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

on July 25, 2012 - 4:18pm

The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market this Sunday, July 29. 

The location will be an outdoor space held at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public who attend. 

The Hive is also close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument. 

We will be featuring several local artists. Michael Martinez who creates Native Jewelry, Jennifer Moss who makes handmade ethnic jewelry, Gadiel Ramirez who specializes in homemade chili and corn decorations along with produce. 

Come

Artists Sought for First Art Market in White Rock July 29

on July 20, 2012 - 8:24am

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July 23 is National Parks Night at Mesa Public Library

on July 18, 2012 - 10:56pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

Courtesy Photo from Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin on display through August 6 at the Mesa Public Libraray Gallery

Bandelier National Monument’s Chief Ranger Tom Betts will give a talk and slide show about his life and times as a bush pilot in Alaska 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The evening will be hosted by another Bandelier Ranger, Chris Judson.

Master Woodworker Pat Soran Breaks Down Segmented Woodturning

on July 17, 2012 - 6:33am

Master Woodworker Pat Soran talks about his craft. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

By Mandy Marksteiner

Pat Soran’s segmented woodturnings are a fascinating combination of smooth natural lines and intricate geometrical patterns. Mother nature doesn’t make wood that looks like that–it needs to be engineered.

Soran is a retired nuclear engineer who first became interested in woodworking many years ago when he needed a relaxing hobby to help him unwind from his stressful job.

After retirement he brought his woodworking to a more artistic level by completing a two-year woodworking course

Opening Night Crowd Fills Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery

on July 16, 2012 - 7:34am
Allie Thompson, left, and artist Sheridan Brown discuss the merits of her painting of parrots. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Artist Janice Muir and Meg Kremer discuss a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
A crowd of local artists and patrons of the art attended the opening show Friday night at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery in Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos artists Janice Muir and Secondino Sandoval discuss her work. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Artist Sheridan Brown with one of her pet portraits, most of which are

Casting Call for Over 50 Local Students

on July 16, 2012 - 6:47am

Courtesy/Los Alamos Arts Council

More than 50 roles will be cast for students entering grades 1 through 12 for the Missoula Children’s Theatre "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast."

The casting call is 9:30 a.m., Monday July 23 at Crossroads Bible Church, N.M. 502 on the south side of road between the Hilltop House Hotel and Los Alamos County Airport

Parent or guardian must be with each child when registering in order to sign the permission form.

All auditioners should plan to attend the entire morning audition and, if selected, have an open calendar from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., for the week

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

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