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Quorum Notice: APP Board May Attend Art Fair

on August 6, 2019 - 10:34am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Arts in Public Places Board may attend the annual Arts and Craft Fair at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, in order to gather public opinion.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken by the board.

 

FLAC Welcomes Noah Starer To Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 6, 2019 - 9:35am

Today's Summer Arts & Crafts Fair Featured Artist is Noah Starer. He is a self-taught ceramic artist with a passion for social work. He specializes in the naked clay movement, or clay without glaze. His work has been featured in the gallery space at Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC), as seen most recently in MapMaker. To see more of his work visit his Facebook at @NoahStarerCeramicArts or noahstarer.com. Don't forget the Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair is only 4 days away, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/FLAC

Ceramic piece created by Noah Starer.

Daily Postcard: Flower Display On Kilby Street

on August 6, 2019 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: Flower display in the yard of a residence on Kilby Street in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

‘Army Of The Dead’ Films In New Mexico

on August 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Courtesy image
 
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE – New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced today that the Netflix-produced feature film “Army of the Dead,” has started principal photography at Albuquerque Studios and will continue through October.
 
The production will employ 501 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and 2,163 New Mexico background talent.
 
The feature is directed and produced by Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” “300”) alongside producers Deborah Snyder (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” “300”) and Wesley Coller (“Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,”

Daily Postcard: View From Pajarito Mountain Sunday

on August 5, 2019 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: View during a hike Sunday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Sunday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Sunday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Film Programs And Union Fair In Albuquerque Aug. 8

on August 4, 2019 - 7:30am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE Interested students and professionals can network with film and media instructors from programs around New Mexico at an open house the day before the annual Film and Media Industry Conference in Albuquerque.
 
The event is set for 2-5 p.m., Aug. 8 at the Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave. NW. It is free and open to the public.
 
Representatives from Santa Fe Community College, Dona Ana Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, University of New Mexico, Taos Digital Media Arts, IATSE Local 480, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters Local

Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Concert At Historic Church

on August 4, 2019 - 7:28am
San Rafael mission church in La Cueva. Courtesy/NMP
 
NMP News:
 
Lone Piñon, a leading band in New Mexican traditional music, is performing at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 17 at San Rafael mission church in La Cueva.
 
The concert is sponsored by Nuevo Mexico Profundo and the proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of San Rafael.
 
Tickets are available at www.nuevo-mexico-profundo.com.
 
The event is a unique opportunity to experience authentic northern New Mexican culture in a historic setting.

Art On Tap: Writing Goodnight Los Alamos Talk Aug. 5

on August 4, 2019 - 6:55am
Whitney Spivey
 
LACD News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Arts Council and the Creative District at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at projectY cowork for Art On Tap, featuring a conversation with Whitney Spivey and Brenda Fleming, the author and illustrator of local children’s book, Goodnight, Los Alamos.
 
The book creators will detail their creative process to make their vision a reality, and what’s involved in the publishing business.
 
When first-time mom Whitney Spivey had twin daughters in March 2017, she struggled to find a Los Alamos-themed book to read them before bed. So, she wrote one.

Daily Postcard: Big Baby Hummingbird Stays In Nest

on August 4, 2019 - 6:36am
Daily Postcard: This big baby hummingbird had no siblings and seems to have decided never to leave home while the broods in three other nests at this Los Alamos residence had two siblings each and have all left home. Photo by Ben Tobias

FLAC Welcomes Artist Dave Merriman With His Handmade Windchimes At Arts & Crafts Fair Aug. 10

on August 3, 2019 - 2:35pm
Artist Dave Merriman and his handmade windchimes. Courtesy photo
 
Handmade windchimes by artist Dave Merriman. Courtesy photo
 
FLAC News:
 
Reminder ... the Arts & Crafts Fair is down to just seven days away Swing on by to check out Dave Merriman and his handmade windchimes.
 
