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Scenes From Lowrider Museum Opening In Española

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08am

A new Lowrider Museum opened Aug. 5 in Española and included a hard hat tour at 714 Calle Don Diego St. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, right, addresses the large crowd including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham seated in the front row. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham compliments the City of Española for recognizing the cultural Lowrider tradition and making it a permanent museum. She added that she herself is sort of a lowrider. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Even the spectators are part of the show inside the museum.

Solomon: ‘Winterreise’ An Extraordinary Journey

on August 13, 2019 - 7:13am
Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly. Courtesy photo
 
Review by ALICIA SOLOMON
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

The last day of a hot July seemed perfect for a Winter Journey. St. Francis Auditorium was a cool, serene refuge from the heat and hubbub of high summer in downtown Santa Fe; and the SF Chamber Music Festival concert was Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter trip), written in 1827 to poems by Wilhelm Muller.

This immortal work, his intimate confession approaching death at age 31, contains some of Schubert’s most beautiful and haunting songs, those he liked best himself.

Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils Student Artwork

on August 12, 2019 - 10:08am

An ‘Unveiling’ of new murals to be placed in the front foyer as well as one of the Imaging rooms took place Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos Medical Center. The murals were created by students in the Los Alamos High School Honors Art Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, LAHS Art students Gabriella Tepley and Erin Scott and LAMC CEO John Whiteside at the mural unveiling event Thursday in the lobby at LAMC. Courtesy/LAMC

Gabriella Tepley is a member of the LAHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Daily Postcard: Raindrops Cling To Ivy Leaves

on August 12, 2019 - 8:02am

Raindrops cling to ivy leaves Saturday morning at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 11, 2019 - 9:36pm

Of the 33 entries in the 2019 Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, first place winner is the Los Alamos Hill Stompers, which always exemplifies this year's theme, Off the Beaten Path ... this wild and crazy band has been off the beaten path for all of its 19 years. Band leader Jeff Favorite plays the  drum at center. The parade is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union.  Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
In 2nd place is the Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and

Center For New Mexico Archaeology To Open ‘Women In Archaeology’ Exhibit On International Archaeology Day

on August 11, 2019 - 8:59am
Archaeologists Florence Hawley Ellis and student Florence Hawley Ellis, director of University of New Mexico excavations at San Gabriel del Yunque in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum
 
CNMA News:
 
SANTA FE In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage and the science of archaeology through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Community Shows Off Skills At 2019 County Fair

on August 11, 2019 - 7:52am
The County Fair takes place over two days during the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend at Mesa Public Library. Prize-winning flowers and preserves are on display here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Grand Champion photo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out the 4-H displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
First place quilt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Extra special spuds! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fabric arts on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Wood and fiber. Photo by Bonnie J.

Daily Postcard: Morning Glory Blooms In White Rock

on August 11, 2019 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A morning glory blooms recently at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Helen Ortega

Scenes From Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2019 - 10:09pm

Elizabeth Watts and her daughter Kathryn check out a booth Saturday morning during the Fuller Lodge Art Center 39th annual Arts and Crafts Fair, held in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Stacey Baker, left, makes a purchase from Jennifer Lamprey today during the arts and crafts fair. Lamprey's business is Desert Fig Design. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sophia Torres, owner of Curious Goat Works, takes part in the fair for the first time. Her business is based in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Monet’s Moon Flamenco Tribute At Teatro Paraguas

on August 10, 2019 - 2:32pm

Janira. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas News:

Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo in conjunction with Teatro Paraguas present a flamenco concert  inspired by the art of French Impressionist Claude Monet under the direction of choreographer, composer and dancer Mina Fajardo entitled Monet’s Moon. La Companía first presented this riveting production in October 2018 to sold-out houses at Teatro Paragaus. 

Fajardo writes: We have turned the beauty of (Monet’s) painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar.

Daily Postcard: Snake Slithers Across Welcome Mat

on August 10, 2019 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A snake slithers across the welcome mat of a residence recently in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Lois Eddleman A Major Force Behind Los Alamos County Fair Exhibition For Decades

on August 9, 2019 - 2:41pm

Lois Eddleman, 93, was in the thick of things Thursday preparing for the County Fair Exhibition at Mesa Public Library. Eddleman has been part of the County Extension’s Fair Exhibition for decades and remains a major participant in the organizing, planning, judging and staging of the Exhibition. Eddleman also teaches piano and recruited several of her students to help out with the set-up Thursday for this year's exhibition. The exhibition opens with handicap viewing 4-5 p.m. today and general public viewing  5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J.

