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Las Vegas Puts Local Artists Back On Map With Studio Tour

on October 24, 2014 - 9:27am

ART News:

Big things are happening in “Lil' Las Vegas, N.M. The 2014 Historic Las Vegas Art Studio Tour, sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council, marks the return of the art walk in Las Vegas, highlighting the artistic talent of more than 70 Northeastern New Mexico artists and artisans.

The exciting two-day tour will feature over 22 stops featuring a wide range of works (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, traditional Spanish art, street art, mixed media and more).

Las Vegas has been a popular stop since the 1800s. Historically a railroad town

it has played host to


Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila With Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

President George W. Bush salutes Navajo Code Talkers. Courtesy/JSPL


In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and author Judith Avila. Courtesy/JSPL

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  



Millicent Rogers Museum Receives Significant Donations

on October 24, 2014 - 6:36am
Pueblo ceremonial clothing given to the museum by Mark and Linda Winter of the Toadlena Trading Post. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum, located in Taos, is pleased to announce the largest group of donations and acquisitions to its permanent collection in more than two decades.

The gifts and purchases follow on the heels of the recent major gift of nearly 50 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists presented earlier this year by Brad and Fran Taylor.

Jim and Dody Hoffman of Las Lunas presented a major gift of 35 pieces of pueblo pottery including significant examples by Maria

GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

In and Around Town: Oct. 23

on October 23, 2014 - 8:22pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center Satuardays in November
October Events at Bandelier

Los Alamos Historians Sharon Snyder And Heather McClenahan Featured At 'Author’s Speak' Thursday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:51am

Sharon Snyder


Los Alamos is blessed with a group of history enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, who devote countless hours to researching and understanding the stories that have shaped our community.

Two of those professionals, Sharon Snyder and Heather McClenahan, will be featured at Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Snyder is the director of publications for Bathtub Row Press, the publishing arm of the Los Alamos Historical Society and McClenahan is the executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Rail Runner Hosts In Transit Book Club’s Author Series

on October 23, 2014 - 10:17am


If you commute on the Rio Metro Regional Transit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming “Author Event Series” as part of New Mexico Rail Runner’s In Transit Book Club in collaboration with Upland Avenue Publishing Group. The upcoming events are as follows:

Oct. 25 is “Ride the Rail with Germaine.” Kids will come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy the decorated pumpkins, free candy, giveaways, coloring sheets, and listen to Los Alamos author Janice Lovato of “Germaine the Beatle” read to them.

November is the “Art and Literary Lounge.” A

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None'

on October 23, 2014 - 7:47am
The cast of 'And Then There Were None' rehearses for the upcoming play. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 1 through Nov. 22. The play opens Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31.

Ten people find themselves together on an island. The first one suddenly dies. There are nine people left. One by one they continue to die. A mysterious voice accuses each of them of murder. In this classic Agatha Christie, indulge yourself in murder mystery. Until there are none.

Tickets are $14 ($12


NMSA Hosts School's Art Show 'Birch'

on October 23, 2014 - 7:38am
A photo taken at the 2012 Birch show.  Photo by Alvin Gill-Tapia

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts is hosting a third rendition of Birch, the school’s unique art show featuring anonymous art for sale, created by NMSA Visual Art students as well as renowned New Mexico artists. All pieces start at $99!

The event is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Santa Fe University of Art and Design Fine Arts Gallery, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. in Santa Fe.

Join NMSA for this event celebrating and sharing the creations of its own students, as well as those of the broader New Mexico community.



Saturdays Workshops With Monika Kaden At Fuller Lodge Art Center

on October 22, 2014 - 8:07am

'Dance, When You are Perfectly Free', bronze by Monika Kaden. Colored Patina on Steel Ball, 10 feet tall on display at SHIDONI Sculptural Garden in Tesuque. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center:

  • Oct. 25 Collage – Art of the New Deal - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 – Plaster/Alabaster: When Images Speak Lauder Than Words - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 8 Plaster/Alabaster: When Images Speak Lauder Than Words - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 Ceramic Pots as Sculpture - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 22 Ceramic Pots as Sculpture - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec.

Taos Historical Society: Food Of Dia De Los Muertos Lecture

on October 22, 2014 - 6:49am

TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture on “Food of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)” by Deborah Gallagher at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta in Taos.

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is by far the most significant of the calendrical festivals in the Southwest. El Dia de los Muertos is a time for families of the deceased to commemorate the dead. This day is set aside to commune with ancestors through the serving of a symbolic meal, and to tend to the grave sites of ancestors.


DNCU Presents Art Of Filmmaker Lester Berman

on October 20, 2014 - 8:31am

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a partnership with Canyon Road Contemporary Art, bringing a new installation to the DNCU Cordova  branch.

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

The exhibit features works by Lester Berman, a contemporary, abstract artist whose exuberant works feature vivid colors and playful composition.

