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Art Through The Loom Comes To Taos

on July 26, 2014 - 8:51am


Missoula Children's Theatre Presents 'Blackbeard the Pirate' Saturday

on July 25, 2014 - 10:06am
Actors portraying parrots in 'Blackbeard the Pirate' rehearse their parts. The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Missoula Children's Theatre's production at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available at the door. Courtesy/LAAC


It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How!

on July 24, 2014 - 1:09pm
YMCA News:
Last night, families, friends and community members gathered at Barranca Elementary in anticipation of the YMCA Camp end-of-summer performance.
The Y Camp program is offered every summer for kids in grades K-7 and it’s a great place for kids to let loose and enjoy the summer with others their own age. At the end of each summer, the campers participate in a performance organized by the camp Drama Director.
This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss, in an effort to encourage reading, learning, creativity, and of course, fun!

Taos Fall Arts Festival Celebrates 40 Years

on July 24, 2014 - 8:13am
Projection installation of featured artist Markus Dorninger Courtesy/


The oldest art festival in Taos, Taos Fall Arts Festival, is celebrating its 40th year by expanding and enhancing the festival, adding new features such as The Paseo on opening night. The 2014 festival is scheduled for Sept. 26-Oct. 5 with an opening reception 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

“We chose to create a community focus group and listen to local artists to find out how we could better serve the arts community going forward and local businesses," spokesman Paul Figueroa said.


Help Get Los Alamos Little Theatre Spruced Up For New Season Saturday

on July 22, 2014 - 7:42am

LALT News:

It is time to get the Los Alamos Little Theatre ready for the new season. A work party is scheduled beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at the theater on Nectar Street.

Dennis Powell will lead the crew in painting the risers. Corky Howell will lead repairs on the storage shed. Pruning and weeding also will take place. Bring work gloves and a hat. Wear sunscreen.

There will be coffee, juice and light refreshments in the morning, and a lunch to reward the volunteer workers. Everyone is welcome.

Betty Nance Smith Chosen For National Exhibition

on July 20, 2014 - 8:50am

Farmer's Market Gold by Betty Nance Smith. Courtesy photo

AWA News:

Work by highly regarded artist Betty Nance Smith of Los Alamos will be featured in the American Women Artists 17th Annual Member Show and National Juried Competition Exhibition.

As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, AWA members are “women of distinction,” representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. The Addison Art Gallery is pleased to have been chosen to present this important show that you can now preview by clicking here.

Betty Nance Smith paints obscure and obvious beauty


Missoula Children's Theatre July 21-26

on July 20, 2014 - 7:49am

Two Young Artists Concerts in Taos July 26-27

on July 20, 2014 - 6:26am

TSM News:

The Taos School of Music (TSM) will host two Young Artists concerts July 26-27.

The first concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley. On the program: Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E Flat Major, K 563, and Beethoven: Piano Trio D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost Trio." The concert is free and open to the public.

A second concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Tickets are $8. On the program: Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Op.

Photo Gallery: Faces Of Int'l Folk Art Market

on July 19, 2014 - 9:03am

Photo by Derrick Key/Los Alamos

Photo by Derrick Key/Los Alamos

IFAM News:

This summer’s 11th annual International Folk Art Market kicked off July 10 with a Community Celebration in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park. The annual Artists’ Procession included more than 100 of the 2014 Market artists from more than 60 countries, all in colorful national dress.

The Market ran through July 13 at Milner Plaza on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill and included international food vendors, artist demonstrations, hands-on art making activities for children, dance and the opportunity to meet artists from around the world.



Culture Rich ‘Fiestas de Taos’ July 19-20

on July 19, 2014 - 7:22am

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TAOS News:

The centuries old, culturally rich celebration of Fiestas de Taos will take place in Taos through Sunday, July 20 and includes festivities in honor of the feast days of Taos’ Catholic patron saints, St. Anne and St. James (Santa Ana y Santiago).

One of Taos’ staple annual events, Fiestas de Taos features live music donated by local talent, traditional dances, parades, and special presentations along with food and crafts vendors and activities for children. A Fiesta Queen is traditionally selected among local contenders during the fiesta as well.

The fiestas began

Authors Speak: Havill Talks About N.M. Police Mysteries

on July 18, 2014 - 8:19am

Steven F Havill. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Steven F. Havill is the guest author at the July Authors Speak Series reading and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Havill is an American author of mysteries and westerns. Havill lives in Datil, N.M. with his wife Kathleen. He has written two series of police procedurals set in the fictional Posadas County, N.M.; along with other works.

From Heartshot, the first Posadas County mysteries novel from Steven F. Havill, through Night Zone, the most recent, sheriff Bill Gastner has been a common thread in

‘Slowgirl’ at Santa Fe's WH 21 Aug. 2-3, 9-10

on July 17, 2014 - 8:51am
'Slowgirl' author Greg Pierce. Courtesy photo
WH 21 News:
A new play written by Greg Pierce and directed by Janet Davidson with Tatyana Stavrowsky and Chris Dempsy will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 2 and 9 and 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3 and 10 at the WH 21, 1641 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
The new play, which opened at Lincoln Center in 2012 with former "CSI" actor William Peterson, brings fresh eyes to the problem of bullying. The play tells the story of Becky, who is sent to Costa Rica to hide out with her recluse Uncle Sterling after a horrific accident.

Houser Centennial Tribute Showcases Monumental Works by Sculptor and Devotees

on July 17, 2014 - 7:57am

Allan Houser. CourtesyMIAC

MIAC News:

Internationally collected and admired sculptor, painter, and teacher Allan Houser (1914-1994), is back in the Santa Fe spotlight in a major way this summer on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Beginning Aug.


