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Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents The Snow Queen

on December 3, 2014 - 2:25pm

Dancers from left, Jenna Erickson (Snow Queen), Cody Maggiore (Kai), Nicole Stafford (Guardian Angel) and Melina Burnside (Gerda). Courtesy photo

DALA News:

Winter is coming … and so is The Snow Queen. Dance Arts Los Alamos is proud to present its all-new production of The Snow Queen during Winterfest Weekend 2014. More than one hundred dancers aged five through adult will grace the stage in this magical holiday ballet.

Based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairly tale of the same name, The Snow Queen also provided the inspiration for the movie Frozen.

Meet Local Authors At Saturday's Annual Book Fair

on December 3, 2014 - 8:31am
Family Strengths Network's compilation of recipes from local families, 'Messy Hands Cookbook' is one of the books featured at the Local Authors Book Fair at Mesa Public Library Saturday. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Stopping by Mesa Public Library should be on everyone’s to-do list noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 because that’s where all the local authors will be set up to sell and sign their books.

If you’ve ever wanted to meet a writer in person, this is your chance- you can ask those burning questions, buy those unique books and have them signed by the author.

The Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 3, 2014 - 6:37am
Reel Deal Theater  

This Friday our line-up will be Birdman, Penguins of Madagascar, Horrible Bosses 2 and Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1. Interstellar will end this Thursday.

Birdman won Best Picture and Michael Keaton won Best Actor for his performance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last evening. This film will open at the Reel Deal this Friday and probably run for one week only unless folks really come out for it in which case we could play it for two weeks. It has gotten rave reviews so we hope to see you at the theater.

Theory of Everything will open

Mesa Library Presents 'Bagdad Cafe' Thursday

on December 2, 2014 - 12:16pm

Movie poster for 'Bagdad Cafe.' Courtesy/


Moviegoers in France, Germany, and even Seattle love “Bagdad Cafe” (1987, rated PG). This incredible and incredibly strange film has won awards across the globe for its casting, acting, and screenplay, and was chosen Best Foreign Film several times over. What will Los Alamos think? That’s always an interesting question to ask.

“Bagdad Cafe,” showing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library (upstairs meeting room), begins with a German couple on a desolate road.

Decorating Underway For The Holidays

on December 2, 2014 - 7:22am

Holiday garland stenciling was underway Saturday on the windows at CB FOX Department Store in downtown Los Alamos in preparation for the holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Festival Of Voices To Ring In Holidays At Popejoy Hall

on November 30, 2014 - 11:58am
NMSChorus News:
  • More Than 200 New Mexico Musicians Performing at Dec. 12 Concert
ALBUQUERQUE – The second annual Holiday Festival of Voices showcasing the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program’s Choruses and Chamber Orchestra will fill Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall with beautiful music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.
More than 200 New Mexico musicians will present a range of festive and inspirational music, culminating in Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria.
“Last year’s Festival of Voices brought so much joy and praise,” said Roger Melone, director

Brave New Brass Brown Bag Recital Wednesday

on November 30, 2014 - 10:34am

Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents The Brave New Brass free recital noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

Community members are invited to bring their lunch and hear this brass quintet perform works from Gustov Holst, Diego Ortiz and Astor Piazoll. The Brave New Brass is comprised of Elizabeth Hunke, Deniece Korzekwa, Dave Korzekwa, Mandy Marksteiner and Bruce Warren.

This Program is made possible in part by a grant from the County of Los Alamos.

Photography Exhibit Opens At LAHS Wednesday

on November 28, 2014 - 9:06am
Student photography exhibit. Photo by Michelle Groves


Michelle Groves’ beginning photography students at Los Alamos High School will host a photography art show Dec. 1-8 in the main lobby at the high school.

A special art opening is 7-9 p.m., Dec 3. The work of more than 50 students will be on display and light snacks and refreshments will be served. The students are part of her Beginning Photography class. They have been working hard this semester to put together this collection of work. 

