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'Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart' Opens with 'It's Not Easy Being Green at Fuller Lodge Art Center Tonight

on March 21, 2014 - 8:43am
Everything's coming up green in the new show in Fuller Lodge Art Center's Main Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
'Shifting Shape' a photographic work by KiP Walker.
 
'Crow Mother Weaves the Cosmos,' watercolor by Jan Wright. Courtesy of the artist.
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two new shows open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. tonight.at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

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'September Shoes' Explores Cross-Cultural Experiences

on March 20, 2014 - 8:35am

Poster for 'September Shoes. Courtesy/NNMC

NNMC News:

The Nick Salazar Center for the Arts, Northern New Mexico College presents “September Shoes,”a play by José Cruz González. The play is presented at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 28-April 5. There is a preview performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

Set in the small Arizona border town of Dolores, "September Shoes" tells the story of a community ripped apart by tragedy, where Gail and Alberto, a plastic surgeon and his wife have just returned after three decades away for the funeral of Gail's aunt Lilly.

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‘Folk Artists on Immigration’ Exhibit at MOIFA

on March 19, 2014 - 10:54am
Retirantes’ (family leaving) a woodblock print by Miguel da Silva, made in Bezerros, Pernambuco, Brazil in 1995. Courtesy/MOIFA

MOIFA News:

SANTA FE—Visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) have a unique opportunity to help develop an exhibit on the timely topic of immigration. Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration, a new participatory exhibit lab exploring issues of immigration, home, and belonging, is now underway in the Museum’s Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.

In this exhibit lab, visitors and community members participate “behind the scenes” to

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'Game of Thrones' Season Four Premieres in Santa Fe

on March 19, 2014 - 8:12am

Official poster for Season Four of 'Game of Thrones.' Courtes/hbo.com

Staff Report

Santa Fe is in for a treat, thanks to George R. R. Martin, Santa Fe resident, owner of the Jean Cocteau Cinema and most famously, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of novels on which the HBO series Game of Thrones is based.

The series will premiere its fourth season in the City Different as well as L.A. and New York March 29, a week before the television premiere.

There will be three screenings at the Jean Cocteau: one in Spanish (no subtitles) at 10:30 a.m., one in English at 1:30  p.m.

Bagpipes Mark St. Patrick's Day at Los Alamos High School

on March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
LAHS Senior Tristan Goodwin celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the High School by playing a few songs on his bagpipes. Goodwin has been playing the instrument for more than nine years. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

St. Patrick's Day Pipes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

LACDC Seeks Artists For Summer Markets

on March 17, 2014 - 11:00am
LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is looking for artists and artisans to participate in a seasonal outdoor Artist Market at the White Rock Visitor Center. 

There will be 10 markets this year, June to October beginning 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Each market costs $15 to participate and space is limited so early registration is encouraged. 

To register for any of the Artist Markets go to http://losalamoschamber.com/events.htm. The Artist Market is open to any person or business wanting to participate.

For  more information contact Melanie Peña

Santero Charles Carrillo's Art Displayed at Mesa Public Library

on March 17, 2014 - 7:40am
Santero Charles Carrillo in his studio. Courtesy/MPL

Retablo by Charles Carillo. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Charles Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a “saintmaker,” or carver and painter of images of saints. Carrillo started his creative journey in 1978 when he began researching the techniques, materials, and subject matter of the early santeros. Today he is recognized not only as the primary authority on this subject but also as the most accomplished artist practicing in this regional tradition.

Carrillos’s work will be on

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Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS Friday and Saturday

on March 13, 2014 - 11:23am

Courtesy/ACCT

ATTC News:

Atomic City Children's Theater II proudly presents their production of Disney’s 101 DALMATIONS KIDS, a musical adaptation from the familiar animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies.

Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat!

Still Life Workshop With Betty Nance Smith Saturday

on March 12, 2014 - 11:40am
'Clemetines and Blue' by Betty Nance Smith. Courtesy/FLAC
 
FLAC News:

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to explore still life in oils with renowned local artist Betty Nance Smith 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

This class is designed for students with some experience in oil painting. In the morning Smith will demonstrate the techniques she has developed to create certain effects. Throughout the afternoon students will paint as Smith provides individual instruction and critique.

