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Atomic City Children's Theater Offers Two Summer Musical Theater Workshops

on May 11, 2013 - 10:09am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) is again offering Two Sessions*

  • Session 1: 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 
  • Session 2 : 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12

Who can attend the ACCT Summer Workshops?

Any student entering grades 4th-10th (or a former member of ACCT) that have an interest in improving their musical theater skills.

Nearly 100 Artists Participate in Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge

on May 6, 2013 - 7:35am

Nearly 100 artists displayed their work at the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Craft Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. The fair has been a tradition in Los Alamos for nearly 50 years. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Artist Lorrie Wilms bundles up with Frodo against a cool breeze during Saturday's Spring Arts and Craft Fair at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Artist Lange Burnetts's wind chimes move gently in the breeze at Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost

Pluto, left, and Lulu discuss their next purchase.

'Stones in His Pockets' Takes Playful Look at Modern Ireland

on May 5, 2013 - 9:04am
In one of the many quick character changes,  film crew members Simon (Christina Martos) and Aisling, (John Cullinan) demonstrate the amount of enthusiasm they want their listless Irish extras to show. In this play, girls will be boys and boys will be girls at the drop of a cap. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The latest production of Los Alamos Little theatre is the much acclaimed “Stones in His Pockets” by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones.

The setting is a rural town in Ireland, where a Hollywood film crew is shooting a high budget film that seems to

Art Center Seeks Entries for ‘Wallflowers’

on May 5, 2013 - 9:03am

ACFL News:

The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is seeking entries for its next show, “Wallflowers.”

The Center staff urges artists to be creative in their approach to this topic. Perhaps the term reminds you of nature, or of a shy person or some combination of those.

Maybe it inspires you to create an abstract piece. All media are welcome and the Center would love to receive a huge varied bouquet of ideas.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 10. The show will open Friday, June 14, with a reception June 28 in conjunction with the New Mexico Garden Club District II Flower Show.


Pajarito Reads: ‘Berkeley to Beijing’ is a Touching Memoir of a Turbulent Time

on May 4, 2013 - 9:22am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Karen Boutilier Kendall experienced the turmoil of social change on the front lines.

Kendall is the child of activist parents who devoted their lives to the struggle to build the United Farm Workers Union. Her memoir, “Berkeley to Beijing: The Journey of a Young Activist,” is the bittersweet story of a young girl struggling to understand her world, which was often chaotic and frightening, as well as inspiring and exciting.

“Friends kept saying, you should write down all of those stories,” Kendall said.

Arts and Crafts Fair Just in Time for Mother's Day

on May 2, 2013 - 7:34am
'Fall Aspens' by Stephen Grundy. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Craft Fair has been a tradition in Los Alamos for nearly 50 years.

While this year’s arts and craft's fair will feature the staples, including nearly 100 booths featuring everything from paintings and photography to jewelry and sculptures, as well as live entertainment by Sol y Luna and the Lads of Enchantment, there are a few new additions to the event.

Everyone can walk away with something from the fair, which is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

The First Baptist

'Stones in His Pockets' Opens Friday!

on May 1, 2013 - 9:23am
LALT News:
The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones, as its May production.
A deceptively serene rural Irish town is suddenly overrun with Hollywood moviemakers out to make the next great Irish blockbuster film. Meet the varied citizenry as they navigate the ins and outs of movie stars and extras, a proper "Irish feel" fit for film versus the grittiness of real life, teen angst and the pride that only comes with age.
Fifteen characters are played by two actors, Christina Martos and John Cullinan, with a minimum of costume changes.

Community Turns Out For 'Periodic Table' Opening Reception

on April 29, 2013 - 8:05am
Patrons discuss the show at the Period Table exhibit opening Friday evening at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two pieces from 'Celebrating the Season,' the Portal Gallery exhibit by glass artist Hilda Volkin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist Katerine Brittin and her photograph 'The Road Less Traveled.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Opening reception guests discuss the work of artist Dan Gerth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Shoppers check out the wares available in the Art Center store during the

It's Elemental: 'Period Table' Exhibit Opens Friday

on April 25, 2013 - 1:10pm

'Pesistant Elements-Fire' by Brittan Donharl. Courtesy photo
'Enjoy your Elements' by Jody Shepard. Courtesy photo


It's Elemental... Feeling out of your Element? The Fuller Lodge Art Center has an element for everyone in the new exhibit “Periodic Table” beginning Friday April 26 and open through early June. 

