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Stacia Lewandowski Speaks on Early Artists of Santa Fe

on July 13, 2013 - 8:15am
Stacia Lewandowski, author of 'Light, Landscape and the Creative Quest: Early Artists of Santa Fe' will speak July 25. Courtesy photo
MPL News:

New Mexico is fortunate to attract and foster many artists of all kinds.

In her intriguing book on some of the visual artists who found the high desert light and landscape of Santa Fe irrestible and inspiring, Stacia Lewandowski explores their lives and art through photographs and personal stories. The book is actually a two volume set which includes a separate walking tour booklet of many artists’ homes and sites in Santa Fe.

As July’s guest

Jason Frazier's London In Red

on July 10, 2013 - 10:25am

Changing of the Guard. Photo by Jason Frazier


Introduction by Teralene Foxx of Los Alamos

It has been six and a half months since our daughter, husband, and 8-year-old child (Kerri, Jason, and Sydney Frazier) left to travel the world. Their travels have had ups and downs, but overall has been as good, or better than their expectations.

They have met interesting people, seen amazing sites, and experienced different cultures.


'Mostly Clear and Partly Cloudy' at Mesa Public Library

on July 10, 2013 - 9:32am
Sculpture by Shaun Gilmore. Courtesy photo
Postcard for 'Mostly Clear and Partly Cloudy' shows the work of Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall. Courtesy


Climate does not just pertain to the weather. It reaches beyond the weather forecast and touches on emotional states and political situations.

These many different forms of atmospheric conditions are the subject of artists Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall’s exhibit, titled, “Mostly Clear and Partly Cloudy,” currently on display at Mesa Public Library Gallery.

The show was opened to the public last week, but the reception is


New Mexico School for the Arts Announces New Chair

on July 10, 2013 - 9:29am

NMSF News:

SANTA FE -- New Mexico School for the Arts is proud to announce the appointment of the new Music Department Chair Neil Swapp.

“Not only does Neil bring to NMSA a distinguished career of 24 years as a professional music educator,” says NMSA-Art Institute Director, Riis Gonzales, “his life history mirrors our charter school initiative to provide young students from around the state an opportunity to develop their artistic talents – an opportunity many of them, especially those from smaller New Mexico towns, might not otherwise have.”

“Being a native of New Mexico and growing up

Auditions for 'Arsenic and Old Lace' Coming Up

on July 5, 2013 - 7:23am

LALT News:

Arsenic and Old Lace opened the 1944-1945 theater season in Los Alamos. Today, 69 years later, as Los Alamos Little Theatre celebrates its 70th season, they are bringing back this hilarious classic full of surprises. 

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 7 and  7-9 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for a 24-hour perusal period.

There are 14 parts for 14 cast members. Everyone is welcome to come and try out.

Flower Power Wows Friday Night Art Opening

on June 29, 2013 - 10:35am

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lori Heimdahl Gibson. left, chats with County Councilor Pete Sheehey, center, Nashin Key and Robert Gibson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist Elena Yang. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Firday night's opening reception of “Wallflowers” at Fuller Lodge Art Center unveiled the works of five dozen artists and eight dozen blooming works in every imaginable media.

The reception also celebrated the fabric art of quilter Nicole Dunn, whose exhibit, “Bits and Pieces,” on display in

Audio Released of John Nichols' Author Speak Talk

on June 29, 2013 - 9:37am

Taos author John Nichols


Taos author John Nichols was the featured guest at an Authors Speak talk June 27 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

“It was a great event,” said Carol Meine, one of the event organizers. “He was funny, engaging, inspiring, an amazing talker, and more.”

To hear Nichols Authors Speak talk, visit

A video recording will be available here shortly.

Reception for 'Wallflowers' Coincides with Flower Show

on June 27, 2013 - 12:22pm
Some of the work on display in 'Wallflowers.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A painted rain barrel surrounded by paintings in 'Wallflowers' at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Everything’s coming up roses ─ and lilies and daisies ─ at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The current exhibit, “Wallflowers” presents five dozen artists and eight dozen blooming works in every imaginable media. It’s quite the bouquet.


For Giving Productions Presents Provocative Plays

on June 27, 2013 - 7:55am

Staff Report

For Giving Productions and Warehouse 21 present The Valerie of Now and Imagining Brad by Peter Hedges.

The production is directed by Janet Davidson. There will be two shows, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors. Order advance tickets at Hold my or call 505 886-1251. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20, general admission and $17 for seniors. Because of adult content, no one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

Early Morning Reveals Colorful Sky Above Los Alamos

on June 25, 2013 - 11:42am

Early morning sky captured on camera in Los Alamos. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Creativity Marked Saturday's Arts & Crafts Show

on June 25, 2013 - 9:19am

Susan Morales, Lisa Morales and Helen Campion of Hold U and Company hosted Saturday's Arts and Crafts Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 104 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist and independent director Sandra Quintana of Classic Creations displays a variety of her art work and products on sale during Saturday's Arts and Crafts Show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist and owner Anndria Cornish of Native Elements shows off her jewelry. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

El Valle Designs owner Joella Gallegos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Del Norte Credit Union Unveils Walter Bigbee Photography Exhibit

on June 25, 2013 - 8:38am

Walter Bigbee with his photography. Courtesy photo

DMCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, expands its DNCU North Star Artists series with an exhibit at the DNCU DeVargas branch featuring work by renowned photographer Walter Bigbee, a member of the Comanche Nation.

Bigbee feels that Native photography continues the tradition of storytelling once expressed through petroglyphs and pictographs. His hope is that his photojournalism will help Natives and non-Natives to better understand Native people and culture.