“These students have learned how to use a manual film camera when for most

Scenes From Saturday's LAAC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

on November 23, 2014 - 3:41pm
Lange Burnett of Colours of the Wind sees the holiday fair through rose-colored glasses during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at the Los Alamos Middle School. By Kirsten Laskey/

Leah Senator, left, Annie Romero and Janet Trask of Four Generations get into the holiday spirit Saturday during the Los Alamos Arts Council's fair. By Kirsten Laskey/

Akala of Akala's Jewelry participates in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at the Los Alamos Middle School. By Kirsten Laskey/


'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' Opens In Library Gallery Dec. 4

on November 22, 2014 - 8:03am
An exhibit from 'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' opening Dec. 4 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo


“Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family” will be on display Dec. 4 through Jan. 2 in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.

The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) in Albuquerque, a nascent museum, which does not yet have a permanent location of its own. There will be a public reception 5-7 p.m  Dec. 4 in the Gallery. Director of the MAMF Dr.

Chamisa Staff Gets Creative For A Good Cause: Empty Bowls Project

on November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm

Empty Bowls Project Coordinator Deborah Gill receives a finished bowl from fifth grade teacher David Parsons. Courtesy photo

Chamisa teachers had so many colors to choose from. Courtesy photo


Chamisa Elementary staff gathered Wednesday in the art room to participate in the Empty Bowls Project with coordinator Deborah Gill. Chamisa art teacher, Renee Mitsunaga will hold a second event Dec. 3 for parents. 

"We would like to provide our parents an opportunity to show off their creativity for a good cause," Mitsunaga said.

This service project benefits Self Help, Inc., an

Olions One Act Plays Preview 7 P.m. Today

on November 20, 2014 - 11:48am
Olions members acting in 'Idiosynchronization' from left, Leander Murphy, Emma Martens, Lauren Partin, Max Herrmann and Jack Majure-Barkley. Courtesy photo
'Roll the Dice' cast members from left, Ryan Gunther, Megan Pimentel, Donald Poston, Marja Graham, Opale Schappert and Rosemary Vigil. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Olions' one act plays kick off with a special preview night at 7 p.m. today in the Black Box Theater in the main high school building.
"Idiosynchronization", directed by Ben Reichelt, features cast members Leander Murphy, Emma Martens,

Learn To Capture Autumn Plants And Pods At PEEC's Art Workshop Series

on November 20, 2014 - 11:05am

A drawing and watercolor by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is pleased to welcome back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn.

Coddington will lead a drawing workshop Thursday, Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop Dec. 11. Both classes run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Fuller Lodge Art Center

on November 20, 2014 - 9:57am

Ready to greet shoppers on Small Business Saturday, from left, Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel, Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke and Art Center volunteer Arlene Mansfield. Courtesy photo


Facilitating and supporting creativity in the visual arts since 1977, the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Affordable Arts Sale is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos.

Year round the Art Center gallery hosts an average of 100 local and regional artisans. Every November the gallery shop expands to add 30 to 40 artists and take over the entire gallery space.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Village Arts

on November 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Kathy Nebel with a masked friend inside Village Arts where preparations are underway for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo


Feeding the creative spirit in Los Alamos since 1983, Village Arts has become a staple for most any creative project from the raw materials to getting the finished work presentable and up on the wall.

Village Arts, at 216 DP Road, takes pride in carrying fine arts and crafts supplies as well as school supplies and those hard to find specialty items.

ACCT Presents Willy Wonka Jr. Nov. 21-22

on November 19, 2014 - 9:47am


ACCT News:

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!

For now, I do invite you to come to the stage of Smith Auditorium before the show and be my guest for one chocolate bar—you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets. You will be conducted around my chocolate factory, and be shown everything that there is to see.

But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on the day of your visit.

New Mexico School for the Arts Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

on November 19, 2014 - 7:42am

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts will hold an Open House for prospective students to the school 1-3 p.m., Dec. 6.  

