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¡COLORES! Returns to New Mexico PBS

on January 20, 2013 - 7:03am

NM PBS News:

¡COLORES! returns to New Mexico PBS as a weekly local and national art series beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 on CH. 5.1.

The popular art series presents stories devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Descriptions of the first eight episodes are listed below with air dates:

Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• One of New

Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America to Sponsor 'Gentle Zephyr' Class

on January 20, 2013 - 6:37am

PCEGA News:

Local embroiderers have a unique opportunity to learn Romanian Point Lace and Surface Embroidery from guest teacher Sylvia Murariu at a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

The class, Gentle Zephyr, is sponsored by the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America and is open to non-members.

It will be held in the classroom of the Fuller Lodge Art Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Registration with a deposit for $70 must be received by Feb. 15.

The cost of the two-day session will be less than $90; the exact amount depends on expenses and number of

Art in Public Places Board Meets Jan. 24

on January 20, 2013 - 6:16am

‘Industrial Machine’ created by artist Robert Davis is on display at the Los Alamos Eco-Station on East Jemez Road.

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board is set to meet 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3.

AGENDA

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 Dec. 12, 2012
  • B.
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Bartlett Shares Color and Design Secrets

on January 19, 2013 - 9:52am
'The Three Amigos' by Los Alamos Artist Melissa Bartlett. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
Bartlett Shares Color and Design Secrets 
By Mandy Marksteiner
 
Do you ever wonder what makes a painting interesting enough to buy? There’s always something about the piece that is especially attractive, whether it is the way the images are balanced or the way the color of the sky contrasts with the color of the rocks.
 
How do they do that?
 
Starting next week, Melissa Bartlett answers that question during her class at the Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery.

Cameras Sought for Local Photography Students

on January 18, 2013 - 9:26am

Light painting long exposure. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Erin Kober.

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Photography Department still teaches the art of black and white photography and film and is in need of 35mm SLR film cameras.

These camera donations will help students learn about the art of photography and gain an appreciation for the process. The donations are tax deductable.

Contact Brittany Felton at b.felton@laschools.net to donate a camera for the students. 

Back-lit trees. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Gabriel Montoya

Surrealism deer, created by

Crowd Packs Metal Menagerie Show at Mesa Library

on January 17, 2013 - 12:23pm

Community members filled the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library for Wednesday's opening reception of the Metal Menagerie Show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scrap Metal Artists Richard Swenson, left, and David Trujillo speak with Marsha Gilford, vice president public affairs for Smith’s Food and Drug Centers. Gilford is in Los Alamos visiting County officials and local business owners. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Metal Menagerie, showcasing the work of two Los Alamos metal sculptors, David Trujillo and Richard Swenson, opened Wednesday, Jan.

Wednesday's FAN Club Coincides With Library's Metal Menagerie Opening Reception

on January 15, 2013 - 10:43pm

Scrap metal fish by David Trujillo. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce has a "really fun" FAN (Food and Networking) Club planned for Wednesday evening Jan. 16: it will be held in conjunction with the opening reception for the Metal Menagerie show in Mesa Public Library's upstairs gallery.

The hosts are the Friends of the Library ... the caterer is Peggy Pendergast ... the artists are David Trujillo and Richard Swenson who are represented by Karen Wray Gallery ... if you don't know at least some of these people, you need to get out more!

  • Time: 5:30-7 p.m.,

Fuller Lodge Art Show: 'Show Some Class'

on January 10, 2013 - 5:39am

ART CENTER News:


 

Celebrate Adult Learners - This display of student work includes work from any students who have participated in art classes at Fuller Lodge Art Center over the past year or work from individuals in art groups that meet at the Art Center or Village Arts. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
 
Call for Artists: We Who Are Clay - Working in clay is a tradition in many cultures, and New Mexico has had a long standing relationship with the medium.

Chairworks and Dunn Quilting Sale/Store Closing Jan. 15-19

on January 9, 2013 - 7:56am

Courtesy/Dunn Quilting

Staff Report

Chairworks and Dunn Quilting, 3801-A Arkansas Ave., will hold an inventory/closing sale Jan. 15-19 with everything in the store marked down 40 percent.

The store is closed from now until Jan. 15 when it will be opened 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 19, after which it will close for good.

Dunn Quilting owner Nicole Dunn has moved her longarm quilting business to her home studio where she will continue to finish quilt tops, and make one-of-a-kind custom quilts for the community, as well as create and design her own art quilts.

Chairworks owner Pat

Kathleen Veenstra: Molding Psyches and Clay

on January 9, 2013 - 6:53am
'Rocky Mountain Christmas' by Kathleen Veenstra. Courtesy/FLAC
 
Kathleen Veenstra: Molding Psyches and Clay
By Nancy Coombs

Kathleen Veenstra is well known for her many years of work with the Los Alamos Public Schools as a counselor, but fewer people are familiar with her as an artist.

Veenstra is successful as a ceramicist/potter and also as a fine artist, painting landscapes and portraits.

Winter Art Classes Begin Jan. 20

on January 4, 2013 - 7:50am

KWFAG&S News:

Registration is underway for the 2013 Winter Art Classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio.

Community members are invited to join in the fun by participating in one of the classes, all of which will be held at the Gallery's new location, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125.

"Creative Color and Dynamic Design," is a new evening class taught by award-winning local artist Melissa Bartlett.

Bartlett will teach participants how color theory and design are essential elements of painting. Class starts Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. and runs six weeks.

The Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and

Mesa Library: Metal Menagerie by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo

on December 29, 2012 - 2:25pm

Local artist Richard Swenson with his larger than life ‘running man’ piece at Audobon Park in New Orleans. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Metal Menagerie: Scrap Metal Sculpture by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Jan. 16-Feb. 27

Public Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16

Metal artisits Richard Swenson and David Trujillo are Los Alamos neighbors, friends and fellow sculptors of fantastic forms.

Their delightful rabbits; prancing, stylized horses; plunging and cavorting wild hogs; giraffes; whales; sinuous dragons; armadillos; porcupines, not to

UNM-LA Students Venture Beyond Classroom

on December 25, 2012 - 8:28am

 

'Cloud Dance' by Pablita Velarde at Golden Dawn Gallery. Courtesy/UNM-LA

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For students in American Studies 252, "The Native American Experience," the emphasis really was on experience. The class included four all-day field trips as well as film, Internet and printed materials, and classroom discussion.

“Our first field trip was to the Tewa Basin pueblos and was led by Porter Swentzel from Santa Clara Pueblo,” Instructor Carol Noones said.

Carol Noones

The group visited Santa Clara Pueblo, then San Ildefonso Pueblo where they observed a dance.

Kate O’Donnell Transforms Home, Life Through Art

on December 22, 2012 - 7:48am

'Dancing Poppies' painting by Kate O’Donnell.

'Sitting Still' painting by Kate O’Donnell.

By Mandy Marksteiner

Kate O’Donnell, producer of the Reel Deal Theater preshow, has lived in a beautiful home on Bathtub Row for seven years. She and her husband Jim O’Donnell have restored that home to regain its historic integrity and be an inspiring place to live.

Their guiding principle for the remodel has been "Everything needs to touch you in some way."

Before World War II, the house was the arts and craft building for the Boy’s ranch.

Quaking Aspen Fine Art Holiday Artist Reception Friday and Saturday

on December 20, 2012 - 10:45pm

 

Moon Over Mesas. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Fall View From Los Alamos. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Staff Report
 
The community is invited to attend the Quaking Aspen Fine Art Holiday Artist Reception Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Dixie Girl Gallery & Restaurant in downtwn Los Alamos.
 
Chat with photographer Leslie Bucklin and browse her greeting cards, matted prints and gallery images. Goodies will be served!
 
Bucklin grew up in Los Alamos and after a few years in Colorado and California, she has returned to Los Alamos to raise her family in the community she

National Art Honor Society Inducts 34 LAHS Members

on December 16, 2012 - 8:26am

LAHS National Art Honor Society members Geoff Phillips, left, and Sam McIntyre use their artistic talents to draw on the paper tablecloths provided for that purpose. Courtesy photo

By Maire O'Neill

Jemez Valley artist Betsie Miller-Kusz was the guest speaker at an induction ceremony Dec. 7 for 34 new Los Alamos High School members of the National Art Honor Society.

Miller-Kusz was born in Los Alamos and lived and painted in San Francisco, Calif., for many years. She has exhibited internationally and painted many public murals.

