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Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Concert Sunday at Fuller Lodge

on July 14, 2012 - 11:07am

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NEA Awards Kewa Pueblo & Taos Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

on July 12, 2012 - 9:09am
 
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced today that Taos and the Kewa Pueblo (formerly Santo Domingo) will receive $150,000 in matching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program to revitalize the local economies through the arts.
 
“The arts and humanities are an important cultural and economic driver in New Mexico,” Udall said. “These grants are designed to encourage the relationship between the arts and jobs growth, and I look forward to seeing how they will be put to use in Taos and the Kewa Pueblo.”
 
In the second year of Our Town, the NEA
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LANL and Sandia Scientists Collaborate with Artists

on July 12, 2012 - 6:47am

The University of New Mexico and 516 ARTS, a nonprofit art space in Downtown Albuquerque, are hosting this summer’s Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations (SARC), in conjunction with the International Symposium on Electronic Art (www.isea2012.org).

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) and Lockheed Martin are sponsors for this year’s SARC program.

SARC will match artists with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia to explore how a creative approach can inform scientific discovery and make the science accessible to a broader audience. The collaborations will also

Tri, Tri and Tri Again - It's all about Threes...

on July 12, 2012 - 6:27am

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

Are you confused about the theme of the next show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center?

The Art Center is eager to see how artists approach the subject ... it's all about threes.

There are three primary colors and three states of matter.

Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.

For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes? 

The deadline for to submit pieces for Tri, Tri and Tri Again is July 20.

For questions, call the Art Center at 505-662-1635 and ask for Ken or Amy.

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July 11th Arts in Public Places Board Meeting

on July 10, 2012 - 6:26pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD
AGENDA
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3

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 June 12, 2012

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS

A. Overview of the Utilities Department “Smart House” project and possible artwork (Julie Williams-Hill)
B.
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Artist Friends Exhibit Different Interpretations

on July 8, 2012 - 12:13pm

Los Alamos artists and friends Janice Parker Muir, left, and Sheridan Brown share an exhibit that opens from 5-7 p.m., Friday at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery across from Ashley Pond. Photo by Karen Wray

By Mandy Marksteiner

  • Upcoming exhibition at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery features the work of two friends who see the world differently

No two people see the world the same way.

“Janice Parker Muir and I have been friends for a long time,” artist Sheridan Brown said. “We’ve had a lot of fun going out and painting together. We see different things even when we’re in the same place.”

The

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Local Author Launches New Book About Heroic Dog

on July 7, 2012 - 7:19am

Staff Report

"Mason, A New Mexico Hero," describes the life of a dog, originally a homeless and unwanted puppy, running away, finding himself caught and taken to a shelter, from where he is adopted through the local annual Dog Jog into a loving family.

Caroline Mason is the author of this short story. The book is written in the first person by the dog, so the reader gets the dog’s perspective on the importance of food and regular baths and on his adaption to living in a multi-animal home.

However, Mason amply repays his owner’s trust in him by his heroic behavior in helping his mistress

Visitors Delight at Betty Ehart Statue

on July 6, 2012 - 8:52am

“Grandmother's Joy” outside the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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'Enchanted Parks' Opening Reception Stirs Patriotism

on July 4, 2012 - 7:50am

Photographer Leslie Bucklin at the Tuesday night opening of her 195-piece exhibit, "Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks," on display through Aug. 6 in the gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her work with patrons at her show's opening Tuesday evening at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her exhibit with Los Alamos County Councilor Fran Berting during Tuesday's opening reception in the gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo

Leslie Bucklin's 'Enchanted Parks' Exhibit Opens Tuesday

on July 2, 2012 - 10:01am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

Yellowstone Buffalo. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

A public reception for Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin is set for 5-7 p.m., Tuesday July 3 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Join Bucklin for a gallery walk of her work.

As the Los Alamos Historic District prepares for the possibility of becoming part of this nation's first non-contiguous National Park, we have the opportunity to look at not only what makes our current National Parks so extraordinary, but what has always made North Central New Mexico

Photography & Films Coming to Local Libraries

on July 1, 2012 - 3:41pm
LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC LIBRARIES News:
Celebrate America's National Parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception of Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks, by local photographer Leslie Bucklin.
 
A gallery walk-through with the artist is included in the reception set for 5-7 p.m., Tuesday July 3 at Mesa Public Library. The show runs through Aug. 6.   
 
"Enchanted Parks” is a 100-plus piece photography show featuring the Los Alamos Historic District, Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, as well as several
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Crowd Packs Opening Night at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on June 30, 2012 - 9:04am

TK Thompson, left, chats with patrons during Friday night's opening of his photography exhibit, "Faces of Jazz" in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Director Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center discusses an exhibit at Friday night's opening of "Rhapsody in Blue." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Patrick Brenner, dressed in a civil war uniform stands next to a photo of himself titled "Blue Captain, Battle of Valverde, 2011." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 
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Friday Night Features Art and Music

on June 29, 2012 - 7:38am

“Rhapsody in Blue” is the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

It’s a commonly asked question – what is there to do in Los Alamos? As it turns out – lots.

