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White Rock's Artist Market: Call for Exhibitors

on August 21, 2013 - 8:55am


The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is seeking Artists or Artisans to participate in its outdoor Art Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The fee is $15 to participate and exhibitors must provide their own tables, chairs and tents.

Direct questions to Melanie Peña at 505-661-4807 or Register online here.

Nine Weekends of Taos Grand Fall Arts Begins

on August 21, 2013 - 7:22am
A season of color in Taos. Photos by Jill Caven and Janet Burns

Staff Report

TAOS—Fall colors in Taos include not only the vivid changing leaves in Carson National Forest but a multi-colored palette of festivals that take place throughout September and October.  

The 2013 Taos Grand Fall Arts season includes many art, music, literary, and culinary events and several major festivals – Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Wool Festival, and SOMOS Storytelling Festival are among the most popular.

This year, the roster of events features a number of colorful personalities:

Aug. 17-Sept.1 Grammy-winner

Atomic City Children’s Theater Plans Busy Year

on August 20, 2013 - 7:17am
Students in the Atomic City Children's Theater February production of 'Disney The Little Mermaid Jr.' take well deserved bows. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program announces its events for the upcoming year.

Auditions for Disney Aladdin Jr., this year's Elementary School production, a two-act musical play based on the smash Broadway hit. Auditions are 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, and open to fifth and sixth grade students in the Los Alamos area. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

SFI's Science on Screen Presents 'Zardoz'

on August 20, 2013 - 7:06am

Doyne Farmer

SFI News:

The popular Science on Screen series continues at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 20 at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Institute External Professor Doyne Farmer will illuminate John Boorman's 1974 sci-fi cult classic Zardoz from his unique perspective as a physicist, complexity theorist, and "rogue economist."

Sean Connery stars as Exterminator Zed in a postapocalyptic future featuring a flying stone head, revered as a god but with murderous intent, and two classes of inhabitants leading very different lives.

For tickets and

A Collective Work of Art

on August 19, 2013 - 7:43am
Katy Korkos, Annie Rose, Kimber Wallwork-Heineman, Johanna Feliz Boudreau, Deb Freado Chapman, Corina Logghe, Joan Logghe, Paula Reid, Lyssa Elder, Deborah Gordon, Dana Abrums-Hughes and Russ and Deb Gordon and Robin Reider got together at a residence Saturday and together created a colorful quilt. Photo by Katy Korkos

‘The Disappearing Art Show:' Check it Out Before it's Gone

on August 18, 2013 - 7:37am
'Cooke's Peak' by Benjamin Harry. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Library presents “The Disappearing Art Show,” featuring more than 175 framed prints, paintings and photographs, all free to borrow from your library. The show will be on display Aug. 30 to Sept. 25, or until there is no art left. Visit the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery on the second floor to see the show.

'Cholla and Saguaro' by Gustave Baumann. Courtesy photo

 Los Alamos County Library System has collections in many different formats: magazines, large print books, foreign language books and newspapers,

Bring on the Clowns: ‘Trickster’ Exhibit Opening Tonight

on August 16, 2013 - 12:44pm

Tricksters cavort in the new show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

'Madame Belle Reveals All' by Los Alamos artist Wendy Dunn and her father, Frank Miller of Spring Lake, Mich. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Tricksters come in all shapes and sizes and exist in every culture. A trickster is a prankster, a wise fool, a crafty schemer and often the butt of his own joke.

A trickster disrupts the social norms and sets the world spinning in a new direction.

