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Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted On Conoco Hill

on January 28, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Buck spotted Saturday morning on Conoco Hill near Arkansas Street. Photo by Aria Jones

Cooperation Provides Venue For ‘Carmina Burana’

on January 26, 2018 - 6:19am

For Los Alamos Choral Society

Notice to Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) supporters:

“Carmina Burana” is moving to a new location. It will not be performed at the Duane Smith Auditorium on Feb. 10, but it will be presented on that same day, at 7 p.m., at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium.

The local production of Carl Orff's massive choral and orchestral interpretation of a collection of medieval songs was scheduled to be the first production in the newly renovated Smith Auditorium.

Brown Bag Performance: Juanita Madland Feb. 7

on January 25, 2018 - 6:34am
Pianist Juanita Madland will host the upcoming Brown Bag show at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The February Brown Bag Performance will feature Juanita Madland, performing classical piano compositions at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge.

She will present a program of music by composers Chopin, Granados, Brahms, Schumann, and Schubert. The program will conclude with a special rendition of a composition by Juanita and David Madland. Mary Helen Klare, violinist and educator, will join Madlandin in a reading of her poem about Glenn Gould.

Los Alamos Arts Council has presented the

Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico Travels State​

on January 25, 2018 - 6:33am
Program for Carmen Amaya performance, ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark., ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark
MIFA News:
SANTA FE  The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to the state’s culture.
In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form.
This stunning exhibition is now traveling to

Daily Postcard: Not Owl But Red Tail Hawk Spotted On North Mesa

on January 25, 2018 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: First thought to be an owl ... this red tail hawk is spotted perched high in a tree Tuesday on North Mesa. Photo by PT Cunningham

Jocelyn Warner Clocks On Display In Portal Gallery

on January 24, 2018 - 8:13am

Los Alamos artist Jocelyn Warner will have her clocks on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

Clocks created by local artist Jocelyn Warner will be on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Need more Time? Los Alamos artist Jocelyn Warner will have her clocks on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The Portal show is part of the Inner Workings exhibit, and consists of 40 clocks and more than a dozen sculptural pieces.

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted On Walnut Street

on January 24, 2018 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Young deer on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on January 23, 2018 - 7:19am
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Council Chambers in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
  • 10349-18 Approval of Minutes from Dec. 14, 201
  • 10350-18 Collect Conflict of Interest Form
  • 10351-18 Project update for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head - Presenters: Catherine Ozment
  • 10352-18 WR Pottery Project - update on cost of educational

Daily Postcard: Rim Trail Sunrise

on January 23, 2018 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise from Rim Trail in White Rock. Photo by Emily Gartz

Two Countries: Readings And Conversations About The Immigrant Experience Jan. 27

on January 22, 2018 - 10:22am
Jane Lin
The public is invited to readings and discussion about the immigrant experience, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27 in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda.
The readings will feature Los Alamos poet Jane Lin and Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp, both of whose work is anthologized in the new book “Two-Countries - US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents,” edited by Tina Schumann. Following the readings by the two featured poets, there will be an open mike session where people will be invited to read their own short writing about immigration.
Jane Lin is the author

Celebration Of Arts Education At NMMA Tuesday

on January 22, 2018 - 8:21am

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents La Familias Barela y Salazar Opening Reception Feb. 8

on January 22, 2018 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving, a group exhibition of work by descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela.
Carlos Barela, brother Luis, his son Daniel, daughters Antonia and Jessica, Pat Barela Rael and husband Dan all carve and continue in the family tradition.
Also included are works from the family of Leo G. Salazar, another well-known Taos carver who knew and was inspired by Patrociño’s carvings.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Clouds Over White Rock

on January 22, 2018 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Colorful clouds fill the sky Sunday evening over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Sunset Over Los Alamos

on January 21, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow sunset colors the sky Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos From Otowi Peak

on January 20, 2018 - 4:02am

Daily Postcard: View of Los Alamos and Jemez Mountains from Otowi Peak. Photo by Chris Clark/

Popular Folk Art Flea Returns To MNMF May 5

on January 19, 2018 - 8:47am
MNMF News:
SANTA FE  One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, is Saturday, May 5 at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.
From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world, The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).

Slaid Cleaves Plays Los Alamos Feb. 16

on January 19, 2018 - 7:34am

Singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves


Raised in Maine, Slaid Cleaves will visit Los Alamos in February by way of Austin, Texas where he is a respected part of the Americana music scene that thrives there. Cleaves will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Fuller Lodge

With songwriting reminiscent of that of John Prine and Steve Earle, Cleaves has spent nearly 30 years introducing his listeners to characters often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life and stardom obsessed America.

Daily Postcard: Beautiful Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on January 19, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Beautiful colors in this morning's sunrise over Los Alamos spotted from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

New Mexico Film Office Announces HBO's New Drama Series 'Succession' To Film In New Mexico

on January 18, 2018 - 6:50am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Thursday that the new HBO Drama series "Succession" will begin principal photography in New Mexico after shooting previous episodes in New York.
Production on the episode being filmed in New Mexico will begin in mid-January and run through the end of January.
"'Succession' starts off 2018 in what we are confident will be another booming year of production for our film industry in New Mexico," New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.

Daily Postcard: Frosty Landscape On Camp May Road

on January 18, 2018 - 6:45am
Daily Postcard: When the fog lifted late Tuesday morning, a frosty landscape was revealed on parts of Camp May Road and across Los Alamos Canyon ... referred to as rime frost. Photo by Marc Bailey
Frosty landscape Tuesday morning on parts of Camp May Road and across Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On San Ildefonso

on January 15, 2018 - 7:20am

Daily Postcard: Mule deer spotted nibbling grass Saturday near the soccer fields on San Ildefonso Road. The mule deer gets its name from its overly large ears. Photo by Thomas Swertfeger

Classical Music World: It’s A Strad!

on January 14, 2018 - 6:26am
István Várdai and his Stradivarius cello. Courtesy/LACA

Classical Music World
LACA Artistic Director

Every so often, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents an instrument that has more name recognition than the musician playing it.

István Várdai, who is scheduled to perform here Jan. 21, is not a household name in this country (he’s Hungarian and a big deal there) but his cello is named for three famous people. 

The first famous name is Antonio Stradivari who is so universally known as a maker of fine string instruments that just saying “It’s a Strad” is enough to convey that

Scenes From Hike Above Rendija Canyon

on January 14, 2018 - 6:24am

Scene from a recent hike above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Hiking above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Scenes From ‘On The Grid: Off The Grid’ Reception

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

Scene from the reception for ‘On the Grid: Off the Grid’ art quilt show Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Denise Seavey with her art quilt ‘Remember’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Quilter Carolyn Castaneda with her quilt ‘Escaped! Free at Last’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Visitors look at art quilts Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Carol Kleinsorge with her quilt ‘Moon Magic’. Photo by Katy Korkos 

Daily Postcard: Sunset Paints Sky With Radiant Glow

on January 14, 2018 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: The sunset paints the sky in beautiful hues Friday above Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey