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Fuller Lodge Art Center Issues Call For Eye Spy Entries

on April 16, 2015 - 10:24pm

For more information, click here, stop by 2132 Central Ave., or call 505.662.1635.

In And Around Town: April 16

on April 16, 2015 - 11:33am
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published each Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
SATURDAY, April 18
Free Performance of South Indian Classical Dance
The Los Alamos Family YMCA invites you to a FREE performance of South Indian classical dance and music 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Chamisa Elementary School gymnasium in White Rock.
Pinewood Derby
The Great Southwest Council, BSA hosts the annual District

New Mexico Museum Of Art Presents 'Fire Season'

on April 16, 2015 - 6:48am
NMMA News:
SANTA FE — Fire Season is the fourth and final group exhibition in the Focus on Photography series, a year-long examination of the influential and ever-changing medium of photography.
The exhibition opens at 5.30 p.m. Friday, May 1 with a free public reception and runs through July 26.
This group show of 15 photographs includes work by Jane Fulton Alt, Patricia Galagan, Philip Metcalf, Larry Schwarm and Greg Mac Gregor, that explores the dynamic element of fire, from controlled burns and active wildfires, to their aftermath of devastation and renewal.
The show

Homeschoolers: Learn Art Of Plein Air Thursday

on April 15, 2015 - 8:32am
Young artists paint 'plein-air.' Courtesy/FLAC

FLAC News:

This year, an informal group of educators put together a schedule of monthly experiences for families who home school their children.

This month it is Fuller Lodge Art Center's turn to offer a field trip experience, and they are inviting, not only the students, but their parents as well. Children are invited to come to the Art Center with or without their parents 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

The introductory part of the afternoon involves taking a quick trip around the gallery to look at the art in the current exhibit

Council Greenlights Purchase Of 'Solar Tree' Sculpture For Installation In West Plaza Of Municipal Building

on April 14, 2015 - 11:10pm

'Solar Tree' by Eric Thelander. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Arts in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn and Senior Management Analyst  Libby Carlsten brief Council this evening on a proposal to purchase and install 'Solar Tree' by Eric Thelander. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Arts in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn and Senior Management Analyst  Libby Carlsten briefed Council this evening on a proposal submitted by artist Eric Thelander in response to an “APPB Call for Art,” specifically for a sculpture to be installed at the Municipal Building.


Taos Celebrates Milestones This Summer

on April 13, 2015 - 8:26am

TAOS News:

TAOS—One of the oldest art colonies in the United States, Taos is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formation of Taos Society of Artists, along with several other major milestone anniversaries in 2015.

Dozens of public events are scheduled throughout the year in celebration of these milestones beginning with an exhibition opening April 17 at Taos Town Hall titled, “Past, Present, Future: A Celebration of Taos Art Colony.”

In 1915, six artists formed an alliance known as the Taos Society of Artists, which would transform Taos into a world-renowned artist colony.

LAAC Hosts Artful Evening Fundraiser April 18

on April 12, 2015 - 2:02pm

Painting of a Canadian poppy by Margaret Mcintyre. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting a fundraiser, An Artful Evening, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

Pianist Ron Grinage will perform Russian composers’ works, the Blue Window Bistro will serve desserts and there will be a raffle for a tiffany-style lamp along with a silent auction. A variety of items ranging from paintings and photographs to pottery and jewelry will be featured in the auction.

Original photograph on canvas by Richard Mcintyre. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Tulips Brighten Louise Street In White Rock

on April 12, 2015 - 8:48am

Tulips brighten the street Saturday afternoon on Louise in White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos

New Mexico Art In Public Places Program In Jeopardy

on April 12, 2015 - 8:17am

Former New Mexico Arts Division Director 1983-1988

Former Director of the Governor’s Gallery 1986-1992

Tucked away in the Capital Outlay Bill, which died in the final hours of the recent Legislative session is a clause that should be of great concern to artists, supporters of the arts, and indeed anyone who appreciates the quality of life enhancements that public art provides.