Each of Merriman's pipes are carefully tuned and built with a swivel for free rotation without getting wound up and come with a lifetime warranty.
 
Fun Fact: Wind chimes are thought to bring good luck in parts of Asia and are traditionally used in Feng Shui.
 
The community is invited to stop by 9 a.m.

Daily Postcard: Butterfly Sits On Echinacea Flowers

on August 3, 2019 - 6:21am

Daily Postcard: Butterfly sitting on an Echinacea flower recently in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Evening Scene Over Red Elvises Concert At Pond

on August 2, 2019 - 10:10pm
The music was fun and the sunset beautiful this evening at the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Rick Reiss

Newton: World Premiere Features Magic Touches

on August 2, 2019 - 9:13am
Jessica Jones (Lyra) and Bille Bruley (Benjamin). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019
 
Bradley Garvin (Drokan) and David Leigh (King Hjarne). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The Thirteenth Child composed by Poul Ruders working with librettists Becky and David Starobin is a short two act opera. The trail of its creation is from Denmark to Tanglewood to Broadway to Santa Fe.

The best place to begin to reveal the essence of this opera is to read “The Twelve Brothers” fairy tale by the Grimms brothers.

Taos Fall Arts Festival Two-Day Symposium Sept. 27

on August 2, 2019 - 8:19am
ART News:
 
TAOS Taos Fall Arts Festival “Art & Words: Critical Thinking and Writing About Art,” a two-day, multi-venue symposium set for Sept. 27- 28.
 
The program is a collaboration of Taos Fall Arts Festival, The Magazine, The Harwood Museum of Art and SOMOS.
 
The symposium begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, with a keynote talk, “My Life in Art Criticism,” by Peter Plagens at Harwood Museum of Art.
 
Plagens is an American artist and art critic based in New York City. He is the former art critic for Newsweek and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal.

FLAC Welcomes Artist Laura Salamy To 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday Aug. 10

on August 2, 2019 - 8:14am
Courtesy/FLAC
 
Rug hooking artist Laura Salamy
 
ART News:
 
There is just eight days until the 39th annual Fuller Lodge Art Center Summer Arts & Crafts Fair and today's featured artist is Laura Salamy, a local Rug Hooking artist.
 
Described as a little less than traditional, Salamy creatively designs rugs, table mats, runners and wall hangings, and said that she prefers utilizing recycled materials.
 
The community is invited to attend the fair, purchase a unique rug and speak with Salamy 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge.
 
Visit

Daily Postcard: Bucks Munching Apples On Walnut

on August 2, 2019 - 7:40am

Daily Postcard: A buck reaches high for apples on a tree early Thursday evening at a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

These bucks are going after the low lying fruit that has dropped on the ground from an apple tree at a residence Thursday on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Bucks with velvet racks spotted sniffing around for apples Thursday on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Daily Postcard: Bucks Feast On Apples Near Urban

on August 1, 2019 - 7:29am

These bucks, still in velvet, aren't waiting for the apples to get ripe. They're feasting now on this tree near Urban Park. Photo by Chris Weaver

FLAC Welcomes Alexis Palmaffy To Arts & Crafts Fair

on July 31, 2019 - 7:56am

Artwork by Alexis Palmaffy. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by Alexis Palmaffy. Coutresy/FLAC

FLAC News:

The annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge is just 10 days away.

Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC) welcomes one of the featured artists, Alexis Palmaffy from Santa Fe to the event. Palmaffy creates original etchings that are hand printed with care, hand drawings, fine are prints and digital prints of oil paintings.

The community is invited to attend the Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Fuller Lodge to view Palmaffy's unique one of a kind artwork.

For more information

Daily Postcard: Black-Eyed Susans Bloom On Bryce

on July 31, 2019 - 6:21am

Daily Postcard: Black-eyed Susans bloom at the base of a mailbox on Bryce Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events Coming Up!

on July 30, 2019 - 6:05pm
 
 
SFSS News:
 
Come enjoy an hour or so of great fun showing off or learning more and of course laughing a lot!
 