The latest show at Fuller Lodge Art Center


Riding Wooden Horses at Saturday's Art Show

on August 13, 2013 - 7:43am

This children couldn't resist taking a ride on the wooden horses created by Taos artist Juan Rivera during Saturday's Art and Crafts show at Fuller Lodge ... and of course their parents ended up buying them. Photo by Sandra Quintana

Rodeo royalty having fun from left, Princess Maria Gibson, Queen Rachel Larson and Sweetheart Maria Macginnes. Photo by Sandra Quintana


Pink Clouds Float Above Walnut Street

on August 13, 2013 - 6:55am

Colorfully illuminated clouds float above Walnut Street Monday. Photo by Bob Beberniss

Art Goes Outdoors with PEEC's 'Plein Air' Class

on August 10, 2013 - 7:16am

PEEC News:

Whether you consider yourself an artist, or you’ve never picked up a paint brush, the upcoming Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) “Plein Air” class will allow you to explore outdoor surroundings through art.

Dorothy Hoard will lead the “Plein Air” (outdoor) art session on Friday, Aug. 23. Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at PEEC to carpool, or at 10 a.m. at the Cerro Grande Trailhead on N.M. 4.

The area that the group will visit is an open forest with aspen and ponderosa trees and a nice collection of wildflowers.

Award Winning Teen Filmmaker Speaks to Rotary Club

on August 9, 2013 - 7:19am
Award-winning filmmaker, 17-year-old Samantha Filer speaks to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos on Aug. 6. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Samantha Filer, a 17-year-old  homeschooled home school student from Jemez Springs, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival. She was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday, Aug. 6

Filer produced, edited  and directed “The Sword of Arundel,” a 56 minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel.

'Salt and Pepper' on Stage in Taos

on August 9, 2013 - 7:10am
Brandon Santos and Silvana Neal perform in 'Warm Ashes,' one of seven one-acts that make up 'Salt and Pepper.' Courtesy photo

Staff Report

“Salt and Pepper,” written by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin and directed by Jayne Aylesand Kay Peters Johnson, is a collection of short plays that celebrate aging with grace, courage and humor.

The play is on stage this weekend in Taos.

The play had its world premiere June 7 at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon. The Taos production features the same cast and crew. It will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.

Evelyn Campbell Wins Tapestry Excellence Award

on August 8, 2013 - 10:33am
'Sandhill Cranes over Pajarito Acres,' a tapestry by local fiber artist Evelyn Campbell, won the American Tapestry Alliance Award of Excellence. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The American Tapestry Alliance has announced that Evelyn Campbell from Los Alamos received the ATA Award for Excellence in Tapestry for her piece, "Sandhill Cranes over Pajarito Acres." 

Her tapestry was displayed July 26-28 at the "Celebration of Fiber" sponsored by Intermountain Weavers Conference at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.


Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery Closing Doors Oct. 1

on August 7, 2013 - 6:53pm

ART News:

Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery at 1475 Central Ave. has announced it's closing its doors Oct. 1.

Most of its artists will keep their work in the gallery until Sept. 20 and owner Karen Wray encourages community members to start their holiday shopping early this year.

The gallery is open noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Wray intends to move to a studio space on East Gate Drive in Los Alamos. She plans to start oil painting classes again soon and also offer classes in other media.

Visit, for her class schedule or call

Arts and Crafts Fair Offers Something for Every Taste and Budget

on August 7, 2013 - 10:09am
Browsers at 2012 Arts and Crafts Fair. Courtesy photo

Monkey sock toys by Sandra Frentzel of Albuquerque. Courtesy photo


Arts and crafts fairs come in abundance. The one that will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fuller Lodge lawn, however, is distinct.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center, established to celebrate artists, is running the show. The proceeds from booth sales go to help ensure the Center’s doors remain open. Everything else goes to the painters, sculptures, jewelers, weavers and other artists. It truly is all about the art.

Art Center Marketing Director


Scribble Works Reviews: 'Pacific Rim'

on August 6, 2013 - 8:04am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
Scribble Works Reviews

Pacific Rim: The Best Game of the Year

Guillermo del Toro, famous for his critically acclaimed contributions to Mexican cinema (Pan’s Labyrinth) and infamous for down and dirty action like Hellboy and Blade II, returns to the action arena with Pacific Rim, which we award an Alpha.