Section 43 of the House amendment takes $2.4 million from the Art in Public Places fund that has already been designated to specific projects across the state – at least half of

MIFA: 'Traditional Pots And Provocations' April 19

on April 12, 2015 - 7:21am
Mark Hewitt in his pottery studio. Courtesy/Ceramics Arts Daily

MIFA News:

The Museum of International Folk Art (MIFA) presents a dialogue on Southern pottery featuring leading ceramic writer and commentator Garth Clark and prominent North Carolina potters Mark Hewitt and Matt Jones.

This is not the first time Clark, Hewitt and Jones have taken the stage together to debate the present and future of North Carolina pottery. This event, titled Traditional Pots and Provocations, is the latest chapter of an ongoing discussion that began as a blog scuffle between Jones and Clark in 2011 and


Learn Oil Painting With Santa Fe Artist Trevor Lucero

on April 11, 2015 - 7:32am
Oil painting by Trevor Lucero. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center
Painting by Trevor Lucero. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

Trevor Lucero
Fuller Lodge Art Center

There's something exotic about painting with oils. Many artists will tell you that no other medium compares to working with the same medium as the great masters of old.

Painting in oils is like painting with butter. Oil paint is thick and can be spread, pushed, troweled, brushed and scraped. Because oil paint dries slowly, paintings can evolve, with colors mixed on the canvas in order to create an effect.


Fiesta De La Primavera Concert And Dance April 19

on April 11, 2015 - 7:24am
Fiesta de la Primevera performers. Courtesy photo
Baile! Courtesy photo
PSDA News:

The fourth Fiesta de la Primavera will be presented by the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in the Pajarito Room of the historic Fuller Lodge.  

The community is invited to attend this hour-long concert of live traditional Spanish music and dance performed by northern New Mexico’s finest artists in this beautiful and intimate setting. 

The cast includes flamenco singer and dancer Nicolasa Chávez, singer and guitarist Ronaldo Baca, dancers Elena, Catalina Rio Fernández, Sara

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Announces Raffle For Secundino Sandoval Original Painting

on April 10, 2015 - 5:39pm

Original watercolor by Secundino Sandoval to be raffled May 22. Courtesy photo

JMTR News:

The 10th Annual Jemez Mountain Trails Runs are scheduled for Saturday, May 23.

This year’s poster art is an original watercolor by Secundino Sandoval. All runners and volunteers get a poster. We are raffling off the original with framing by Village Arts to benefit the race. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased at Village Arts, Fusion Multisport, and CB FOX. Drawing will be May 22 at the pre-race dinner.

The painting will be displayed at Village Arts through April 18,

Registration Opens For White Rock Artist Market

on April 10, 2015 - 11:08am

White Rock Artist Market. Courtesy/LAMVB


Memorial Day Weekend marks the third consecutive year for the White Rock Artist Market, outside the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. 

Local artists and artisans from Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding Northern New Mexico area will be participating in this year’s Artist Market. The markets are the first Saturday of each month, June through October, with the exception of May’s market, which is Saturday, May 23. The market hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Nearly 1,500 People Visit Los Alamos Photography Club Exhibit At Mesa Public Library

on April 7, 2015 - 7:07pm

Mesa Public Library Program Specialist Katy Korkos guides a tour today of the Los Alamos Photography Club exhibit on display in the library's upstairs gallery. Korkos said nearly 1,500 people have viewed the exhibit since it opened March 30. The exhibit runs through May 1. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC Benefit Concert: An Artful Evening

on April 7, 2015 - 8:13am

Pianist Ron Grinage. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) invites the community to attend an evening of arts and culture beginning with a dessert reception and silent auction followed by a concert featuring pianist Ron Grinage playing works by Russian composers.

The auction and reception begin at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at Fuller Lodge.

A reproduction Tiffany lamp will be raffled at intermission.

Tickets are $25 at CB FOX, the LAAC office or on the website Los Alamos Arts

For more information, call 505.663.0477.

Happy Easter Los Alamos!

on April 5, 2015 - 11:31am

Apple blossoms frame the sky near Overlook Park in White Rock creating a beautiful Easter scene. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Leadership Los Alamos Class Explores Local Culture

on April 3, 2015 - 10:31am

Ken Nebel of the Arts in Public Places Board discusses local art. Photo by Martha Katko 

Leadership Los Alamos participants tour art around town and head to check out the sculpture in front of the Justice Center. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2015 participated in a Cultural Session last month in the beautiful Hans Bethe house. The session was chaired by Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

The class participated in a very competitive and educational game of Los Alamos Cultural Trivial Pursuit.

