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'In Bounds' Opens At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on January 27, 2015 - 8:30am

'Unwrapped II' by artist Rebecca Nolda. Courtesy/FLAC

ART News:

The community is invited to attend the Fuller Lodge Art Center's first opening reception of the year at 5 p.m., Friday.

The opening exhibit is "In Bounds" for which the Art Center asked artists to follow a specific set of rules.

Artists will be on hand at Friday's opening reception to chat about their work. Refreshments will be served.

An Evening Of Sharing Vintage Quilts Tuesday

on January 26, 2015 - 5:50am

Antique wedding quilt. Courtesy. LAPQG

LAPQG News:

The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild (LAPQG) invites the community to join them for an evening of sharing vintage quilts.

The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the White Rock Baptist Church. The program is sharing vintage quilts. So many quilters and non-quilters have quilts that were made by their mothers, grandmothers and others so everyone is encouraged to bring their quilts, share stories and hear stories from others.

Everyone is welcome.

MRM Hosts 13th Annual Miniatures Show & Sale

on January 26, 2015 - 5:34am

Oil painting by Mary Dolph Wood. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) is hosting the 13th Annual Miniature Show and Sale beginning with a reception 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at 1504 Millicent Rogers Road.

The exhibit features more than 220 of the best artists in Taos County and consists of works in all media that are unique in their scale of being under 10" x 10" in total size.

Featured participants include Rich Nichols, Valerie Graves, Ken Daggett, Jim Wagner, Chris Morel, Margaret Nes, Mary Dolph Wood, Mark Asmus and David Anderson, just to name a few.

Tickets for

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Another View Of Lenticular Clouds

on January 26, 2015 - 12:51am

Here's another view of lenticular clouds hovering week before last above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Photo Copyright Scott Valentine, 2015
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Lenticular Clouds Spotted Over Sangre de Cristo

on January 25, 2015 - 10:09am

Lenticular clouds hover over the Sangre de Cristo last week. Copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015.

'Solar Tree' Wins Municipal Building Art Plaza Contest

on January 24, 2015 - 11:03am

Municipal Building Art Plaza winner 'Solar Tree' by Eric Thelander. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board met Thursday night and voted unanimously to select “Solar Tree” from among the top finalists in the competition for an art piece to be installed in the west plaza of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

"Solar Tree" was created by artist Eric Thelander who works out of an Albuquerque studio on large scale public art projects and private commissions.

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In And Around Town: Jan. 22

on January 22, 2015 - 11:49am
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published Thursdays in the Los Alamos Daily Post, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
 
ONGOING EVENTS
 
Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
 
February Events at the New Mexico History Museum
 
January Events at Mesa Public Library
 
January

Atomic City Children's Theater Shines In Georgia

on January 22, 2015 - 8:54am
Atomic City Children's Theater students on stage at the Junior Theater Festival. Photo by James Barker
 

ACCT News:

Students from Atomic City Children's Theater in Los Alamos earned high praise at the 2015 Junior Theater Festival happening Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga. 

The 14 students, ages 10-14 presented selections from Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. for Broadway performer Phillip McAdoo (The Lion King, Rent); Disney Theatrical Group dramaturg and literary manager Ken Cerniglia and performer Morgan Rose (first national tour of Shrek the Musical, Dear

Summer Of Color On Santa Fe's Museum Hill

on January 19, 2015 - 8:16am

Monarch Butterfly Alights on Child's Hand. Photo by Charles Mann

Monarch Butterfly on Cosmos. Photo by Sonny Tucker

MUSEUM News:

SUMMER OF COLOR

SANTA FE Santa Fe appears to be awash in gradations of adobe brown yet it is a city of rich colors found nowhere else – as seen by the generations of artists who've made this city their home. And color in its many shades and hues comes to the fore this summer when some of the city's leading cultural institutions located on Museum Hill coordinate a series of exhibitions and events.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the participating

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Die Laughing At LALT's 'Murdered to Death'

on January 17, 2015 - 1:05pm
The full cast of 'Murdered to Death.' Photo by Laurie Tomlinson
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some (okay all) of my family members are continually telling me I have no sense of humor. I prefer to think of myself as discerning where comedy is concerned. In any case, I’m generally a hard sell with comedy, so when I tell you I was rolling in the aisles and laughing my head off along with the rest of the full house at Los Alamos Little Theatre Friday for opening night of “Murdered to Death” it’s quite a compliment to the play and the performers.

