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8x10 Six=A Great Evening Of Theatre

on May 4, 2019 - 7:19pm
A scene from ‘A Life’ by Gary Dontzig. The play introduces two characters played by Emily Pimental and Kevin Pelzel who meet on a playground as children and follows them through their teenage years, into adulthood and finally old age. Courtesy/LALT
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting ‘8x10 Six’ through May 18, performed 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 12.  

All performances are at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Scenes From Duane W. Smith Portrait Unveiling And Dedication At Auditorium Friday

on May 4, 2019 - 5:39pm

The portrait of former Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Duane ‘Smitty’ Smith in unveiled and dedicated Friday in the lobby of Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus welomes guests to the portrait unveiling cermony for former LAPS Superintendent Duane Smith Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Former LAPS Superintendent Duane Smith daughter Kelly Smith Myers, left, and Joann Smith Brown stand beneath the portrait of Duane Smith, listening as the portrait artist describes his

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos Arts Council Spring Arts And Crafts Fair At Fuller Lodge

on May 4, 2019 - 2:22pm

Carolyn Lobeck of Innovate Ceramics in Santa Fe participates for the first time in the Los Alamos Arts Council's spring arts and crafts fair today at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Jeweler Holly Stults sells her work at the LAAC spring arts and crafts fair. Stults said she has been making jewelry for 40 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Denver artist Brian Billow sets up his booth this morning at the LAAC spring arts and crafts fair. This is the third time Billow has taken part in the fair. 'I like the town. It's a beautiful setting,' he said.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From White Rock

on May 4, 2019 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A view of the sunset Thursday from N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Poetry Of War Reading At Hans Bethe House May 19

on May 3, 2019 - 8:30am

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to learn about the Poetry of War in memoriam for the U.S. Soldier at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Hans Bethe House on Historic Bathtub Row.

Armed forces veteran, small business owner, educator, author and poet Mike Katko will present a poetry reading honoring the fallen soldiers of past wars.

Due to limited seating, RSVP to 505.930.7408 by May 15, 2019. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Much of the poetry surrounding the conflicts on U.S. soil and those on foreign lands was written by those who have died on the battlefields.

LAAC Hosts Spring Arts And Crafts Fair Saturday

on May 3, 2019 - 7:27am

Scene from 2018 arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

Searching for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Or planning to be out to celebrate May the Fourth, and looking for something additional to do?

Join Los Alamos Arts Council in celebrating their 52nd Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Fuller Lodge lawn.

Artists and vendors will be available providing some of the most beautiful art in Northern New Mexico. This event is free to the public.

Multiple forms of arts and crafts will be available, including fiber arts,

Daily Postcard: Tulips Blanket Los Alamos Garden

on May 3, 2019 - 5:45am

Daily Postcard: Tulips blanket the garden of a residence in Los Alamos. Photo by Lily Liu

Photo by Lily Liu

Photo by Lily Liu

Photo by Lily Liu

LALT Showcases ‘8X10 Six Short Plays May 3-18

on May 2, 2019 - 10:54am

A scene from Patient’ by Caroline Evarts. Cassandra Bowman plays a patient who uses a wheelchair because the medications she is given make her unsteady. After a dispiriting session with her doctor a visitor attempts to lift her up again. Courtesy/LALT

A scene from ‘A Life’ by Gary Dontzig’s. The play introduces two characters played by Emily Pimental and Kevin Pelzel who meet on a playground as children and follows them through their teenage years, into adulthood and finally old age. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

“8x10 Six”, the final production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 75th anniversary

PAC 8 Community Media Center Summer Classes

on May 2, 2019 - 7:52am
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer. Courtesy/PAC 8
 
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer. Courtesy/PAC 8

 

PAC 8 News:
 
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer as well as some old favorites.
 
In “GoPro + Drone Flying”, students learn how to use a GoPro and do time-lapse, slo-mo and also fly a drone with a GoPro attached to it. All levels of video classes are offered with instruction in editing with Adobe Premiere.
 
Students can also learn how to make a music video and in another class, create music with

Daily Postcard: Virga Cloud Spotted Over Espanola

on May 2, 2019 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: Virga cloud spotted Friday over Espanola. In meteorology, a virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates or sublimates before reaching the ground. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Laurie Waters

Daily Postcard: Springtime Scenes At Ashley Pond

on May 1, 2019 - 6:55am

With the new flag flying high above the pavilion and the crab apples blooming Tuesday, Ashley Pond Park is looking particularly beautiful this spring. Photo by Ken Hanson

A plump duck preens itself in the afternoon sun Tuesday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Ken Hanson
A tiny trio of dandelions bloom between the rocks in the water feature beneath a pair of crab apples trees filled with pink blossems Tuesday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
Scene of the newly installed flagpole with the flag unfurled in the breeze Tuesday beyond the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: Scenic View From Anderson Overlook

on April 30, 2019 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: View Easter Sunday from Anderson Overlook on Main Hill Road. Photo by Trisha Ancell

View from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Scenes From ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ Dedication

on April 29, 2019 - 5:51pm

The newest artwork in the Los Alamos County’s art collection, ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ was dedicated during a ceremony Sunday in the White Rock Branch Library. From left, Arts in Public Places (APP) Board Chair Jeremy Smith, APP board member Pete Carson, Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti, artist Thom Norris, White Rock resident Jackie Hurtle, artist Eric Markow, Councilor Katrina Schmidt, APP staff liaison Katy Korkos, former APP staff liaison Libby Carlsten, Library Manager Eileen Sullivan and White Rock resident Glenn Banks take part in the ceremony.