Eighth, 9th and 10th graders interested in learning more about NMSA are encouraged to attend, as well as all current applicants. The event is at New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda Street in Santa Fe.

NMSA provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude in the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.

MOIFA Raises Funds To Restore Giant Giraffe

on November 19, 2014 - 7:26am

Sculptor Felipe Archuleta with his giraffe creation, created in 1973. Courtesy photo


The Museum of International Folk Art is undertaking the restoration of this giraffe created by sculptor Felipe Archuleta in December of 1973.

Of the many imaginative animals he created (some currently on view at MOIFA in the exhibition Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico) this giraffe is one of his first large-scale exotic animals.

Since its donation to the museum in 1973 by the Atrium Orbis Gallery Corporation of Santa Fe, this magnificent sculpture has brought smiles to thousands of museum


County Prepares Holiday Lights At Ashley Pond

on November 18, 2014 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos County crews were busy Monday evening preparing the lights in the trees around Ashley Pond for the upcoming holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Saturday

on November 18, 2014 - 6:33am
Photo by Jay Sturdevant, a Santa Fe based photographer. Courtesy/LAAC
High fired stoneware created by artist Jarrett West. Courtesy/LAAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is getting a bit of a makeover although its new look may seem familiar.

After several years of holding the fair at Crossroads Bible Church, the event is returning to the Los Alamos Middle School, which had hosted the event before construction of the new school began. This year’s arts and crafts fair is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday.

Indian Country, The Art Of David Bradley

on November 18, 2014 - 5:45am

Harvest Moon, Godzilla vs. Zozobra, 2009, David Bradley, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in., Collection of Ed and Pam deZevallos, Houston, Texas.

ART News:

  • To be an artist from the Indian world carries with it certain responsibilities... which I do not take lightly.—David Bradley

SANTA FE—David Bradley (b. 1954), Minnesota Chippewa, creates narrative artworks which tell stories and histories not often heard by non-Native people nor understood from a Native American perspective.

Saturated with a powerful Native voice and evocative visual descriptions of Indian experience, Bradley's artworks


Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Dec. 13

on November 18, 2014 - 5:28am


The Ladies Auxliary is hosting its annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The event is in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Breakfast is a Continental Breakfast and lunch is Green Chile Stew and Posole. This event is a great Christmas shopping opportunity.

For more information, call Gloria Lopez at 505.920.3143.

Friends Of The Shelter At Annual Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Nov. 22

on November 16, 2014 - 10:57am

Scene from previous Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Courtesy/Los Alamos Arts Council

FOS News:

Friends of the Shelter (FOS) will be at the Arts Council Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Los Alamos Middle School.

Molly and Maggie are looking for a permanent home. Courtesy/FOS

The Friends of the Shelter 2015 calendars will be available as well as a variety of small craft items including Pet and Petroglyph magnets and Pottery for Pets. Funds from sales enable FOS to improve the lives of shelter animals in northern New Mexico.

Preceptor Beta Chapter Creates 'Frozen' Themed Christmas Tree

on November 15, 2014 - 10:49am

Preceptor Beta Chapter's 'Frozen' themed Christmas Tree is on display at the Betty Ehart Senior Center as part of the Festival of Trees display. Silent auction bids are underway until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Photo by Claire Swinhoe

New Mexico History Museum: Christmas, Fred Harvey, Las Posadas And More

on November 15, 2014 - 8:45am

Photo by Hannah Abelbeck

NMHM News:

December events at the New Mexico History Museum begin Friday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., with Free First Friday Gallery Talk: "Mapping New Mexico".

As New Mexico morphed into the state we know today, its paper outlines changed the lives of those who called it home. Gather in the exhibition Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, where Librarian Tomas Jaehn will demonstrate those changes via maps, plus explain a cartographic error that determined who was American and who was Mexican. Free admission 5-8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7 is the opening of Setting the