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1962 Classic 'Lonely Are The Brave' Thursday

on November 5, 2014 - 7:09am

Movie poster for 'Lonely are the Brave.' Courtesy/



“Lonely are the Brave” (1962, rated PG) takes viewers beyond the fences, where civilization means something very different, and a horse is a man’s best friend.

“In the more than 60 films that I've made, this is my favorite,” wrote leading man Kirk Douglas in a 1989 letter to the Los Angeles Times, after the death of Edward Abbey, on whose novel “The Brave Cowboy” the film is based. 

Los Alamos audiences will have their chance to see why at 6:30 p.m.

Join Los Alamos Arts Council For Brown Bag Performance Concert Featuring Local Music Students

on November 4, 2014 - 6:36am

Performers, front row from left, Daniel Kim, Lenny Svyatsky, Philip Ionkov and Jennie Gao. Teachers and performers, back row from left, Janna Warren, Madeline Williamson, Lily Shevitz, Josh Shevitz, Sonyia Williams, Ron Grinage and Robert Zhu (Not pictured, but performing are Presley Gao and Jennifer Wang). Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Arts Council for its Brown Bag Performance Series Wednesday, Nov. 5. This concert features local Los Alamos music students, in an intimate noontime performance.

Performers Instructed by Madeline Williamson:

XiNu Chapter Hosts 27th Annual Arts And Crafts Fair At Crossroads Nov. 8

on November 3, 2014 - 4:27pm

XiNu News:

The XiNu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is hosting a Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 8 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos, 2014. 

The Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and more than 40 artists from Northern New Mexico will be selling their art.

iNu sponsors this Craft Fair to allow them to give the proceeds to charity. This is the 27th Craft Fair held by the XiNu chapter. There will be a raffle with prizes being donated by the artists who are participating and a handmade quilt made by one of the XiNu sisters.

This is a great opportunity to start ticking off that

Death of Klinghoffer Showing In Santa Fe Nov. 15

on November 3, 2014 - 7:32am
For those disappointed that the Metropolitan Opera canceled its HD broadcast of the opera by John Adams, a group of opera lovers is sponsoring a showing of a studio version film of the opera released in 1993.
The composer conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. The film has clips interspersed, and audience discretion is advised. This showing will be at the same date as the originally scheduled Met broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. This two hour film will be introduced by Mary Kime and followed by questions and discussion.

Santa Fe University of Art & Design campus,

Scenes From Saturday's County Employees Arts & Crafts Fair

on November 2, 2014 - 1:40pm

Artists display their wares at the annual Los Alamos County Employees Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Recently retired County employee Sandra Quintana displays her creations at Saturday's fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Anthony Baca stands by his artwork Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Vita Henerson displays her wares at the arts and craft fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Artist Cindy Boe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
David Boe helps set up the Boe booth

Meet Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

on November 1, 2014 - 11:53am

Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman with horses. Courtesy/

ART News:

The community is invited to attend an Artist's Reception for Kimber Wallwork-Heineman, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 6 at Mesa Public Library Gallery, 2400 Central Ave.

Wallwork-Heineman's artwork and photography is on display through Nov. 30 at the gallery.

Meet Artist Kimber Wallwork-Heineman:

I am a long time photographer, not a great photographer, but even I get lucky sometimes.

Aspen Copies Wins 'Best Overall' in Scarecrow Contest

on November 1, 2014 - 10:26am
Aspen Copies took the prize for 'Best Overall' in the Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest this year for 'Milton Waddams-Office Space.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Agatha Christie’s 'And Then There Were None' Opens At Los Alamos Little Theatre Tonight

on October 31, 2014 - 9:34am
Tami Martinson (Emily Brent) admires the wooden soldiers on the fireplace mantel. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Little Theatre
“Ten little soldier boys going out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.”
(Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None).  

One by one, until they are all gone: this is the story of 10 people who find themselves trapped on an island in late 1930s off the coast of Devon.

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman Presents ‘No Limitations’ At Library Gallery

on October 29, 2014 - 6:24am
A photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Los Alamos County Library System

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is an award-winning photographer and artist who has prepared an extensive new body of work for her show in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery. The show, called “No Limitations,” will be displayed for the month of November. The Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.

Wallwork-Heineman has achieved prominence in the world of photography, having her won first place in New Mexico Magazine photography competition “Only in New Mexico” category in July, 2014,

Community Turns Out Sunday For Mesa Public Library Building's 20th Birthday Celebration

on October 28, 2014 - 9:18am

Guests at Mesa Public Library's 20th birthday party Sunday at 2400 Central Ave., were treated to a special cake and cupcakes covered in Italian creme created by Carmela Miller-Martinez of DD Bakery by L.I.A. Photo by Katy Korkos

Mesa Public Library Manager Steven Thomas leads guests on a tour of the library during Sunday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Community members and county officials joined present and former staff to help celebrate 20 years since the dedication of the Mesa Public Library building at 2400 Central Ave.

Los Alamos Artist Fran Bergstein Will Show At Rio Grande Art Association Juried Exhibit

on October 28, 2014 - 9:15am

Artist Fran Bergstein paints in her Los Alamos home. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Los Alamos artist Fran Bergstein has had a painting accepted by the Rio Grande Art Association’s 12th annual juried painting and sales exhibition. The exhibition features 114 paintings by artists working in a variety of styles and media. 

