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Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
By PHILO SHELTON
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at https://www.facebook.com/LAHSOlions/?ref=py_c

It is

Los Alamos High School Sophomore Emily Jones Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

on April 26, 2017 - 7:52am

LAHS student Emily Jones with her winning art. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday that Emily Jones, a sophomore at Los Alamos High school, is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Learn Flamenco From Legendary Dancer Carmela Greco June 27 To July 2

on April 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Courtesy of Carmela Greco. Photo by Blindekol
 
MoIFA News:
 
SANTA FE — As the popular exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico draws to a close, the Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is bringing legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music June 27 through July 2 inside the Museum.
 
New Mexicans also will have the rare opportunity to learn Flamenco from a master in classes taught by Carmela Greco.

“Since the mid-20th century, the name Greco has been synonymous with Spanish Dance.

Daily Postcard: Large Moth Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on April 26, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A large moth is spotted outside the front door of a Barranca Mesa home on a brick wall that for some reason attracts moths. Its body is about 1.5 inches long. It appears to be in the silkmoth (Hyalophora) family. Photo by Ken Hanson

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Bathtub Row Press Releases 'Pajarito Acres: A Bootstrap Volunteer Land Development'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:41am

BATHTUB ROW PRESS News:

 

The first families moved into the Pajarito Acres development in Los Alamos in 1965, but their quest for those homes had begun three years earlier when a group of volunteers formed the Pajarito Acres Development Corporation. Their goal was to make possible privately owned, acreage homes as an alternative to the government housing managed by the Atomic Energy Commission.  

The project attracted “an eclectic herd of roughly 150 iconoclasts.

Valley Celebrates National Poetry Month

on April 25, 2017 - 8:17am
COMMUNITY News:
 
An event celebrating National Poetry Month called Habla Espanola! A Celebration of Spoken Word & the Language of Place is 7-8:30 p.m. April 29, at the Espanola's MainStreet Theatre (nonprofit organization). The event includes poetry, music and refreshments with a $5 suggested donation.
 
This event  features local Valley poets, including former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Dr.

Sixty Plein Air Artists Draw Beauty Of Jemez Springs

on April 25, 2017 - 6:59am
Maryann McGraw paints a Valles Caldera plein air. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:

Sixty artists will be plein air painting April 28–May 4 throughout the Jemez Valley.

Those works will then be exhibited at Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery commencing with an artists reception 1-3 p.m., May 6. Paintings from the “Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) Spring Paint-Out and Show” will be exhibited at the gallery through May 24 and will be available for sale.

The art of plein air painting is making a comeback and the village of Jemez Springs is excited to host the event.

“Jemez Springs provides

Mainstreet Auditions For 'Acting May Be Murder'

on April 24, 2017 - 4:58pm

MAINSTREET THEATRE News:

Espanola's Mainstreet Theater is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of "Acting May Be Murder." Auditions are 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 500 Paseo de Onate in Espanola.

"Acting May Be Murder" is a mystery/comedy that spoofs Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. The play is a "who dunnit" backstage comedy that will keep the audience guessing. The cast will be made up of six men and eight women from late teen to adult.The performances are 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9 and 10. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee June 4 and 11.

If dates and times for auditions

Daily Postcard: Golfers Swing Into Spring

on April 24, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Golfers swinging in the spring season last week at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow April 28-29

on April 23, 2017 - 8:07am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Southern Slam, from Jemez Pueblo, has been announced as an invited drum group at the 34th annual Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people.
 
The Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world celebrating their culture and traditions through traditional Native American dance, music, arts, crafts, and cuisine.
 