The first of Peter

Indian Country: The Art Of David Bradley

on January 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

Harvest Moon by David Bradley. Courtesy/Ed and Pam deZevallos Collection

MIAC News:

  • "To be an artist from the Indian world carries with it certain responsibilities ... which I do not take lightly." David Bradley

SANTA FE — Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) Feb. 15 and runs through Jan. 16, 2016.

On view will be 32 works of art spanning his career, including paintings, mixed media works and bronze sculptures.

David Bradley of Minnesota Chippewa, creates narrative artworks that tell stories and histories not often heard by

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Call For Entries For Taos Fall Art Fest’s ‘The Paseo’

on January 17, 2015 - 10:06am

'Glorious Canvas' 2014 TFAF Poster Award. Courtesy/TFAF

TFAF News:

TAOS — Now, in its second year, the highly successful art festival, The Paseo, is seeking multimedia installation, performance, and projection artists to submit entries for the festival, which will be featured as part of the Taos Fall Arts Festival in September.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.

The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos.

Occurring Sept.

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Face Jugs: A Southern Tradition

on January 17, 2015 - 10:05am

Face Jug by Lanier Meaders, Mossy Creek, GA. Photo by Addison Doty/MOIFA

MOIFA News:

  • John Burrison Presents History Of This Southern Tradition Followed By Mike Craven's Face Jug Demonstration

SANTA FE Face jugs of the American South are the subject of a two-part public program 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA).

The programs are in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition. Both events are by museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID are free Sundays.

The face jug is now an icon of

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Public Comment Deadline For Municipal Building Artwork Is Midnight Jan. 21

on January 16, 2015 - 11:16am

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board held an open house Thursday in the lobby of the Municipal Building to showcase the proposals of the top three finalists for artwork that will be installed in the Municipal Building's West Plaza, using APP funds.

Now the Board is seeking additional feedback using Open Forum. A handout with a description of each piece of art (including a photo) can be downloaded using the link below, and then citizens can leave comments for the Board. This is a topic of discussion at the APP Jan. 22 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Municipal Bldg.

Dan Guerrero’s ¡Gaytino! Coming To NHCC

on January 15, 2015 - 9:33am

Dan Guerro. Photo by Luther Orrick-Guzman

NHCC News:

  • Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to César Chávez—A True Fable in Story and Song

A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in ¡Gaytino!, chronicling Dan Guerrero’s remarkable life journey from East LA in the 1950s to New York’s Broadway in the 60s and 70s and back again to Hollywood.  

Guerrero’s riveting solo show, touching, provocative, hilarious, and absolutely one-of-a-kind, comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Jan. 23-24 as the fourth production in the NHCC’s Siembra: Latino Theatre

Los Alamos Snow Scenes From Tuesday's Storm

on January 14, 2015 - 1:14pm

Snow covered the grounds around historic Fuller Lodge Tuesday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Someone carved 'LOVE' in the snow Tuesday near the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

The bronze statue ‘Grandmother's Joy’ by Fritz White in front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Pine tree near the senior center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Statues of J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Tuesday's snowy scene at Ashley

Ashley Pond's Mystery Rock Artist Revealed

on January 12, 2015 - 10:04am

Mysterious and amazing, these balancing rock formations sighted at Ashley Pond over the weekend stirred curiosity about who created them. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
By KAYLINDA CRAWFORD
Los Alamos Daily Post

Folks out enjoying iced over Ashley Pond this weekend noticed an unusual array of rock formations on the upper level of the west side of the pond.

They moved in close enough to examine the balancing rock sculptures without disturbing the delicate display of balance and artistry.

Max Schultze stands among his balancing rock sculptures at Ashley Pond. Photo by KayLinda

LALT Debuts Assisted Listening System Jan. 16

on January 12, 2015 - 9:08am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will unveil its new assisted listening system Jan. 16 at the opening performance of "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon.

