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LALT Will Hold Annual Membership Meeting June 22

on June 15, 2014 - 6:36am

LALT News:

The annual membership meeting for the Los Alamos Little Theatre (www.lalt.org) is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Performing Arts Center.

The first hour and a half, 1-2:30 p.m., will be devoted to eating and socializing. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to recap the 2013-14 season, find out what's coming up in 2014-15, visit with fellow thespians, meet LALT's scholarship recipient and have some burgers!  

All current and prospective LALT members are encouraged to attend.

Red Cloud Sunrise Captured Over Los Alamos

on June 13, 2014 - 9:39am

A beautiful sunrise featuring high clouds with reddish hues was captured on camera Wednesday by a Los Alamos resident and shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by James Foley

 

Authors Speak Series Presents Author Tom Harmer

on June 8, 2014 - 8:59am

Tom Harmer on a backpacking adventure. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Quotes: The Authors Speak Series presents Tom Harmer, an author who describes himself as a “lifelong student of natural history, outdoor survival and Native practices in the wild.”

The event is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Harmer’s most recent book is A Walk Around the Horizon: Discovering New Mexico’s Mountains of the Four Directions (2013).

Near Santa Fe, the New Mexico landscape is framed by four high mountains ─ Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north,

Tourists and Locals Check Out Saturday's Artist Market

on June 8, 2014 - 8:19am

Tourists and locals alike check out the wares at Saturday's first Artist Market of the season at the Visitor Center on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The first market included 10 artists and crafters from Los Alamos and White Rock. The artists sold paintings, photography, hand crafted jewelry, natural beauty products, hand painted wood pieces, tie dye clothes, yarn works and more. Chuck's Wagon provided food for sale during the event. To participate in the market, contact Melanie Peña at 505.661.4807 or melanie@losalamos.org

Native American Artists Del Curfman and George Alexander Show Work at Cordova Branch of Del Norte Credit Union

on June 7, 2014 - 7:54am
Art by Del Curfman. Courtesy/DNCU
 
Art by George Aleander II. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) supports the local/regional art community via its North Stars Art Series, with rotating exhibits at several area DNCU branches. Its latest collaboration with The Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) exemplifies the program’s objective—to present DNCU members with an aesthetic viewpoint while offering artists an opportunity to reach potential patrons.

AAUW Hosts Presentation by Stacia Lewandowski on History of Santa Fe Art Scene

on June 6, 2014 - 7:06am

White Rock Artist Market Begins Saturday

on June 5, 2014 - 7:03am
Artists display their wares at the 2013 White Rock Artist Market. Courtesy/LACC

CHAMBER News:

This Saturday, June 7, kicks off the start of the White Rock Artist Market’s summer season. The Artist Market is twice a month ,10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June through October outside the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4.

The first market includes 10 artists and crafters from both Los Alamos and White Rock area. These artists will be selling their paintings, photography, hand crafted jewelry, natural beauty products, hand painted wood pieces, tie dye clothes, yarn works, and much more.

Little Theater Holds Reading of 'Mr. Roberts'

on June 4, 2014 - 9:06am

'USS Reluctant Anchored Off Ennui' artwork used with permission from the artist, Glenn Secrest of Secrest Fine Art, Newport, R.I. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold a reading of the play "Mr. Roberts" by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

"Mr. Roberts" is scheduled to be performed in March as part of the LALT 2014-15 season. Anyone interested in reading from the script - or listening to the reading - is welcome to attend.

The Story:

Welcome aboard the U.S.

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Los Alamos Photographers Monica and Phillip Noll Bring Four Corners Together in 'Quadripoint'

on May 29, 2014 - 10:14am
'Enlightenment' by Phillip Noll. A spectacular display of light and color over the Grand Canyon during a summer storm. Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
 
'The Narrows' by Monica Noll. The Virgin River winds through the Narrows as the early morning sun lights up the canyon walls. Zion National Park, Utah.
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos photographers Monica and Phillip Noll share a lifelong love of the natural world. Together they search out the spectacular beauty of the outdoors and capture it in breathtaking photographs.

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Angkor Wat: A Photo Essay

on May 25, 2014 - 11:08am
Photo by Jason Frazier

Photo by Jason Frazier

Photo by Jason Frazier

By JASON FRAZIER

Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world.

