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Scenes From Thom Chacon Concert At Fuller Lodge

on February 3, 2019 - 3:32pm

Singer and songwriter Thom Chacon chats with the audience during his concert Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The show, put on by Live in Los Alamos, was part of the Los Alamos Creative District's Creative Crawl. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Performer Thom Chacon was awarded 'Best New Artist of 2018' by Buscadero Magazine and won rave reviews of his latest album, 'Blood in the USA.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge had a full house for Thom Chacon's concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scenes From ‘Atoms And Art’ Exhibit Opening

on February 3, 2019 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Historical Society Board President Mike Wheeler and  Executive Director Heather McClenahan make opening Friday remarks at Los Alamos History Musuem exhibit, ‘Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode’ at the museum. The exhibit features pottery created by San Ildefonso Pueblo artist Poveka Martinez, owned by Brode who wrote ‘Takes of Los Alamos: Life on the Mesa 1943-1945’. The exhibit is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank. Joey Brode, Bernice’s daughter-in-law, donated the pottery.

Cedar Waxwings Spotted In White Rock

on February 3, 2019 - 6:56am
Daily Postcatd: A pair of Cedar waxwings is spotted Thursday perched in a pyracantha bush eating berries at a residence on Mesa Verde Street in White Rock. Cedar waxwings are sociable birds, typically seen in flocks year-round. They are non-territorial birds and will often groom each other. They move from place to place depending on where they can find good sources of berries. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Mary Lou Oothoudt

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Illuminates Los Alamos Sky

on February 1, 2019 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: Thursday's sunrise emerges slowly above the Los Alamos townsite. Photo by Trisha Ancell

February Edition Of Prism Is Now Online

on January 31, 2019 - 4:11pm

Click on the image below to read the February edition of Prism

Alix Morgan Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on January 31, 2019 - 9:19am
Art by Alix Morgan. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Alix Morgan is a local Los Alamos artist hosting her first show 3-5 p.m., Friday at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square.
 
As part of the Downtown Creative Crawl, begin the art tour at Rose Chocolatier and meet the artist and see her work.
 
Morgan has written this about her work: “Art has always been a part of my life and I want to share the joy that art gives me with others. I want to make my art as affordable as possible because I believe everyone should have a piece of art in their home.

LAAC Welcomes New Executive Director Dr. Karen Hall

on January 31, 2019 - 9:16am
New Executive Director Dr. Karen Hall of the Los Alamos Arts Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Karen Hall and the executive director position with the Los Alamos Arts Council seem to be a perfect fit.

According to her website, Hall graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in vocal performance. She also studied operetta at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.

Daily Postcard: Deer Loiter Around Metzger’s

on January 31, 2019 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted loitering Wednesday night around Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware Store on 15th Street at Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladilypost.com

Ponyo Screens At Mesa Public Library Feb. 7

on January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Ponyo will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Ponyo (2008, rated G, 1 hr., 41 min.), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library.

This was Miyazaki’s 10th animated film, and it won several Japanese film awards. Miyazaki himself drew part of the animation.

The story involves Sosuke, a young boy who lives near the sea, and finds a goldfish trapped in a jar. The jar breaks and cuts him, but Ponyo the goldfish licks his wound and heals it.

Scenes From Backcountry Film Festival Thursday

on January 30, 2019 - 11:35am

So many people turned out Thursday, Jan. 24 for the Backcountry Film Festival sponsored by Century Bank and brought to Los Alamos by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Reel Deal Theater that theater owner Jim O'Donnell opened a second screening room to accommodate everyone. The event featured a variety of short films about the backcountry snow sports world. A variety of raffle prizes were available at the festival, along with beer and wine for purchase from Pajarito Brewpub. Courtesy photo

The Backcoutry Film Festival crowd fills the lobby Jan.

Art On Tap: New LAAC Executive Director Karen Hall And LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Feb. 4

on January 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Danish String Quartet to perform Feb. 22 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC Executive Director Dr. Karen Hall
 
LACA News:
 
Join the Creative District, the Los Alamos Arts Council and the Los Alamos Concert Association Monday, Feb. 4 for a special Art On Tap.
 
Attendees will hear a few words from Dr. Karen Hall, the new executive director of the Los Alamos Arts Council, as well as Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA).
 
This event begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey at 145 Central Park Square, and is part of Museum

NHCC Art Museum Closed For Renovation

on January 29, 2019 - 1:09pm
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum is getting a new entrance during the month of February.
 
In order to maintain safety and protect the artwork, the museum is now closed through Feb. 25.
 
The Art Museum will reopen in time for the opening reception for its upcoming exhibition, Que Chola!, which will take place from 6-9 p.m., Friday, March 8. The last few years have seen a surge in interest in the Chola as a figure and this exhibition will explore this dynamic from a feminist perspective through art and popular culture.

During the time

Daily Postcard: Soft Colors Paint Sunday Sunset

on January 29, 2019 - 6:25am

Daily Postcard: Soft colors paint the sky Sunday evening above White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sky Over Mesa Public Library

on January 28, 2019 - 7:58am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set early Sunday evening casting a colorful sky over Mesa Public Library in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Special Showing Of Margaret Hollabaugh Quilt At Bradbury Science Museum Through This Afternoon

on January 27, 2019 - 9:59am

The quilt Margaret Ann Hollabaugh created in 1981 for Los Alamos with the Quilters Guild is on display in a special showing through this afternoon at the Bradbury Science Museum. This quilt was previously on display in the library at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy photo

Family members of Margaret Ann Hollabaugh (July 18, 1926-Jan. 21, 2019), gathered Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum, from left, Mason Totten, Karen Totten, Jeanne Hollabaugh, Marcia Hollabaugh and John Totten.

