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Visit 'Home Country' with Writer Slim Randles

on February 19, 2013 - 6:53am
Western writer Slim Randles will be in town Feb. 28  for 'Authors' Speak' at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

You never know where a career path will take you. Sometimes a career will move you upward, other times it brings you to a dead end.

For Slim Randles, following a career in journalism and writing has allowed him to zigzag all over the place. It’s been a topsy-turvy path to be sure, but one loaded with adventure, humor and a wealth of great stories.

Randles will share his adventures in writing during the next talk in the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m.,

Than Povi Fine Art Gallery Opens for Business

on February 18, 2013 - 9:11am

Elmer and Deborah Torres cut the ribbon on their new gallery and gift shop Saturday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Elmer Torres assists customers visiting the Than Povi Fine Art Gallery and Gift Shop Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Elmer and Deborah Torres of Pueblo de San Ildefonso cut the ribbon on their Than Povi Fine Art Gallery and Gift Shop Saturday morning .

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted the grand opening event at the new gallery at 6 Banana Lane off U.S.

AAUW Screens Film on Rape in the Military

on February 18, 2013 - 8:17am

AAUW News:

See “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation into what Newsweek has called "the most underreported crime in America": the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  

The film will be shown in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Bldg. 5) at UNM-LA by the Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.)

The screening is a fundraiser for AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF.) Admission is $10 adults and $5 students. All proceeds will be donated to LAF.

AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with sexual assault by

Los Alamos Students Perform at Roundhouse

on February 14, 2013 - 7:09am

Three sisters who attend Los Alamos Public Schools performed Feb. 12 during Hispanic Cultural Day at a Joint Session on the House floor at the Roundhouse. Pictured here with State Auditor Hector Balderas are from left, Alexandria "Lexie"Quintana (LAHS), Anjelika "Jeli" Garcia (LAMS) and Anika Garcia (Aspen Elementary.) The girls dance with Baile Ilusion Folklorico of Pojoaque. They are the daughters of Aspen PE coach Adam Garcia and his wife Marcy.

NMDT-PC Presents ‘Dancers in Concert’ this Weekend

on February 13, 2013 - 8:01am

NMDT-PC dancers. Photo by Holger Waschinski

NMDT News:

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents its February production, “Dancers in Concert,” this weekend at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

The NMDT-PC production of “Dancers in Concert” features three original ballets choreographed by Baker-Dillingham: “Hear, Speak, See,” “Pandora’s Box,” and “Cakewalk.”

Dancer Emily Brown. Photo by Holger Waschinski

“I choreographed ‘Hear, Speak, See’ several years ago and wanted to rework it,” Baker-Dillingham said.

Ali MacGraw Moderates Discussion on Women's Empowerment

on February 13, 2013 - 7:43am

Staff Report

New Mexico PBS (Ch. 5.1), International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe, and The Lensic Performing Arts Center will host a special free screening of a 40-minute-segment of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women,” focusing on women’s economic empowerment.

The screening will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe.

This segment features actress Olivia Wilde visiting Rebecca Lolosoli, Folk Art Market artist, in

Two Works by Los Alamos Playwright Robert Benjamin

on February 10, 2013 - 7:48am
From left, Warren Wilgus (Miguel), Ruben Muller (Reynaldo) and  Kristina Caffrey (Rachel) in  East Mountain Centre for Theatre production of 'Parted Waters.' Courtesy/East Mountain Centre for Theatre

By Bonnie J. Gordon

East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s Parted Waters at Vista Grande Community Center (just east of Albuquerque) at 7 p.m. Feb 15, as a dinner theatre at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, and as a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Visit www.emct.org. for tickets and information.

Benjamin’s newest play, Salt and Pepper, will premier in

Go ‘Behind the Scenes’ with Viennese Artist

on February 10, 2013 - 7:17am
Scoschi Friedel with her work at the opening reception for 'Behind the Scenes' at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Greg Kendal/ladailypost.com
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon

Artist Susanna “Scoschi” Friedel’s exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Portal Gallery came about because of a happy accident.

Village Arts owner Ken Nebel noticed a number of very interesting works of art coming into the store for framing. They turned out to be the creations of a Viennese artist, the sister of local resident Reiner Friedel.

Paintings from 'The Red Series.' By Scoschi Friedel

Nebel also is the director of

Juanita Madland Plays 'Adagios Amor' on Valentine's Day

on February 9, 2013 - 7:43am
Pianist Juanita Madland/Courtesy Photo

Staff Report

The Betty Ehart Alamos Senior Center will host a free Valentine’s Day Piano Concert at noon Thursday, Feb. 14 with piano virtuoso Juanita Madland.

