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Spectacular Sunrise Spotted From Quemazon

on September 1, 2015 - 9:16am
A spectacular sunrise spotted this morning from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
A colorful way to start the day this morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

History Of Acequias And Future Of Taos Sept. 12

on August 30, 2015 - 9:27am

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TCHS News:

Acequias are hand dug, gravity-fed irrigation canals that divert stream water to sustain the agro-pastoral economy Spanish colonial settlers established in the upper Rio Grande valley in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.

Acequia agriculture extended riparian habitats, transformed regional ecology, and created the cultivated New Mexican landscape we see today. Ditches divert, divide, and deliver water to crops and livestock. They form borders and pathways. They connect and define communities of irrigators who manage water as a commons.

They sustain

Mammatus Clouds Hover Over Los Alamos At Sunset

on August 29, 2015 - 9:55am

Mammatus clouds are spotted hovering over Los Alamos Friday from Pueblo School looking northeast. Mammatus typically develop on the underside of a thunderstorm's anvil and can be a remarkable sight, especially when sunlight is reflected off of them. Photo by Marc Bailey

New Griffith Gym Mural Unveiled Sept. 1

on August 29, 2015 - 8:59am

New 'Hilltopper' mural in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

LAPSF News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announces the completion of a new mural in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. 

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the gym. 

Many student artists answered the call for original art work to adorn the east wall of Griffith Gym.

'Young Frankenstein' Vignettes Begin Brown Bag Season

on August 29, 2015 - 8:53am

LAAC News:

It’s always free and always entertaining to take a lunch break at the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series at Fuller Lodge. 

Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. Performances are at noon and typically on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary.

The 2015-2016 Brown Bag season begins at noon, Sept.

'Nativities Of The Southwest' Book Signing Sunday

on August 29, 2015 - 8:48am

Book Cover of 'Nativities of the Southwest.' Courtesy photo

MRM News:

Millicent Rogers Museum Store in Taos, celebrates "Christmas in August" and the printing of Susan Topp Weber's beautiful new book, "Nativities of the Southwest."

Weber will make a presentation on the topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at the museum, and will linger until 4 p.m. to sign her books. Weber also will bring along some Southwest nativities to sell in the store that day only.

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Los Alamos Artist Betty Nance Smith Has NYC Opening

on August 29, 2015 - 8:32am
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In And Around Town: Aug. 28

on August 28, 2015 - 6:57pm

 

The In and Around Town Calendar is updated daily and can be accessed via the button on the sidebar of the online edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It appears in the news feed of the Post each Thursday. The calendar also appears in the weekly print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. In order to have items included in the print edition, submit them by Monday of the week they should appear. Send calendar items to bjgordon@ladailypost.com .

 
FRIDAY Aug. 28
 
Shattered Silence Free Concert
The show, organized by Infinity Squared Music, is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug.

DALA Announces 'Nutcracker On The Hill' Auditions

on August 28, 2015 - 4:22pm
Little ballerinas. Photo by Paulo T. Photography
 
Swing dancers in the air. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) invites local dancers to audition for its all-new production entitled “Nutcracker on the Hill”. 

The show will be presented during Winterfest Weekend, Dec. 3-6, at Duane Smith Auditorium.

Set in 1944, this original adaptation of the classic holiday ballet is being produced in association with the Los Alamos Historical Society.

NMSA Students Perform At Railyard Parking Garage

on August 28, 2015 - 7:25am
Students rehearse for 'BLIND SPOT.' Courtesy photo

NMSA News:

BLIND SPOT will be performed at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 in the Santa Fe Railyard Garage, 503 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe.

The performance, sponsored by the Santa Fe Parking Division, will take place in the lowest level of the parking garage. Audience can access the performance by stairs or elevator across from the Violet Crown Cinema.

As part of the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts, this event is free, ADA-accessible and open to the public.

Performed and created by 27 New Mexico School for

'Fourth Fridays' Returns To Los Alamos Aug. 28

on August 26, 2015 - 9:47am

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Los Alamos Creative District’s Fourth Fridays returns to downtown Los Alamos this Friday, Aug. 28

Designed to get people downtown before the Summer Concert Series begins at 7 p.m., Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society, Fuller Lodge Art Center and the Los Alamos Nature Center. 

Fourth Fridays happens on the fourth Friday of each month and also promotes special offerings from participating local businesses.

This month Fourth Friday special events and promotions

'Our Lady Of Mariposas' Opens In Santa Fe Sept. 3

on August 23, 2015 - 6:47am
Esperanza (Maya Sanchez), left, and her neighbor Kate (Liza Frolkis) share a moment together in 'Our Lady of Mariposas.' Courtesy photo

THEATER News:

Teatro Paraguas launches its 12th season with a premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play Our Lady of Mariposas, beginning Thursday, Sept.3.

The play, which builds a story of a family in southeastern New Mexico around the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002, will be presented at Teatro Paraguas Studio through Sunday, Sept. 16.

Manuel (Jason Jaramillo), an immigrant from Mexico, is trying to raise

Los Alamos MainStreet Awarded Spirit Of Preservation

on August 21, 2015 - 11:38am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program. Courtesy photo

LA MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet recently received the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program for its advocacy of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

New Mexico MainStreets gathered in Artesia, Aug. 13, with local affiliates and public and private partners to celebrate 30 years of MainStreet’s economic development and revitalization efforts in New Mexico.