Painting by Betty Nance Smith. Courtesy/bettynancesmith.com

Smith

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Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Dallas Buyers Club'

on March 12, 2014 - 10:56am
"Dallas Buyers Club"
Review by CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

I just saw "Dallas Buyers Club." Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are, in my opinion, well deserving of their Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. 

"Dallas Buyers Club" poster. Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The film tells a piece of the history of the 1980s AIDS struggle with which I was less aware: the difficulty with getting proper, life-saving treatment in the early days of the epidemic, and the surge in something called "Buyers Clubs" where HIV positive people paid a monthly fee to get a cocktail of drugs, vitamins and

'Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart' Opens March 21

on March 12, 2014 - 9:43am
Postcard for 'Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart.' The work displayed is a collaborative piece from the exhibit created by KiP Walker and Jan Wright. Courtesy/FLAC
 
By NANCY COOMBS
Fuller Lodge Art Center

Santa Fe artistic photographer KiP Walker and watercolor artist Jan Wright of Mancos, Colo., have created a unique collaboration of creative photography and watercolors which expresses their love of the New Mexico landscape. "Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart" exhibits artwork that reflects similar subjects and themes in two very different media.

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This Week at the Reel Deal

on March 12, 2014 - 8:28am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater
 
This week we are opening Non-Stop and Dallas Buyers Club. Mr. Peabody and 300: Rise of an Empire will hold for another week. Son of God and Lego end Thursday.

Movie poster for 'Non-Stop.' Courtesy/Reel Deel Theater

Dallas Buyers Club is opening here very late I know, but Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. I think that alone plus its 94 percent rating make it worth a look on the big screen.

Non-Stop is just that; nonstop action starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.

Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico

on March 12, 2014 - 7:04am

'Armadillo' by Ron Archuleta Rodrígue. Courtesy of Robert and Kathy Horowitz. Photo Blair Clark

MOIFA News:

SANTA FEOne of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico, debuts at the Museum of International Folk Art April 6, with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela and José Dolores López. The exhibition runs through Feb. 15, 2015.

Leroy Ortega, Owl with Kangaroo Rat. Gift of Ann Pollock. Photo Blair Clark

The artworks range from narrative-to-abstracted in style, and include birds, reptiles,

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Hear Poets Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson at 'Authors Speak' March 27

on March 11, 2014 - 7:33am

Veronica Golos. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

April is National Poetry Month and Mesa Public Library is celebrating a few days early. Quotes: The Authors Speak Series presents Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson, noted poets and publishers at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Andrea Watson. Courtesy/MPL

Golos is acquisitions editor and Andrea Watson is founding publisher and editor of 3: A Taos Press, a multicultural and ethically voiced publishing house, dedicated to fostering and honoring the work of writers of all cultures. The press places an emphasis on poetry manuscripts.

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Katie Laintz Wins 2014 Dog Jog Logo Contest!

on March 10, 2014 - 10:37pm
Katie Laintz with her dog Zorra and the winning logo. Courtesy photo
 
DOG JOG News:

The winner of this year’s Dog Jog Logo Contest is Katie Laintz, a six-grader from Pinon Elementaary School. Second place goes to Amaya Coblentz, third place to Kaylee Ellsworth, fourth place to Abigail Lechel and fifth place to Lily Shevitz.
 
The Dog Jog committee would like to thank all of the young artists who participated in the contest to design the 2014 Dog Jog t-shirt logo for this year’s event scheduled April 26 in White Rock.

LALT's 'Kindertransport' Magnificent and Moving

on March 8, 2014 - 11:35am
Nora Cullinan as Eva,with Warren Houghteling as Ratcatcher. Photo by Maria Thibodeau, courtesy of mariawritingwithlight.com
 
Evelyn (Kirste Plunket) confronts her past. Photo by Maria Thibodeau, courtesy of mariawritingwithlight.com
 
Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre production of ‘Kindertransport” is a must-see.

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LALT Commemorates Kindertransport Program in Latest Production

on March 6, 2014 - 2:19pm
Nora Cullinan as Eva,with Warren Houghteling as Ratcatcher. Photo by Maria Thibodeau, courtesy of mariawritingwithlight.com

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will mark the 75th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s historic Kindertransport program with its production of Diane Samuel’s award-winning drama of the same name. Opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, “Kindertransport” focuses on the life of one of the children rescued by England’s evacuation program for Jewish children in Germany begun on the eve of World War II.

