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'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' Opens In Library Gallery Dec. 4

on November 22, 2014 - 8:03am
An exhibit from 'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' opening Dec. 4 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

“Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family” will be on display Dec. 4 through Jan. 2 in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.

The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) in Albuquerque, a nascent museum, which does not yet have a permanent location of its own. There will be a public reception 5-7 p.m  Dec. 4 in the Gallery. Director of the MAMF Dr.

Chamisa Staff Gets Creative For A Good Cause: Empty Bowls Project

on November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm

Empty Bowls Project Coordinator Deborah Gill receives a finished bowl from fifth grade teacher David Parsons. Courtesy photo

Chamisa teachers had so many colors to choose from. Courtesy photo

CHAMISA News:

Chamisa Elementary staff gathered Wednesday in the art room to participate in the Empty Bowls Project with coordinator Deborah Gill. Chamisa art teacher, Renee Mitsunaga will hold a second event Dec. 3 for parents. 

"We would like to provide our parents an opportunity to show off their creativity for a good cause," Mitsunaga said.

This service project benefits Self Help, Inc., an

Olions One Act Plays Preview 7 P.m. Today

on November 20, 2014 - 11:48am
Olions members acting in 'Idiosynchronization' from left, Leander Murphy, Emma Martens, Lauren Partin, Max Herrmann and Jack Majure-Barkley. Courtesy photo
 
'Roll the Dice' cast members from left, Ryan Gunther, Megan Pimentel, Donald Poston, Marja Graham, Opale Schappert and Rosemary Vigil. Courtesy photo
 
OLIONS News:
 
Los Alamos High School Olions' one act plays kick off with a special preview night at 7 p.m. today in the Black Box Theater in the main high school building.
 
"Idiosynchronization", directed by Ben Reichelt, features cast members Leander Murphy, Emma Martens,

Learn To Capture Autumn Plants And Pods At PEEC's Art Workshop Series

on November 20, 2014 - 11:05am

A drawing and watercolor by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is pleased to welcome back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn.

Coddington will lead a drawing workshop Thursday, Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop Dec. 11. Both classes run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Fuller Lodge Art Center

on November 20, 2014 - 9:57am

Ready to greet shoppers on Small Business Saturday, from left, Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel, Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke and Art Center volunteer Arlene Mansfield. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Facilitating and supporting creativity in the visual arts since 1977, the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Affordable Arts Sale is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos.

Year round the Art Center gallery hosts an average of 100 local and regional artisans. Every November the gallery shop expands to add 30 to 40 artists and take over the entire gallery space.

In and Around Town: Nov. 20

on November 20, 2014 - 9:55am

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published in 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
 
November Events at Bandelier
 
December Events at the N.M. Historical Museum
 
The Bradbury Science Museum will display the Saul Hertz exhibit
Hertz discovered that

Small Business Saturday Profile: Village Arts

on November 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Kathy Nebel with a masked friend inside Village Arts where preparations are underway for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Feeding the creative spirit in Los Alamos since 1983, Village Arts has become a staple for most any creative project from the raw materials to getting the finished work presentable and up on the wall.

Village Arts, at 216 DP Road, takes pride in carrying fine arts and crafts supplies as well as school supplies and those hard to find specialty items.

ACCT Presents Willy Wonka Jr. Nov. 21-22

on November 19, 2014 - 9:47am

Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!

For now, I do invite you to come to the stage of Smith Auditorium before the show and be my guest for one chocolate bar—you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets. You will be conducted around my chocolate factory, and be shown everything that there is to see.

But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on the day of your visit.

New Mexico School for the Arts Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

on November 19, 2014 - 7:42am

NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts will hold an Open House for prospective students to the school 1-3 p.m., Dec. 6.  

Eighth, 9th and 10th graders interested in learning more about NMSA are encouraged to attend, as well as all current applicants. The event is at New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda Street in Santa Fe.

NMSA provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude in the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.

MOIFA Raises Funds To Restore Giant Giraffe

on November 19, 2014 - 7:26am

Sculptor Felipe Archuleta with his giraffe creation, created in 1973. Courtesy photo

MOIFA News:

The Museum of International Folk Art is undertaking the restoration of this giraffe created by sculptor Felipe Archuleta in December of 1973.

Of the many imaginative animals he created (some currently on view at MOIFA in the exhibition Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico) this giraffe is one of his first large-scale exotic animals.

Since its donation to the museum in 1973 by the Atrium Orbis Gallery Corporation of Santa Fe, this magnificent sculpture has brought smiles to thousands of museum

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County Prepares Holiday Lights At Ashley Pond

on November 18, 2014 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos County crews were busy Monday evening preparing the lights in the trees around Ashley Pond for the upcoming holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAAC Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Saturday

on November 18, 2014 - 6:33am
Photo by Jay Sturdevant, a Santa Fe based photographer. Courtesy/LAAC
 
High fired stoneware created by artist Jarrett West. Courtesy/LAAC
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is getting a bit of a makeover although its new look may seem familiar.

After several years of holding the fair at Crossroads Bible Church, the event is returning to the Los Alamos Middle School, which had hosted the event before construction of the new school began. This year’s arts and crafts fair is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday.

Indian Country, The Art Of David Bradley

on November 18, 2014 - 5:45am

Harvest Moon, Godzilla vs. Zozobra, 2009, David Bradley, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in., Collection of Ed and Pam deZevallos, Houston, Texas.

