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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.

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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
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Angels and crosses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Knitted shawls in bright colors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Steel Garden sells posies outside the Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Warm and fuzzy. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Treasure boxes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother and son sell wooden bowls. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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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/ladailypost.com
 
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
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
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.

In and Around Town: Oct.16

on October 16, 2014 - 5:31pm

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.

ONGOING EVENTS
 
Take Wing Week at PEEC Oct 13-19
 
New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
 
October Events at Bandelier National Monument

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

on October 15, 2014 - 7:44am

COMMUNITY News:

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/ladailypost.com
 
One of Nicole Dunn's quilts displayed Sunday on her studio couch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Nicole Dunn's newest creation is still under construction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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/ladailypost.com
 

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/ladailypost.com 
 
Stained glass artist Joanne Kozuchowski in her White Rock studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
Dean Carstens shows his photography to Susan Mack at his Pajarito Acres home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
Bettina Hehlen. left, displays her jewelry and photography during Saturday's tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
Artist Thelma Hahn demonstrates calligraphy. Photo by Bonnie J.
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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

LALT Crew Builds Set For 'And Then There Were None'

on October 12, 2014 - 8:57am

Los Alamos actor Larrry Gibbons paints a door frame during construction for the set of  'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie. The play, directed by Dennis Powell and produced by Kate Ramsey, runs 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings Oct. 31 to Nov. 22 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $14, general admission; $12 students/seniors from CB FOX, at the door starting 30 minutes prior to showtime, or at Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The set crew is hard at work on 'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie. Photo by

New Maps For Today's LA Artists Studio Tour

on October 11, 2014 - 6:18pm

Map by Joel Williams

Map by Joel Williams

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is underway and local artists are welcoming community members to their studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Learn more about the Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour here.

The Los Alamos Daily Post has published a "Get to Know Your Artist" series featuring 16 artists participating in the annual event.

Click on the links below to read about each of the artists:

Read about previously published artist Joanne Kozuchowski here.

Read about previously published artist Patrick Soran here.

Build Scarecrow For Annual Contest

on October 11, 2014 - 5:36pm

Pumpkins Will Glow At Fuller Lodge Oct. 25

on October 11, 2014 - 5:33pm

Socorro Woodworker Olaf Heintz Captures Integrity Of Nature In A Turn Of Wood

on October 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
An example of the wood art of Olaf Heintz. Courtesy/FLAC
 
By NANCY COOMBS
Fuller Lodge Art Center

Socorro woodworker Olaf Heintz will bring his work to Los Alamos for the first time at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Fall Arts & Crafts Fair next weekend.

Heintz's wife specializes in textiles and together they formed their business "Wood-n-Fibers," specializing in original design woodwork and weaving. Heintz, who exhibits at Socorro County Arts’ Alamo Mercantile and Gallery, is excited to share his work with the Los Alamos community.

Heintz applies his skill to the creation of original pieces and

Meet Jeanne Robinson Participating In 2014 Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour

on October 10, 2014 - 6:06pm

Hand-crocheted openwork shrug by Jeanne Robinson. Courtesy photo

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is Oct. 11-12 and the Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring a "Get to Know Your Artist" series leading up to the annual event.

Each of the 16 artists participating in the tour will be showcased prior to the beginning of the tour to allow our readers an opportunity to learn about them and their work.

Meet Los Alamos artist Jeanne Robinson:

I have been knitting and crocheting since I was in early grade school. I made my first sweater in grade school and wore it through grad schooI.

Two Upcoming Theater Productions At NMSA

on October 9, 2014 - 10:25am

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts Theater Department is opening its 2014-15 season in October with the performance of “The Shakespeare Project,” and will conclude the month with the exciting and challenging production of Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour.”

Oct. 9, 10 and 11, the Theater Department will produce “The Shakespeare Project.” This compilation of Shakespeare scenes, soliloquies and sonnets adapted by James Zager was directed by department chair Joey A. Chavez.

At 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1, NMSA students will perform Lillian Hellman’s acclaimed play “The

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'Blood Moon' Photographed Over White Rock

on October 8, 2014 - 11:16am
This morning's lunar eclipse shot from White Rock shows how the fully eclipsed moon created a 'blood' moon. Photo by Glen Wurden


 

7th Annual Dances of India Oct. 19

on October 8, 2014 - 9:07am

Courtesy/DOI

COMMUNITY News:

 

Each year, the East Indian classical dance teachers of the Los Alamos Family YMCA, Ms. Alina Deshpande and Ms. Kavita Nandakishore, organize a FREE performance called Dances of India (DOI) to showcase their students' talent and entertain the community with Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dances together with performances by guest artists. 

 

This is a fun filled show for children and adults alike with colorful costumes, foot tapping music, energetic dances and goofy comedy.

This Week’s On Tap Features Art Therapist Trish Ebbert

on October 7, 2014 - 1:36pm

Art Therapist Trish Ebbert with her own art work. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center
By NANCY COOMBS
Fuller Lodge Art Center

This week's topic for the On Tap gathering is art! Meet 5:30- 7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project Restaurant to hear Art Therapist/Counselor Trish Ebbert talk about the benefits of art for one's good mental health.

She also will have the audience engage in a simple group art therapy activity.

"No fear. You will not be graded on this!” Ebbert said. "Expect a lighthearted and fun evening - no one will be 'analyzed' either!

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