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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov 9

on November 9, 2012 - 6:58am

This week's preview is sponsored by

The Woman in Black: Los Alamos Little Theatre 1670 Nectar St.
7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 / 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Kipps was traumatized by seeing the Woman in Black when he was sent to settle the estate of an old woman in a remote part of England. He has enlisted the services of an actor to help him re-enact the events, and thus exorcise his demons. You may see appearances of The Woman around town. Have you seen "The Woman in Black"? Halloween isn't over yet.

Karen Wray Fine Art Grand Opening is Nov. 16

on November 9, 2012 - 6:55am

Watercolor artist Secundino Sandoval looks through paintings at his Los Alamos home. Courtesy photo

By Karen Wray

Karen Wray Fine Art is delighted to announce that we have moved to a wonderful new location in Los Alamos, and would like to invite the community to our Grand Opening from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Our new address is 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125, at the southwest corner, ground floor, of the Community Bank Building. 

Photo: Karen Wray and Tinkerbell

This is also our gallery’s Holiday Art Show, so we’ll have ornaments, cards, prints, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and paintings

Fuller Lodge Art Center Offers 'Tax Free' Shopping Day

on November 5, 2012 - 9:47pm


  • Celebrate our Freedom to Vote

Come by the Art Center after you vote for a Tax Free Shopping Day

To help you take a break from thinking about the government (after you vote), the Art Center

is offering a "tax free" shopping day. We'll even serve sparkling cider! On Tuesday Nov. 6,

we will cover the tax on any purchases you make here. Say "I voted!" and we'll even offer

you a sticker:


Photojournalist Tony O’Brien's 'Contemplative Landscape' on Display at NM History Museum

on November 4, 2012 - 7:39am

A Quiet Moment, Monastery of Christ in the Desert. Photo by Tony O'Brien


After covering the lives of drug addicts and prostitutes in America and the struggle of Afghan rebels fighting the Soviets – including a stint as a prisoner of war – Santa Fe-based photojournalist Tony O’Brien turned to Christ in the Desert Monastery in Abiquiu to restore his spirit.

During the year he spent living with the Benedictine monks, they allowed him to document their daily activities and rituals, both contemplative and secular.

O’Brien’s work from that era now forms the heart of a


Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Saturday Craft Fair

on November 2, 2012 - 8:08am

XI NU News:

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is holding its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Fifty vendors are participating in the event, which includes a raffle to win one of many items including a handmade quilt by a Xi Nu member.



Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

This week's preview is sponsored by

The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Small Works in a Big Show

on November 1, 2012 - 3:46pm

Los Alamos artist Fran Stovall with her painting “Taos." Courtesy photo

Art News:

During the last 15 years, Fran Stoval has had six pastels accepted into the Pastel Society of New Mexico Pastel Society (PSNM) show earning her the title of signature member.

PSNM has held a national juried exhibitions annually since 1991. Over the years the show has come to be regarded as one of the best in the nation, attracting artists from states across the country, as well as Canada and Europe.

The 2009 PSNM introduced the Small Works exhibition.


A New 'Nutcracker' to Premier in Los Alamos

on November 1, 2012 - 9:28am

NMDT-PC dancers Sarah Dale as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Devon McCleskey as the Cavalier in NMDT-PC's premier production of "The Nutcracker." Courtesy photo


The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT–PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its first production of the holiday classic “The
Nutcracker” Nov. 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

“NMDT-PC dancers have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to perform my version of this much-loved ballet,” Baker-Dillingham said. “I hope NMDT–PC’s premiere of ‘The Nutcracker’

Rinard Wins Embroiderer's Gold Thread Award

on October 29, 2012 - 6:19am

CAROLE RINARD. Courtesy photo

EGA News:

Santa Fe Enchantment, the 2012 national seminar of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will bring more than 600 needlework enthusiasts from across the country to Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. 

Participants will attend classes in all facets of needle arts. Members of the local Pajarito Chapter of EGA are excited to have the opportunity to study with noted teachers without having to travel a long distance.

While registration for the seminar is now closed, the public is invited to come to Buffalo Thunder during that week to


Unusual Artists Work at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery

on October 27, 2012 - 10:00am

Art connoisseurs will encounter the most unusual artists at work at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery in the southwest, ground-level corner of the Community Bank Building at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Tin Man Finds Heart in Downtown Los Alamos!

on October 21, 2012 - 7:16am

The Los Alamos Heart Council entered the Tin Man in this year's MainStreet Scarecrow Contest underway in downtown Los Alamos. The Tin Man has found his heart so he’s off to the annual Health Fair set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 inside Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LAHC

Author Reflects on Working for Georgia O'Keefe

on October 21, 2012 - 7:15am

Author Margaret Wood. Courtesy photo

By Kirsten Laskey

There are 9-to-5 jobs where the days are spent inside the small confines of a cubicle.