Singer/Songwriter Thom Chacon Performs Feb. 1

on January 27, 2019 - 9:05am

Thom Chacon perfroms at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Thom Chacon is finally getting the attention he deserves. 2018 saw the singer-songwriter who calls Durango, Colo., home has a song featured on the Townes Van Zandt tribute album and another included on an Appaloosa Records compilation album.  

He was awarded “Best New Artist of 2018” by Buscadero Magazine while on tour in Italy, and won rave reviews of his latest album, “Blood in the USA.” That attention is long over due, when one considers what Stew Mosberg wrote in the Durango Telegraph in an article

Teatro Paraguas Hosts Poetry Reading And Book Launch Of Missing Persons

on January 26, 2019 - 9:39pm
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Beatlick Press is happy to announce the launch of our first book dealing with the diseases of dementia, Missing Persons, published by Beatlick Press, at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Admission is free.
 
Included in this volume are poems and prose from Dorothy Alexander, Mary McGinnis, Kathamann, Bill Nevins, Lauren Camp, Rich Boucher, Miriam Sagan, Richard Vargas, and John Macker, as well as other writers. The cover is a stunning work by Larry Schulte.
 
Missing Persons is edited by Deborah Coy and guest editor

Teatro Paraguas: Flamenco Fiesta 2019 Spring Student Recital And Sevillanas Contest March 22-23

on January 26, 2019 - 10:44am
Flamenco dancer Janira Cordova. Courtesy photo
 
Flamenco dancers Maria Valle and Xochitl Ehrl. Courtesy photo
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and Compañía Chuscales & Mina Fajardo present Flamenco Fiesta 2019 — Spring Student Recital and Sevillanas Contest.
 
The Spring Student Recital is 5:30 p.m., and Sevillanas Contest is 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday March 22-23 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Senior and Students, $20 Sevillanas Contest Entry Fee. FlamencoFiesta2019.BrownPaperTickets.com. Reservations: 505.424.1601

Jonah Boudreau Photography At Library Saturday

on January 25, 2019 - 8:25am
Photographer Jonah Boudreau. Photo by Katy Korkos
 
LIBRARY News:
 
An exhibit of photographs by Jonah Boudreau opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 26, with an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. at Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.
 
Boudreau has created a body of work that speaks to his love of the natural world, and his grief about the death of that world. The photographs are dark and moody, to reflect Boudreau's feelings.
 
“The planet’s expiration date is currently set at 2060,” Boudreau says in his artist statement.

Los Alamos Creative District Partners With Local Organization To Host Downtown Creative Crawl And Museum Monday

on January 25, 2019 - 8:16am
 
Los Alamos Creative District News:
 
The Los Alamos Creative District is teaming up with local organizations to create the first Downtown Creative Crawl and Museum Monday this February.
 
The Downtown Creative Crawl will take place Friday, Feb. 1 and will be followed by Museum Monday Monday, Feb. 4. Both of the events will be held within the Creative District and are intended to foster collaborative community programming with a shared theme in order to encourage locals and visitors to spend more time downtown.
 
The Downtown Creative Crawl will highlight various gallery

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Exhibition Opens Feb. 8

on January 23, 2019 - 6:17am
From left, art created by Jacqueline Hill, Mara Saxer, Melanie McWhorter and Pete Warzel. Courtesy photo
 
HSFF News:
 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host its fifth annual staff show titled On/Off Hours 5.
 
The exhibition opens 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 and continues through Feb. 25 at El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2 in Santa Fe.
 
On/Off Hours 5 features artist-selected works including Jacqueline Hill's collages, Melanie McWhorter's installation with photographs from Japan, Mara Saxer's stained glass and wall pieces, and Pete Warzel's drawings.
 
Hill uses various fabrics for

Daily Postcard: North Mesa Sunrise

on January 23, 2019 - 5:14am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Tuesday over North Mesa. Photo by Trisha Ancell

‘The Staging Post’ At Unitarian Church Feb. 2

on January 22, 2019 - 12:53pm

Millicent Rogers Museum Hosts Events In February

on January 22, 2019 - 12:22pm
Taos Light. Courtesy photo
 
MRM News:
 
This February, the Millicent Rogers Museum will host a variety of events that relate to the museum’s collection of Southwest art: 17th Annual Miniatures Show and Sale, Chaco Choco, and Manko! (Come Eat!).
 
These events all act as fundraisers for both the museum and the local artists and businesses that will be participating. More information about these events can be found on the museum’s website at millicentrogers.org.
 
The Millicent Rogers Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Mexico History Museum Exhibition Opening: The Massacre Of Don Pedro Villasur

on January 22, 2019 - 12:12pm
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur. Courtesy photo
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors is hosting an opening reception Feb. 1 for the new exhibition: The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of the New Mexico History Museum Friday, Feb. 1.
 
This exhibition inaugurates the new Segesser Gallery in the History Museum’s permanent exhibition and features 23 original graphic history artworks by Santa Fe artist Turner Mark-Jacobs.
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