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Annual Holiday Arts And Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 22

on November 13, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting the annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Los Alamos Middle School, 1 Hawk Dr.

This is an opportunity to do holiday shopping plus benefit an organization that brings numerous events to the community throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival and Pumpkin Glow.


Holiday Season Begins With NMDT-PC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

on November 12, 2014 - 10:04am
Indiana Warrior as Clara in 'The Nutcracker.' Photo by Rebecca Cai


New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”

This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which the Nutcracker and she meet many interesting characters.

Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include: Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King,

Sofia Enriquez Wins CROP Walk Logo Contest

on November 11, 2014 - 12:54pm
Sofia Enriquez with her winning logo design. Courtesy photo


Sofia Enriquez has won the logo contest for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot. Her design will adorn scores of new t-shirts to be worn by all who walk or run the course Nov. 23.

The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos for many years. Each year a contest is held inviting all Los Alamos fourth through sixth graders to submit designs for the walk/run t-shirt.

New Bronze Sculpture Installed In Central Park Square

on November 10, 2014 - 1:40pm

Photo by Chris Clark/

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg and Shidoni President/CEO Scott Hicks, (hat) watch as the new bronze sculpture is moved into place this morning in Central Park Square. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg, left, shakes hands with Shidoni President/CEO Scott Hicks and thanks him for loaning the sculpture to the Los Alamos community. Photo by Chris Clark/


President/CEO Scott Hicks of Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque has

Junior Theater Festival Presents 'Disney's The Little Mermaid'

on November 10, 2014 - 9:16am

Central Park Square Receives Bronze Sculpture Monday

on November 9, 2014 - 10:46am

The bronze sculpture 'Wally with Bench' will be installed Monday morning in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo


Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque is generously loaning the bronze sculpture "Wally with Bench" to Central Park Square.

Los Alamos Creative District Advisory Committee Member Philip Kunsberg owns Central Park Square and is covering the cost of delivery and installation for the piece. The sculpture will be delivered and installed at 11 a.m. Monday on Main Street near the large lawn area in Central Park Square.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Presents 'Morphing Nature'

on November 8, 2014 - 7:23am
One of the sculptures in 'Morphing Nature.' Courtesy/SFBG

SFBG News:

The Santa Fe Botanical Gardens presents “Morphing Nature: Site Specific Sculpture from Recovered Plant Materials” Nov. 14 through April 26.

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design are creating site-specific sculptures made from recovered plant materials cleared from the site of the Botanical Garden’s next phase. Some works also will include other found objects, both man-made and naturally occurring.

This exhibition will be located along the Garden’s Art Trail,

Steve Younger Presents Poetry Of WWI Nov. 14

on November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
Archival photo from WWI. Courtesy/


As the world tipped into the catastrophe of the First World War, poet Rupert Brook wrote:

“Now, God be thanked who has matched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping.”

Four years later, eight million had died in fighting that decimated an entire generation and changed forever the social and political map of the world. Amid the chaos, a group of writers distilled their experiences, both on the fighting front and at home.

They All Fall Down In 'And Then There Were None'

on November 7, 2014 - 10:43am
Some of the accused cast members contemplate their fate in a rehearsal of  'And Then There Were None.' From left, William Blore  (Eric Tyler), Anthony Marston (Connor Schulz), Vera Claythrone (Sandra Ward) and Captain Philip Lombard (Corey New). Courtesy/LALT
Los Alamos Daily Post

Since it was first published in1939, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None has sold more than 100 million copies, making it the best-selling mystery novel of all time.

In 1943, Christie adapted the novel for the London stage and for nearly 75 years it has been a staple for

Annual Holiday Crafts Fair Saturday

on November 7, 2014 - 6:58am

BSP News:

Beta Sigma Phi’s Xi Nu Chapter is hosting its 27th annual craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church.

The event features more than 45 vendors kicking off the holiday season. Live music, baked goods and more than 50 raffle items are up for grabs for a $1 charge. Items include jewelry, wood crafts, fiber arts, traditional knitting, crochet, sewing and more.

“Several artists have been with us for over 10 or 15 years,” event coordinator Judy Lovejoy said. “Others skip a year or two and then come back.

Bronze Sculpture Coming To Central Park Square Monday

on November 6, 2014 - 1:34pm

The bronze sculpture 'Wally with Bench' (without the women) will be installed near the roundabout in Central Park Square at 11 a.m. Monday. Courtesy photo

LACD News:

The Los Alamos Creative District today announced the upcoming installation of a new loaned sculpture scheduled for delivery Monday, Nov. 10.

The bronze sculpture is on loan from Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque. The artwork titled “Wally with Bench” features an elderly man sitting on a bench.

The Creative District infrastructure subcommittee oversaw the process of finding the art, securing the funding and locating

1962 Classic 'Lonely Are The Brave' Thursday

on November 5, 2014 - 7:09am

Movie poster for 'Lonely are the Brave.' Courtesy/



“Lonely are the Brave” (1962, rated PG) takes viewers beyond the fences, where civilization means something very different, and a horse is a man’s best friend.

“In the more than 60 films that I've made, this is my favorite,” wrote leading man Kirk Douglas in a 1989 letter to the Los Angeles Times, after the death of Edward Abbey, on whose novel “The Brave Cowboy” the film is based. 

Los Alamos audiences will have their chance to see why at 6:30 p.m.