“I choose subjects,

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center Shows Trish Spillman’s ‘Sharing a Life in Fiber Arts’

on June 25, 2013 - 8:17am
The fabric art of Trish Spillman. Photo by Carl Newton
Visitors to the Opening Reception chat at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center. Photo by Carl Newton


Founding member of the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC), Trish Spillman has been exhibiting her multi-dimensional fiber artwork.

The final day of the exhibit is today. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and other times on weekends.

During the Artist’s Reception June 16, several of the hosts were also fiber artists living in Los Alamos or having Los Alamos connections.

The exhibit educates about an


Artists and Scientists Share Insights Into Creative Process

on June 19, 2013 - 11:26am
From left, Luis Bettencourt, Kade Twist and Valerie Plame Wilson. Courtesy photo

SFI News:

In the second annual discussion between the Santa Fe Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, SFI Professor Luís M.A. Bettencourt and Cherokee artist Kade L. Twist will explore the creative process in art and science and wonder whether Native artists and complexity scientists are so far apart.

The discussion is moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame Wilson.

Chaos to Complexity: Artists and Scientists Share Insights Into the Creative Process is 2-4 p.m.

'A Down Under Photo Adventure' at Mountaineers Meeting 7:30 p.m. Today!

on June 19, 2013 - 9:54am

Sunset on Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. Today's meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will feature photography from a month-long exploration of Australia and New Zealand. Photo by Momo Vuyisich

Misty rainforest in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia. Photo by Momo Vuyisich

LAM News:

Late in 2012 - our winter, their summer - Momo Vuyisich of Los Alamos and his family took a month-long camping trip through Australia and New Zealand.

They drove, hiked, kayaked and flew, exploring the forests, cities, mountains and coasts of these two beautiful countries.

Crooner With Voice Likened to Frank Sinatra Performs June 22 at Arts and Crafts Show

on June 15, 2013 - 11:25am

Crooner Juan Rivera sings June 22 at Arts and Crafts Show. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Artists from Los Alamos and surrounding areas will show off their talent at an Arts and Crafts Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Hold U and Company is hosting the Arts and Crafts Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 104 DP Road in Los Alamos.

Taos entertainer Juan Rivera, whose voice has been compared to Frank Sinatra's will perform.

Rivera's CDs will be available for purchase at the event.

Taos Author John Nichols in Los Alamos for Authors Speak

on June 15, 2013 - 10:27am

John Nichols with his most recent novel. Photo by Morris Witten


Telling tales has been John Nichols’ life-long career.

“Ever since I was a kid, I had a great imagination and told a lot of lies,” the Taos author said.

The chance to hear Nichols’ stories first-hand is approaching. He will make an appearance in Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series at 7 p.m., June 27 in the library’s rotunda.

Nichols has published 20 books of both fiction and non-fiction. Several of his novels, including The Milagro Beanfield War, have been made into movies.

In addition to books,


T. Jackson King Signs Books Saturday

on June 14, 2013 - 11:11am

Staff Report

Local science fiction writer T. Jackson King will be selling and signing his books 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Smith’s Food and Drug in White Rock.  

All his novels will be available for personal autographing and sale, including his latest adventure novel, Galactic Avatar, which tells the tale of the last 16 humans who flee to Andromeda Galaxy when the Skrill aliens devastate Earth with "assault asteroids."

Another of King’s recent novels, Stellar Assassin, raced to the top of's Top 100 Hot New Releases in the Space Opera Science Fiction category, reaching the


‘Downtown Friday Nights’ Infuses Culture & Fun in Los Alamos This Summer

on June 14, 2013 - 7:59am


Visitors and newcomers to Los Alamos – one of the top 10 “Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” (Smithsonian Magazine, March 2013) will get to enjoy a number of special cultural, historical and educational events with “Downtown Friday Nights,” every other Friday on June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26.

Downtown Friday Nights is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District in coordination with local businesses and cultural organizations.

“Downtown Friday Nights are a great kick-off to programming in the Creative District – our version of an Arts and Culture District in Los

Knitting and Dyeing Classes at Warm Hearts Yarn

on June 13, 2013 - 7:24am
Warm Heart Yarn is offering a number of knitting and dyeing classes for adults at 35 Rover Blvd, Suite D in White Rock.
To register or for more information, call 672-2008 or visit
Learn to Knit: Dishcloth Series

Heidi and Katie are teaching a series of dishcloth classes, each focusing on a different skill. During the weeks we are teaching, Heidi will teach a class 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, and Katie will teach 5-6 p.m. Thursdays.

Make Greeting Cards at Ruby K’s Community Hour

on June 12, 2013 - 7:46am


Gloria Brehm, owner of The Perch Paperie, will host Community Hour at Ruby K's Bagel Café 5:30-7 p.m., June 13.

Attendees will use Gelli Arts Printing Plates to make two greeting cards. Supplies will be provided. This craft is suitable for both adults and kids.

Brehm opened The Perch Paperie in December 2012, to serve as a scrap-booking, stamping and mixed media arts retreat for creative minds. Perch Paperie has classes almost daily for kids and adults. To see the events schedule, visit

“I think that the true meaning of being crafty is learning

Art in Public Places Board Meets June 17

on June 10, 2013 - 12:28pm


The Art in Public Places Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Mesa Public Library.

No action will be taken. The Board will hear a presentation on the Historic Sculpture Master Plan given by Nancy Bartlit.


'Salt and Pepper’ Provides Realistic, Playful Look at Aging

on June 8, 2013 - 10:03am
Diane (Helen Rynaski), left, and Karla Eoff (Joyce) share a private moment in a public place. Courtesy photo
The theatre fills for 'Salt and Pepper' at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

They say aging is no fun. Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin’s new play, “Salt and Pepper,” proves that wrong.

The play had its world premiere last night at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon, the brand new home of the Dixon Community Players.

“Salt and Pepper” is really seven one-acts that go