The story follows the pilots of giant war machines as they battle to overcome an alien threat from beneath the Pacific Ocean. Make no mistake, watching Pacific Rim will not change the way you think.

'Mud' Portrays Life on Arkansas Delta

on August 5, 2013 - 8:49am

Matthew McConaughey. Courtesy

Movie Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

“Mud” requires patience. The film takes its time reaching the climax but don’t get antsy and walk out of the theater. You’ll be glad you didn’t.

The movie centers on two young teenage boys – Ellis and his friend, Neckbone – who live in a rural area of Mississippi. While exploring a small island in the Mississippi River, they come upon a boat that mysteriously wound up in a tree’s branches. They consider this to be the perfect hideout until the friends discover someone already inhabits it.

The boat’s inhabitant, Mud, is a

Opera Insider Presents Talk Today

on August 5, 2013 - 7:57am


Carl Newton, now in his 18th year as a docent volunteer for the Santa Fe Opera, will present a program on the Opera’s 57th Season at 10 a.m. today, Monday Aug. 5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (downstairs classroom.)

“Telling stories through opera performances in ways that capture the emotional imagination of each audience member is an art requiring many artistic skills,” Newton said. “From the creators of an opera through the team that produces the realization on stage, and the performing artists that the audience hears, each of this season’s operas will be examined.”



Peace's New Century Project Opens in Two Locations

on August 2, 2013 - 6:29am
Image from Peace's New Century Project by Masaru Tanaka and Betsie Miler-Kusz. Courtesy photo

FLAC News:

The Peace’s New Century Project will be exhibited in two locations during early August.

At Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, the exhibit is Aug. 5-10, with a reconciliation ceremony and reception Aug. 6. The ceremony is 4 p.m. followed by a 5-7 p.m. reception. At the Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs, the exhibit is Aug. 2-8, with a 1-4 p.m. reception Aug. 4.

The Peace’s New Century Project is a collaboration between Betsie Miller-Kusz of the Jemez Valley and


NMSA Launches New School Year

on July 31, 2013 - 8:59am

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) state charter school launches its fourth year Aug. 12 with the largest student body to date: 212 students representing 37 communities throughout New Mexico.

This year, 70 new students will attend NMSA, coming from as far north as Taos and as far south as Las Cruces. The school experienced a surge in inquires and applications this school year from students wanting to attend NMSA.

“New Mexico School for the Arts is an extraordinary opportunity for young New Mexican artists.

Call for Artists for ‘Deep Into That Darkness Peering’

on July 30, 2013 - 10:58am

FLAC News:

Fuller Lodge Art Center announces its autumn show as the shadows lengthen and animals prepare for hibernation.

Consider Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos and all the ghost stories told around a campfire. Where does your personal darkness lead?

The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 30. The Opening Reception is Friday, Oct. 4.

Download the application here.


'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe' Stars 24 Local Youth Aug. 2-3

on July 29, 2013 - 10:05am

Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy and Cameron Haag, 10, as Tumnus. Photo by Tara Key

Filippo Delzanno, 10, as Edmund; Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy; Lidia Appell, 10, as Susan and Ryan Rushton, 9, as Peter. Photo by Cindy Richard


"The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe stars 24 local youth who have been rehearsing for the stage play this summer at White Rock Baptist Church.

The production is an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," and the actors range from 6 to 18 years old. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Aug.

Tunnel Near Roundabout Gets Makeover

on July 24, 2013 - 4:01pm
Community members repaint the tunnel near the Diamond Drive roundabout after 10 years. Courtesy photo
A group of Los Alamos women got together and re-painted the tunnel entrance near the roundabout on Diamond Drive Monday.
The tunnel was originally painted about 10 years ago with flowers. But time had taken its toll and the paint was deteriorating. Local resident Amy Storey worked with Perry Rutherford at the County to get the paint and have the wall power-washed.
Ericka Becker became involved in the project as the designer.