DNCU is pleased to showcase Berman’s works at the Cordova branch under the DNCU North Star Artist program, launched in

Authors Speak Series Presents Special Reading Of Young Adult Fiction

on October 19, 2014 - 1:35pm

Gail Strickland

MPL News:

Gail Strickland, a scholar of classics and long-time resident of Northern California, has scheduled three appearances in Los Alamos Monday. She will talk with students at the Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School in the morning, and 3:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

At each appearance, Strickland will discuss her creative process, the factual relationship of her book to the historical record, and Greek mythology.

The book is an account of a point in history when the Greek gods held a prominent place in human affairs.

Artist Lisa Coddington Returns To PEEC To Teach Drawing Animals Workshop

on October 19, 2014 - 10:49am

A drawing by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is very fortunate to welcome back talented artist Lisa Coddington, who will teach a workshop about using simple drawing materials to portray furry, feathery and slimy animals.

The class is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at PEEC and includes a 30-minute break for lunch. The workshop is suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Take up your pencils and paper, and join Coddington to explore pencil techniques that portray animals in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to select your subject and how to start an animal portrait.

Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Draws Shoppers

on October 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
Arts and Crafts Fair shoppers check out items on display today at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Angels and crosses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Knitted shawls in bright colors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Steel Garden sells posies outside the Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Warm and fuzzy. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Treasure boxes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mother and son sell wooden bowls. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost

Downtown Los Alamos Looks A Lot Like Halloween As LAAC Launches Annual Scarecrow Contest

on October 18, 2014 - 3:07pm
Jack the Pumpkin King from the movie, 'Nightmare before Christmas,' pays a visit to Los Alamos. Jack joins the rest of the scarecrows created by community members and placed along Central Avenue that are taking part in  Saturday's Los Alamos Arts Council's annual scarecrow contest. The scarecrows will stay up through Oct. 26. During this time, the entries will be judged and prizes awarded. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Caroline Boyle, David Clark and his daughter, Anna, attach a Los Alamos School of Gymnastics scarecrow to a pole this afternoon on Central Avenue.

Community's Creativity Essential To Scarecrow Contest And Pumpkin Glow Event

on October 17, 2014 - 11:25pm
Preparing for the annual Pumpkin Glow. Courtesy/LAAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

To ensure the success of the Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) two upcoming events, the organization needs the community’s help.

The public’s creativity and artistic capabilities are essential to the annual scarecrow contest and Pumpkin Glow since both events showcase the community’s handiwork.

The scarecrow contest will run Saturday through Oct. 26. Entries may be erected along Central Avenue 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

White Rock Fall Festival 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday

on October 15, 2014 - 7:44am


The community is cordially invited to the White Rock Fall Festival; this is two great events in one location.

Stop by the pumpkin patch sponsored by Pinon Elementary’s PTO for all the usual pumpkin patch festivities. There will be face painting, a hay maze, carnival games, food vendors and more. Be sure to stop by the bake sale or try to win a baked good at the cakewalk. Then, head to the Chamisa Elementary Arts and Crafts fair inside the Pinon gymnasium. Get a head start on holiday shopping and for $15, have a picture taken with Santa.

This truly is fun for the whole

Learn To Make Tea Cup Bird Feeders With Joyce Zaugg At Los Alamos Garden Club Meeting Oct. 20

on October 15, 2014 - 7:34am

LAGC News:

Members of the Los Alamos Garden Club will gather for their monthly meeting Oct. 20 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Social time and ingathering activity begins at 9:30 am. Joyce Zaugg will lead the group in making tea cup bird feeders. All materials for this activity will be provided. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m.

This month's program is Holiday Craft, also led by Zaugg. The garden themed project will be napkin holders/ornaments.

Visitors are welcome.

Fall Festival Supports Victims Of Domestic Violence

on October 14, 2014 - 9:28am

2014 Los Alamos Art Tours Wrapped Up Sunday

on October 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
Los Alamos artist Nicole Dunn's studio was one of many participating in last weekend's 2014 Los Alamos Art Studio Tours featuring studios throughout Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
One of Nicole Dunn's quilts displayed Sunday on her studio couch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Nicole Dunn's newest creation is still under construction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fiber art by Elise Koskelo, a Los Alamos High School student who has started a business to sell her creations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Autumn In The Valles Caldera

on October 13, 2014 - 8:21am

Sunbeams shine down on the Valles Caldera. Photo by Shari Mills

2014 Los Alamos Studio Tours Continues Today

on October 12, 2014 - 2:46pm
Printmaker Becky Nystrom is one of the White Rock artists on this year's Los Alamos Studio Tours. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Stained glass artist Joanne Kozuchowski in her White Rock studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Dean Carstens shows his photography to Susan Mack at his Pajarito Acres home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Bettina Hehlen. left, displays her jewelry and photography during Saturday's tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Artist Thelma Hahn demonstrates calligraphy. Photo by Bonnie J.

Rainbow Appears Over Walnut Street Rooftops Thursday

on October 12, 2014 - 1:18pm

A rainbow appears in the sky above homes on Walnut Street following Thursday's rain shower. Photo by Robert Beberniss