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Karen Wray Fine Art Celebrates and Nurtures Local Artists

on May 28, 2012 - 6:53am

By Bonnie Gordon

Eighteen artists are represented at Karen Wray Fine Art–Gallery and Studio including many well-known in this community such as Secundino Sandoval, Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and gallery owner Karen Wray herself.

Wray has been providing local artists with a place to show and sell their work in her gallery at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B for the past three years.

“We’re celebrating Los Alamos with our own gallery and our own artists,” Wray said, adding that five new artists joined her gallery in April.

The gallery is bright and cheerful with great lighting to showcase

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'Naked' Draws Big Opening Night Crowd

on May 22, 2012 - 7:40am
Hal Davis explains his art to scientist Bill Wadt, left, and Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director for the Los Alamos Concert Association, during the Friday night opening reception of "Naked" at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Davis has a one-man show in the Portal Gallery of his photgraphs taken during his world travels. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Artist Jim Gautier and Art Center Director Ken Nebel discuss the merits of a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Patty Kokesh makes a sale for the gallery at Friday's opening reception. Photo by TK
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Dance Arts Los Alamos to Feature Graduating Seniors

on May 17, 2012 - 12:28am

DANCE ARTS LOS ALAMOS News:

Erin Burr (Odile) and Megan Kelley (Odette) in DALA's production of Swan Lake. Photo and design by Paulo T. Photography.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is celebrating 20 years of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, three distinct programs will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages 3 through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty.

Intermediate and advanced level ballet students will present an abridged version of Swan Lake at 7 p.m., May 18 and 19. All performances will take

Art Center gets 'Naked' in New Show

on May 16, 2012 - 9:11am

"Tomorrow's Excuse" by Los Alamos Artist Amy Bjarke

By Kirsten Laskey

There is not just one way to interpret a theme. Finding an interpretation, in fact, can be an art form.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has challenged artists with a real hefty theme to illustrate. Eighty artists responded to the challenge and their work will be unveiled to the public starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Art Center.

The Art Center’s newest show, “Naked,” reveals numerous ways artists envision this theme.

Some saw “naked” as being the human figure.

Local Teens Heading to World Championships

on May 16, 2012 - 8:36am

Los Alamos teens Natalie Smith and Maria Jones are traveling to Wexford, Ireland to compete in the CRN World Open Championships June 2-3. The girls are students at the Belisama Irish Dance, founded in 2006 in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Smith won the Regional Championships in the under-19 category this spring, and Jones was the 2010 North American Champion in the under-14 category. Both are Craobh Grad dancers, the highest level of dance in the CRN organization.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Hosting 'Naked' Reception

on May 14, 2012 - 6:50pm

"Eve, God's Creation" done in conte crayon by Ron Barsano from Arroyo Hondo. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

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WHITE ROCK’S ART & ARTISANS MARKET: Call for Exhibitors

on May 14, 2012 - 10:20am

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

The market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., each Sunday from June 10 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an 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, which begins in June.

Fuller Lodge Starting Friday: Hidden Cultures Unmasked - A Global Photographic Journey with Hal Davis

on May 13, 2012 - 11:59am

An opening reception at Fuller Lodge Art Center from 5-7 p.m., Friday May 18, in the side Portal Gallery will present 22 photographs from around the globe taken by local photographer Hal Davis. The exhibit, Hidden Cultures Unmasked - A Global Photographic Journey with Hal Davis, reflects his interest in photographing foreign cultures that are in transition from traditional ways to modernity. The show runs through June 23. Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

Photo by Hal Davis

 

Possible Quorum - Art in Public Places Board Field Trip

on May 9, 2012 - 10:12pm
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD News

A possible quorum of Art in Public Places Board Members will be visiting art galleries on Canyon Road in Santa Fe on Saturday, May 12th. This trip is open to the public. Anyone wishing to go should meet in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at 9 a.m.
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Arts in Public Places Board Agenda for May 9th

on May 8, 2012 - 8:52pm

ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD News

Agenda for Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:00 at Mesa Public Library.

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 4 minutes each.)

III. APP BOARD BUSINESS

A. Approval of Minutes from April 11, 2012

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS

A. Discuss Evaluation and Ranking for Animal Shelter Proposals

B.

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NMDT SPRING RECITAL “The Sky’s the Limit”

on May 8, 2012 - 6:46pm

NEW MEXICO DANCE THEATER News

New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents it’s eighth annual spring recital, “The Sky’s the Limit,” this weekend. “Spring recitals are a chance for each student to shine and perform for their families and friends,” said Baker-Dillingham. “We usually have a theme for our recitals, but this year I wanted to give the faculty free reign in choosing a theme for each of their classes; hence, the sky was the limit.”