“Governor Susana Martinez and I have

Author David Stuart Speaks On Chaco History Thursday

on August 21, 2015 - 7:39am

David Stuart

MPL News:

Author David Stuart, one of the foremost experts on Chacoan culture, brings his latest discoveries to Mesa Public Library Thursday as part of the monthly Authors Speak series.

The talk will take place at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Stuart is an internationally recognized anthropologist whose most cited books are Prehistoric New Mexico, Anasazi America, The Guaymas Chronicles, and the recently released Ancient People of the Pajarito Plateau. He earned his Ph.D.

Art Market At Ohkay Owingeh Aug. 29

on August 21, 2015 - 7:35am

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ACCT Auditions For Disney Lion King Jr. Aug. 26

on August 20, 2015 - 7:59am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its elementary school production of Disney Lion King Jr., a two-act musical play based on Disney's family favorite feature film, The Lion King and Julie Taymor's hit Broadway musical.

Auditions are in the Mountain Elementary School Gymnasium 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The auditions are open to all 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also is looking for students interested in

County Opens Community Art Center Survey

on August 17, 2015 - 3:56pm

COUNTY News:

Residents are invited to complete a brief survey to share their thoughts about what they believe are important characteristics for a community art center.

The survey is available on the County’s Open Forum page at http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/Pages/PublicCommentForum.aspx#peak_democracy, or available in printed format in the west vestibule of the Municipal Building.

In addition, staff from the Community Services Department will be available to hand out and collect surveys during the next Farmers’ Market 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

Feedback from the public is being

Sunset Scenes Over Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 17, 2015 - 3:32pm
This past weekend, Phillip Noll sent some beautiful sunset photos from the Los Alamos/White Rock area to the Los Alamos Daily Post to share with the public. Please visit his website www.ravenmountain.com. Photo by Phillip Noll
 
Photo by Phillip Noll
 
Photo by Phillip Noll
 
Photo by Phillip Noll
 
Photo by Phillip Noll
 
Photo by Phillip Noll

Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy Gives Lecture Sept. 2

on August 17, 2015 - 2:58pm
Image and Inauguration of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico, ca. 1709, attributed to Manuel Arellano. This painting represents the first multiday dedication ceremony and processional, when the titular image of Guadalupe was carried from her temporary quarters in the Indian Parish church into her new home April 30, 1709. Courtesy photo
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE — As a viceregal capital for the far-flung Spanish empire, Mexico City served as an official seat for international trade, politics, and religious orthodoxy, but it also sheltered a heterogeneous population that laughed,

LACDC Extends Tuesdays At The Pond Aug. 18

on August 17, 2015 - 2:40pm
 
LACDC News:
 
The final Tuesdays at the Pond was scheduled for Aug. 11, featuring Marcos Cavalcante and Band at Ashley Pond Park.
 
However, just announced, Tuesdays at the Pond has extended the successful concert series schedule by one week to include The Silver Lines at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.
 
The Silver Lines are an alternative rock band from Socorro featuring Los Alamos resident and guitarist Matt Broomfield, drummer Nick Davis and bassist Greg Holmes. The three met in school at Socorro and are delighted to be playing in Los Alamos
 
The Los Alamos Creative District directs a variety of

Sunset Lights Sky Over Mountain Village In Los Alamos

on August 17, 2015 - 8:00am

This incredible sunset was spotted Sunday over Mountain Village Condominiums on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Photo by Nicholas Seet

Photo by Nicholas Seet

Photo by Nicholas Seet

The Man Behind Los Alamos Art Scene Ken Nebel Hosts Second Statewide Show

on August 16, 2015 - 9:51pm

Executive Director Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center has been at the center of Los Alamos art scene for several years. Nebel's Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., has gained a broader audience and Friday evening hosted its second statewide event: the New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists 'Conversations in Clay'. Patrons attending the opening reception filled the Art Center and spilled out onto the front patio area. The show runs through Sept. 19. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Patrons attending Friday's opening reception fill Fuller Lodge Art Center and spill onto the front patio area.

Artist Elena Yang Displays Work At Rose Chocolatier

on August 16, 2015 - 1:15pm

During her opening reception Friday evening, Los Alamos artist Elena Yang, left, chats with Rose Chocolatier owner Marguerite McClay. Yang's watercolors will be on display through mid-September at Rose Chocolatier, 991 Central Ave. See more of Yang's work a elenayangartwork.com. For information about Rose Chocolatier, visit www.rosechocolatier.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Visualizing Nature With Art

on August 14, 2015 - 8:28am
Maple leaf. Courtesy photo
 
Maple leaf painting by Cathy Hillegas. Courtesy image
 
 
PEEC Amateur Naturalist
By ROBERT DRYJA
 
Visualizing Nature with Art
 
The natural world can be visualized with a digital technology in a variety of ways.
 
A digital photograph may have its contrast, spectrum, or color saturation manipulated to create a more interesting image or emphasize some characteristic. The maple leaf photograph is an example of this.
 
The leaf is lit from behind in order to emphasize the rib pattern in it.

Spaces Available At Final Two White Rock Artist Markets

on August 14, 2015 - 8:18am
Artist Market outside the White Rock Visitor Center. Courtesy photo

ART News:

White Rock Artist Market has space available for its two remaining outdoor Artist Markets, Labor Day weekend Saturday Sept. 5, and the final market for the season Balloon Fiesta Saturday Oct 3. 

Local artists and artisans are encouraged to sell at the market. On average 400-600 visitors go through the White Rock Visitor Center each day in conjunction with the shuttle going to and from Bandelier National Monument. 

The White Rock Artist Market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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