Then there are other occupations that leap beyond those fabricated office walls.

These jobs break all forms of convention but they are unforgettable.

Margaret Wood had one of these boundary-breaking jobs.

In 1977, at the age of 24, she left Lincoln, Nebr. to move to the sparsely populated and very rural Abiquiu to work as a caregiver and companion.

While the town may have been a small speck on a map, Wood’s employer was a woman who was known

Season's Final White Rock Art Market is Sunday

on October 20, 2012 - 10:09am


Join local artists and artisans for this season's final outdoor Art Market in White Rock, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. 

The artists will be selling their jewelry, pottery, food items and much more. 

For more information, contact 672-3183.


Group Auditions Announced for VanChocStraw

on October 20, 2012 - 7:54am

LALT News:

Group auditions will be 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4 and 5 for Van Choc Straw (think Neopolitan ice cream.)

The auditions tale place in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. 

Scripts are available at the Reference Desk of the Mesa Public Library.

Anyone who wishes to have a private audition rather than attend the group audition should contact John Gustafson at or 505-412-3235.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 (vote early!)

"VanChocStraw", an unpublished play by Albuquerque-based playwright Mark Dunn, will be produced at

Scarecrows and Pumpkin Glow Coming to Downtown

on October 19, 2012 - 6:19am
Two great events sponsored by Los Alamos Art Council
Build a Scarecrow! Scarecrows will decorate light poles in downtown Los Alamos Oct. 20-29.
Applications available at LAAC office and at LAAC website. $10 entry fee.
Once registered, bring assembled scarecrow to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
For more information, call LAAC at 663-0477.

Shop Til You Drop at Art Center's Fall Fair Saturday

on October 18, 2012 - 2:07pm

Photo: Jewelry by Liberty Blueskyes 

By Nancy Coombs

On Saturday, you can tiptoe into your holiday shopping without feeling guilty when you find more items to keep for yourself than to give as gifts.

The 35th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair presented by the Fuller Lodge Art Center offers a "Gateway to the Holidays" shopping experience with a spectacular showcase of talented artists and craftspeople.

This year, Fuller Lodge Art Center is holding its Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

The event features more than 60 artists

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Oct. 18

on October 18, 2012 - 5:21am

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Pasion de Tango at Los Alamos Little Theatre
7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 18
Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s
8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Oct. 20.
All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of new LAHS building.
Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road

Rotary Flower Bulb Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Crossroads Bible Church

SKI SWAP  1-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20
The sale includes

Art Show Opening at Los Alamos Co-op Market

on October 17, 2012 - 9:11am

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the opening of a photography exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

The show, dubbed "Camino de Paz y Cooperación," is a collaborative effort between the Co-op and local photographer Minesh Bacrania and depicts the close connection between Camino de Paz, the Montessori-based school and farm located in Santa Cruz, N.M. and the Los Alamos Co-op.

Bacrania was contracted to deliver in a photo-journalistic style the story of how the 7th-9th graders at the school produce food and other products.

Tour the World With the Los Alamos Community Winds Saturday

on October 16, 2012 - 11:43pm


By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds will open their concert season with “A World of Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at White Rock Baptist Church.

“This is a typical Winds concert in that we are performing a variety of music,” Winds Artistic Director Ted Vives said. “We started looking at people’s suggestions for music and I saw that there was a wide variety of locations around the world represented. The theme grew out of that realization.”

The concert theme is particularly appropriate because this performance by the Los Alamos Community Winds is part of the

Fuller Lodge Art Center Hosts 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

on October 16, 2012 - 7:02am


Dances of India Presents 'Alice in Indian Wonderland'

on October 16, 2012 - 6:57am


Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers Display Artwork at Library

on October 10, 2012 - 8:30am

Laniece Miller of the Pajarito Chapter of EGA arranges items for the needlework display. Courtesy photo

EGA News:

From Oct. 8-26, the display case at Mesa Public Library will feature embroidered artwork stitched by members of the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

The EGA is a national educational organization dedicated to promoting and preserving needle arts. You can see a number of different types of needlework in the display.

The local chapter meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Gibson Fellowship Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos.

Each meeting

New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más

on October 8, 2012 - 7:08am

Courtesy MIFA


An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know and consume it today is set to open Dec. 9 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más.

New World Cuisine explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many of the tastiest dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico.

High resolution media images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

The mixing of peoples and foods—the fusion of cultures and traditions referred to as


Explore White Rock Artists & Artisans Market Today

on October 6, 2012 - 9:30pm

NMA&CD News:

The White Rock Artists & Artisans Market is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 7 in the outdoor space of The Hive at 134 N.M. 4. 

The Market features local artists selling jewelry, Native American pottery and photography, along with many items for the upcoming holidays. 

Stop by, have a look and support the community's local artists and artisans.