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In And Around Town: May 29

on May 29, 2015 - 7:35am
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FRIDAY, May 29
Summer Concert Series: Band of Heathans
Alternative music from Austin. 7 p.m. Ashley Pond
Bathtub Row Brewing Grand Opening
Grand opening festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday, May 29, and continue that evening with music, food and new beer releases. Celebration activities will continue 3-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

Aspen Elementary Student’s Film Premieres Monday

on May 28, 2015 - 9:51am

Movie poster for Descanso. Courtesy photo


Descanso, the film written by, Christopher Garcia when he was 11 years old has been completed and is set to Premier at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1 at the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (AFME). 

Christopher Garcia

Garcia, now 12, said he is excited to invite the community to his premier and share this success with him and everyone who helped make this movie happen. Descanso will premiere at the South Broadway Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Albuquerque Film and Music Event.

Garcia lives in Velarde with his family and

NMMA Appoints Rebecca Aubin To Newly Created Position Of Head Of Education And Visitor Experience

on May 28, 2015 - 7:58am
New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy/NMMA
NMMA News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Museum of Art welcomes Rebecca Aubin to the newly created position of Head of Education and Visitor Experience.
Aubin will develop a comprehensive vision for the museum's educational and public programs with the goal of improving and enhancing overall visitor experience. Enhancing the museum's position as a community center for the arts and extending its statewide outreach are also in the works.
The museum's First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare exhibition in February 2016 will see the

New Mexico History Museum Unveils June Events

on May 28, 2015 - 7:47am
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — Bring the family, bring your friends, or just come by yourself. Besides great exhibits, we have something for everyone:
Friday, June 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Palace Guard trip to Glorieta
Members of the museum’s Friends group journey to the Civil War battle site at Pecos National Historic Park for a tour with Ranger Eric Valencia, a picnic lunch, and a visit to Casa Escuela, a private museum with historic firearms and military ephemera. $30. Reserve a spot by calling (505).982.6366, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? Call (505).982.6366, ext. 100 to join.

Exhibition: 'One Life - Dolores Huerta' Opens July 3

on May 27, 2015 - 3:26pm
Dolores Huertaby Barbara Carrasco, Silkscreen, 1999, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©1999 Barbara Carrasco
The story of the modern agricultural workers’ movement in the United States is deeply intertwined with that of Dolores Huerta, a Latina leader who worked tirelessly on behalf of farm workers.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will highlight her significant role in this movement of the 1960s and 1970s through the exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” July 3-May 15, 2016.
This 11th installment in the Portrait Gallery’s

Threading Forever Exhibit At Mesa Public Library Features Internationally Renowned Artists June 5-27

on May 27, 2015 - 10:44am

‘Metamorphosis Series’ by Theresa DiMenno. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will be the site for some exceptional art work with international ties June 5 through June 27.

Three artists of the collaborative Threading Forever, and one additional special guest, will show works ranging from sculpture to digital art and photography.

Threading Forever has been brought together through the efforts of Jemez resident and sculptor Harriette Lawler.

Metal Sculptures Installed In Central Park Square

on May 26, 2015 - 7:41am

Artist Richard Swenson, center, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg Wednesday afternoon stand near the newly installed dinosaur created by Swenson. The scrap metal sculpture is just past the first building on the right hand side when entering Central Park Square from Central Avenue onto Main Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scrap metal artist Richard Swenson Wednesday with the black and red dragon sculpture he created and placed in a planter area in central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist Richard Swenson with his scrap metal dog sculpture

LAHS Junior EliseAnne Koskelo Receives Prestigious Awards For Work In Art, Design And Science

on May 26, 2015 - 7:40am

LAHS student EliseAnne Koskelo wearing the medal she received from the YoungArts Foundation. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

EliseAnne Koskelo, a junior at Los Alamos High School, is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in art, design and science. 

In December of 2014, Koskelo was awarded a Merit designation from the National Young Arts Foundation for her work. Koskelo's portfolio was chosen from more that 11,000 applications from across the United States.

