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CCA Names Stuart Ashman Executive Director

on May 28, 2016 - 8:16am
CCA News:
SANTA FE — The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) has announced the appointment of Stuart Ashman as executive director, effective Aug. 8, 2016.
Ashman is leaving his position as president and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif., to return to Santa Fe and assume leadership of CCA.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to return to Santa Fe to lead CCA at this exciting time in its history,” Ashman said. 
Ashman comes to CCA with a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the arts and government.

Dinner Onstage At The Lensic: A Passage To India

on May 28, 2016 - 7:43am
SANTA FE — The Lensic is proud to host its fourth annual fundraising gala, Dinner Onstage at The Lensic: A Passage to India, at 6 p.m., June 18.
Featuring dinner, entertainment, and a live auction, the gala will also celebrate The Lensic’s 15th anniversary as Santa Fe’s nonprofit performing arts center. 
Tickets start at $500 per person (ten-person tables: $5,000) and support the historic Lensic theater, the Lensic Presents performance series, Lensic Community Outreach programs, and Lensic Arts Education programs, which touch the lives of more than 10,000 children each year.

Bandelier National Monument Stamp Dedication Ceremony June 2

on May 27, 2016 - 7:41am

USPS News:

The U.S. Postal Service is holding a First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony for the Bandelier National Monument Stamp as one of 16 National Parks Forever stamps being issued to celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th anniversary.

The ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at Bandelier will be highlighted by the unveiling of the stamp by U.S. Postal Service and local park officials including U.S. Postal Service Vice President, Finance & Planning Luke Grossman, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott and Los Alamos Postmaster James Hunter.

The new stamps will be available at

Prosopon School Of Iconology Icon Painting Workshop In Byzantine-Russian Tradition June 13-18

on May 27, 2016 - 6:43am

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ART News:

The Prosopon School of Iconology Icon Painting Workshop in the Byzantine-Russian Tradition is June 13-18 at St. Anne Church in Santa Fe. The workshop is hosted by St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church.

This expanded course offering involves the study of the ancient floating technique of icon painting in the Byzantine Russian tradition, which reached its height in the XV-XVI centuries. Students will study the many-stepped method of layering egg tempera under the instruction of a teacher from the Prosopon School of Iconology. Gesso application, gilding on

Unleash That Creativity: Take A Writing Workshop

on May 26, 2016 - 1:53pm

UNM-LA: Poet Catherine Hardy will help students develop their own voice as writers in a course that begins beginson Tuesday, June 7. Photo by Nancy Coombs

UNM-LA News:

Starting in June, Dr. Catherine Hardy will be offering a writing workshop for writers of all skill levels.

The Creative Writing class will meet 5-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7 through July 26. Students may register for the class for academic credit (English 298, 2 credits) or sign up for the class through UNM-LA Community Education.

Hardy will provide writing exercises that concentrate on poetry and memoir, with an emphasis

Solo Exhibition With Works By David Santiago May 28

on May 25, 2016 - 10:27am
'Together' by David Santiago. Courtesy photo
ART News:
Solo Exhibition featuring New Works by David Santiago with opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the brand new Beals & Co. Showroom at 830 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Freckleface, a new series of female portraiture where each work is built atop a wood panel hand-picked by the artist. Santiago uses a variety of mediums- primarily charcoal and pastel, but also acrylic, ink, and makeup, bringing them to life.
The woman of Santiago seem to stare right back at you, blushing with awareness, they reveal a transparency

Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Events And Shows For 2016-17 Season

on May 24, 2016 - 7:23am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2016-17 season.

ACCT Summer Workshops

ACCT's jam-packed season begins in August with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops are 9-11 a.m., Aug. 1-5 in two locations at the high school. The Dance, Acting and Music workshops are in the Topper Theater Monday-Wednesday. The workshops will then move to Smith Auditorium Thursday-Friday for the Stagecraft/Prop and Makeup workshops.

ACCT Director

Daily Postcard: White Lilacs Bloom On Walnut Street

on May 24, 2016 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: White Lilacs in bloom Monday on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/

Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center Launches National Search For Executive Director

on May 24, 2016 - 7:04am
SANTA FE  The Lensic Performing Arts Center has launched a national search for an executive director. Arts Consulting Group, the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry, has been retained by The Lensic’s board of directors to lead the executive search process.
The executive director will oversee operations, staff, and fundraising activities at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit, member-supported organization

Daily Postcard: Farewell Tribute To Chamisa Principal

on May 23, 2016 - 7:39pm

Daily Postcard: The White Rock rock at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 expresses the love and respect Chamisa Elementary School holds for retiring Principal Debbie Smith who has dedicated 23 years of her life to her students, teachers and staff. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Authors Speak Features Anita Rodriguez May 26

on May 23, 2016 - 7:39am

Self portrait,Me My Bones My Roses’. Courtesy/Anita Rodriguez


The public is invited to Mesa Public Library on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. for the latest installment in the ongoing Authors Speak series, featuring Taos resident Anita Rodriguez. Rodriguez is an award-winning artist, who is also widely known as an enjarradora, or plasterer and finisher of adobe buildings.

“Unique, spirited, brilliant, strong” are the words that come to mind when describing the author and artist Anita Rodriguez.

Scenes From Saturday's 19th Annual Kite Festival

on May 22, 2016 - 9:00am
Clear skies, blustery winds and warm temperatures brought kite enthusiasts of all ages to Overlook Park Saturday to partake in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s 19th annual Kite Festival, which runs through 5 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Cora Perkins holds on tight to her kite during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. The Kite Festival continued on Sunday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Joshua Matteson, along with his mom, Linda, decorate the kite he made during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s kite building workshop

Daily Postcard: Cactus Beneath The Moon

on May 22, 2016 - 8:03am

Daily Postcard: A New Mexico Cholla (Walking Stick Cactus) seen Saturday night with a full moon in the background near Overlook Park. Photo by Leah Austin

Community Winds Presents 'The Planets' Tonight In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 12:54pm
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Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will take the audience on an interplanetary adventure at tonight’s concert. The centerpiece of the concert is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op 39 (1918).

The work is based on astrology, rather than astronomy.

A short book by Alan Leo called “What is a Horoscope?” suggested to Holst the possibilities for musically interpreting the influences of each planet.

Final Performance Of 'Steel Magnolias' Tonight

on May 21, 2016 - 12:52pm
From left, Truvy (Dianne Williams Wilburn), Annelle (Holly Robinson) and Clairee (Carolyn Conner) admire a baby picture. The final performance of LALT's 'Steel Magnolias' is 7:30 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance  at CB FOX or from Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Larry Gibbons

Brownie ‘The King Of Ashley Pond’ Photo Bombs Shot

on May 21, 2016 - 10:10am
Brownie ‘The King of Ashley Pond’ suddenly photo bombs a shot of the park this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall

Daily Postcard: Raven Fledgling Waits For Meal

on May 21, 2016 - 9:37am

Daily Postcard: A raven fledgling (one of four), patiently waits in a local tree for his midday meal. Photo by Marc Bailey

Kite Festival Underway Noon-5 p.m. Today & Sunday

on May 21, 2016 - 7:37am
Scene from a previous kite building workshop. File photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Kite Festival launches this weekend. The festival is a 19-year tradition, which showcases expert flyers who perform dizzy aerial acrobatic moves with sophisticatedly constructed kites as well as simple, hand-made paper kites piloted enthusiastically by young children.


A kite flyer gets creative during a previous kite building workshop. File photo
The festival welcomes and embraces anyone and everyone who enjoys this classic summertime activity.

'Sewing With Knits' Workshop Offered In Biodidact’s New Space At 'Los Alamos Makers' May 27

on May 20, 2016 - 8:15am
Makeup bag by Veronica Magnelind. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Veronica Magnelind
Los Alamos
Veronica Magnelind is addicted to fabric. And sewing.
Her enthusiasm and love for sewing is infectious. You can’t help but get excited when you take  in all the dresses, cardigans, pants and pillows that she has made for herself and her family.
“I want Emma (daughter) to have colorful and fun clothes,” said Magnelind, who will be teaching a Sewing with Knits workshop at Biodidact’s new co-work space on Orange Street.
Magnelind’s sewing obsession began when

Daily Postcard: Tanagers Spotted In Birdbath On Zuni

on May 19, 2016 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: A pair of Tanagers spend time in a birdbath on Zuni in Los Alamos. Photo by Joel WIlliams 

Filmmakers Ink Brings Film Camp To Los Alamos

on May 18, 2016 - 8:28am
Kids shoot a film during a previous film camp. Courtesy photo


Award-winning filmmaker Patrick McCullough has just signed on to bring his Filmmakers Ink Film Camp to Los Alamos the week of June 13-17. 

The camp is open to kids aged 8-10 and 11-15 from Los Alamos and the surrounding area. Filmmakers Ink, now in its 8th year in Santa Fe, offers programs in Intensive Filmmaking/Acting and Special FX to inspire students to make movies. Camp will take place at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

McCullough, has produced four feature films, directed two and written several.

Scenes From Francis H. Harlow’s Book Signing

on May 18, 2016 - 8:12am
Francis H. Harlow signs books Tuesday at Aspen Ridge Lodge for his book ‘Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery’. Harlow (b. 1928) is highly regarded as a leading authority on Pueblo Indian pottery, a field of study he pursued on his own after moving to New Mexico to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a physicist. In this memoir, Harlow describes his life growing up in Washington state, service in the US Army during World War II, college years, and his 50-year career as a physicist at LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/
Francis H.

County Installs Spring Flower Baskets Downtown

on May 17, 2016 - 11:53am
Los Alamos Landscape workers install spring flower baskets Monday along Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/

Daily Postcard: Wisteria Blooms On Aster Street

on May 16, 2016 - 8:22pm

Daily Postcard: Wisteria drapes over the porch of a home on Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DALA Presents Annual Spring Show

on May 16, 2016 - 2:31pm


DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is now in its 24th year of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, two distinct performances will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages three through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty. All performances will take place at the Duane Smith Auditorium Friday and Saturday May 20 and 21.

Intermediate and advanced ballet students will present a one act version of the classic story ballet Cinderella at 7 p.m., May 20 and 21. Choreographed by DALA