Unitarian Church Forum Features 'Avenue Q'

on April 2, 2015 - 8:18am

UCLA News:

The community is invited to attend the Forum at the Unitarian Church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5.

The Forum will feature "Avenue Q" by Director Holly Haas. Avenue Q is a Tony Award winning musical, performed with puppets.

Come to this Forum to hear Haas talk about the Los Alamos Little Theater production, which starts May 1. Learn what is unique about this play that has caused so much attention.

The play will be presented jointly by the Los Alamos Little Theater and the Dixon Community Players and should be outstanding. This will not be just a talk.

Mesa Library Shows Droll Murder Mystery 'Laura'

on March 31, 2015 - 6:50am

Movie poster for 'Laura.' Courtesy photo



If a leading lady in a 1940s Hollywood film noir is smart, sweet, witty, beautiful, and kind, two things are certain. One, every man onscreen will fall in love with her, and two, she has to die.

Mesa Public Library will screen “Laura” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting-room “theater” as part of its Free Film Series.

In “Laura” (1944), showing Thursday at Mesa Public Library, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) is a shrewd advertising executive with a young, innocent face and a string of romantic attachments that doth

Jemez Spring Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Author Symposium

on March 29, 2015 - 1:13pm


JSPL News:

Jemez Springs is an area of ancient settlement starting with early Pueblo people, continuing with Spanish settlers, and Anglo immigrants from the east, all drawn to the healing waters and rich natural environment of the Jemez valley and mountains.

People who have lived here are frequently heard to count their blessings!

On April 12, Jemez Springs is celebrating only a tiny fragment of that rich history, just 50 years of it, 50 years of our library’s history. Early 20th century Jemez Springs was never very populous and it was isolated, taking many hours or days to

Scenes From Friday's Opening Of 'Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies' At Fuller Lodge Art Center

on March 29, 2015 - 8:27am
Community members gather Friday for the opening reception of 'Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies' at Fuller Lodge Art Center at 2132 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Rock Garden by Carol Martin-Davis. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young artists Steven Calhoun (lower painting) and Livy Snyder (upper painting) both sold their pieces early in the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Decorated skull by Heather Beemer of Jemez Springs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fabric art creations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Artist And Poet Collaboration At Rose Chocolatier

on March 29, 2015 - 8:20am
Friday's reception for the exhibit of collaborative work by artist Connie Pacheco and  poet David Mutschlecner at Rose Chocolatier unveils a unique collaboration. Their work will hang at the shop at at 991 Central Ave., next to the DMV for about one month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Poet David Mutschlecner and artist Connie Pacheco at the reception for their exhibit at Rose Chocolatier Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors gather to view the work at Friday's opening reception at Rose Chocolatier. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Moving Arts Española Partnership With TSAY Corporation Creates New Performance Center

on March 25, 2015 - 4:28pm

MAE News:

  • Moving Arts Partnership With TSAY Corporation of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Benefits Española Valley Children

Moving Arts Española (MAE) and TSAY Corporation announce a joint effort through a five year lease, to reinvent/remodel the former Ohkay Owingeh ‘dome’ casino structure into a 6,000-square-foot Moving Arts Performance Center.

The circus tent-like facility at 368 Eagle Dr., closed in 1999 adjacent to the Moving Arts Española classrooms.  

The project is made possible through a generous grant from the McCune Foundation, and will include a new music classroom and art gallery, in

Rose Chocolatier Art & Poetry Reception Friday

on March 25, 2015 - 8:44am
'Light That Tears amd is Torn' by Connie Pacheco and David Mutshlecner. Courtesy photo
'Cursive' by Connie Pacheco and David Mutshlecner. Courtesy photo
ART News:

Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 27. This new show will display the collaborative works of Connie Pacheco and David Mutschlecner.

Pacheco is a long time resident and artist of Los Alamos. Her work has been exhibited at Fuller Lodge Art Center, as well as master shows in Albuquerque.

Mutschlecner is a poet and his recent book of poetry is called 'Enigma and Light' (2012).

The reception is