The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2-23 at the African American Performing Arts Center at EXPO New Mexico, 310 San Pedro, NE in Albuquerque. Admission is free

“Drawing and painting are the constants in my life,”


Auditions For 'Mr. Roberts' Nov. 2-4

on October 28, 2014 - 6:02am

Public Art Graces White Rock Visitor Center

on October 28, 2014 - 5:53am
The County's Art in Public Places Board hosted a special ceremony to dedicate new art Oct. 7 at the White Rock Visitor Center, 115 N.M. 4. Preparing to cut the ribbon, from left, Art in Public Places Board Member Vicky Carrejo, Vice Chair Ken Nebel, artists Kathi Geoffrion Parker and Richard Swenson, councilors Francis Berting and Rick Reiss and Art in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn. A watercolor by Kathi Geoffrion Parker is in the foreground. Parker's watercolors are displayed in the Conference Room at the Center. The White Rock Visiotr Center officially opened Sept.

Creativity Explodes At Saturday's Pumpkin Glow

on October 27, 2014 - 9:18am
Whether it was cartoon characters, scary faces or themes of Halloween, Los Alamos Arts Council showcased a wide array of jack-o-lanterns during its annual Pumpkin Glow event Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
A spectator at the Los Alamos Arts Council's Pumpkin Glow event gets into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up as a Creeper from the game Minecraft.

Las Vegas Puts Local Artists Back On Map With Studio Tour

on October 24, 2014 - 9:27am

ART News:

Big things are happening in “Lil' Las Vegas, N.M. The 2014 Historic Las Vegas Art Studio Tour, sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council, marks the return of the art walk in Las Vegas, highlighting the artistic talent of more than 70 Northeastern New Mexico artists and artisans.

The exciting two-day tour will feature over 22 stops featuring a wide range of works (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, traditional Spanish art, street art, mixed media and more).

Las Vegas has been a popular stop since the 1800s. Historically a railroad town

it has played host to


Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila With Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

President George W. Bush salutes Navajo Code Talkers. Courtesy/JSPL


In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and author Judith Avila. Courtesy/JSPL

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  



Millicent Rogers Museum Receives Significant Donations

on October 24, 2014 - 6:36am
Pueblo ceremonial clothing given to the museum by Mark and Linda Winter of the Toadlena Trading Post. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum, located in Taos, is pleased to announce the largest group of donations and acquisitions to its permanent collection in more than two decades.

The gifts and purchases follow on the heels of the recent major gift of nearly 50 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists presented earlier this year by Brad and Fran Taylor.

Jim and Dody Hoffman of Las Lunas presented a major gift of 35 pieces of pueblo pottery including significant examples by Maria

GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

Los Alamos Historians Sharon Snyder And Heather McClenahan Featured At 'Author’s Speak' Thursday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:51am

Sharon Snyder


Los Alamos is blessed with a group of history enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, who devote countless hours to researching and understanding the stories that have shaped our community.

Two of those professionals, Sharon Snyder and Heather McClenahan, will be featured at Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Snyder is the director of publications for Bathtub Row Press, the publishing arm of the Los Alamos Historical Society and McClenahan is the executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Rail Runner Hosts In Transit Book Club’s Author Series

on October 23, 2014 - 10:17am


If you commute on the Rio Metro Regional Transit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming “Author Event Series” as part of New Mexico Rail Runner’s In Transit Book Club in collaboration with Upland Avenue Publishing Group. The upcoming events are as follows:

Oct. 25 is “Ride the Rail with Germaine.” Kids will come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy the decorated pumpkins, free candy, giveaways, coloring sheets, and listen to Los Alamos author Janice Lovato of “Germaine the Beatle” read to them.

November is the “Art and Literary Lounge.” A

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None'

on October 23, 2014 - 7:47am
The cast of 'And Then There Were None' rehearses for the upcoming play. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 1 through Nov. 22. The play opens Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31.

Ten people find themselves together on an island. The first one suddenly dies. There are nine people left. One by one they continue to die. A mysterious voice accuses each of them of murder. In this classic Agatha Christie, indulge yourself in murder mystery. Until there are none.

Tickets are $14 ($12


NMSA Hosts School's Art Show 'Birch'

on October 23, 2014 - 7:38am
A photo taken at the 2012 Birch show.  Photo by Alvin Gill-Tapia

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts is hosting a third rendition of Birch, the school’s unique art show featuring anonymous art for sale, created by NMSA Visual Art students as well as renowned New Mexico artists. All pieces start at $99!

The event is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Santa Fe University of Art and Design Fine Arts Gallery, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. in Santa Fe.

Join NMSA for this event celebrating and sharing the creations of its own students, as well as those of the broader New Mexico community.



Saturdays Workshops With Monika Kaden At Fuller Lodge Art Center

on October 22, 2014 - 8:07am

'Dance, When You are Perfectly Free', bronze by Monika Kaden. Colored Patina on Steel Ball, 10 feet tall on display at SHIDONI Sculptural Garden in Tesuque. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center:

  • Oct. 25 Collage – Art of the New Deal - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 – Plaster/Alabaster: When Images Speak Lauder Than Words - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 8 Plaster/Alabaster: When Images Speak Lauder Than Words - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 Ceramic Pots as Sculpture - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 22 Ceramic Pots as Sculpture - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec.