclamation to Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of the Los Alamos Arts Council, left, and Board President Tiffany Hinojosa. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council declares Saturday, Sept. 14 as 'The Next Big Idea Day' in Los Alamos County. Councilor David Izraelevitz presents the proclamation to Suzette Fox of Los Alamos MainStreet, LLC and Scott Randall of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Book Art Exhibit Opens at Mesa Public Library

on September 9, 2013 - 7:14am
'Profound Thought No. 11' by Selene Sinclair is one of the handmade artist’s books that will make up the exhibit at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Photo by Chuck Chambers
 
MPL News:

The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Expressions in Book Art” Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 30.

All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings (accordion, Coptic, longstitch, stab), content (calligraphy, photography, poetry), forms (pop-ups,

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Library Celebrates Literary Locals

on September 7, 2013 - 6:16am

MPL News:

Since 2004, Mesa Public Library (MPL) has hosted the acclaimed Authors Speak Series that has featured noteworthy New Mexico authors across genres.

In May, the library kicked off a new series with Los Alamos’ own noteworthy authors. The quarterly series is called Literary Locals. The second event in the series will take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

September was named the official Los Alamos Arts and Culture Month by County Council proclamation. In honor of this, Mesa Public Library will celebrate six local authors across genres:

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Artist Market in White Rock Saturday Sept. 7

on September 6, 2013 - 12:24pm

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is hosting an Artist Market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7 at the White Rock Visitors Center, 115 N.M. 4.

The market will feature local artists selling gemstone and wirework jewelry also jewelry made with real roses. Natural soaps, lotions, facial scrubs, spritzers, lip balms, lotion bars, salves, chile rubs and other body products. Handmade hand polished stones for jewelry and wearable stone art plus mineral specimens, paintings and wool accessories. 

For more information about the Artist Market, contact Melanie Peña at

Atomic City Children’s Theater to Hold Auditions

on September 5, 2013 - 7:26am

Los Alamos students at the Junior Theatre Festival 2012. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

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

Auditions are 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and open to all students 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 at noon.

JTF activities begin with an adjudicated performance.

'Blue Jasmine' is Humorous and Heartwrenching

on September 3, 2013 - 8:23am

Movie Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

“Blue Jasmine” might make you feel blue. This doesn’t mean the movie is not good, but rather that it stirs up a mixture of emotions. You could be chuckling, yet feel pings of sympathy all in one moment.

Woody Allen’s movie is set in the present, but feels like it could have jumped out of  a Tennessee Williams play. “A Street Car Named Desire,” has a similar plot.

Like Blanche DuBois, Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is a woman who is unraveling.

Pottery By Mei-Li Shih Milonni on Display at Library

on August 31, 2013 - 8:28am
Pottery by Mei-Li Shih Milonni is on display at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

LAPL News:

After retiring as a theoretical physicist 15 years ago, Dr. Mei-Li Shih Milonni now finds beauty and expression in pottery.

Working at UNM-Los Alamos ceramics studio, she began creating her vibrantly colored and elegantly formed vessels about ten years ago. Sometimes whimsical, such as her ceramic handbag and shoes in bright green, and sometimes subtle with simple, functional forms and earth toned, graded glazes, Shih’s pottery is expressive of a gamut of creative impulse.

While she doesn’t have

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White Rock's Artist Market: Support Local Artists Saturday

on August 30, 2013 - 8:49am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation will host an Artist Market featuring both local and surrounding Northern New Mexico artists 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the White Rock Visitors Center at 115 N.M. 4.

The Artist Market will include Native American pottery from San Ildefonso Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo, photography, handmade jewelry and body products, vintage inspired accessories such as aprons and cosmetic bags, recycled paper art, acrylic paintings, crochet items and so many other wonderful items. 

For more information about the Artist Market or

‘Deep into the Darkness Peering’ Call for Artists

on August 29, 2013 - 7:43am

FLAC News:

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has issued a call for artists for the show “Deep into the Darkness Peering.”

According to Art Center spokesmen, they want artists to “dare to dream, to fear, to doubt, to take on the darkness described in the immortal words from Edgar Allen Poes' The Raven. Dare to show us where the darkness leads.”

Application Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 3. The show will open with a reception Oct. 4 and end Nov. 16.

Click here to download the application. If you have any questions about showing in Fuller Lodge Art Center, call Ken or Amy at 505-662-1635. Visit the

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Public Art Installation,'The Power of Code,' Unveiled at UNM-LA

on August 28, 2013 - 8:57am
UNM-LA faculty, staff and community members gather before the ribbon cutting ceremony for 'The Power of Code,' the new public art project on the UNM-LA campus. Photo by Vint Miller
 
Santa Fe artist Nicolas Gadbois cuts the ribbon on his new public art piece, 'The Power of Code' at the UNM-LA campus Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
 

By VINT MILLER

It’s been nearly eight years in the making, but The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) finally dedicated the new public art piece, The Power of Code, Tuesday at a gathering of students, staff and community members on the UNM-LA

Atomic City Children’s Theater Holding Auditions for Disney Aladdin Jr.

on August 26, 2013 - 10:46am

Los Alamos students perform in last year's production of Disney The Little Mermaid Jr. Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for their Elementary School production of Disney Aladdin Jr., a two-act musical play based on the smash Broadway hit.

Auditions will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, and are open to 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos or White Rock area. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and students wishing to participate in the cast should come to the Mountain

UNM-LA Unveils New Public Art Piece

on August 23, 2013 - 7:30am
The Power of Code, a new public art installation on the UNM-LA campus. Photo by Vint Miller
 
Santa Fe artist Nicolas Gadbois installs his piece, The Power of Code, at UNM-LA. Photo by Vint Miller

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Power of Code, a new public art installation on campus.

The event is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, outside of Jeannette O. Wallace Hall.

The commissioned work, by Santa Fe artist Nicolas Gadbois, is a bas-relief set in a floating wall, surrounded by windows,

FUZE.SW 2013 Explores Food of the New World

on August 23, 2013 - 7:09am
Foods of the New World on display in'New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más.' Courtesy photo

MIFA News:

SANTA FE—An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know—and consume it— today, opened last year at the Museum of International Folk Art with “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” on view through Jan. 5, 2014.

Digging deeper into the topics covered in New World Cuisine will be FUZE.SW 2013. Santa Fe’s first-ever food conference of its kind takes place at the Museum of International Folk Art the weekend of Nov. 8-10.

James Beard

Taos National Society of Watercolorists Group Exhibition Opens Aug. 30

on August 22, 2013 - 8:29am
Wheeler Peak by Linda Henderson is one of the pieces in the show.
 

TNSW News:

The Taos National Society of Watercolorists is staging a group exhibition at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The exhibition will be on display from Aug. 30-Sept. 29.

The Opening Reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 and will feature a "meet and greet" with the 22 artist members of the National Society of Watercolorists. Admission is free for the reception and there will be refreshments served.

All work in this exhibition is for sale.

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