The public is invited to Adagios Amor, featuring luscious, mesmerizing pieces that have inspired lovers through the ages.

“The concert is an offering to Los Alamos,” Madland said.

Madland holds a Masters of Music from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with renowned pianist Evelyne Brancart.

Down Home Fun with Author Slim Randles Feb. 28

on February 9, 2013 - 6:58am
Author Slim Randles. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Join longtime New Mexico resident Slim Randles at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Mesa Public Library for an evening of wild, funny and homespun stories both from his work as a newspaperman and those from his days actually in the wild.

Randles will talk about his current syndicated column, which runs in more than 100 newspapers nationwide and his new book Home Country, a compilation of the best of his wit and wisdom from his column of the same title.

So just where is Home Country? It is here, in our hearts.

Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery & Studio Offers Valentine's Day Gifts

on February 9, 2013 - 6:54am

KWFA News:
Visit Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery & Studio for unique gifts for Valentine's Day or a late Groundhog's Day.
 
Several new artists have joined the gallery and the artists have brought in many new pieces just in time for Valentine's Day:
  • Hummingbird and goldfinch paintings;
  • A sumptuous floral still life by Sheridan Brown;
  • Unbelievable charcoal, graphite and scratchboard artwork by Heather Ward;
  • A beautiful photo by TK Thompson of flamenco dancers;
  • Karen Wray's original and reproductions of florals and landscapes;
  • Kathleen Veenstra's atmospheric landscapes and pottery;
  • Kathy Hjeresen's

Native American Art Gallery Opens Next to Gabriel's Restaurant

on February 9, 2013 - 6:52am

 

New art gallery opens at Pueblo de San Ildefonso on the plaza across from the 'big tree' 10 miles north of Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The Than Povi Fine Art Gallery and Gift Shop, owned by Elmer and Deborah Torres of Pueblo de San Ildefonso has opened a new location, just 10 miles north of the Santa Fe city limits.

The gallery is at 6 Banana Lane off U.S. 84/285 at Exit 176, north of the Santa Fe Opera and next to Gabriel’s Restaurant.

Specializing in New Mexico Native American artists, the gallery boasts a large collection of the famous San Ildefonso Pueblo Black-on-Black

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An Evening with Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi

on February 7, 2013 - 9:24am
Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi practices the art of calligraphy. Photo by Mitra Bishop
 
NMMA News:

 Calligraphy’s long and rich history in Japan both as an art form and teaching device is well suited to Zen’s emphasis on immediate, unhesitating, and spontaneous expression.

Weaving in an aural overview of calligraphy’s history as he works skillfully with brush and ink, Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi will share his personal journey both as a monk and with this spiritual art form.

Roshi's presentation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26  in the St.

Artists Meet Patrons at Friday's Opening Reception

on February 3, 2013 - 1:42pm

Artists greeted patrons and showed off their work during Friday's opening night reception of 'Behind the Scenes' at Fuller Lodge Art Center including Schoschi Friedel whose work is on display in the Portal Gallery. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Artist Eileen G. Gorman with her clay sculpure and behind the scenes photos portraying her creative process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Many artists were on hand to talk about their work at Friday's opening reception of “Behind the Scenes” at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show, which runs through March 9, spans

Los Alamos Photography Club Show Call For Entries

on February 3, 2013 - 8:35am

Poster from the 2012 Los Alamos Photography Club Show. Courtesy/LAPC

LAPC News:

The Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) will be hosting its annual photography show for 2013 at the Mesa Public Library from Monday, March 4 through Friday March 29.

Photos should be dropped off at the Library Saturday, March 2. Non-club members are encouraged to limit their entries to no more than three photos.

There will be LAPC representatives present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 to receive them. Participants should pick up their entries Saturday, March 30.

All photos should have a wire across the back

Topper Revue Opens Today!

on February 1, 2013 - 8:32am

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Olions will kick off the 2013 Topper Revue at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium.

Topper Revue is the annual talent and variety show at the high school. Topper Revue showcases the talents of student performers in a madcap variety show atmosphere.

Six student MCs from the Olions Thespian Club keep things lively with comedy skits and hijinks.

"I am thrilled with the variety and caliber of talent being presented by LAHS students this year," said Olions' sponsor and show producer Rachel Peck.

Go ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on January 31, 2013 - 9:25am

Kim Aeby’s scale model of a stage set for a production of 'It Is So If You Think It Is So' by Luigi Pirandello. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

By Bonnie J. Gordon

We’ve all wondered what inspired a particular work of art. Or maybe we’re curious about the process that an artist used to create a particular piece.

