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Artwork Missing From Mesa Library Youth Gallery

on April 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Family YMCA Presents ‘Got Dance’ Variety Showcase

on April 18, 2014 - 7:25am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a “Got Dance” Variety Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road in Los Alamos.

The performance will feature classical ballet on point, Irish dance, contemporary dance, International Latin and American rhythm ballroom dance, modern belly dance, Indian folk dance, hip hop, Kathak, Bollywood and contemporary dance.

The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides more than 200 people each year with scholarships. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

In and Around Town: April 17

on April 17, 2014 - 10:33am
Sponsored by FYI Los Alamos
'Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart' in the Portal Gallery, 'It's Not Easy Being Green' main gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center
Shows continue through April 26.
'Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds' at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
Museum’s rotating exhibit space through the end of May.
Charles Carrillo,Santero
Through May 2 Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery

Flamenco Class at White Rock Activity Center

on April 17, 2014 - 6:34am

Photo by Catalina Rio Fernandez


Warm up your spring and summer and learn Flamenco Dance in White Rock. Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense percussive rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement. It comes from southern Spain and ties together the cultures of Western Europe, Northern Africa and South Asia in its unique blend of gypsy and folk history. 

This class is for men and women, ages 11 and up.

Apple Blossoms Photographed in Pajarito Acres

on April 15, 2014 - 7:56am

Apple Blossoms at sunrise in the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Benefit Saturday Night

on April 13, 2014 - 10:19am
Jimmy Stadler rocked the Posse Lodge with his band Saturday night in a benefit concert for the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Couples take to the floor at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the Sheriff's Posse keep a watchful eye on the festivities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Jimmy Stadler Band, bass player David Toland, drummer Craig Neil and lead singer Jimmy Stadler on guitar and keyboard, played everything from George Strait to the Stones Saturday night. Photo by Bonnie J.

Local Artists Present Spring Gift Boutique April 19

on April 11, 2014 - 11:22am

Zia Award Honors Three Outstanding Children’s Book Authors

on April 10, 2014 - 11:21am

NMPW News:

Four outstanding New Mexico women writers will be honored for their children’s books on Saturday, April 26, at noon at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces as part of the New Mexico Press Women’s annual conference.

 The 2014 Zia Book Award finalists for the Picture Book category are (in alphabetical order) Kitten Caboodle, written by Paige Grant and illustrated by Lisa Williams, and Tia’s Tamales, written by Ana Baca and illustrated by Noël Chilton. The finalists in the Youth category are (in alphabetical order) Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story by Anne Weaver and


Introducing Los Alamos Author E. E. Giorgi and Her First Novel, 'Chimeras: A Track Presius Mystery'

on April 9, 2014 - 10:04am

Author E. E. Giorgi. Courtesy photo

Introducing E. E. Giorgi and her first novel, “Chimeras: A Track Presius Mystery,” with a twist of epigenetics

Regular contributor to Monday’s “Business Column” published in the Los Alamos Daily Post

Full disclosure: I’ve known E. E. Giorgi for less than two years, but have become close friends with her since our first encounter.

I am forever amazed by her active mind, thirst for learning, and extraordinary creativity.

Learn the Craft of Ukrainian Egg Dying

on April 9, 2014 - 9:05am

Pysanka eggs. Photo courtesy

FLAC News:

As Easter approaches, the Fuller Lodge Art Center invites the community to come and learn the ancient tradition of Ukrainian egg dying 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 at the Art Center.

Linda Zwick, a local artist, will be teaching the techniques and symbolism of this art form known as pysanka, a term that comes from pysaty, meaning "to write."

The term is appropriate because the intricate designs are formed by literally writing with melted beeswax using kistkas.


Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World

on April 7, 2014 - 8:53pm

Our Lady of the Lote Tree Melchor Pérez Holguín (active 1694-1724), Potosí, Bolivia, 1716. Oil on canvas. New Mexico History Museum Collection, DCA 2005.27.32. Gift of the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art This image of Our Lady of the Lote Tree represents the patron saint of the town of Castellón de la Plana in the Valencian region of Spain. The original tiny (2.4 inches) sculpture has been installed within the body of a larger sculpture representing the Virgin Mary that has been lavishly dressed. Photo by Blair Clark

Our Lady of Copacabana with Saint Joseph and Saint Peter.

Jean Cocteau Gallery Presents Works of Silversmith and Photographer Wings

on April 7, 2014 - 10:17am

Silver and stone bracelet by Wings. Courtesy/Jean Cocteau Gallery


The Jean Cocteau Gallery inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma, Santa Fe) presents the work of the Taos Pueblo silversmith and photographer Wings, April 14-May 11.

Wings, a self-taught silversmith and professional photographer, is an enrolled member of Taos Pueblo, the People of the Red Willow. His heritage is exclusively Tiwa, which is his people’s name for their ancestry, their spiritual beliefs, and their native language, which he speaks fluently.

The third of seven children, Wings was


Young Actor Sheds Light on Highway Shrines with His Film ‘Descanso’

on April 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Aspen Elementary School fifth grader Christopher Garcia wrote the short film ‘Descanso’ along with his father. He also acts in the film. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Eleven-year-old actor Christopher Garcia spends a lot of time on the highway. He travels between his home in Velarde where he lives with his mom, Sha-marie Reid; his school, Aspen Elementary in Los Alamos; and Albuquerque where he visits his dad, takes acting lessons and acts in commercials and films.

During those drives, Garcia kept noticing the shrines alongside the

Los Alamos Author Hits Number 9 on Amazon Bestseller List With Interstellar Adventure Novel

on April 6, 2014 - 9:56am
Cover of 'Anarchate Vigilante.' Coutesy/T. Jackson King

T. Jackson King

Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has hit No. 9 on the Amazon Hot New Releases in Space Opera sci-fi with his novel Anarchate Vigilante, an interstellar adventure about a human vigilante-for-hire who brings justice and hope to planets oppressed by the Anarchate galactic culture.