Duane W. Smith Portrait Unveiling/Dedication May 3

on April 29, 2019 - 10:43am

Artist Craig Tyler

COMMUNITY News:

A portrait of the late Duane W. Smith will be unveiled at 6 p.m., May 3 and dedicated to the newly remodeled Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Artist Craig Tyler will be present.

This celebration will be followed by a concert featuring Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero beginning at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Los Alamos Concert Association.

Duane W. Smith worked for the Los Alamos Public Schools from 1959 until his untimely death in 1979 when he was superintendent.

SFCC Announces Glass Club Sale May 1-2

on April 29, 2019 - 10:16am
Glass piece by Barbara Bloomberg. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Glass Club Sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
 
Art students will sell glass art and functional pieces created by the SFCC Glass Club. Work will include earrings, dishware and sculpture. Techniques used to create the works include fusing and casting. Proceeds from the sale support the SFCC glass program and the artists themselves.
 
Works include vibrant color and luminescent glass, whimsical sculptures and functional glassware in a wide range of

Museum Exhibitions Extended: Drugs ... Costs And Consequences & Brain ... The Inside Story

on April 29, 2019 - 10:12am
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has extended the stay of two current exhibitions Drugs: Costs and Consequences; and Brain: The Inside Story, through the Fall of 2019.
 
“Both of these thought-provoking exhibits have been very well-received and quite impactful based on comments we’ve received from our visitors,” said Margie Marino, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science .“ The Museum is pleased we were able to reach an accord with both of the exhibitors to extend the duration of these two exhibits which

School For The Arts: ArtSpring 2019 – Metamorphosis

on April 29, 2019 - 10:07am
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico School for the Arts will hold its 9th annual, collaborative performance and benefit at 6 p.m., May 17 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center followed by a Gala celebration at the Eldorado Hotel.
 
The stage performance will feature the collaborative efforts of students from all five major disciplines at NMSA: creative writing and literature, dance, music (vocal and instrumental), theatre, and visual arts. After the show, students will lead a procession to the Eldorado Hotel for the Gala event where patrons will enjoy dinner, music and dancing.
 
“Every

Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film And Literature, A Disruptive Futures Dialogue

on April 29, 2019 - 8:42am
Courtesy photo
 
CSF News:
 
SANTA FE What if we could peer into the future of our landscape in New Mexico? What would we see, and how would that affect the actions we take today?
 
Creative Santa Fe presents Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature, A Disruptive Futures Dialogue 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.
 
This multifaceted evening will include short films, readings by local authors, and opportunities to engage in learning about and taking action on sustainability issues.
 
This Dialogue will explore how our local resources,

Daily Postcard: Sunrise With Pastel Colored Clouds

on April 29, 2019 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise filled with pastel colored clouds over the Jemez Mountains is viewed this morning from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Tulips Bloom On Canyon Road

on April 27, 2019 - 10:58pm

Daily Postcard: Clusters of tulips spotted blooming Saturday afternoon on Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Local Squirrel Stands Tall For Photo

on April 27, 2019 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: A local Squirrel stands tall for a photo as he nibbles birdseed Friday in Los Alamos. He appears to be an Abert’s squirrel still with its winter ear tufts. This squirrel is named after the American naturalist Colonel John James Abert. Its most distinctive feature is its tufted ears, which it sheds for summer. Photo by Kei Davis

Scenes From Clay Artist Marc Hudson Opening At Karen Wray Gallery In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 26, 2019 - 7:35am
Artist Marc Hudson with one of the ceramic pieces in his solo show. The show opened with a reception Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery at 1247 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Guests discuss the art at Marc Hudson's Opening Reception at Karen Wray Gallery Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Artist Marc Hudson and gallery owner Karen Wray with one of his pieces. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Wall hanging by Marc Hudson. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Alan Kapulski on bass performs with guitarist Patrick

Mesa Library Screens ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ May 2

on April 26, 2019 - 7:29am
LIBRARY News:
 
A Fish Called Wanda (1988, rated R, 1 hr., 48 min.), a comedy and crime film directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese, will be shown at Mesa Public Library at 6:30 May 2.
 
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin star in this tale of a jewelry heist. Four absurd and diverse characters plan to steal diamonds, and each of them tries to deceive and double cross the others as the plot proceeds.
 
A Fish Called Wanda was number one in box office earnings in 1988 and the top earner as a video release in 1989. The film was nominated for Academy Awards

Los Alamos Pride Announces Art Contest

on April 26, 2019 - 5:42am

Daily Postcard: Burnt Mesa Trail Dam

on April 26, 2019 - 5:24am

Daily Postcard: The Ad Hoc Hikers from BESC walked the Burnt Mesa Trail Thursday and one of the members brought the group to this dam believed to be constructed in the 1930's by a CCC crew. It is completely filled in behind the dam. Photo by Patricia Rathbone

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