The society is designed specifically for high school students

Rock Displays Fill Earth Treasure Show

on December 10, 2012 - 10:08am

Los Alamos Geological Society member Lisa Kratzer, right, assists a group of young people to create sand art, inspired by artist Robert Stoufer's work, during the society's Earth Treasure Show Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Martha Zumbro and Dave Bowman check out a display case Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society's Earth Treasure Show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Mary Thompson and Jan Studebaker admire some of the geological treasures on display Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society's Earth Treasure Show. Photo by Kirsten

Annual Creche Festival Offers Artistic Inspiration

on December 10, 2012 - 9:53am

Carol Neal's creche is on display at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos Ward's creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Bryan and Ellen Spaulding check out the creche festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Mary Barrus looks at the nativity scenes displayed at the Los Alamos Ward. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sally Cassil donated her nativity scene for the creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Lawry and Alice Mann donated their creche for the festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Art in Public Places Board Meets Dec. 12

on December 8, 2012 - 9:21am

Arctic bear by Jean Balagna is on display at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

APPB News:

The Art in Public Places Board is set to meet 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Mesa Public Library in Upstairs Meeting Room #3.

The meeting is open to the public.

AGENDA

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 Nov. 14, 2012
B. Welcome to new APPB Member(s)
C.

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The Coffee House Embraces Artistic Trend

on December 6, 2012 - 10:51am

COFFEE HOUSE News:

The Coffee House in Los Alamos is joining a national trend by inviting local artists to showcase and sell their work at the restaurant in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

"We are delighted to have local work at the Coffee House," owner Brian Booth said. "We have had a potter and a photographer here already and have a jewelry and a knitter this week."

 

Jeweler Patty Kokesh and knitter Maire O'Neill will be at the Coffee House from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Kokesh began working with leather craft at the age of 10 and expanded into other creative works such as silk ribbon

Holiday Open House at Fuller Lodge Art Center Saturday

on December 6, 2012 - 8:25am

FLAC News:

The community is invited to the Fuller Lodge Art Center Affordable Arts 2012 Holiday Open House this weekend.

On Saturday, we'll open at 10 a.m. and stay open through the Light Parade in the evening.

We will be serving hot cider and cookies all day.

If you love to bake, consider dropping off some of your home made cookies at the Art Center this week, so we can share them with the shoppers on Saturday!

'Tis the season to go shopping! At many stores you can expect to see the same kinds of things year after year, increasing the challenge of finding the perfect gift.

Shoplifting Drama Unfolds in Downtown Los Alamos

on November 29, 2012 - 1:55pm

Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos is in jail charged with fourth degree felony shoplifting. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Police arrested Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon and charged her with shoplifting $250-$2,500 worth of merchandise, which is a fourth degree felony.

Carpenter, 36, was captured with the help of Deborah Stone-Richard, a native of Virginia, who is on an extended visit to Los Alamos.

Stone-Richard was volunteering Wednesday at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., when she heard a crash of sales items on the floor. 

She saw that a woman, who turned

Udall: $275,000 in NEA Grants for NM Arts

on November 29, 2012 - 12:44pm
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that New Mexico will receive $275,000 in matching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA.)
 
The first major round of FY 2013 grants will help support nine music, theater and visual arts projects around the state.
 
“The arts are an important part of New Mexico’s culture, tradition and tourism economy,” Udall said. “These grants will provide valuable support for projects that both inspire and enrich our lives and make New Mexico a first-class destination for the arts.”
 
In this round of grants, the NEA will award over
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New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más

on November 27, 2012 - 5:59am

Photo: La Chocolatera (Chocolate Storage Jar) by Camilla Trujillo and René Zamora

MIFA News:

The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más opens Dec. 9 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014 in the Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art.

This exhibition will tell the tale of the earliest cultural mestizaje (mixing) to take place in the Americas through food. The exhibition will highlight foods that originated in the New World and foods that were brought over from Europe via Spain and Asia via the Spanish Manila Galleons.

Several special sections in the exhibition highlight

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Everything Christmas Sale Dec. 5

on November 27, 2012 - 5:57am

UNITED CHURCH News:

An Everything Christmas Sale is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The WCSS of the United Church is sponsoring the holiday event in Graves Hall on Rose Street.

Items available for purchase include:

  • Christmas lights;
  • Christmas trees;
  • Decorations;
  • Wreaths;
  • Cookie Cutters; and
  • Ornaments;
  • Trash to Treasures gently used items donated specifically for holiday giving; and
  • Bake Sale full of yummy Christmas goodies.

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