The powwow is

More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way Above Los Alamos

on April 23, 2017 - 7:39am

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way spotted in the sky above Los Alamos early Saturday morning looking SE. The glow from Albuquerque can be seen at the bottom right. Photo by Marc Bailey

Metal Sculptures Installed In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 10:42am

Artist Richard Swenson, left, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg check placement of the new Zia and Roadrunner sculpture near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cesar Perez and Johnson Olivas put the finishing touches on the Howling Coyote sculpture installed in front of Ruby K’s on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local scrap metal artist Richard Swenson with his newly installed Howling Coyote sculpture at 20th and Central. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Chamisa Elementary 6th Graders Enriched Through Artist In Residence Experience

on April 22, 2017 - 6:24am

Cecile Lipworth brings an inspiring discussion to 6th grade students at Chamisa about celebrating courage and resilience through Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s stories on cloth. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Stephanie Riggs introduces the Arpilleras from Peru to the students. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Students receive advice on the next steps in the project. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa sixth graders their show completed artwork. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

By RENEE MITSUNAGA
Chamisa Art Teacher

Cecile Lipworth, a guest speaker from an arts educational nonprofit organization called Art and

Daily Postcard: Sun Glows Over Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 5:01am

Daily Postcard: The glow from the sun rising over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Quorum Notice Of Art In Public Places Board At Demonstration Garden Ribbon Cutting Wednesday

on April 21, 2017 - 7:35am

COUNTY News:

A notice of a possible quorum of the Art in Public Places Board at the Green Team Demonstration Garden Ribbon Cutting April 26 has been published and is available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

SFCC Partners With Seattle Film Institute On Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

on April 21, 2017 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces it is partnering with the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Film degree through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road.
 
Students can choose concentrations in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, or Sound Design and Recording Arts. The collaboration will help meet the demands of the state’s growing film industry by helping students obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.
 
Also, for those seeking a graduate degree, the Seattle Institute program based

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs At Besalt Springs

on April 20, 2017 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs at Besalt Springs. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild Of America Celebrates 40 Years

on April 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

COMMUNITY News:
 
Forty years of promoting and encouraging embroidery is a significant milestone and the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will celebrate the occasion Monday, May with a tea at 6 p.m. in Gibson Hall at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
 
Current and former members as well as anyone interested in needlework are invited to come and enjoy good food and conversation. Call Carole at 505.662.4604 or Marilyn at 505.672.9404 to RSVP or for more information.
 
The founding members of the local chapter, a group of six who met weekly to have lunch and stitch, called

Bandelier Hosts Artists For Fire Science & Art Collaborative

on April 18, 2017 - 8:21am

East Jemez Landscape Futures project Artists in Residence Shawn Skabelund and Kathleen Brennan. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will host artists Kathleen Brennan from Taos and Shawn Skabelund from Flagstaff, Ariz., through April 19.

Brennan and Skabelund are artists in residence as part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures project (EJLF), which aims to address conservation challenges posed by recent severe droughts, fires, and floods that affected many local communities in the eastern Jemez Mountains.

The goal of the EJLF project is for land managers, local

Collectible Treasures Fill Seeking Chameleon

on April 17, 2017 - 12:53pm
Seeking Chameleon owner Catherine Redmond's love of treasures led her to open her wonderful store in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Popular glass orb paperweights at Seeking Chameleon in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Some of the thousands of beads and charms at Seeking Chameleon, across the parking lot from Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some people seem to have an incredible knack for finding collectibles and treasures and have dozens of beautiful items they have found in

Heather Ward’s ‘World Of Birds’ At Mesa Library

on April 17, 2017 - 7:03am

Royal Spoonbill by Heather Ward. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Scratchboard wildlife artist Heather Ward, recently featured in Southwest Art, depicts more than five dozen species of bird in her solo exhibition, A World of Birds, at the Mesa Public Library upstairs gallery, during the month of May.

The community is invited to the opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, or stop by anytime during the month of May during regular library hours.​

Each of Ward's meticulous drawings is accompanied by information about the species, with some even incorporating sound.

Taos County Historical Society Announces 2017 Honoree Luncheon May 7

on April 17, 2017 - 6:51am
2017 Honoree Luncheon. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2017 May Honoree Luncheon at noon Sunday, May 7 at the Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.
 
The Society's honorees are Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez Jr., for continuing the tradition of mariachi musicians in the schools. The featured speaker is Nicolasa Chavez, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her presentation is “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico”.
 

Branchal is a retired music teacher from Taos.

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