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Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Leah Umansky, Dana Levin, Christopher Johnson

on June 25, 2016 - 8:01am
TPS News:
A poetry reading with Leah Umansky, Dana Levin, Christopher Johnson will start at 5 p.m., Sunday July 24 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
Christopher J Johnson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he occupies 5'9 ft. of vertical space. On average he covers 7 miles a day by foot. In 2003 after succumbing to tonsillitis three times he had them removed. He currently participates in a book club which favors the difficult and the obscure.
Dana Levin's collections of poetry include In the Surgical Theatre (1999), Wedding Day (2005), and Sky Burial (2011),

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on June 25, 2016 - 6:59am
Daily Postcard: Looking the other way on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes From Thursday's Nexus Installation

on June 24, 2016 - 4:43pm

Workers install the Nexus statue Thursday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The statue was moved from its previous location, at the triangle where Trinity Drive and Central Avenue diverge, to make way for a roundabout. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

Scenes From Thursday's Solar Tree Dedication

on June 24, 2016 - 9:27am
Local officials and artist Eric Thelander cut the ribbon Thursday to dedicate the new Solar Tree sculpture in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue. Blustery weather added to the excitement of the event. Photo by Chris Clark/

Community members begin gathering at Thursday's dedication ceremony of the Solar Tree sculpture recently installed in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Chris Clark/

The Solar Tree sculpture created by artist Eric Thelander is now completely installed in the west

Daily Postcard: Orange Asiatic Lily

on June 24, 2016 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: Orange Asiatic Lily (Lilium) blooms at a residence on Walnut Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ 

Daily Postcard: Fourth Of July Tree

on June 23, 2016 - 9:27am

Daily Postcard: A tree decorated for the Fourth of July is spotted Wednesday growing along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Greg Kendall

In And Around Town: June 23

on June 23, 2016 - 9:12am
Dedication of Solar Tree
The Art in Public Places Board and members of the Los Alamos County Council will join artist Eric Thelander in the ribbon-cutting and art dedication of the County’s newest art work, “Solar Tree,” at 2 p.m. “Solar Tree” is located in the west plaza of the County Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.
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'Latitude' Exhibit At Mesa Public Library July-August

on June 22, 2016 - 6:25am
Painting by Maureen Howles. Courtesy photo

Clearing skies oil painting. Painting by Maureen Howles


“Latitude”, a solo exhibition of work by Maureen Howles is set for July 4 through Aug. 5, in the gallery at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave.
A reception is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. This exhibit presents various presentations of “scapes” from the traditional or representational naturalistic landscape to the semi abstract study of nature as pure form and to the fictitious conceptual invented landscape.

Lensic Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating

on June 22, 2016 - 6:03am
SANTA FE  The Lensic Performing Arts Center is proud to announce it has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Only about one quarter of the more than 8,000 charities rated by Charity Navigator achieve this distinction.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that The Lensic “adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator in a letter to The Lensic.

LALT Acting And Directing Workshops June 25-July 2

on June 21, 2016 - 4:25pm

LALT News:



Joanne Camp and Shepard Sobel will present a two-day Acting and Directing workshop on consecutive Saturdays, June 25 and July 2 at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.
Each instructional day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. On the first day (first weekend), participants will separate into two groups, with each group following a separate instructional track in the workshop.
The first group will consist of actors, who will work with Camp on techniques and exercises to enhance interaction on the set; i.e., the pursuit of objectives in such a way as to

Filming At Pajarito Mountain Producing Smoke - No Fire

on June 21, 2016 - 8:08am


Do not be alarmed if smoke appears to be coming directly from Pajarito Mountain this week. It is a special effect for a scene simulating a wildland fire for “Granite Mountain,” a motion picture based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.

“Granite Mountain” will be on location at Pajarito Mountain through Wednesday, June 29.

The smoke produced for all fire scenes is a natural, water-based compound that produces a vapor that looks like real

History Museum Seeking Participants For Digital Storytelling Workshop

on June 21, 2016 - 6:40am
NMHM News:
Turn On, Tune In, a New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) 3-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to produce stories about and inspired by 1960s and 1970s counter culture in New Mexico. We are seeking applicants to participate.
Inspired by the revolutionary movements of the 1960's, we are looking for people who want to tell their own stories of the times. We are working with five cities around the state: Las Vegas, Taos, Dixon, Placitas, and Silver City. We are seeking two members of each community to participate in this fall workshop:
  • An individual who lived in New Mexico between

History Museum's Chávez Library Wins National Award

on June 21, 2016 - 6:30am
New Mexico History Museum. Courtesy photo
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — The American Association for State and Local History will bestow its Award of Merit for Leadership in History to the New Mexico History Museum Sept. 16 at their annual awards banquet.
This prestigious award recognizes the museum's Historic New Mexico Maps project, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog more than 6,000 maps, along with hosting an array of public programs and producing Historic Maps as Teaching Tools: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5–8. Patricia Hewitt of the museum's Fray Angélico Chávez

Stacks Of Stones Appear On San Ildefonso Road

on June 20, 2016 - 6:28pm
Cairns or human-made stacks of stones began appearing about 10 days ago on San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos. They started with one column and someone has added a new column every few days since. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn (plural càirn). Cairns have been and are used for a broad variety of purposes, from pre-historic times up to the present. In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times.