Before the outbreak of the war, those in Europe were aware of the

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Los Alamos High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition!

on March 6, 2014 - 10:06am

Los Alamos High School year book lead editors Darby Knoll and Ben Nguyen hold the banner as the team gathers for a photo at the high school to celebrate their national recognition. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

  • La Loma yearbook, Begin Here, featured in 2014 Jostens Look Book

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School’s 2012-2013 La Loma yearbook, Begin Here, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

The Jostens Look Book is a collection

This Week at the Reel Deal

on March 5, 2014 - 7:45am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL                                 
Reel Deal Theater

In general,  I thought the 86th Academy Awards went well. I think everyone who won a golden statue deserved it although I was disappointed that American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and August:Osage County went home empty handed.

It was a shock really, but I guess there are only so many Oscars to go around. If the Oscars were to include more categories for Best Picture and Actors as the Golden Globes do, they would have won one.

Poster for 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

This week we are

Largest LA Photography Club Show Opens at Library

on March 4, 2014 - 8:07am
A large crowd gathered for Monday's opening of the Los Alamos Photography Club Show at Mesa Public Library. This, the 19th annual show, is the largest ever, with 158 photographs. Thirty photographers participated in the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Visitors to the exhibit study the photographs. Community members will have another opportunity to meet and talk with the photographers about their techniques, euqipment and inspirations at an exhibit walk through at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Philomena'

on March 4, 2014 - 7:57am
"Philomena"
Review by CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

"Philomena" was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with nominations for Best Picture of 2013, Actress in a Leading Role, Original Score and Adapted Screenplay and I heartily agree with these nominations.

It is a fine film, based on a true story. Judy Dench is wonderful in the title role.

The story puts an aging, faithful, Irish Catholic woman, a retired nurse, who wants to find her son, into the hands of a jaded, self-professed atheistic, famous journalist who is after her story. The two play off each other nicely.

Invitation to a Hanging: LA Photographers Prepare Show For Tonight's Reception

on March 3, 2014 - 9:30am
The Los Alamos Photographers Show opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library, with a Gallery walk-through of the show scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. This is the largest photography show ever, with 155 entries. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Photo by Nancy Coombs

Photo by Nancy Coombs

Photo by Nancy Coombs

Photo by Nancy Coombs

 

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Cinema Cindy Reviews: The 2014 Oscars

on March 3, 2014 - 9:13am
Cinema Cindy Reviews: The 2014 Oscars
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

First off, I must say that the one category I felt the most passion about this year was Best Original Screenplay and I am ecstatic the Academy felt as I did, that "Her" was worthy of that award.

This fine screenplay won for subtly exploring human intimacy, how we fall in love, whether artificial intelligence could ever be a substitute for another human being, and showing a lonely soul learning to open his heart. In that way it reminded me of "Lars and the Real Girl." The screenplay was masterful. congratulations to Spike Jones.

Jewish Film Festival Premieres in Los Alamos

on March 3, 2014 - 8:11am

Film still from 'Precious Life' Courtesy/SFJFF

SFJFF News:

The award-winning Israeli documentary film, Precious Life, is coming to the  Reel Deal Theater for a one-time screening at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

Precious Life follows the real-life story of a Palestinian baby with a rare immune deficiency disorder, and the Israeli doctor who hopes to save the baby’s life. It is an up-close and personal story set against the larger backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The film was featured at the Telluride, Toronto and Mill Valley Film Festivals, and won the Ophir Award (the Israeli

'Ace in the Hole' Grim But Compelling

on March 3, 2014 - 7:59am

Movie poster. Courtesy/FMPL

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Need a pick-me-up? Then don't watch "Ace in the Hole" (1951, unrated). But if you can take it, this black-and-white classic tells a great story while it teaches one of those grim life lessons.

Journalist Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) is on the outs. He used to rake in the bucks, but hard times and personal proclivities have him stuck in small-time Albuquerque, working for an editor who wants him to, of all things, tell the truth.

This goes against his every fiber.

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