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Karen Wray Fine Art Moves to New Location

on September 29, 2012 - 1:27pm

KAREN WRAY FINE ART News:

Karen Wray Fine Art, Gallery and Studio has moved to 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125 on the ground floor, southwest corner of the Community Bank Building facing 15th Street.

New hours begining Oct. 1:

Tuesday-Friday: noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 3 p.m.
Monday:
Closed

The gallery features fine art created by local artists and also offers painting classes taught by local artists.

Fall painting classes have been postponed until sometime in late January.

For gallery classes and other information, call 660-6382 or visit

YMCA Offering Flamenco Dance for Beginners

on September 28, 2012 - 9:17am

FAMILY YMCA News:

A new Flamenco Dance for Beginners class begins at the Family YMCA in October:

YMCA members and non-members, men and women, boys and girls ages 10 and up welcome.

Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement.

The dance comes from Southern Spain and is the unique art of the gypsies which combines the sounds and movements of Europe, India, and Northern Africa.

Flamenco Dance is accompanied by guitar, hand-clapping, singing and the

WHITE ROCK’S ARTIST & ARTISANS MARKET: Call for Exhibitors & Patrons

on September 28, 2012 - 8:50am

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Los Alamos Creative District is now looking for exhibitors/vendors throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Artist and Artisans Market. 

This market will be Sunday Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a free event to participate in. 

The location will be on the outdoor space at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated. 

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle – all visitors going to Bandelier will be required to use this shuttle. 

If

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview Sept. 20

on September 20, 2012 - 7:41am

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Pajarito Trail Fest on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23

6th annual Pajarito Trail Fest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Trail Runs start at 9 a.m. Saturday with 10 km and 15 mile. Event also features kids fun runs with Toddler 100-yard dash starting at 11:30 a.m. and Big Kid Challenge, which includes run up/down on marked course on Beginner slopes. Dirty Du Duathon starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and includes 4.5 Km Run, 14km bike ride and another 4.5 km run. http://www.fitfunfeminine.com/pajaritotrailfest/

HOMECOMING SEPT. 21
Toppers Homecoming

Stolen Renoir Makes FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes List

on September 20, 2012 - 7:16am

A private insurer is offering up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of Renior's painting, "Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair" stolen during an armed robbery Sept. 8, 2011. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

An oil painting by French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir stolen from a Houston home last year—and estimated to be worth $1 million—is the newest addition to the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes list.

The painting, Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair, was stolen during an armed robbery Sept. 8, 2011.

The homeowner was watching television when

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Art it Up!

on September 20, 2012 - 6:44am

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

Fall art classes are starting at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Wednesday afternoon art classes for children in grade 1-6 joyfully continue! Most classes are one week only.

There are a variety of classes for adults and teens, offered both in multi-week formats and single day workshops. Nurture your creativity!

A sampling of classes:

  • Latex Masks--Alison Chilen
  • Sculpture Basics--Cruz Lopez
  • Foundation Drawing--Lisa Coddington
  • Write On! Calligraphy -- Thelma Hahn
  • Botanical Drawing and Watercolor--Lisa Coddington
  • Animal Textures in Pencil- Heather Ward
  • Flower

Council Recommends Formation of Creative District Committee

on September 18, 2012 - 9:21pm

  Los Alamos County Council members hear input from the public involved in existing cultural organizations in Los Alamos and members of the Creative District Steering Committee regarding how to move forward with the implementation plan for the new Creative District Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting, but the Council did provide direction to County Administrator Harry Burgess.
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Little Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

on September 15, 2012 - 10:30am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover, center, high fives Los Alamos Little Theatre Board President John Gustafson following Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of the building at 1670 Nectar St. Stover and Gustafson are surrounded by the many people who played a part in the facility's recent renovation. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

For more information on the Little Theater renovation, see prior story http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-little-theatre-grand-re-opening-sept-14.

 


 

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Downtown Banners Display Leslie Bucklin Photos

on September 14, 2012 - 8:55am

By Leslie Bucklin

COUNTY News:

New seasonal and Los Alamos welcome banners are being hung downtown on the Central Avenue streetlights.

The old banners were several years old, worn out, and in need of replacing.

A state funded MainStreet grant has helped the County update the banners.

Designed and featuring photographs by Leslie Bucklin, the new banners feature some of Los Alamos’ most notable attractions – summer outdoor activities, historic district, skiing, and community events, as well as stunning area scenery.

By Leslie Bucklin

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Arts in Public Places Board Meets Wednesday

on September 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD AGENDA
4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to four minutes each.)

III. APP BOARD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes from Aug. 8

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS
A. Discussion and Possible Selection of Animal Shelter Artwork (Nebel and Bossert)
B. Discuss the Content, Format and Publicity for the
Proposed October “Open Call

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White Rock Artists Paint From Anderson Overlook

on September 10, 2012 - 10:46am

White Rock artists Petr and Louise Jandacek set up their easels at Anderson Overlook on the Front Hill Road Friday to record another magnificent New Mexico evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Louise Jandacek works on the painting she started last winter as evidenced by the snow on the Sange de Christo peaks on her canvas. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Petr Jandacek lays on more paint. He says he is primarily a sculptor and his wife Louise is the painter in the family. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is Sept. 15

on September 9, 2012 - 3:06pm

Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host the third Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Sept. 15, "where the sidewalk ends … and your imagination begins."

