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Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the copper and tin that produces bronze). Luted crucible casting is a

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Crowd Packs Art Opening At Convento Gallery

on August 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Standing from left, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Jennifer Heineman and Ann Lumaghi and sitting from left, Sandy Nichols, Kit Keith and Jaye Buros are the artists who comprise Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley art show, which opened Friday at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information, call 505.500.7126 or or Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Board  Chair Gabriela Silva, bookkeeper Jennifer Heineman and

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll's Work Displayed At Smithsonian Beginning Sept. 3

on August 29, 2014 - 12:37pm
Phillip Noll's photograph of Mt Sneffels goes on display at the Smithsonian Sept. 3. Courtesy/Phillip Noll
Los Alamos Daily Post

So far this year, 4.9 million people have walked through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While this massive number has viewed flora and fauna from all over the world, starting in September, the crowds will see Los Alamos represented on the museum’s walls.

Phillip Noll during a photo shoot. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll of Raven Images earned honorable mention in the Wilderness50 photography contest.


Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm


The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer

Scenes Around Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 29, 2014 - 12:03pm

This praying mantis, named for its prominent front legs that are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer, came in for his close up during a recent photo shoot in White Rock. Photo by Leah Austin

Here the praying mantis shows off his profile features. Photo by Leah Austin

Clouds hover low looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

A view from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Photo by Leah Austin

Author Paulette Frankl Shares Memories of Marcel Marceau With Rotarians

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
Paulette Frankl discusses her new book about her relationship with Marcel Marceau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Paulette Frankl has done it all. She was a self-described “hippie farmer,” a photojournalist, a courtroom sketch artist, a magician, a mime and an author. Her latest literary work is a memoir titled, “Marcel and Me,” which details another interesting aspect of Frankl’s life; her relationship with Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, which spanned 36 years.

Paulette Frankl recalls her relationship with Marcel Marceau.

In and Around Town: Aug. 28

on August 28, 2014 - 2:16pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.


Los Alamos artist Elena Yang
Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at
Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley
Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española.

Museum of New Mexico Staffers Win Major Publications Awards

on August 28, 2014 - 7:32am
Promotional materials for 'Turquoise, Water, Sky.' Courtesy/ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture


SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to announce that members of its staff have won three of four awards in the 2014 Publications Design Competition of the Mountain-Plains Museum Association.

The awards, to be presented at the organization’s Sept. 28–Oct. 2 conference, represent excellence in the design of exhibition catalogues, books and other collateral materials produced for museums within a 10-state region of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New


New Mexico Artist Greg Reiche Begins Sculpture Design Process for New Nature Center

on August 27, 2014 - 7:32am
Flor del Llano, a public art piece designed by Greg Reiche for the city of Longmont, Colo. Courtes/

PEEC News:

Last week, the Arts in Public Places Committee and members of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) met with artist Greg Reiche to formally kick off the design process for the sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The group toured the construction site where the new facility is well under construction, giving the artist a chance to better understand PEEC, its mission, and the role the new center will play in the


Los Alamos Little Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

on August 25, 2014 - 8:47am

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a slate of five shows for its 2014-15 season.

September: "Tower of Magic," by local playwright Tess Light, explores the search for one's true self amidst the chaos of an idiosyncratic family - a woman with near-magical creative talents, an obsessed ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo-soprano, a murderous chef, a mostly mute savant, a twinned linguist, and just to stir the pot a visitor who is a, yawn, civil engineer.

November: "And Then There Were None," by the ever-popular Agatha Christie, in which ten guilty strangers, trapped on an island,


Michael Benanav Talks at Los Alamos Jewish Center About Grandparent's Holocaust Survival Sept. 5

on August 25, 2014 - 6:57am

'The Luck of the Jews.' Courtesy/

LAJC News:

Dixon resident Michael Benanav will be speaking at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Los Alamos Jewish Center about his book 'The Luck of the Jews,' the story of his grandparents survival of the Holocaust.

The community is invited to attend this talk.