Daily Postcard: Squirrel Hangs 10 For Lunch

on June 20, 2016 - 10:03am

Daily Postcard: This squirrel is spotted hanging 10 for 30 minutes while lunching Saturday from this birdfeeder at a residence on Zuni in Los Alamos. Photo by Joel Williams

County's Solar Tree Art Dedication 2 p.m. Thursday

on June 20, 2016 - 9:51am

Artist Eric Thelander holding a model of his ‘Solar Tree’ piece. Courtesy photo


The Art in Public Places Board and members of the Los Alamos County Council will join artist Eric Thelander in the ribbon-cutting and art dedication of the County’s newest art work, “Solar Tree,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

“Solar Tree” is located in the west plaza of the County Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.

The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Daily Postcard: Morning Haze At White Rock Overlook

on June 19, 2016 - 11:54am

Daily Postcard: Haze appears this morning at White Rock Overlook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Into the Future: Culture Power In Native American Art

on June 19, 2016 - 7:24am
SANTA FE — Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art.
Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum's collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Futurewill be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.

Mystery Man Rocks Red Elvises Concert

on June 18, 2016 - 6:33am

This mystery man is stylin' it Friday night at the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Stephanie Garcia Richard

Daily Postcard: Tree Climbers Spotted At Ashley Pond

on June 17, 2016 - 10:23pm

Daily Postcard: Tree climbers spotted late today in a large tree at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Teisha Caldwell

Author Elizabeth J. Church Speaks At Library Thursday

on June 17, 2016 - 6:41pm

Author Elizabeth J. Church. Courtesy photo


Elizabeth J. Church, who spent her early years in Los Alamos and has now returned here to live, has written a novel called The Atomic Weight of Love. She will talk about the book, which is set in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project and following decades, at the Library’s monthly Authors Speak program at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

Church’s book was released May 3, and she has been on a whirlwind book tour ever since. She spoke most recently at the iconic bookstores Powell’s (in Portland) and The Tattered Cover in Denver.


Documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ Airs At Library Monday

on June 17, 2016 - 6:40pm

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Mesa Public Library will show the music documentary Muscle Shoals at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The film is rated PG.

The Library is showing a series of music-themed movies all summer long as part of the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. All of the movies are free and open to the public. Upcoming films include Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Get On Up and Labyrinth.

You may never have heard of the Muscle Shoals recording studio, but everyone has certainly heard music that was created there. Major hits from Wilson Pickett,

Summer Reading Fun - It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

on June 17, 2016 - 6:04pm

Harriette Lawler with Feathered Banjo. Courtesy photo


When it comes to summer reading, we never really grow up, do we? We give ourselves permission to just relax and enjoy.

The kids who come to the library during the summer get to do crafts, watch movies and participate in challenges- well, we want to do that too! So the library staff has set up some fun programs for grown-ups in conjunction with the summer reading season. All are free.

We’ve just started holding Coloring sessions on Wednesdays, upstairs at Mesa at 5:30 p.m.

FILMING UPDATE: Pajarito Mountain Café Closed June 23-24

on June 17, 2016 - 5:17pm


The film production for “Granite Mountain” will be based at Pajarito Mountain resort parking lot Sunday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 29. 

Public access to Pajarito Mountain Resort and Camp May during this time will be impacted as follows:


  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Wednesday, June 29 (5 a.m.) – Open to the public.


  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Sat., Jun 25 (noon) – Closed to the public.
  • Saturday, June 25 (noon) – Sun., June 26 (noon) – Reservations and public access open.
  • Sunday, June 26 (noon) – Wed., June 29 (5 a.m.) – Closed to the public.
  • Wednesday,

Art Reception For Susanne Harrison At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on June 16, 2016 - 3:34pm
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ART News:
An Art Reception for Susanne Harrison is 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 17 at Rose Chocolatier, 991 Central Ave. Refreshments will be served. Come meet the artist and view her lovely works.
This multi-talented artist has a short list of her long career in the writings mentioned here:
Growing up in Rhode Island with a gift for the visual arts, her mother often reminded her that she was using crayons before she could walk.