As one of 700 winners of this award, she travelled to New York City earlier this month to attend master classes in her

Scenes From Friday Night Events

on May 25, 2015 - 3:50pm
'Espanola' by Sarah Maynard is part of the 'Eye Spy' Exhibition at Fuller Lodge Art Center. The exhibit opened Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Unfolding' by Patricia Scanlon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gallery visitors check out 'Eye Spy' at Friday's opening event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist creates a silhouette at Friday's opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
uthor and artist Elena Giorgi signs a book for Andy Fraser at an event featuring her work at Rose Chocolatier. Photo by Bonnie J.

Los Alamos Daily Post: 2015 SUMMER GUIDE

on May 24, 2015 - 10:52am


Welcome to summer in Los Alamos!

The Los Alamos Daily Post is pleased to share our 2015 SUMMER GUIDE created for tourists and locals alike. The SUMMER GUIDE is filled with photos and links to sites and activities throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Available on the Los Alamos Daily Post website through September, the SUMMER GUIDE will be updated as new activities are announced, so check back often as the summer unfolds.

Scan the QR Code located on posters displayed on the counters at the Los Alamos and

Los Alamos Creative District Fourth Friday Begins!

on May 22, 2015 - 7:06am
LACD News:
Beginning today, the Los Alamos Creative District is bringing Fourth Fridays to downtown Los Alamos. 
Fourth Fridays is an initiative for local businesses to offer extended hours, special programming or discounts to encourage people to visit and enjoy the downtown area. 
It is perfectly timed to happen right before the Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond! Special programming in downtown Los Alamos is offered at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center.
This month's Fourth Friday events include:

E. E. Giorgi Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on May 21, 2015 - 4:23pm
Courtesy image
ART News:
Rose Chocolatier is very pleased to showcase E. E. (Elena) Giorgi's works in photography and writing. Giorgi is the author of three science fiction thrillers and a new, young adult series titled The Mayake Chronicles, launching this month.
To celebrate the release of her first book in the series, she will be signing books 5-7 p.m., May 22 at Rose Chocolatier, 991 Central Ave.
All her books are on display at Rose Chocolatier and for sale and browsing. Along with her books, Giorgi's photographs will be on the art wall for viewing and sale.

Meet Katsina Carver At Millicent Rogers Museum

on May 21, 2015 - 7:37am
Katsina carvings by Elmer Yungotsuna. Courtesy/MRM
MRM News:
Come meet and watch renown Hopi katsina carver Elmer Yungotsuna at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road in El Prado.
Yungotsuna will be demonstrating katsina carving and talking to visitors in the museum's galleries 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23; Sunday, May 24 and Monday (Memorial Day).
Elmer Yungotsuna. Courtesy/MRM
He will make a more formal presentation at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
Call the store for more information at 575.758.4316
Yungotsuna was born on the Hopi

'Eye Spy' Opens At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on May 20, 2015 - 1:28pm

FLAC News:

Come see what secrets are hidden in the art displayed in Eye Spy. Curiosity and imagination are more important than 20/20 vision.

The Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit about the Rosenbergs, who were  executed for conspiracy to commit espionage, relating to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The Fuller Lodge Art Center is hosting Eye Spy, a challenge to artists to work with layers, camouflage, and illusions..

The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 22. Meet many of the artists while enjoying light refreshments.


North Taos County Bus Shelters To Feature Student Art

on May 19, 2015 - 11:54am
'Luz es Vida - Light Is Life' art banner created by local Toas students. Courtesy photo
Taos students stand by their art. Courtesy photo
RTD News:
On Thursday, May 14, banners by local students were installed in four RTD (Blue Bus) shelters along its Questa route in support of the students and the “Luz es Vida – Light is Life” youth education program in Questa and the surrounding area.
During March and April, more than 220 students from Alta Vista, Costilla Academy, and Roots and Wings Community Schools, as well as some local homeschooling families, began painting 4’ x 9’

Los Alamos Little Theatre Unveils 2015-16 Season

on May 19, 2015 - 9:41am

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season.

Harvey, by Mary Chase

This 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which falls into the "classic" category, tells the story of Elwood Dowd, who believes he is accompanied by an invisible, human-sized rabbit, much to the embarrassment of his family. Directed by Gwen Lewis.


LALT's fifth presentation of this format of eight short plays provides opportunities for wanna-be directors and actors to get their feet wet and for established ones to join the plunge.

