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Daily Postcard: Airplane Heads Toward Moon

on April 25, 2019 - 7:05am
Daily Postcard: An airplane appears to be heading for a lunar landing recently in the sky above Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Swing Soleil Performs At Karen Wray Gallery Thursday

on April 24, 2019 - 9:08am

Alan Kapulski performs with Patrick Longmire 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery. Courtesy photo

Patrick Longmire performs with Alan Kapulski 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery. Courtesy photo

KAREN WRAY GALLERY News:

Alan Kapulski and Patrick Longmire will perform 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Karen Wray Gallery during the opening reception of Marc Hudson’s ceramic art exhibition.

Kapulski and Longmire are members of Swing Soleil, an all-acoustic swing band based out of Santa Fe that has been performing in New Mexico since 2012.

Audiences love their enthusiastic

County Notice Of Possible Quorum April 28

on April 24, 2019 - 9:08am

Daily Postcard: Rain Droplets On Apple Blossoms

on April 24, 2019 - 8:40am

Daily Postcard: Rain droplets moisten apple blossoms on a tree Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Pot Of Gold In Pueblo Canyon ... Perhaps

on April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

A rainbow is spotted this afternoon extending to the bottom of Pueblo Canyon. Wonder if there's a pot of gold down there... Photo by Dorothy Amsden

Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild Of America May 6

on April 23, 2019 - 7:32am
Whitework Accessories in the Victorian Period May 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo

Whitework Accessories in the Victorian Period May 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Heather Toomer, international author and textile historian, will present Whitework Accessories in the Victorian Period Monday, May 6.
 
The public is invited to the free lecture, sponsored by the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America at 1 p.m. in Gibson Hall of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road.
 
The PowerPoint lecture will show the

Daily Postcard: Reservoir Canyon Hiking Trail

on April 23, 2019 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: The popular Reservoir Canyon Hiking Trail was washed out by recent rains and left with some very difficult sections to navigate. Photo by David Hanson

New Art Exhibition At Santa Fe Botanical Garden Features Human Nature: Explorations in Bronze

on April 22, 2019 - 12:46pm
Artist David Pearson and Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO Clayton Bass with 'Ascension of Eve' in the Garden. Photo by Addison Doty
 
SFBG News:
 
SANTA FE Art and gardens: the pairing goes back millennia. The latest exhibition at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Human Nature: Explorations in Bronze, features the unique sculptures of three artists: Allan Houser, David Pearson, and Jonathan Hertzel. Showcasing human figures in bronze, each artist brings his distinct style to reveal the spirit and cherish the fragility and power of human nature.
 
The exhibition includes 24 bronze
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Spring Arts & Crafts Fair K Of C Hall Saturday

on April 22, 2019 - 12:08pm

Public Invited To ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ Art Dedication

on April 22, 2019 - 8:47am

One of eight woven glass kites to be installed next week over the fireplace in the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kevin Allen

Another of the eight woven glass kites to be installed next week over the fireplace in the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kevin Allen

APPB News:

The newest artwork in the Los Alamos County’s art collection, “Kites of Many Colors” in the White Rock Branch Library, will be dedicated at a ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28.

Artists Eric Markow and Thom Norris will be present for the ceremony, hosted by the Arts in Public Places Board.

The APPB

Daily Postcard: Omega Bridge Frames Rising Moon

on April 22, 2019 - 7:48am

Daily Postcard: The Omega Bridge frames the moon rising Thursday above the evening alpenglow. Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish glow near the horizon opposite of the Sun when the solar disk is just below the horizon. This effect is easily visible when mountains are illuminated, but can also be seen when clouds are lit through backscatter. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Marc Bailey

Scenes From 2019 Easter Sunrise Service At Overlook

on April 21, 2019 - 9:31am

The Brass Ensemble performs at the crack of dawn this morning for the Easter Sunrise Service at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Residents gather early this morning for the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Opera Announces Annual Spring Tour

on April 21, 2019 - 7:42am

UnShakeable. Photo by Kate Russell

 

OPERA News:

 

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera’s 25th Annual Spring Tour kicks off this month in a series of free public concerts and school performances across the region.

 

The locations of the performances include Los Alamos, Albuquerque, El Paso, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Socorro, Raton and Taos.

 

Former Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Adelaide Boedecker (soprano) and Calvin Griffin (baritone) perform UnShakeable, a one-act opera composed by conductor Joseph Illick with a libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters, the Opera’s director of community engagement.