'Sterling Double Collar with CZ Pendants' by Diana Kirkpatrick. Courtesy Photo

Dozens of artists from across New Mexico have taken on, and interpreted the Periodic Table in an entire spectrum of reflections, and the result is a truly eclectic collection.  

Dozens of


Photographer David Noble Shares His Story Thursday

on April 24, 2013 - 10:28am
Photographer David Noble. Courtesy photo


Have you ever looked at a piece of art or read a book and wondered what were the circumstances leading to its genesis?

In his newest book, “In the Places of the Spirits,” photographer and author David Noble gives readers the inside scoop on his art.

He also will share his story during the Authors Speak lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The creation of his newest book is no short story. It actually spans 30 years.

Noble said he became interested in photographing the Southwest in the 1970s.


Perch Paperie to Hold Scrapbooking Day Event

on April 23, 2013 - 7:45am


In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day, May 4, Perch Paperie is now taking reservations for its National Scrapbook Day Event.

This Ladies’ Retreat will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Participants are not required to stay the entire time, but with the full agenda planned, just might want to stay!

Tickets are $30 and registration for the event includes snacks, lunch, drinks, giveaways, registration gift and techniques.

The Perch Paperie will be teaming up with Tonya Collins from Tonya's Paperazzi to put on this fun all day event.

Do You Have a Great Idea You Want to Share?

on April 23, 2013 - 7:19am

Grandmother's Joy by Fritz White. Courtesy photo

APPB News:

The Art in Public Places Board (APPB) has developed an “Open Call for Art/Ideas” to provide Los Alamos citizens the opportunity to suggest ideas or artwork that they would like added to the public art collection.

This can include any suggestion that involves public art to beautify the community.

Artists and citizens are asked to recommend artwork, either existing or conceptual, for a specific public location in Los Alamos County.


Karen Wray Fine Art Introduces New Artists at Opening Reception

on April 20, 2013 - 7:54am
Guests browse and mingle at the 'Living Things' opening reception Friday evening at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery on 15th Street near Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Owner and artist Karen Wray, center, talks with visitors and artists at Friday's 'Living Things' opening reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LA Piecemakers Quilt Trunk Show April 23

on April 20, 2013 - 7:36am


The Art Study Group of the LA Piecemakers will be doing a trunk show of quilts the members have made at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the United Church. 

The group of about 10 quilters has been together for a number of years.

After taking a class together, they decided to form a group to continue to learn about art quilts. 

They meet on the second Sunday of each month at the White Rock library. They have worked together on a group art quilt challenge-Hot Flash that was shown at the Knoxville AQS show. 

They will also show some of their Farmer’s Market quilts,


Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery Now Represents Artist Becky Steritz

on April 18, 2013 - 8:36am
"Rebirth" by Becky Steritz. Courtesy photo


Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery is welcoming a new artist, Becky Steritz.

Meet Steritz and see her work at the “Living Things” exhibit opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

When Steritz was getting her Master’s Degree in Ceramics in the 80s, one of her professors asked her whether her artwork was “personal.”

At the time she was learning a lot of useful techniques, and working with wonderful materials, but she knew that her work wasn’t personal.

Over the years her work has evolved to be deeply personal, she said.


Novels Being Accepted For Tony Hillerman Prize

on April 18, 2013 - 8:25am

Staff Report

Debut mystery novels set in the southwest are now being accepted for consideration for the Tony Hillerman Prize.

Sponsored by St. Martin's Press and WORDHARVEST, the prize includes a $10,000 advance and publication by St. Martin's Press for the best mystery set in the southwest submitted by an author who has not been published in the mystery genre before.

Deadline for submissions is June 1. For complete guidelines visit

Named after New Mexico's best known mystery author, the Tony Hillerman Prize competition is open to any professional


Fiesta Primavera Brings Flamenco to Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2013 - 8:32am
'Sevillanas' from Fiesta Primavera 2012. Courtesy photo

Albuquerque dancer Sara de Luz. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present the third annual Fiesta Primavera at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in the Pajarito Room of historic Fuller Lodge. 

This year’s theme, “La Poesía del Baile” or “The Poetry of the Dance” focuses on the poetry of flamenco music and how it is interpreted by the dance. 

Ellen Walton, “Elena” is the founder of the organization and directs this year’s show in which she and eight of her local students will perform along with guest artists

Reel Deal to Screen 'War Witch'

on April 17, 2013 - 7:30am

Staff report

The Reel Deal theatre will screen a not-to-be-missed film beginning Friday.

