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Author Michael Gelb Presents ‘Discovering Your Shakespearean Genius’ At White Rock Library Saturday

on February 9, 2016 - 9:29am

Michael Gelb

LIBRARY News:

The White Rock Branch Library will host author Michael Gelb at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 for a talk entitled “Discovering Your Shakespearean Genius.”

Gelb is a highly sought-after speaker, who has developed this talk to complement the “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” exhibit showing at the New Mexico Museum of Art through Feb. 28. The talk is sponsored by the New Mexico State Library.

Gelb, the author of Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History’s 10 Most Revolutionary Minds, believes that Shakespeare’s poetry and plays offer profound

Daily Postcard: Bull Elks Tour White Rock

on February 8, 2016 - 8:10am

Daily Postcard: At about 6:55 a.m. Sunday morning Steve Stringer snapped photos of this bull elk and another bull elk who were touring White Rock. Photo by Steve Stringer

Two bull elk spotted Sunday morning touring White Rock. Photo by Steve Stringer

Daily Postcard: Overlook Point

on February 7, 2016 - 9:06am

Daily Postcard: View from Overlook Point in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

'Sacred Realm: Blessings And Good Fortune Across Asia'

on February 7, 2016 - 7:20am
Detail of Barong mask by Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan (2015), Bali, Indonesia. Photo by Blair Clark
 
MIFA News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe is the perfect city for the soon-to-open exhibition Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune across Asia. 
 
The City of Holy Faith could just as easily be called the City of Many Faiths. From the Natives who considered it a spiritually abundant place, to the Catholics arriving here before the Pilgrim's, to today's large communities of Sikhs, Buddhists, and New Age practitioners.
 
Sacred Realm runs from Feb.

Daily Postcard: Stormy Sunset

on February 6, 2016 - 7:27am

Stormy sunset from Gold Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Student Wins New Mexico Doodle 4 Google Competition — Public Can Vote For National Finalists

on February 5, 2016 - 4:35pm

In And Around Town: Feb. 5

on February 5, 2016 - 12:23pm
 
FRIDAY Feb. 5
 
The Los Alamos Big Band Dance Concert
The Los Alamos Big Band will host a free dance/concert to the community 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at Fuller Lodge to thank the community for its many years of support.
The event includes big band music of the 40's featuring many vocals and solos from the band members. While there is no cost, donations are welcome to pay for the event space. 
 
 
SATURDAY  Feb. 6
 
Community Benefit For Connie Salazar
 
The community is invited to attend a benefit Frito Pie Luncheon for

Daily Postcard: Main Hill Sunset

on February 5, 2016 - 10:05am

Overlooking Pueblo Canyon from Main Hill late Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ed McDaris

Wildlife Art Class At Nature Center Feb. 17

on February 5, 2016 - 10:04am
Raven by Lisa Coddington
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering another way to connect with nature, through art. Lisa Coddington is teaching a wildlife drawing class from 10 a.m. to 2​ p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Participants will sketch animal specimens using different drawing techniques. Lisa will review foundational drawing skills and reinforce how to develop forms with light and shadow. She will also demonstrate a variety of techniques including graphite, charcoal, and watercolor washes.

Daily Postcard: Domenica Sunrise

on February 4, 2016 - 10:15am

Daily Postcard: A Sunday sunrise with crepuscular rays shines from Los Alamos. Photo by Doug Reilly

Local Entrepreneurship Student Celebrates Five Months In Business In Downtown Los Alamos

on February 4, 2016 - 8:09am
Atomic City Quilts owner Shelly Kuropatwinski in her shop at 247 Central Ave., Suite C. Courtesy photo
 
By Mandy Marksteiner
 
Shelly Kuropatwinski, owner of Atomic City Quilts, has been a business owner for five months. Her life as an entrepreneur began a year ago, when she took Nik Seet’s Intro to Entrepreneurship course at UNM-LA.
 
For the past several years, she has been dreaming of opening a quilt shop in Los Alamos; however, she never went for it because she had a job, a husband, four active kids, and felt like she needed to provide a reliable income for the family.
 
“When I started the

Art On Tap 'Work In Progress' At UnQuarked Feb. 4

on February 3, 2016 - 5:39pm
 
LACD News:
 
The next Art on Tap is “Work in Progress” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Bring a piece of art and share the creativity progress with others. Everyone is welcome even if not working on an art piece.
 
Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome!

West And East Exhibit Opens At Library Thursday

on February 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Ceramic work by Barbara Yarnell. Courtesy photo
 
MPL News:
 
The public is invited to the opening reception for a new exhibit at Mesa Public Library, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Upstairs Rotunda.
 
The exhibit is entitled “West and East: Just for the Beauty of It.” The artists are SuFong Milonni (Mei-li) and Barbara Yarnell. Both artists work in the medium of clay. The show
will be in the Gallery through Feb. 28.
 
Yarnell was born right here in Los Alamos. In the southwestern part of the United States.

Rubber Stamp Madness And Letterboxing

on February 3, 2016 - 8:39am

Courtesy image

ART News:

A great way to individualize printed materials is by adding a personal stamp. Learn to carve rubber stamps out of erasers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Else Tennessen will teach the carving techniques and students will carve one or two stamps using their own designs or clipart. Call 505.662.1635 by Friday to register.

Tennessen got inspired to make her own rubber stamps around 1995 after coming across an article explaining how to do it.

Daily Postcard: Sabado Sunrise

on February 3, 2016 - 7:40am

A sunrise spotted Saturday colors the sky over Los Alamos. By Doug Reilly

'In America' At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on February 2, 2016 - 11:14am
Movie poster for 'In America.' Courtesy photo
 
Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos
 

Need a healthy cry? Catch “In America” (2002, rated PG-13) at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library for a guaranteed catharsis.

 

When the film opens, Johnny and Sarah Sullivan (Paddy Considine and Samantha Morton) are trying to immigrate into the United States, possibly hoping to outrun the death, about one year earlier, of their son Frankie.

 

They and their two living children, 10-year-old Christy (Sarah Bolger) and 5-year-old Ariel (Emma Bolger), move into a tenement in New York City, a

Daily Postcard: Ski Hill Sunset From Quemazon Trail

on February 2, 2016 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: View of the sun setting Saturday behind Pajarito Ski Hill from Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Birds Spotted At Heated Birdbath On Zuni Street

on February 1, 2016 - 11:38am

A communal gathering of birds including a starling, robin and flicker are spotted at a heated birdbath this morning on Zuni Street. Photo by  Mary Carol Williams

Annual Meeting And 'Growing Up In Taos' Panel Feb. 6

on February 1, 2016 - 8:14am
John Suazo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos CountyHistorical Society will host its “annual” membership meeting at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Boardroom of the Taos Electric Cooperative at 118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM.
 
Following its brief business meeting devoted to Society reports for 2015, elections and planning for 2016, John Suazo and Jonathan Warm Day Coming will share memories and experiences on “Growing Up in Taos”. The informal presentation, followed by questions from the audience, is a popular and insightful program that begins a new year of free, public programs by the Taos County

Daily Postcard: Sunday Drive In Rendija Canyon

on February 1, 2016 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: Sunday afternoon a pickup heads down into Rendija Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

‘Solar Tree’ Installation Underway At Municipal Building

on February 1, 2016 - 8:07am
Site work is underway in the west plaza of the Municipal Building to prepare for the installation of the 18-foot tall steel and aluminum 'Solar Tree' sculpture. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Workers prepare the site in the west plaza of the Municipal Building for the upcoming installation of the 'Solar Tree' sculpture. Photo by Carol Clark/ladailypost.com

Equipment arrives to prepare the west plaza for the 'Solar Tree' installation. Photo by Carol Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Work is underway in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building to prepare for the

Noon Brown Bag Combines Music And Poetry Feb. 3

on January 31, 2016 - 12:23pm

Los Alamos Pianist Rheta Moazzami. Photo by Sherry Hardage

By KIRTSEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In celebration of Black History Month, the Los Alamos Arts Council’s upcoming Brown Bag show will feature a collaboration of music and poetry.

Los Alamos Pianist Rheta Moazzami along with Poet and University of New Mexico Professor Dr. Doris Fields are performing in the noontime concert Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

The concert is free to the public.

The pieces Moazzami will perform include one of her own compositions, “Selma,” which she wrote in honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil

Shakespeare Treasure Hunt in Downtown Santa Fe

on January 31, 2016 - 11:32am

ARTS News: 

International Shakespeare Center in collaboration with more than a dozen Santa Fe merchants, the New Mexico History Museum, and Palace Press has put together a free family fun event in celebration of the exhibit First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

 Pick up your free treasure map, a treasure bag, and clever Shakespearean clues at the History Museum. Match the Shakespearean clue with the appropriate downtown shop on your treasure map (hint: look for Shakespeare Wanted posters in the windows), then go in and speak the speech—say aloud the

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