One December night in 1944, while sailing across the Black Sea on the deck of a refugee ship filled with Jews fleeing the Nazi genocide in Europe, Joshua Szereny met Isadora Rosen.

He was 23, from Czechoslovakia; she was 20, from Romania.

Several Festivals Labor Day Weekend in Taos

on August 22, 2014 - 6:37am

TAOS News:

Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.

More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle.

Call For Artists: Fire Hydrant Painting Competition

on August 21, 2014 - 6:34am

Painted fire hydrant. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet


Los Alamos MainStreet is looking for interested parties to participate in a fun, new art contest to coincide with the Los Alamos ScienceFest taking place Sept. 5-13.

If you are any artist, you can help make our town more beautiful and bring pedestrian traffic to downtown by painting selected fire hydrants in the Los Alamos MainStreet district down Central Avenue!

Up to nine fire hydrants may be painted and may include:

  • In front of the Bradbury Museum
  • Across Central Avenue from CB FOX, in front of 106 Central Ave.

'Authors Speak' Features Local Science Fiction Author T. Jackson King Aug. 28

on August 20, 2014 - 11:59am
Book cover of 'Alien Assasin.' Courtesy/T. Jackson King
Los Alamos author T. Jackson King’s newest science fiction novel has hit multiple Amazon Bestseller lists with his novel Alien Assassin, an interstellar adventure about a human assassin who fights against a ‘mind virus’ infection of memorynet machines in the far future Markan star system.

T. Jackson King

His novel has hit Amazon Bestseller ranking in six sci-fi categories. They are: No. 18, Space Exploration; No. 19, First Contact; No. 23, Space Marine; No. 24, Galactic Empire; No. 25, Alien Invasion and No.


Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions For Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

on August 20, 2014 - 11:10am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its elementary school production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr., a two-act musical play based on Dahl's children's book and full-length movie.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. and auditions are 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium. The auditions are open to any 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also is looking for students interested in participating as student directors/choreographers

Art Show Opening At Convento Gallery Aug. 29

on August 18, 2014 - 11:08am

Courtesy image

ART News:

Las Mujeres del Valle Women of the Valley art show opens 5-7 p.m. Friday Aug. 29 at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española.    

Artists include women from Los Alamos and throughout the valley. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information call 505.500.7126 or or


Wind Sculptures Adorn White Rock Visitor Center

on August 16, 2014 - 8:17am

Wind sculptures created by Lyman Whitaker and purchased with Art in Public Places funds from the Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe were installed Friday at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Photo by Libby Carlsten

LALT Presents Play Reading at Urban Park Sunday

on August 14, 2014 - 7:10am


'The Other Son' Explores Destiny and Fate

on August 13, 2014 - 12:17pm

Movie poster of 'The Other Son.' Courtesy/


Immediately upon birth, most of us inherit a culture, race, religion and economic status. We go home to a large house in a modern city or a shack in an occupied territory. Freedom might belong to us, or it might not. Everything that makes us “us” starts from these facts, over which we have no control.

In other words, who we are depends on who we are born as. So what happens if we are switched at birth? Who are we then?

Performing Arts Organization Needs Community's Help

on August 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Broadway on the Hill cast members. Courtesy/LALO

LALO News:

The show Manhattan has been broadcast on WGN America for three weeks now. Manhattan portrays life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

If anyone caught the second episode, there was a scene where townspeople attended a play-one of many activities used for entertainment during wartime. There were actually performing arts groups during that time, and one of them was Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO).

LALO was founded in 1943 by Los Alamos theatre aficionados.

Illustrated Lecture in Taos: ‘From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails Across New Mexico’

on August 11, 2014 - 9:47am


TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture “From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails across New Mexico” by Dr. David Farmer at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

This illustrated lecture is structured like a journey, with books, through the history and culture of New Mexico. The talk includes some background on the writers and also includes passages from writings by Josiah Gregg, Susan Magoffin, Leslie Silko,

M. Scott Momaday, Peggy Pond Church and others.