This year 209 of the 225 students enrolled at NMDT will perform in dances choreographed by NMDT faculty members

Hasbrouck Wins Bandelier Photo Contest

on May 7, 2012 - 12:50am

Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas won first place in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art competition. His winning photo was among 96 entries submitted by 33 photographers and artists from across the United States and exhibited at Fuller Lodge recently. Hasbrouck, a retired electrical engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, won an annual park pass, a copy of the award-winning movie Sky Island, narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday and he and his family also will receive a personal tour of Bandelier National Monument guided by Park Superintendent Jason Lott.

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

LALT performs the world premier of the original musical Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical

on May 3, 2012 - 11:25am

Cast of "Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical Photo by Minesh Bacrania 

By Bonnie Gordon

What happens when a Cowboy Poet, an impoverished socialite and an ex-con  throw a Gala to benefit Adult Literacy in New Mexico?

What happens when a man must choose between keeping his word and saving face? You’ll find out at the world premiere of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The production features a band headed up by Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz on keyboards, along with guitar, banjo,

Celebrate Spring at the 45th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 10:02pm

Courtesy/LAAC

By Marlane Hamilton

Join regional artists at the Los Alamos Arts Council Spring Arts and Crafts Fair.

The fair will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented its Spring Fair every year since 1967.

Featuring nearly 100 of the finest artisans in New Mexico, the Arts and Crafts Fair offers both traditional and contemporary art forms.

All of the items displayed are handmade or handcrafted.

Enjoy items that include pottery, weavings, clothing, wood-working, jewelry and more, while enjoying the pleasure

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Community Winds and Los Niños de Santa Fe

on May 2, 2012 - 9:44pm

By Bonnie Gordon

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Los Alamos Community Winds and their special guests Los Niños de Santa Fe by attending “Cinco de May - Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., Saturday May 5, at Crossroads Bible Church.

“I saw Los Niños de Santa Fe perform at the Museum of International Folk Art and it was a wonderful experience,” Winds Director Ted Vives said. “This seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something together.”

The performance has been selected as an Official New Mexico Centennial Event.

“We want to celebrate our

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Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 12:23am

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis

David Mutschlecner Reads From and Signs Enigma and Light

on May 1, 2012 - 11:33pm

OTOWI STATION News

David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, Enigma and Light, at Ruby K’s Bagel Café on Thursday, May 3, at 6. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.

He is author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, Veils and Esse.

Mutschlecner writes, “I have been captivated by poetry since high school, willing it as my secret vocation.

Mesa Public Library to Host Display of Historic J. Robert Oppenheimer Photographs

on May 1, 2012 - 8:23am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) will present an exhibit of historic photos entitled “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904 – 1967” at the Mesa Public Library Gallery, 2400 Central Ave. from May 2 to May 30. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.

An opening reception will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 3, at the Mesa Public Library Gallery upstairs. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.

Oppenheimer and his mother. Courtesy Photo

The photos and their captions show the full range

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Santa Fe Poet Laureate's 'Odes and Offerings' Pairs Poetry with Visual Art

on April 30, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

“Hanging Boat” artist: Julie Wagner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Joan Logghe brings her two-year stint as Santa Fe Poet Laureate to a close with a very special exhibition, “Odes and Offerings,” at the Santa Fe Community Gallery.

Local artists were paired with local poets and the artists chose part of the text of the poem to include in their piece.

All the pieces were created specifically for this show.

Thirty-six works of art and 36 poems are included.

“It was an arranged marriage,” said Rod Lambert, curator of the exhibit.

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McKenna Places in Top 3 in Bandelier Photo Contest

on April 28, 2012 - 10:33am

Photographer Arin McKenna with her award winning photo received an annual park pass and a Bandelier movie for her second place win in the Bandelier photo contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Local County Reporter Arin McKenna came in second among 33 photographers and artists from across the United States who submitted 96 entries in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.

During an unveiling event of the winning entries at Fuller Lodge Friday night, McKenna, who writes and photographs for the Monitor, won an annual park pass along with a copy of the award-winning

Local Events Occurring Tonight and Tomorrow

on April 26, 2012 - 2:57pm

Clark & Kendall will have the "Weekend Preview" Audio Webcast available tomorrow evening.

Events taking place tonight and tomorrow include:

Tonight & Friday, April 27  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Blood Drive -

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr., – Call United Blood Services @ (505) 246-1457 to schedule an appointment, or log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free Cholesterol testing with every donation.

 

Wed.-Sat., April 25, 26, 27 and 28 Rags: The Musical
7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian

Enriching the Picture of the Immigrant Experience

on April 24, 2012 - 10:27pm

Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore.

In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her. “The only research I did was to look through my father’s thin scrapbook which held some newspaper articles concerning him or the Ukrainian community in Boston.

'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

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