French-Canadian director Kim Nguyen's “War Witch,” originally titled “Rebelle” swept the Canadian Film Awards (10 wins) and was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

A 12-year-old girl is caught up in a civil war. After her village is burned down by rebels and her parents are killed, Komona is forced into the jungle as a child soldier. Her brutal commander not only trains her in the use of arms but also orders her to sleep with him.

Searching for shelter amidst the horror,

Tierra Wools Spring Harvest Festival Celebrates Traditional Crafts

on April 16, 2013 - 8:38am

Hand-dyed wool at a previous Spring Harvest Festival. Courtesy/Dave Thomson
Sheep shearing at Tierra Wools Spring Harvest Festival. Courtesy/Dave Thomson
Staff report:

The Tierra Wools Spring Harvest Festival will take place Saturday, April 27 in Los Ojos.

The Festival will feature sheep shearing, spinning, dying and weaving demonstrations. Music and refreshments will be part of the celebration.

Tierra Wools is a spinning, hand dyeing, and hand weaving workshop and a retail store.


Script Analysis Workshop at LALT Sunday

on April 10, 2013 - 7:56am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a Script Analysis Workshop on Sunday, April 14. The workshop will be taught by Shep Sobel.

“The workshop is based on the premise that a great play is built on a strong skeleton – or structure – and that examining the play with a mind to articulating the details of that structure can inform the choices of the playwright, director, design team, and actor,” said John Gustafson, president of the LALT Board of Directors.

“We will endeavor to ‘take the x-ray,’ if you will, of Arthur Miller’s  “All My Sons” as an example of the process, but what


Experience Santa Fe Landscapes by Artist Bonnie Binkert in Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on April 2, 2013 - 9:14am

June Equinox by Bonnie Binkert

Staff Report

Mixed media work by Santa Fe artist Bonnie Binkert is on display through April 20 in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. 

The Santa Fe landscapes in “Celebrating the Seasons “ compliment “We Who Are Clay” in the main gallery.

“In these latest mixed media works – all done in 2012-13 – I’ve tried to capture the land’s rhythmic and dynamic qualities,” Binkert said. “I’ve incorporated watercolor washes and accents of gouache and acrylic to create a series of atmospheric landscapes celebrating the seasons and senses of New Mexico.” 


Tom Schuch as Einstein this Weekend in Santa Fe

on April 2, 2013 - 7:04am

Staff Report

The year is 1946, the Bomb has been dropped, the world has forever changed, and Albert Einstein has invited the audience over to his home to set the record straight about his life.

Einstein will pay a visit to Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Schuch will present his award-winning, one-man show, Einstein: A Stage Portrait, by Willard Simms.

Each performance will be followed immediately by a conversation with Schuch.

The performance is at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe (near Home Depot.)

Tickets are $16 ($12 for seniors and

Dancers Perform at Wednesday Brown Bag

on April 1, 2013 - 6:36am

Members of Belisama Irish Dance Company in costume. Courtesy photo


They stole the competition at the CRN North American Irish Dance Championship and dazzled audiences at the Rhythm of Fire St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Lensic Theater.

Now, the dancers and musicians of Belisama Irish Dance Company are showing the community their talents during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show at noon Wednesday, April 3 at Fuller Lodge.

Those who will take the stage during the free performance include Darcy Turin, Orli Shlachter, Lauren Partin, Maria Jones, Celia Kessler,

A View From the Stacks: Exhibit Space Means the Library is Much More Than Just Books

on March 30, 2013 - 11:50am
Gallery Manager, Mesa Public Library

From cutting edge contemporary art installations to quilts, recycled scrap metal sculpture to World War II memorabilia, traveling museum exhibits to exhibits designed and created by university students, the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery provides the only flexible, general exhibition space in Los Alamos County.

It is a great space:  light filled and soaring, a gem tucked away on the third floor in the landmark building designed by world renowned architect Antoine Predock, dubbed by New Mexico museum professionals one of the best

Karen Wray Fine Art Celebrates Spring With 'Living Things'

on March 30, 2013 - 8:19am
'Mother Daughter Time' by Heather Ward
Karen Wray Fine Art Celebrates Spring with “Living Things”
Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward

After the snow melts and the winds die down, the artists at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery will be ready to celebrate spring with their upcoming exhibit, Living Things.

The artists will kick off the new exhibit with a public reception from 5-7 p.m., April 19.

“All of my work is about animals,” said Heather Ward, the newest artist to be represented at Karen Wray Fine Art. “They’re all so different and unique.