It’s Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Time!

on August 9, 2019 - 8:46am

Photo by Leslie Bucklin/County

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to head downtown Saturday for the the Annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m., then stay to meander through Ashley Pond Park with its fair booths, bouncy houses and exhibits (at Mesa Public Library).

Also, shop the beautiful artwork offered during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. There will be plenty of food vendors on site so stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond.

Los Alamos County Councilors will once again host a booth featuring County projects,

Santa Fe Music Week Returns To The City Different

on August 9, 2019 - 8:28am

Santa Fe Music Week News:

  • Annual celebration brings 10 days of live music from national and local artists to venues across Santa Fe

SANTA FE Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more ... tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air later this month with Santa Fe Music Week, which returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.

Attendees will experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard,

Birds Of The Neighborhood On Barranca Mesa

on August 9, 2019 - 7:10am

As summer progresses, the early blooming flowers have gone to seed, much to the delight of the finches. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin devouring one of its favorite seeds, those of the tall phlox. Apparently, there is some debate about who has first dibs. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin on a bending Gaillardia (Blanket flower) plant, pulling seeds from the seed head, even before they are barely ripe in a garden in Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbirds find flowers in bloom all summer long. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbird living the sweet life. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: Sundrop Flower At Unitarian Church

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am

A Sundrop flower is spotted Thursday in the wilderness backyard of the Unitarian Church at 1738 N Sage St. A member of the evening primrose, its petals form a square with an extended ovary sticking out of the center. Botanical name flips between Oenothera hartwegii and Calylophus Hartwegii. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

Scene From LAHS Marching Band Evening Practice

on August 8, 2019 - 11:34am

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band practicing Wednesday evening on Sullivan Field. Photo by Mark Lorenc

FLAC Welcomes Kathy Romero To Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 8, 2019 - 9:51am
Jewelry and Rosary Designs, handmade by artist Kathy Romero, will be available for purchase Saturday at Fuller Lodge during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtesy/FLAC
 
FLAC News:
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center welcomes Kathy Romero to its upcoming 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, just two days away at Fuller Lodge.
 
Kathy Romero
 
Romero was born and raised in Espanola and said she has always had an interest in fashion.
 
‘My biggest dream and joy is creating pieces that people not only love to admire but also love to wear.

Daily Postcard: Mourning Cloak Butterfly

on August 8, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A mourning cloak butterfly is observed basking in the morning sunlight on a recent hike in the Jemez. Photo by Marc Bailey

Rainbow Fills Sky Over White Rock Tuesday

on August 7, 2019 - 12:04pm

Rainbow spotted in the sky Tuesday on the way to White Rock. Photo by Christina Scovel

Art Celebration Send Off For Katherine Schirato

on August 7, 2019 - 11:12am

Art work by Katherine Schirato. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The community is invited to attend an art reception and send off for Katherine Schirato of Los Alamos.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square.

Schirato, who works at Rose Chocolatier has been showing her detailed drawings throughout the summer on the wall there and adding pieces slowly over this period.

Schirato will be leaving her position at Rose Chocolatier to attend college later this month, so this is one of the last chances to see her work before she leaves to pursue an art

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canada Bonita Trail

on August 7, 2019 - 8:52am

Daily Postcard: Flowers blooming recently along the Canada Bonita Trail. Photo by Lisa Hampton

Lensic: Littleglobe’s ¡Presente! Oct. 5

on August 6, 2019 - 6:24pm
Scene from a past Littleglobe production. Photo by Kate Russell
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents ¡Presente!, a collaborative, multi-arts performance produced by Santa Fe-based arts and social justice nonprofit Littleglobe, Saturday, Oct. 5.
 
¡Presente! features Santa Feans of all ages—including students, professional musicians and artists, and other longtime residents—whose lives and sense of belonging are affected by current issues such as displacement, insecure housing, and affordability.

YMCA: Dances Of India Showcase Aug. 8

on August 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

Los Alamos History Museum Atoms & Art Ends Aug. 18

on August 6, 2019 - 10:47am
Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy/LAHM
 
History Museum News:
 
The Los Alamos History Museum’s popular temporary exhibit, Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode will be coming down soon.
 
The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, Aug.

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