Construction on Angkor Wat first began in the 12th Century AD and became the largest preindustrial city in the world measuring at least 1,000 square kilometers. Today, Angkor Wat is much more than just a bunch of old buildings. An entire community of people still live within the protected area.

There are houses, schools, restaurants and shops.

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'Art in Action' Launching at White Rock Visitor Center

on May 21, 2014 - 11:01am

White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Courtesy/LACC

CHAMBER News:

An Art in Action program is rolling out Memorial Day Weekend at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4.

The first featured artist is photographer Diana McPherson, owner of Friends of Nature Photography.

Locals and visitors to the community can stop at the visitor center and watch artists create murals and other projects on a rotating basis.

"This is a pilot program and we would like to hear from artists interested in participating and performing their art live before the public," said Mike Lippiatt, manager of the White

Gallery Talk with Lily Schlien at Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on May 21, 2014 - 8:28am
Lily Schlien with from 'Corvus Corax y Su Mundo...The Black One and His World' by Lily Schlien.
Courtesy/FLAC
 
'The Field.' a linoprint by Lily Schlien. Courtesy/FLAC
 
By NANCY COOMBS
Fuller Lodge Art Center

Like so many of us, Lily Schlien is enamored of ravens and they frequent her art work. Her exhibit in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center "Corvus Corax y Su Mundo...The Black One and His World," recently transformed from Phase I into Phase II.

Phase I collected her most recent works with an emphasis on collage and monoprints; Phase II takes us back to her beginnings

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Pinon Students Create Solar Powered Kinetic Sculptures

on May 21, 2014 - 8:20am
Solar powered sculptures created by Pinon fifth grade students. Photo by Stephanie Rittner
 
By MICHAELA GONZALES AND AUDRY NOLEN, Pinon 5th graders
With STEPHANIE RITTNER, Pinon Art Teacher

Pinon Elementary School fifth grade students, along with art teacher Stephanie Rittner and artist-in-residence Deborah Brink, created solar powered kinetic sculptures called, “Towers of Power.”

The project provided an opportunity for students to learn about prisms, mirrors, light, magnification and how the eye and brain function, along with how a solar cell works.

According to Pinon students, the

Local Author Publishes 7th Novel Set in Southwest

on May 21, 2014 - 8:14am
Cover of 'Smoke Dreams.' Courtesy/amazon.com

LITERARY News:

Local author Don Willerton has kept busy with the literary muse since his retirement from Los Alamos National Laboratory 10 years ago.

Don Willerton

Smoke Dreams, Willerton’s seventh book, is based outside of Las Vegas, N.M. and is his first adult novel. It tells the story of an ancient Victorian mansion in the canyons of the Canadian River that is brought to life in 1879 by an Indian shaman. 

It was made alive for one specific purpose, but the purpose never becomes fulfilled.

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Third Annual Discussion in the Chaos to Complexity Series May 31

on May 20, 2014 - 8:05am

SFI News:

Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) present the third annual discussion in the Chaos to Complexity series.

SFI Professor and VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and Eastern Band of Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will explore the creative process in both art and science, in a discussion moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame.

The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at MoCNA’s Allan Houser Art Park (108 Cathedral Place) in Santa Fe. The event is free with paid museum admission, but seating is limited.

Shan Goshorn is a concept-based artist.

The Darker Side of White: Art by Tiffany Rose Opening Reception at MPL Art Gallery June 5

on May 18, 2014 - 8:34am

Artist Tiffany Rose. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

An Opening Reception for The Darker Side of White, Art by Tiffany Rose is set for 4:30-7:30 p.m., June 5 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery  in Los Alamos.

Artwork by Tiffany Rose. Courtesy photo

The show consists of work in two monochromatic mediums: charcoal drawings and portraits in pencil. Without the influence of color, the artist can emphasize light, shadow and texture, and still capture a remarkable realism.

Hinojosa has always been passionate about art.

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meets May 23

on May 16, 2014 - 11:05am

The 'Our Favorite Quilts' Exhibit hanging at the Mesa Public Library, 3rd floor, until the end of May. Courtesy photo

A quilt showing a method using crayons and stitchery Courtesy photo

LAPQG News:

The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is holding its May meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the White Rock Baptist Church.