Indian Arts & Culture: San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600-1930

on April 21, 2019 - 7:41am
San Ildefonso ca 1850. Large storage and water jar with images of clouds and flowers and plant life. Courtesy photo
 
MIAC News:
 
SANTA FE The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) began presenting San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930 in August 2019. This examination of pottery and paintings from 1600-1930 is on view until Aug. 31, 2020.
 
The exhibition focuses on changing previous narratives that represented San Ildefonso pottery, which have been written by mostly non-Native populations.
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Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on April 21, 2019 - 7:24am

Musicians With Local Ties Join 2019 Summer Concert Series Lineup: James Carothers And Manzanares

on April 21, 2019 - 7:19am
Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the music scene gaining both national and international attention. Courtesy photo
 

Summer Concert News:

Sancre Productions, Producer of the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond, announce country sensation James Carothers and Latin Guitar Band Manzanares, with special opening performance from The Max Pack have officially joined the Concert Series lineup.

Mixing together Tennessee twang, Southern

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Daily Postcard: Display Of Easter Faith In Los Alamos

on April 21, 2019 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: Ron Lucero displays his Easter faith at the statue of St. Mary on the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. He explained that her wood carved face reminds him of his own mother and grandmother. Lucero lives on a 5,000-acre ranch in Villanueva in San Miguel County, a town that according to the 2010 census has just 234 people. Lucero said that each time he visits Los Alamos, he stops to see the statue, visit the Chapel of Divine Mercy and attend Mass at IHM.

Daily Postcard: Moon Above Trees In Quemazon

on April 20, 2019 - 7:18am
Daily Postcard: Moon shines through trees Thursday night in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

On The Job In Los Alamos: Painting Icons At IHM

on April 19, 2019 - 11:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is artist Shelly Riebe demonstrating how to prepare boards for icon painting Tuesday in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road. A Catholic icon is a representation of the image of such holy figures as the saints, Mary, Jesus and other religious figures, in the form of a painting. An interesting aspect of Catholic icons is that almost everything on the icon has a symbolic meaning. From the colors used to paint the Catholic icon to the way the subject is portrayed on the icon.

Daily Postcard: ‘Pink’ Moon Looms Large This Morning

on April 19, 2019 - 7:23am

The ‘Pink’ moon spotted early this morning from White Rock appears larger than average because it is three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to earth, according to Space.com. Although the name suggests the moon will appear a certain color, that is not true. Instead the moon is named pink after the color of wild ground phlox, one of the early spring flowers. Native Americans named the moons so they could keep track of their harvesting schedule. The moon might appear red or orange because of dust, haze, smoke or ash in the atmosphere.

Anne Hillerman’s ‘The Tale Teller’ Mesa Library April 24

on April 18, 2019 - 8:39am
Anne Hillerman
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Fuller Lodge, presented by the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.
 
She also will show slides that illustrate the themes in her latest book, The Tale Teller.
 
Hillerman has just released the latest book in her series set in Navajo Country, featuring the detectives Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.
 
After the death of Hillerman’s famous father, the writer Tony Hillerman, she found herself wanting to hear more stories about the people who had come to

Funding Secured For State Poet Laureate Program

on April 17, 2019 - 7:44am
Sen. Bill O’Neill
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Landmark Legislation. 282 bills signed into law. A $7 billion budget. Unprecedented capital outlay dollars for statewide infrastructure spending.
 
The 2019 session was one for the books. But among the marquee accomplishments of the legislature were several measures that, while receiving fewer headlines, also will have a lasting impact on the state. One such accomplishment was securing the funding to establish a state Poet Laureate program.
 
The idea to establish a state Poet Laureate program dates back several years.

Artist Petr Jandacek Displays Stations Of The Cross

on April 17, 2019 - 7:39am
Local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
 
Created by local artist Petr Jandacek, the station ‘Jesus falls for the first time’ is depicted by a pavement stone marred with a bloodied handprint. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
 
By LYNN FINNEGAN
Los Alamos

Longtime Los Alamos resident and local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today, April 17, for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross.

The “Stations of

Daily Postcard: Red-Naped Sapsucker At Bandelier

on April 17, 2019 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: A red-naped sapsucker is spotted at Bandelier. The bird has a 16-inch wingspan and is uncommon but can be seen mostly in spring and fall in Frijoles Canyon. Photo by Sally King/NPS

NMHU Receives Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

on April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Victor Ramirez, a Highlands anthropology graduate student, examines a Hopi pottery piece that was donated to Highlands. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters.
 
Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands anthropology program.   
 

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