ART News:

  • To be an artist from the Indian world carries with it certain responsibilities... which I do not take lightly.—David Bradley

SANTA FE—David Bradley (b. 1954), Minnesota Chippewa, creates narrative artworks which tell stories and histories not often heard by non-Native people nor understood from a Native American perspective.

Saturated with a powerful Native voice and evocative visual descriptions of Indian experience, Bradley's artworks

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Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Dec. 13

on November 18, 2014 - 5:28am

COMMUNITY News:

The Ladies Auxliary is hosting its annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The event is in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Breakfast is a Continental Breakfast and lunch is Green Chile Stew and Posole. This event is a great Christmas shopping opportunity.

For more information, call Gloria Lopez at 505.920.3143.

Friends Of The Shelter At Annual Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Nov. 22

on November 16, 2014 - 10:57am

Scene from previous Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Courtesy/Los Alamos Arts Council

FOS News:

Friends of the Shelter (FOS) will be at the Arts Council Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Los Alamos Middle School.

Molly and Maggie are looking for a permanent home. Courtesy/FOS

The Friends of the Shelter 2015 calendars will be available as well as a variety of small craft items including Pet and Petroglyph magnets and Pottery for Pets. Funds from sales enable FOS to improve the lives of shelter animals in northern New Mexico.

Preceptor Beta Chapter Creates 'Frozen' Themed Christmas Tree

on November 15, 2014 - 10:49am

Preceptor Beta Chapter's 'Frozen' themed Christmas Tree is on display at the Betty Ehart Senior Center as part of the Festival of Trees display. Silent auction bids are underway until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Photo by Claire Swinhoe

New Mexico History Museum: Christmas, Fred Harvey, Las Posadas And More

on November 15, 2014 - 8:45am

Photo by Hannah Abelbeck

NMHM News:

December events at the New Mexico History Museum begin Friday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., with Free First Friday Gallery Talk: "Mapping New Mexico".

As New Mexico morphed into the state we know today, its paper outlines changed the lives of those who called it home. Gather in the exhibition Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, where Librarian Tomas Jaehn will demonstrate those changes via maps, plus explain a cartographic error that determined who was American and who was Mexican. Free admission 5-8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7 is the opening of Setting the

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Annual Holiday Arts And Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 22

on November 13, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting the annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Los Alamos Middle School, 1 Hawk Dr.

This is an opportunity to do holiday shopping plus benefit an organization that brings numerous events to the community throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival and Pumpkin Glow.

 

Holiday Season Begins With NMDT-PC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

on November 12, 2014 - 10:04am
Indiana Warrior as Clara in 'The Nutcracker.' Photo by Rebecca Cai

NMDTPC::

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”

This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which the Nutcracker and she meet many interesting characters.

Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include: Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King,

Sofia Enriquez Wins CROP Walk Logo Contest

on November 11, 2014 - 12:54pm
Sofia Enriquez with her winning logo design. Courtesy photo

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

Sofia Enriquez has won the logo contest for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot. Her design will adorn scores of new t-shirts to be worn by all who walk or run the course Nov. 23.

The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos for many years. Each year a contest is held inviting all Los Alamos fourth through sixth graders to submit designs for the walk/run t-shirt.

New Bronze Sculpture Installed In Central Park Square

on November 10, 2014 - 1:40pm

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg and Shidoni President/CEO Scott Hicks, (hat) watch as the new bronze sculpture is moved into place this morning in Central Park Square. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg, left, shakes hands with Shidoni President/CEO Scott Hicks and thanks him for loaning the sculpture to the Los Alamos community. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

President/CEO Scott Hicks of Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque has

Junior Theater Festival Presents 'Disney's The Little Mermaid'

on November 10, 2014 - 9:16am

Central Park Square Receives Bronze Sculpture Monday

on November 9, 2014 - 10:46am

The bronze sculpture 'Wally with Bench' will be installed Monday morning in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque is generously loaning the bronze sculpture "Wally with Bench" to Central Park Square.

Los Alamos Creative District Advisory Committee Member Philip Kunsberg owns Central Park Square and is covering the cost of delivery and installation for the piece. The sculpture will be delivered and installed at 11 a.m. Monday on Main Street near the large lawn area in Central Park Square.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Presents 'Morphing Nature'

on November 8, 2014 - 7:23am
One of the sculptures in 'Morphing Nature.' Courtesy/SFBG

SFBG News:

The Santa Fe Botanical Gardens presents “Morphing Nature: Site Specific Sculpture from Recovered Plant Materials” Nov. 14 through April 26.

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design are creating site-specific sculptures made from recovered plant materials cleared from the site of the Botanical Garden’s next phase. Some works also will include other found objects, both man-made and naturally occurring.

This exhibition will be located along the Garden’s Art Trail,

Steve Younger Presents Poetry Of WWI Nov. 14

on November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
Archival photo from WWI. Courtesy/ww1webquest.org

 POETRY News:

As the world tipped into the catastrophe of the First World War, poet Rupert Brook wrote:

“Now, God be thanked who has matched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping.”

Four years later, eight million had died in fighting that decimated an entire generation and changed forever the social and political map of the world. Amid the chaos, a group of writers distilled their experiences, both on the fighting front and at home.

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