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Calling All Artists: Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair Aug. 9

on July 9, 2014 - 8:40am

Los Alamos Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. By Robert Estep

FLAC News:

The Fuller Lodge Art Center's 38th annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair is scheduled for Aug. 9 (Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo weekend).

Artists interested in booth space may call Nancy at 505.662.1635. For more information, click here.

Santa Fe Council on International Relations: Champagne Brunch & Film July 22

on July 7, 2014 - 9:16am

CIR News:

Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) is hosting a Champagne Brunch and viewing of the film "Welcome," 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the CIR's new location at 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D in Santa Fe.

Join the Council on International Relations for a delightful champagne brunch and film entitled: Welcome, directed by Phillippe Lioret on Tuesday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CIR’s new location: 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D in Santa Fe.

The multi award-winning new film from writer/director Philippe Lioret, WELCOME is a compassionate and inspiring

Iconic Fred Harvey ‘American West’ Exhibit Opens at Millicent Rogers Museum Aug. 1

on July 4, 2014 - 7:47am

Old postcard depicting the making of the movie, 'The Harvey Girls.' Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos announces the opening of its latest exhibition, "Fred Harvey and the Making of the American West." This unique exhibition will open to the public Aug. 1 and closes Jan. 31, 2015.

Featuring more than 100 objects drawn from the family of Fred Harvey, various private collections and the Couse Foundation (Taos), the exhibit focuses upon how Fred Harvey and his company created the popular imagery that Americans came to understand as representing the West.


White Rock Visitor Center Hosts Art Market July 5

on July 3, 2014 - 8:11am


The White Rock Artist Market will feature local artists and crafters 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 5, at the White Rock Visitor Center.

This market will include hand-crafted jewelry, hand- painted wood pieces, melted crayon art, natural beauty items, San Ildefonso Pottery and photography.

For the first time at the market, there will be live music by Juan Rivera of Taos.

The White Rock Artist Market is produced by the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area

A Summer Evening at Ashley Pond

on July 2, 2014 - 11:16am
A Summer Evening at Ashley Pond
Photo Essay By TK THOMPSON
Los Alamos
The Community Winds perform in concert under the pavilion last week at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson 
The fountain at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

The pavilion at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

Early evening at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

The water feature at Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 

Night falls on Ashley Pond. Photo by TK Thompson 




Jae Drummond Art at Jean Cocteau Gallery June 16

on June 28, 2014 - 7:54am

'Nymeria' by Jae Drummond. Courtesy photo

JCCG News:

Jae Drummond’s art training started early. Her father, David Drummond, also a professional painter, attached a roll of butcher paper to a board, creating a portable drawing table with an infinite supply of paper. By the time you have filled several rolls of paper, you draw pretty well, she said.

The artists she was first introduced to were the great American illustrators N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parish and Norman Rockwell. Both her formal schooling and her love of art and illustration focused on the human figure.

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally Create ‘Pull of the Moon’

on June 28, 2014 - 7:25am

Navajo artist Bert Benally. Courtesy photo

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Courtesy photo

NMA News:

Ai Weiwei, internationally-acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, in a remarkable collaboration with Navajo artist Bert Benally, will create “Pull of the Moon,” a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. 

The project is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a unique partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum. The installation will feature earth-based drawings using sand.

"The concept is


Ryszard Wasilewski Exhibit Opens June 30

on June 27, 2014 - 8:43am
This painting by Ryszard Wasilewski is part of the series that will be on display at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery June 30-Aug.5. Courtesy/MPLAG

MPL News:

Join Ryszard Wasilewski at the opening reception for his show at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery during the special "Los Alamos Friday Night Out" 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 11 at Mesa Public Library.

Wasilewski’s work can be viewed June 30 through Aug. 5 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, open during regular library hours.

Wasilewski graduated from Camberwell School of Art (London, UK) in 1968, majoring in painting, with sculpture,


Los Alamos Author Stephanie Sydoriak To Read Her Work in Taos July 9

on June 27, 2014 - 8:27am

Stephanie Sydoriak

TSWS News:

Los Alamos author Stephanie Chopek Sydoriak will read from her work as part of the Taos Summer Writers Series of readings. She will read at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 9 at SOMOS Salon, 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos.