LAHS Ballroom Dancers To Take Stage Thursday

on May 18, 2015 - 12:36pm
LAHS Ballroom Dancers performing. Courtesy photo
Couples move to the music. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Since the start of the school year, the dance students of Los Alamos High School have been learning and perfecting the art of Ballroom Dance.

They would like to invite the community to their Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free. LAHS teacher Natasha Barkhudarova has been teaching her students the fundamentals of dance and performance.

The students dance everything from the convivial Quickstep to the passionate Samba.

Chamisa Students Participate In 'Sprucing Up Sombrillo'

on May 17, 2015 - 8:39am

LAPS Superinendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, ARTsmart Artist in Residence-Melinda Baker, Renee Mitsunaga, Debbie Smith and Megan Lee May 8 at Sombrillo. Courtesy photo

Chamisa 4th graders with their paintings at Sombrillo. Courtesy photo


Chamisa Fourth Grade students, parents and staff celebrated May 8, with Sombrillo Nursing Home residents and staff.  

Chamisa Teacher Megan Lee and Art Teacher Renee Mitsunaga were awarded a LAPS Foundation Great Ideas Grant in the fall of 2014 for the integrated art project, "Sprucing Up Sombrillo”. After several months of study of art and

Jim Gautier's 'New Mexico's Historic Churches - A 27 Year Journey' At Bond House Through Aug. 6

on May 17, 2015 - 8:02am

Rancho de Taos, Taos County. Photo by Jim Gautier

Chamita, Rio Arriba County. Photo by Jim Gautier

ART News:

A solo exhibit...the photography of Jim Gautier "New Mexico's Historic Churches - A 27 Year Journey" runs through Aug. 6, 2015 at the Bond House Museum and Gallery, Plaza de Espanola, 706 East Bond St. in Espanola.

The Bond House was built by Frank Bond in the early 1900's and is a large structure of adobe built in a Victorian style. The museum houses many artifacts and images of Northern New Mexico, the Espanola
Valley and the Bond brother’s acquisition of the Valle Grande.


Registration Opens For Iconography Workshop

on May 17, 2015 - 7:54am

Icon. Courtesy/St. Dimitri of Rostov Orthodox Church


A traditional Byzantine-Russian icon-writing workshop will be held this June in Santa Fe. The workshop, which has been held for more than 25 years is an outreach of the Prosopon School of Iconology, founded by Vladislav Andreyev. 

The method taught at the workshop is a revival of the iconography style of Andre Rublev (15th-16th century). The Prosopon School emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the multi-step process of writing the icon.

The workshop is June 15 through 20 and taught by Prosopon School Instructor and

Deadline Fast Approaching To Apply For 2015 Bandelier Artist In Residence Program

on May 16, 2015 - 8:01pm

Student Art On Display At Karen Wray Fine Art

on May 16, 2015 - 9:44am
Work so new it's still wet! This painting of a pepper was still a bit damp when it went into the show. Students at Karen Wray Fine Art displayed their work at the opening of their show Thursday. The show continues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Wray's studio, 166 East Gate Dr. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Instructor Allen Brown poses with some of his watercolors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Student work in oil. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Karen Wray, second from the left, with some of her students. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Allan Houser Exhibit At MIAC Closes May 31

on May 15, 2015 - 6:53am
MIAC News:
SANTA FE — When the exhibition Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser closes on the weekend of May 30, it will be the final opportunity to view 20 monumental sculptures by 13 of the most celebrated Native artists who were influenced by Allan Houser.
This landmark exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) marked the 100th anniversary of Houser's birth. To commemorate this landmark exhibition's closing, the museum is presenting Farewell to Footprints 1-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
Highlights of this free with museum admission celebration

Karen Wray Fine Art Studios Student Show Opens Today

on May 14, 2015 - 1:29pm


Dance Arts Los Alamos Spring Shows May 15-16

on May 14, 2015 - 10:18am

DALA Advanced Hip Hop Students perform "Add Me In", choreographed by Tina Anderson. Courtesy photo

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will present its 23rd Spring Recital this weekend, May 15-16, at Duane Smith Auditorium.

The evening performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. These performances will showcase the diversity of the DALA faculty as students perform in classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, swing, musical theater and hip hop.

It is truly a mixed repertory experience and the audience will enjoy ballets with themes involving a murder mystery, a masquerade