Friday, artistic endeavors will burst at the seams. It begins with the opening reception of “Rhapsody in Blue,” the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. and the show runs through Aug. 4.

About 40 artists, including one participant from Canada, have revealed their interpretations of this theme.

In addition, local photographer TK

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station: Week of June 17-23

on June 28, 2012 - 9:12pm
Otowi Station Bookstore News:
 
Best sellers for the week of June 17-23:
  1. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  2. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  3. They Say I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff
  4. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  5. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  6. Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Marc A. Meyers
  7. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  8. Fifty Shades Freed, E. L. James
  9. Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis
  10. Rand McNally Road Atlas, Rand McNally
*local or regional author

TK Thompson Explores 'The Faces of Jazz'

on June 28, 2012 - 12:54am

By Bonnie J. Gordon

TK Thompson has been interested in both jazz music and photography since his early teens.

His current exhibit of black and white photographs of jazz musicians plying their trade is titled “Faces of Jazz.”

The exhibit is on display in the Portal Gallery of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

The show continues through Aug. 4. An opening reception for “Faces of Jazz” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” the current show in the main gallery, will take place 5-7 p.m., Friday June 29.

“I noticed at an early age that sometimes musicians solo with closed eyes,” Thompson said.

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LALT Awards Scholarship; Elects Board

on June 18, 2012 - 7:09am

Aidan Bradbury-Aranda has been accepted into the School of Cinematic Arts at the the University of Southern California. Courtesy photo

At the June 10 Annual Meeting of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, members elected the new Board of Directors and applauded the 2012 recipient of the LALT scholarship.

Los Alamos High School graduate Aidan Bradbury-Aranda received the $1,000 LALT scholarship, given for academic achievement and intent to pursue a career associated with the performing arts.

Bradbury-Aranda will attend the University of Southern California where he was accepted into the School of

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop Offered Wednesday at The Hive

on June 18, 2012 - 12:06am

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop is set for 1-4 p.m., Wednesday June 20 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

This workshop will offer artists, art businesses, and art organizations training on essential business skills.

Participants will learn how to create a successful business concept, address customer first impressions, navigate the “7 P’s” for successful marketing, address a variety of selling scenarios, connect with customers, and techniques for effective business management. 

The speaker will be Bette Bradbury, WESST.

To register, call 505-661-4803 or

Artist M.J. Oref Celebrates the Physical and the Metaphysical and will Exhibit her Work during Cross-Country Adventure

on June 17, 2012 - 11:53am

Artist M.J. Oref in her studio Friday as she prepares for a cross-country trip to exhibit her jewelry line. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

On June 26, artist M.J. Oref will walk out the door of her Espanola home, jump in her blue Prius and take her show on the road.

Oref plans to spend a month introducing her jewelry to potential customers in a dozen states at private shows hosted by friends and family.

“We’ll eat and drink and have a good time,” Oref said. "If someone buys something, great. If not, we’ll still have fun.”

Even during the Depression, women

Locals Participate at Albuquerque Summerfest Event

on June 16, 2012 - 2:02pm

Melanie Pena and Claire Roybal of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) represent Los Alamos at today's Albuquerque Summerfest at which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Los Alamos area artists are well represented at Summerfest today in Albuquerque. Nine area artists are exhibiting and selling at the event. The participation was organized by the Los Alamos Creative District. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Call for Exhibitors for White Rock's Art & Artisans Market

on June 12, 2012 - 9:27pm

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 be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 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 – all visitors going to Bandelier will be

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Examples of Bizarre Book Art Make the Rounds

on June 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

Alicia Martín's Biografias is a series of giant sculptures in which books seem to pour out of three buildings’ windows — one of 10 incredibly bizarre works of book art at http://www.flavorwire.com/292899/10-incredibly-bizarre-works-of-book-art.
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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - June 7, 2012

on June 8, 2012 - 8:53am

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 for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs

on June 3, 2012 - 10:08pm

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery News:

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs. By Henry C. Finney

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery from June 3-29

Public Reception and Poetry Reading on Friday, June 8  7:00-8:30 PM, A Los Alamos Friday Night Out Event

Henry Finney is truly a Renaissance man: artist, writer, anthropologist, Zen meditation teacher, educator, husband and parent. All of these parts combine in the current exhibition to create a compelling visual and spiritual experience for the viewer.

In 2011, Finney published a book of his poetry, The Fire Gate

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Summer Art Classes for Teens Ages 12+

on June 3, 2012 - 9:50pm

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News

The following summer art classes are available for teens ages twelve and older.  For more information contact: Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Avenue or 505-662-1635.

Casey Greenling: Portraits in Clay 
2 week class: June 11-15 and June 18-22 ($220)  
 
June 25-29 Casey Greenling: Mural Paintings ($110) 
 
July 9-13  Casey Greenling: Painting in Oils  ($110) 
 
July 16-20 Katherine Gutkovskaya - Painting Techniques for the Beginner ($110) 
 
July 23-27 Katherine Gutkovskaya - Drawing  ($110)

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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