Amazon’s Kindle ebook ranking lists only bestselling novels released in the last 30 days and is updated hourly. King’s novel was released March 27, so it has climbed to this rank very quickly.

His novel also has hit Amazon


Council Tables Withdrawal of Historic Sculptures Master Plan ... Will Revisit In June Time Frame

on April 4, 2014 - 2:20pm

The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 during today's noon-time meeting to table the motion that Council withdraw the Historic Sculptures Master Plan as an official document that guides the work of County boards, commission and staff. Concern was expressed with how the County could fund the plan and other types of public art while ensuring the collection includes a wide variety spread throughout the community. Council likely will revisit the issue at a meeting in June. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

President Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society Board of Directors

Spanish photographer Janire Najera Discovers Another Side of New Mexico’s Nuclear History

on April 3, 2014 - 8:00am

Janire Najera

This week's local and national art series ¡COLORES! features Spanish photographer Janire Najera and her discoveries of another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

Najera is a Spanish photojournalist and curator based between Cardiff (Wales), Bilbao (Basque Country) and Santa Fe. She studied journalism in Madrid and documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport.

Since graduating, she has undertaken artistic residencies and exhibited internationally.


'Ruby Sparks' Explores Love, Real and Imaginary

on April 1, 2014 - 8:04am

'Ruby Sparks' movie poster. Courtesy


"Ruby Sparks" (2012, rated R) screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Free Film Series.

It tells the story of young novelist Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) who has not recovered from his early success. Nor has the acclaimed "genius" recovered from his father's death or his break-up with his first serious girlfriend. He cannot write, he cannot maintain friendships and he can barely be kind to his dog.

From this nadir, he begins to dream.

Book By Local Author Inez Ross On Sale At CB FOX

on March 30, 2014 - 9:27am
'Without a Wagon on the Santa Fe Trail' by Los Alamos author Inez Ross is now on sale at CB FOX. Ross poses next to the display on the counter of the women's department. The book chronicles the adventures of Ross and her fellow hikers, who hiked the entire length of  the Santa Fe Trail in segments over a  period of several years. The book was published in 2004. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Harwood Museum of Art Hosts Art, Music and Educational Events March 29-April 18

on March 29, 2014 - 7:47am
The Harwood Museum of Art. Photo by Michael Braxenthaler
HMA News:

TAOS - The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos is hosting a number of art, educational and cultural activities for all ages to kick off the spring season beginning March 29 with a panel discussion of contemporary art in Northern New Mexico, and continuing through April 18 with a jazz concert.

“We’re thrilled that we could offer the community our popular children’s education programs, lectures, films and musical presentations,” said Rebecca Aubin, director of public programs.


'The Gospel of Mark' Returns to TOTH

on March 27, 2014 - 10:08am

Jeff Favorite in his one-man storytelling of the Gospel of Mark. Photo by TK Thompson

TOTH News:

By popular demand, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is bringing back Jeff Favorite’s one-man storytelling of the Gospel of Mark.

The performance is Saturday, March 29. The doors open for refreshments and coffee at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m., in Kelly Hall at 3900 Trinity Dr.

Jeff Favorite perform's in the Gospel of Mark. Photo by TK Thompson

In this performance, Favorite recites the Gospel of Mark verbatim from the New International Version® (NIV®; 2011 version) of

Reading of New Play by Elaine Jarvik and Robert F. Benjamin at Teatro Paraguas Saturday

on March 27, 2014 - 8:56am


Teatro Paraguas presents a free play reading of “Wanting” by Elaine Jarvik and Los Alamos playwright, Robert F. Benjamin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie (near Home Depot) in Santa Fe.

This script-development reading will be directed by Beth Kennedy Jones and performed by Tad Jones, Kat Sawyer, Jenny Gabrielle, David Gabrielle, Barbara Hatch and Chris Dempsey. 

“Wanting” is a contemporary comedic family drama about the struggle to find personal meaning within committed relationships and to figure out what's "enough." Three


LALT to Hold Reading of Play by Local Playwright

on March 26, 2014 - 9:31am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) will hold a reading of the play "Tower of Magic" by local playwright Tess Light at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

"Tower of Magic" is scheduled to be performed in September as part of the LALT 2014-15 season. Anyone interested in reading from the script or listening to the reading is welcome to attend.

In "Tower of Magic," Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend.


Poets Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson Featured at Quotes: Authors Speak Lecture Thursday

on March 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Veronica Golos. Courtesy/MPL


April is National Poetry Month and to honor the literary art, Mesa Public Library is hosting two poets at the Quotes: Authors Speak lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson are more than just published poets. Watson is the founder, publisher and editor of 3: A Taos Press. She is also co-editor of Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined.

Andrea Watson. Courtesy/MPL

Watson designed and curated 18 events across the U.S. that combined visual art with poetry.


Call for Acts for Got Dance Showcase Extended

on March 25, 2014 - 6:53am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is extending the open call for dance acts for its Friday, April 25, Got Dance Showcase performance.

Currently seven acts will be preforming but the Y has spots for seven other acts to apply and has extended the application date until March 31.

Registration is free and can be done online at, by phone at 505.662.3100, or in person at the Y, 1450 Iris St.

Ken Nebel Speaks on ‘The Ins and Outs of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’

on March 24, 2014 - 9:24am

Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy/LAPQG 


Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at White Rock Baptist Church.

Nebel will discuss the different activities going on at the Center and explain the process of producing a gallery show. He will include fiber arts and its place in the gallery. Visitors are welcome.

The group also will discuss the Mug Rug Challenge and other Guild activities.