The new show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center will take us “Behind the Scenes.” The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and will be up through March 9.

Knitted hat by Melissa Alexander. Courtesy photo

Many of the artists will be on hand Feb.

Aspen Art Teacher Receives LAPSF Grant

on January 31, 2013 - 8:38am

Britt Williams

LAPSF News:

Britt Williams, art teacher at Aspen Elementary School, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. 

Williams’ grant will impact 55 6th grade students. The students will learn about the Empty Bowls events from Gillian Sutton. 

Then, they will learn about clay process, see examples from other artists and do the preliminary sketches of their bowls. 

After constructing their bowls using slabs and forms, the students can add texture to their bowls or build up features on the bowl’s surface. 

Once their pieces have dried and been

Brown Bag Concert Features Lads of Enchantment; Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet

on January 30, 2013 - 6:37am

The Lads of Enchantment perform a Christmas Concert in Espanola. Courtesy photo

By Maxine Schmidt

The Los Alamos Arts Council will present The Lads of Enchantment Chorus and The Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet at the February Brown Bag concert.

The concert will begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. The Brown Bag Series is free and open to the public.

The Hot Flashes. Courtesy photo

The Lads of Enchantment Chorus is the Los Alamos Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The Los Alamos Area Chapter was granted a charter in 1993.

The founding

Hopi Artist Presents Kachina Doll Talk to Rotary

on January 29, 2013 - 8:19am

Hopi artist Glenn Fred, an accomplished kachina doll carver, presented a program about kachina doll traditions and carving during the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kachina dolls and carving tools used by Hopi artist Glenn Fred to create his art was on display at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Calling Creative Young Artists for Dog Jog Logo Contest

on January 28, 2013 - 12:28pm

DOG JOG News:

Tails are wagging all over Los Alamos in anticipation of the 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog, to be held on the morning of Saturday, April 27. 

The Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Shelter, who provide medical services and needed items for animals housed at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

The Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put your imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2013 Dog Jog Logo Contest!

The Logo Contest is open to youngsters in grades 3 through 6 whose families live or work in Los Alamos County.

Column: Just Trust Me on This, Go to a Poetry Reading

on January 26, 2013 - 7:41am
Just Trust Me on This, Go to a Poetry Reading
By Bonnie Gordon
 
Last night I went to a poetry reading. The poet was Jon Davis, Santa Fe’s newest poet laureate.

Jon was reading at Mesa Public Library as part of Authors Speak series. I love poetry readings but I hadn’t made it to one for a couple of years.

Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

I should go to more poetry readings and you should too. Here’s why.

Poetry reveals the inner workings of another person’s mind and how they perceive the world as no other medium can.  

Most people process things through

Poetry Reading Primer for Tonight's Authors Speak Event

on January 24, 2013 - 9:46am

By Jane Lin

If you have never been to a poetry reading, this month's Authors Speak event is a great way to get your feet wet.

Jon Davis, Santa Fe's newest poet laureate, reads at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, at Mesa Public Library. Davis' poetry appeals to the mind and the heart in a language that you will understand.

A poetry reading is just what it sounds like. A poet reads a selection of their poems, usually from any books they've published, and sometimes new work they've written. Rarely do they recite from memory, but when they do, it's a treat!

Sometimes they start with a few words about

Creative Classes Abound at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on January 24, 2013 - 7:00am

FLAC News:

Fuller Lodge Art Center will offer art studio experiences for children on Wednesday afternoons.

There are a few single session classes, as well as a number of serial classes.

Longtime Los Alamos artist Thelma Hahn will teach a 4-week "Clay Creations" class, first for grades 1-3, then later in the semester for grades 4-6.

Artist Dee Homans returns with some new classes and also some repeats of popular classes.

Classes will be held Feb. 2 through May 23. The Center also offers adult classes. Check out all the classes at fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

Join Gillian Sutton of

'Show Some Class' Closing Reception Saturday

on January 23, 2013 - 7:20am
Doris Jackson builds a stained glass piece. Courtesy/FLAC

By Nancy Coombs

Three summers ago, Fuller Lodge Art Center hosted a week-long exhibit of children's artwork after Summer Art Camp, with the art hung in the regular Exhibit Gallery.

The show was so popular that it has become an annual tradition. Now the Art Center is expanding the concept of student art shows by offering a two-week exhibit of adult student work from Jan. 11 through Jan. 26.

Stained glass lamp by Patricia Kokesh. Courtesy/FLAC

Show Some Class will feature more than 100 works by students, their teachers and also

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