How well do you know your Shakespeare? Join the fun—everyone is a contestant! Choose a category, and anyone in the room who supplies the correct “question” to the proposed “answer” (per the Jeopardy quiz show format), wins points and prizes!
 
Hosted by Robin Williams and Amy Meilander of the ISC 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, at Shakespeare Reading Room, 3209-A Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
 
The Comedy Of Errors
6 p.m., Aug. 2, 3 and 4$10
Santa Fe Botanical Garden 

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair: Stephanie Hagelberg

on July 30, 2019 - 6:32am
Artwork by Stephanie Hagelberg. Courtesy/FLAC photo
 
Stephanie Hagelberg
 
ART News:
 
The Summer Arts & Crafts Fair is just 11 days away. Today Fuller Lodge Art Center is featuring Stephanie Hagelberg, a local tie-dye artist.
 
Hagelberg grew up in rural Minnesota, first tie dyeing in 4H, using Rit dyes. In 1985 she took a tie dyeing class in Minneapolis using Fiber Reactive Dyes, which she still uses today.
 
She said that she loves playing with color and has a collection of more than 60 shades for dyeing. A self-described "artisan", Hagelberg specializes in practical crafts such

Daily Postcard: Violet-Green Swallows Feed Chicks

on July 30, 2019 - 5:30am

Daily Postcard: Violet-green swallows nest in a birdhouse in the yard of a residence on Andanada Street on Barranca MesaThere seems to be two chicks in the nest. The parents visit the nest every few minutes with insects for the youngsters. According to audobon.org, both parents feed nestlings, but the female often does more. The chicks typically leave the nest 23-24 days after hatching. The parents continue to feed the young for some time after they leave the nest. Photo by Ken Hanson

When the swallows sense potential danger, they sit on a cable and protest. Photo by Ken Hanson

A pair of

Albuquerque Actor Films Spec Pilot: Deeply Superficial

on July 29, 2019 - 2:13pm
SUNNY505 News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Local small Business Owner and Actor, Keith Allen West, is shooting his Albuquerque based Spec Pilot called Deeply Superficial in September.  
 
Deeply Superficial is a half-hour filmed comedy series that chronicles a gay entrepreneur, played by West, who is deep in the turmoil of his midlife crisis.  Loved & supported by his diverse and wildly inappropriate friends and family, Keith finds his search for a healthy, productive life an hysterical team sport. 
 
With throwback comedic timing to Seinfeld and Friends, mixed with the contemporary shooting style

Opening Reception For ‘Black Hole / Atomic City (State of Decay)’ Exhibition 6-9 p.m. Friday Aug. 2

on July 29, 2019 - 8:00am

The Black Hole in 2009 at 4015 Arkansas Ave., in Los Alamos. Photo by Jeff Keyzer

ART EXHIBITION News:

An opening reception for Black Hole / Atomic City (State of Decay) is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory at 401 2nd St. SW in Albuquerque.

The exhibition will be on view Aug. 2-30. It is dedicated to alternative stories related to “the nuclear business” in New Mexico since the dawn of the Anthropocene/Trinity test near Tularosa in July 1945.

The combined burden of nuclear byproducts and waste that decays over tens of thousands of years weighs heavily on New Mexico, a

Newton: Fifth Production Of Alden’s Jenůfa Is A Stunner

on July 29, 2019 - 6:36am
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Alexander Lewis (Laca Klemeň), Patricia Racette (Kostelnička) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera
 
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Although I’ve been enamored of Janáček’s later orchestral works, like the rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba and the Sinfonietta, this is the first time to experience Jenůfa. I’m totally smitten by my opening night experience. Sitting in the 3rd row I observed the intensity of the performers.

Anywhere in the Crosby Theatre most everything else is

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