Sydoriak was born in 1926 of Ukrainian immigrants in Boston. She was a physics undergraduate at Northeastern University and did graduate work at Yale. She and her husband, Steve, and the first two of their six children moved to Los Alamos in 1948.

She is currently celebrating her 66th year here.


Bandelier Announces Artist in Residence

on June 26, 2014 - 2:07pm
Cliffs at the Tsankawi section of Bandelier by Bandelier Artist in Residence David Halpern. Courtesy/David Halpern

Bandelier Artist in Residence photographer David Halpern


Bandelier National Monument is very pleased to announce that, for the first time since 1983, the park will have an artist in residence, photographer David Halpern.  

“We are very happy to have a photographer with Mr. Halpern’s talent, experience, and background, and look forward to the activities he will be offering to the public.” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

'Valle Grande and Jemez River' Mural Installed in Council Chambers During Special Re-dedication

on June 25, 2014 - 11:15am
Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers cuts the ribbon at the re-dedication of the mural 'Valle Grande and Jemez River' by artist Sam Tubiolo, left, in Council Chambers Tuesday as those involved with the project look on. The center panel of the mural was originally in the former Council Chambers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist Sam Tubiolo with the full mural he created. The two side panels were newly created for the space. The center panel was created by Tubiolo for the former council chambers in 1991 and was refurbished for the new location. Photo by Bonnie J.

Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show July 12-13

on June 25, 2014 - 10:31am
Kimberly Ortiz, 9, left, and her sister Kelly, 3, worked with their sister Renetta, 13, to create this Jemez Pueblo pottery for the Winter 2011 Young Native Artists Show and Sale. Photo by Kate Nelson
NAAP News:

SANTA FE—Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the summer Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Portal Program will demonstrate their own work in the Palace Courtyard 9 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.

See the artwork, purchase


'Images of Mary in the New World' Exhibit Opens at New Mexico History Museum June 29

on June 25, 2014 - 8:34am

Scene from 'Tatoo Nation.' Courtesy photo

NMHM News:

A new exhibit, “Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World” opens June 29 at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe, with an array of special events planned throughout the summer and fall.

Events include:

Saturday, July 19, 1-3 p.m., Printing Our Lady, Gathering Space. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Bring the family and print a historic image of Our Lady on a replica medieval press.


Than Povi to Exhibit Works by Gerald Nailor Jr.

on June 25, 2014 - 7:44am

'Athabascan Bow,' by Gerald Nailor, Jr. Courtesy/Than Povi Fine Art Gallery


The Than Povi Fine Art Gallery at Cuyumungue - exit 176 Hwy 84/285, will present an exhibition of paintings and prints by Native-American artist Gerald Nailor Jr., beginning Aug. 23.

A reception for the artist is 3-6 p.m., Aug. 21.

The works comprise a comprehensive sampling of Nailor's art. The exhibition includes 43 watercolor, tempera, oil and pastel paintings as well as archival inkjet prints and two unique sets of jewelry handmade from micaceous clay.

Nailor was born and raised at the


Mailboxes Reveal White Rock's Creative Side

on June 22, 2014 - 9:01pm

A mailbox on La Paloma in White Rock is constructed in the shape of a cow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A mailbox on Meadow Lane is created in the shape of a Chevy vehicle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A mailbox on Rover Boulevard is designed in the shape of a golf ball sitting on a tee. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Free Flamenco Classes Offered in White Rock

on June 22, 2014 - 7:48am
Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance performs at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/PSDA

PSDA News:

Warm up your summer by learning Flamenco Dance in White Rock. This beginning level class is for men and women, ages 11 and up.

The class is free and takes place 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 21 to July19 (except July 5) in the White Rock Activity Center.   

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


Los Alamos ScienceFest Issues Call For Art

on June 21, 2014 - 8:21am

'Faces' by Brayden Matthews. Courtetsy photo


'Sensing Spirals' by Heather Dillon. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos ScienceFest has announced its call for entries for its fourth annual SMART (Science and Math-based Art) Contest. A panel of local judges will award winners who will share in cash prizes.

"We are looking for art that demonstrates scientific or mathematical concepts, principles or phenomena in creative ways,” said Melanie Peña of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation.


Chimayo Car and Art Tour Saturday

on June 20, 2014 - 8:43am

In and Around Town: June 19

on June 19, 2014 - 9:15am
Ongoing Exhibits
The Darker Side of White, Art by Tiffany Rose
Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Month of June

Eureka!' and 'Eclecticity' at Fuller Lodge Art Center
FLAC displays its latest themed show, “Eureka!”.
In the Portal Gallery is “Eclecticity,” work by Katherine Brittin and Charryl Greenwood Berger. Guest artist David Blecha i is sharing a large number of works presented in trios as well.

Play Reading of LALT's Upcoming Production of 'And Then There Were None' Wednesday

on June 19, 2014 - 8:21am


LALT News:

There will be a play reading for Los Alamos Little Theatre’s November show, Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" also known as "Ten Little Indians” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nester St.  

Anyone interested in auditioning for this production is highly encouraged to attend the reading.

Synopsis of the play:

Ten guilty strangers are invited to an island get-a-way in the late 1930s. One by one, they are accused of murder by a mysterious voice; and one by one they start to die.


PEEC Offers Silent Auction of Dorothy Hoard Artworks

on June 19, 2014 - 7:48am

'Three Sunflowers' by Dorothy Hoard is one of the pieces in the silent auction of her art benefiting PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Before her death in March, Dorothy Hoard, one of the most beloved women in Los Alamos, a Living Treasure, and ardent supporter of the community, entrusted her friend Terry Foxx with her artwork.

Hoard’s wish was that it would be used to further her legacy by offering the artwork for sale to the community through the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

To honor this wish, PEEC is offering one-of-a-kind pieces of Hoard’s work through a silent

'Eureka!' and 'Eclecticity' Open Friday at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on June 18, 2014 - 12:19pm
'Blown Away' by Elena Giorgi from the 'Eureka!' show. Courtesy/FLAC
Postcard for 'Eclecticity' featuring the work of Charryl Greenwood Berger, left, and Katherine Brittin. Courtesy/FLAC

FLAC News:

Two new shows open at the Fuller Lodge Art Center with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. In the main gallery, FLAC displays its latest themed show, “Eureka!”.

In the Portal Gallery is “Eclecticity,” work by Katherine Brittin and Charryl Greenwood Berger. Guest artist David Blecha i is sharing a large number of works presented in trios as well.

Holy cow! Man alive! Aha!


Lazy Days of Summer Are Upon Us

on June 18, 2014 - 9:11am

Fishing buddies at Fenton Lake. Photo by Leah Austin

Stream to Fenton Lake. Photo by Leah Austin

Red leaf in the water. Photo by Leah Austin

New Mexico School for the Arts Receives ‘Exemplary School' Designation From Art Schools Network

on June 18, 2014 - 7:35am
NMSA Winter Dances 2014. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) has received the coveted designation of “Exemplary School” by Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. Created to highlight a school’s commitment to excellence, the Exemplary School designation is presented to an ASN member in recognition of the school’s efforts to strategically evaluate its purpose, operations, and educational programs.

“This national recognition and designation is a testament to our students,

Artist Sam Tubiolo Prepares Bas Relief Tile Mural For Council Chambers Dedication June 24

on June 16, 2014 - 2:56pm

Artist Sam Tubiolo prepares his bas relief tile mural for installation in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers. The center portion of the mural was de-installed from the old Municipal Building on Ashley Pond, and has been stored in county facilities since that time. Tubiolo created the two side panels for Council Chambers in the new Municipal Building. The mural will be dedicated at 4 p.m., June 24  in Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Courtesy/LAC