Make Pet Rock 'Siblings' at PEEC July 22

on July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
Make pet rocks like this one at PEEC's Summer Family Evening, July 22.

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host a Summer Family Evening, 6:30-8 p.m., July 22 at which staff members from the YMCA will facilitate a fun activity helping kids make pet rock “siblings.”

Families are welcome to drop in any time throughout the program.

After going outside to search for a pair of rocks, kids and their parents will bring them back in to PEEC where they can use different art and craft supplies to make their very own pet rock “siblings.”

The child

Lightning Strikes Photographed From North Mesa

on July 14, 2014 - 11:30am
Photographer Maria Thibodeau captured a lightning strike from North Mesa Saturday night. Courtesy/
Photographer Maria Thibodeau took this shot as forked lightning struck. Courtesy/

Painter Richard Wasilewski's One Man Show Opened Friday at Mesa Public Library Gallery

on July 14, 2014 - 11:19am
Artist Richard Wasilewski of Jemez Springs chats with Merry McIntyre of Los Alamos at the opening of his exhibit of paintings at Mesa Public Library Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist Richard Wasilewski, center, poses in front of one of his paintings with his wife, Carol Meine, and Mesa Public Library Manager Steven Thomas. Wasilewski’s work can be viewed through Aug. 5 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, open during regular library hours. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Glass Fusing Class to Benefit Self Help, Inc.

on July 11, 2014 - 9:11am

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Indulge your creative side while raising funds for Self Help, Inc.

Gather a couple of your friends and register for the First Glass Fusing Class, noon to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26. Learn art glass techniques, relax, create and donate to Self Help, Inc., all at the same time.

Based on the number of participants registered for this class, Bullseye Glass will donate up to $800 to Self Help, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1969 and dedicated to assisting people in need.

The First Glass Fusing Class is a great introduction to the fundamental

Calling All Artists: Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair Aug. 9

on July 9, 2014 - 8:40am

Los Alamos Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. By Robert Estep

FLAC News:

The Fuller Lodge Art Center's 38th annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair is scheduled for Aug. 9 (Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo weekend).

Artists interested in booth space may call Nancy at 505.662.1635. For more information, click here.

Santa Fe Council on International Relations: Champagne Brunch & Film July 22

on July 7, 2014 - 9:16am

CIR News:

Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) is hosting a Champagne Brunch and viewing of the film "Welcome," 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the CIR's new location at 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D in Santa Fe.

Join the Council on International Relations for a delightful champagne brunch and film entitled: Welcome, directed by Phillippe Lioret on Tuesday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CIR’s new location: 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D in Santa Fe.

The multi award-winning new film from writer/director Philippe Lioret, WELCOME is a compassionate and inspiring

Iconic Fred Harvey ‘American West’ Exhibit Opens at Millicent Rogers Museum Aug. 1

on July 4, 2014 - 7:47am

Old postcard depicting the making of the movie, 'The Harvey Girls.' Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos announces the opening of its latest exhibition, "Fred Harvey and the Making of the American West." This unique exhibition will open to the public Aug. 1 and closes Jan. 31, 2015.

Featuring more than 100 objects drawn from the family of Fred Harvey, various private collections and the Couse Foundation (Taos), the exhibit focuses upon how Fred Harvey and his company created the popular imagery that Americans came to understand as representing the West.


White Rock Visitor Center Hosts Art Market July 5

on July 3, 2014 - 8:11am


The White Rock Artist Market will feature local artists and crafters 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 5, at the White Rock Visitor Center.

This market will include hand-crafted jewelry, hand- painted wood pieces, melted crayon art, natural beauty items, San Ildefonso Pottery and photography.

For the first time at the market, there will be live music by Juan Rivera of Taos.

The White Rock Artist Market is produced by the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area

A Summer Evening at Ashley Pond

on July 2, 2014 - 11:16am
A Summer Evening at Ashley Pond
Photo Essay By TK THOMPSON
Los Alamos
The Community Winds perform in concert under the pavilion last week at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson 
The fountain at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

The pavilion at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

Early evening at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

The water feature at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

Night falls on Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 




Jae Drummond Art at Jean Cocteau Gallery June 16

on June 28, 2014 - 7:54am

'Nymeria' by Jae Drummond. Courtesy photo

JCCG News:

Jae Drummond’s art training started early. Her father, David Drummond, also a professional painter, attached a roll of butcher paper to a board, creating a portable drawing table with an infinite supply of paper. By the time you have filled several rolls of paper, you draw pretty well, she said.

The artists she was first introduced to were the great American illustrators N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parish and Norman Rockwell. Both her formal schooling and her love of art and illustration focused on the human figure.

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally Create ‘Pull of the Moon’

on June 28, 2014 - 7:25am

Navajo artist Bert Benally. Courtesy photo

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Courtesy photo

NMA News:

Ai Weiwei, internationally-acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, in a remarkable collaboration with Navajo artist Bert Benally, will create “Pull of the Moon,” a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. 

The project is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a unique partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum. The installation will feature earth-based drawings using sand.

"The concept is


Ryszard Wasilewski Exhibit Opens June 30

on June 27, 2014 - 8:43am
This painting by Ryszard Wasilewski is part of the series that will be on display at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery June 30-Aug.5. Courtesy/MPLAG

MPL News:

Join Ryszard Wasilewski at the opening reception for his show at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery during the special "Los Alamos Friday Night Out" 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 11 at Mesa Public Library.

Wasilewski’s work can be viewed June 30 through Aug. 5 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, open during regular library hours.

Wasilewski graduated from Camberwell School of Art (London, UK) in 1968, majoring in painting, with sculpture,