The program presented will be a Round Robin featuring four guild members demonstrating the following techniques:

  • Make continuous binding. Learn an easy way to make yards of binding with a few cuts;
  • learn a method using crayons and stitchery;
  • make an accessory caddy using

Public Invited to LAMS' Production of 'Hoodie'

on May 13, 2014 - 7:43am

LAPS News:

Director Mimi Adams will launch her production of Hoodie, written by Lindsay Price at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 in room 163 at Los Alamos Middle School on Hawks Drive.

The play also will be performed at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The production is free. Everyone is invited.

Directed by Adams and produced by Dana Kline, LAMS student Katelyn Skeen is the stage manager. Adult actors are Noonday Neese and Dana Kline.

Student actors include:

  • Madison Peterson
  • Sebastian Chavarria
  • Thomas Chadwick
  • Michael Clark
  • Joseph Sarrao
  • Allegra Dougherty
  • Anna Lemke
  • Kristen Pimentel
  • Caleb

Jemez Fine Art Gallery Presents Work by Morris Taylor and Doc Minter

on May 11, 2014 - 9:19am
Jemez Fine Art Gallery held an opening of the works by Morris Taylor and Doc Minter recently. The artists are long-time friends, but have not exhibited together before. Doc Minter, left, made an anecdote filled, amusing address to the group. Morris Taylor followed, with an equally amusing and well received address of his own. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
 
Doc Minter standing by his wood-burnings with enamel colorings. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
 
Morris Taylor and his paintings in oil. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
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'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' Continues at LALT This Weekend

on May 10, 2014 - 9:26am
Cast and crew filming the 'commercial' portion of 'I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.' The play continues today and tomorrow as well as next weekend at Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by Steve Wolfel/Larry Gibbons
 
Fred Berl congratulates himself on being a guy. Photo by Steve Wolfel/Larry Gibbons
 
Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz, right, fellow keyboardist Suzanne Johnson and violinist Jackie MacFarlane rehearse for the show. Photo by Steve Wolfel/Larry Gibbons
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Light Opera Auditions Coming Up Soon

on May 10, 2014 - 9:20am

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PAC 8 Opens Registration For Summer Media Classes

on May 9, 2014 - 12:33pm

Students can sign up for beginning, intermediate and advanced video classes and more at pac8cmc.com. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering many new and exciting media classes this summer for students in 2nd through 9th grades. 3-D animation, Logic and Go Pro are new this year.

PAC 8 will continue to offer its popular music video classes along with beginning, intermediate and advanced video.

Class size is limited to six students per teacher. Call 505.662.7228 or email pac8@losalamos.com for more information.

Writers Compete to Craft Best Novel Introduction

on May 9, 2014 - 9:29am
Kathryn Ostic, left, is a winner in the Los Alamos Writers Group Party Competition Thursday at Morning Glory Cafe. Inez Ross, meeting facilitator, congratulates Ostic on her prize winning entry in the booklet titled "Best Beginnings 2014." Courtesy photo

LAWG News:

Members of the Los Alamos Writers Group were asked to submit an introduction of 100 words for an original novel, with the title and a pen name. Entries were edited and formatted by Inez Ross, and with the help of Aspen Copies, were inserted into 11 photo books.

At the group’s Party Competition Meeting, members read all the

More Scenes From Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair

on May 9, 2014 - 9:16am

Saturday's Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on the Fuller Lodge lawn is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos. Each year, the local nonprofit organization presents the community with an event that features quality and variety. Shoppers find a wide variety of art items and crafts including pottery, jewelry, wall hangings, pillows and much more along with fresh foods from pistachio nuts to honey. The Arts and Crafts Fair also is an opportunity to promote LAAC.

NMDT Presents 'Under the Big Top'

on May 8, 2014 - 12:20pm

Poster for 'Under the Big Top.' Courtesy/NMDT

NMDT News:

The School of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents its 10th annual spring recital, "Under the Big Top," at Duane W. Smith auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8.

Tickets are available in advance at Uli's Cottontails or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance times and are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children age four and under are free.

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