Join Los Alamos Arts Council For Brown Bag Performance Concert Featuring Local Music Students

on November 4, 2014 - 6:36am

Performers, front row from left, Daniel Kim, Lenny Svyatsky, Philip Ionkov and Jennie Gao. Teachers and performers, back row from left, Janna Warren, Madeline Williamson, Lily Shevitz, Josh Shevitz, Sonyia Williams, Ron Grinage and Robert Zhu (Not pictured, but performing are Presley Gao and Jennifer Wang). Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Arts Council for its Brown Bag Performance Series Wednesday, Nov. 5. This concert features local Los Alamos music students, in an intimate noontime performance.

Performers Instructed by Madeline Williamson:

XiNu Chapter Hosts 27th Annual Arts And Crafts Fair At Crossroads Nov. 8

on November 3, 2014 - 4:27pm

XiNu News:

The XiNu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is hosting a Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 8 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos, 2014. 

The Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and more than 40 artists from Northern New Mexico will be selling their art.

iNu sponsors this Craft Fair to allow them to give the proceeds to charity. This is the 27th Craft Fair held by the XiNu chapter. There will be a raffle with prizes being donated by the artists who are participating and a handmade quilt made by one of the XiNu sisters.

This is a great opportunity to start ticking off that

Death of Klinghoffer Showing In Santa Fe Nov. 15

on November 3, 2014 - 7:32am
For those disappointed that the Metropolitan Opera canceled its HD broadcast of the opera by John Adams, a group of opera lovers is sponsoring a showing of a studio version film of the opera released in 1993.
The composer conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. The film has clips interspersed, and audience discretion is advised. This showing will be at the same date as the originally scheduled Met broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. This two hour film will be introduced by Mary Kime and followed by questions and discussion.

Santa Fe University of Art & Design campus,

Scenes From Saturday's County Employees Arts & Crafts Fair

on November 2, 2014 - 1:40pm

Artists display their wares at the annual Los Alamos County Employees Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Recently retired County employee Sandra Quintana displays her creations at Saturday's fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Anthony Baca stands by his artwork Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Vita Henerson displays her wares at the arts and craft fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Artist Cindy Boe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
David Boe helps set up the Boe booth

Meet Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

on November 1, 2014 - 11:53am

Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman with horses. Courtesy/

ART News:

The community is invited to attend an Artist's Reception for Kimber Wallwork-Heineman, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 6 at Mesa Public Library Gallery, 2400 Central Ave.

Wallwork-Heineman's artwork and photography is on display through Nov. 30 at the gallery.

Meet Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman:

I am a long time photographer, not a great photographer, but even I get lucky sometimes.

Aspen Copies Wins 'Best Overall' in Scarecrow Contest

on November 1, 2014 - 10:26am
Aspen Copies took the prize for 'Best Overall' in the Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest this year for 'Milton Waddams-Office Space.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Agatha Christie’s 'And Then There Were None' Opens At Los Alamos Little Theatre Tonight

on October 31, 2014 - 9:34am
Tami Martinson (Emily Brent) admires the wooden soldiers on the fireplace mantel. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Little Theatre
“Ten little soldier boys going out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.”
(Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None).  

One by one, until they are all gone: this is the story of 10 people who find themselves trapped on an island in late 1930s off the coast of Devon.

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman Presents ‘No Limitations’ At Library Gallery

on October 29, 2014 - 6:24am
A photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Los Alamos County Library System

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is an award-winning photographer and artist who has prepared an extensive new body of work for her show in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery. The show, called “No Limitations,” will be displayed for the month of November. The Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.

Wallwork-Heineman has achieved prominence in the world of photography, having her won first place in New Mexico Magazine photography competition “Only in New Mexico” category in July, 2014,

Community Turns Out Sunday For Mesa Public Library Building's 20th Birthday Celebration

on October 28, 2014 - 9:18am

Guests at Mesa Public Library's 20th birthday party Sunday at 2400 Central Ave., were treated to a special cake and cupcakes covered in Italian creme created by Carmela Miller-Martinez of DD Bakery by L.I.A. Photo by Katy Korkos

Mesa Public Library Manager Steven Thomas leads guests on a tour of the library during Sunday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Community members and county officials joined present and former staff to help celebrate 20 years since the dedication of the Mesa Public Library building at 2400 Central Ave.

Los Alamos Artist Fran Bergstein Will Show At Rio Grande Art Association Juried Exhibit

on October 28, 2014 - 9:15am

Artist Fran Bergstein paints in her Los Alamos home. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Los Alamos artist Fran Bergstein has had a painting accepted by the Rio Grande Art Association’s 12th annual juried painting and sales exhibition. The exhibition features 114 paintings by artists working in a variety of styles and media. 

The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2-23 at the African American Performing Arts Center at EXPO New Mexico, 310 San Pedro, NE in Albuquerque. Admission is free

“Drawing and painting are the constants in my life,”


Auditions For 'Mr. Roberts' Nov. 2-4

on October 28, 2014 - 6:02am

Public Art Graces White Rock Visitor Center

on October 28, 2014 - 5:53am
The County's Art in Public Places Board hosted a special ceremony to dedicate new art Oct. 7 at the White Rock Visitor Center, 115 N.M. 4. Preparing to cut the ribbon, from left, Art in Public Places Board Member Vicky Carrejo, Vice Chair Ken Nebel, artists Kathi Geoffrion Parker and Richard Swenson, councilors Francis Berting and Rick Reiss and Art in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn. A watercolor by Kathi Geoffrion Parker is in the foreground. Parker's watercolors are displayed in the Conference Room at the Center. The White Rock Visiotr Center officially opened Sept.