The induction loop system generates a signal that can be picked up by persons wearing a common type of hearing aid. It will be fed by microphones that pick up the dialogue and sound effects generated on stage.

"This is new technology for us and I expect there will be fine-tuning as we go along," LALT President Gracie Cainelli said.

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LALT Presents Spoof On Classic Murder Mystery

on January 12, 2015 - 8:24am
The full cast of 'Murdered to Death.' Photo by Laurie Tomlinson

LALT News:

In November, Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) presented a classic whodunit murder mystery, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Beginning Friday evening, LALT will present another murder mystery. While the time period also is in the late 1930s of England, this play is offbeat.

A spoof on the murder mystery classic, Murdered to Death, written by Peter Gordon, follows Inspector Pratt who fights his own incompetence to deduce the murderer.

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Auditions For 'Avenue Q' Jan. 17-19

on January 12, 2015 - 7:54am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre and the Dixon Community Players will hold auditions for "Avenue Q" Jan. 17-19. The Tony Award-winning play will be performed in Los Alamos in May as a joint production of the two companies.

Audition times are 2-5 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Toolshed in Dixon, and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18 and 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.

Avenue Q focuses on young adults trying to figure out life in a big city, scrambling for jobs, dates and finding their purpose in life. The cast includes eight puppets operated by actors on stage, and three humans.

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Artist Sasha Scully Donates Painting To Aspen School

on January 11, 2015 - 1:08pm

The 4'x6' oil painting of aspen trees created by Los Alamos artist Sasha Scully hangs on the wall in the stairway at Aspen Elementary School. Scully donated the painting to the school when it reopened in November following major renovations. Photo by Vint Miller

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos artist Sasha Scully describes a special bond she feels for Aspen Elementary School and why she wanted to donate her oil painting depicting Aspen trees.
 
Sasha Scully. Courtesy photo
 
"I've loved Aspen trees all my life and when I walked into Aspen School ... I felt like I was home ...

Library Presents 'All In, Down And Out: The Great Depression In Song And Story' Jan. 17

on January 11, 2015 - 8:04am
Courtesy/Mesa Public Libary

LIBRARY News:

Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne will present a historical concert-lecture, All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story at 2 p.m.Saturday, Jan.17 at the Mesa Public Library. 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

This concert-lecture is being presented in conjunction with the special exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry.” The Great Depression inspired an amazing body of American popular and folk songs. Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Irving Berlin, Blind Alfred Reed, The Carter Family, E.Y.

Learn To WALTZ At Los Alamos High School

on January 10, 2015 - 8:49am

Photo by Kimberly Anne Selvage

LAHS News:

Ever dreamed about learning how to WALTZ? Now it’s your chance!

As a part of fundraising efforts for the Los Alamos High School Dance Program, Ballroom Dance students and their teacher Natasha Barkhudarova are offering four weekly sessions of WALTZ dance classes for Beginners, starting Tuesday.

Classes are 7-8 p.m., each Tuesday - Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3 - at the Topper Theater at LAHS. No partner is required. Everybody is welcome to join the class.

The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children, students and LAPS staff (for all four

Learn To Publish Using Adobe InDesign At UNM-LA

on January 9, 2015 - 1:24pm

UNM-LA News:

Have you ever wanted to publish your own book, magazine or company newsletter and get professional looking results that other desktop publishing software packages can’t deliver? Learn to use Adobe InDesign, the industry leading page layout software on the market today.

UNM-LA is offering Digital Media Arts 203 (DMA203), Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign). The three credit hour class will meet 9-11:30 a.m., Mondays and is taught by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member John Halliday.

The class will cover the basics of how to compose flyers, brochures, magazines, books,

MainStreet Hosts 'Living Los Alamos' Kiosks Art Contest

on January 9, 2015 - 1:02pm

MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet announces a call for original photographs or artwork that represent “Living Los Alamos”.

Winning art will be displayed in the four directional kiosks along Central Avenue. The only qualification is that the art should be representative of living in Los Alamos or the surrounding area.

To be considered, email artwork to ryn@losalamos.org. Deadline to submit artwork is Feb. 15. The MainStreet Futures Committee will judge entries and selected artists will be notified by email. For details visit losalamosmainstreet.com/contest.

Contest Rules:

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