The event is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.

Join the LAAC for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. 

Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Grand Re-Opening Sept. 14

on September 6, 2012 - 7:31am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council and County staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for the Grand Re-Opening of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Dr. 

Refreshments will be served and community members will be able to view a brief showing of the Performing Art Center's latest play, "Dead Man's Cell Phone."

Background:  

Several years ago, County staff was approached about replacing the roof due to leaks. The LALT roof and siding were constructed during the 1970’s.

Facilities staff performed some temporary repairs at that time.

Reception/Gallery Walk for Physiocartographies Sept. 15

on September 6, 2012 - 6:58am

Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies @ Mesa Public Library Art Gallery through Sept. 27.

Started in 2003 in the field with the Land Arts of the American West mobile studio, the physiocartographies series combines the abstraction of cartographic maps with the physical act of walking the surface of the planet to create portraits of place.

Bill Gilbert follows prescribed paths across the landscape using a GPS unit to navigate and record points, a camera to shoot images and a  digital recorder to capture sounds.

The final works appear as reconstructed maps, videos and installations.

Join the

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Special Poetry Gathering: Film Performance of Beowulf

on September 4, 2012 - 8:19am

J. R. Skelton's illustration in the children's book ''Stories of Beowulf'' (H. E. Marshall). Published in New York in 1908 by E. P. Dutton & Company

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library is pleased to show a film performance of Beowulf, the heroic, epic poem dated from between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon with modern English subtitles featuring Benjamin Bagby.

This special event is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday

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PAC 8 and Otowi Station Host Amy Goodman Oct. 11

on September 4, 2012 - 8:04am

PAC 8 News:

 

During this 2012 election season, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a national speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.

 

PAC 8 will host Goodman and Moynihan in a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge.

 

Cost of the event is $15, which includes lunch (sandwich supplied by the Los Alamos Co-Op.) Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing of The

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‘Trashy’ Fashions That Help Save The Environment

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Envrionmental Steward-ess: Made from the leather of discarded Delta Airlines seat cushions, safety cards, pretzel bags, airline tickets, Sky Magazines and an old pilowcase. Courtesy/ http://recyclerunway.com

By Kirsten Laskey

Flipping through fashion magazines or glancing at those recorded fashion shows in department stores can reveal some pretty wacky-looking clothes.

And while magazine articles and broadcasters will hail these creations as art, they sometimes seem more frivolous than artistic.

One designer, however, takes her unusual creations to the catwalk with a very serious

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White Rock's Artist & Artisans Market Set for Sunday

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Los Alamos Creative District will host its second outdoor Artist & Artisans Market 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 in the outdoor space at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Stop by to help support the efforts of local artists Jennifer Moss, Therese Lynston, Debra Steinman and several others. 

This is a start-up market and there is room for more artists and artisans. Call Melanie at 505-661-4807, for more information.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District.

 

'The Scale of Justice' Dedication Held Thursday

on August 25, 2012 - 10:57am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday's dedication of Williams' "The Scale of Justice" sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the "The Scale of Justice" dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area who attended Thursday's ceremony.
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Fuller Lodge Art Center: Susannah Smith Travels in Egypt

on August 25, 2012 - 9:04am

Susannah Smith poses next to her favorite piece in the show underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center titled "Look up! Temple at Dendera."  Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com 

Staff report

Fuller Lodge Art Center describes the themes of its show "Tri, Tri and Tri Again" this way:

  • There are three primary colors and three states of matter.
  • Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.
  • For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes?

Susannah Smith's photos from her travels in Egypt are on display in the Art Center's portal

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County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

on August 24, 2012 - 7:11am

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy." Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works in other media.

Atomic City Children's Theater Preps for Busy Year

on August 22, 2012 - 8:37am

Courtesy/Atomic City Children’s Theater

By Kirsten Laskey

For the last five years, Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) has given local students an in-depth theater education and the organization shows no signs of slowing down during the 2012-2013 school year.

In fact, this year the program is expanding to include a field trip planned for January to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., and a new program for third and fourth graders called Act II.

Director Daren Savage said ACCT has provided productions for fifth through eighth grade students but it was decided to extend to the

Fuller Lodge Art Center Releases Fall Class Schedule

on August 22, 2012 - 7:29am

Fuller Lodge Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., announces fall class schedule for teens and adults. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Have you always wanted to make your friends look like flesh-eating Zombies or create a stained glass snowflake? Fuller Lodge Art Center has just the class for you.

The Art Center has released its fall class schedule for teens and adults. 

Classes include: Walking Dead Workshop, Stain Glass Snowflake, Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Ceramics, Media Exploration, Stained Glass Basics, 3D Stained Glass, Ceramics, Latex, Masks, Sculpture

Council Proclaims September 2012 as 'Art & Culture Month' in Los Alamos County

on August 21, 2012 - 7:42pm

During tonight's Los Alamos County Council meeting in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue, Council proclaimed September 2012 as "Art & Culture Month" in Los Alamos County. Accepting Council's proclamation from left, Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of Los Alamos Arts Council, Arts Council President Tiffany Hinojosa and Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel who also serves on the Los Alamos Art Council Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, presents a  proclamation on behalf of Council proclaiming
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Public Invited to 'The Scale of Justice' Dedication

on August 21, 2012 - 6:21pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

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