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Council Recommends Formation of Creative District Committee

on September 18, 2012 - 9:21pm

  Los Alamos County Council members hear input from the public involved in existing cultural organizations in Los Alamos and members of the Creative District Steering Committee regarding how to move forward with the implementation plan for the new Creative District Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting, but the Council did provide direction to County Administrator Harry Burgess.
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Little Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

on September 15, 2012 - 10:30am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover, center, high fives Los Alamos Little Theatre Board President John Gustafson following Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of the building at 1670 Nectar St. Stover and Gustafson are surrounded by the many people who played a part in the facility's recent renovation. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

For more information on the Little Theater renovation, see prior story http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-little-theatre-grand-re-opening-sept-14.

 


 

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Downtown Banners Display Leslie Bucklin Photos

on September 14, 2012 - 8:55am

By Leslie Bucklin

COUNTY News:

New seasonal and Los Alamos welcome banners are being hung downtown on the Central Avenue streetlights.

The old banners were several years old, worn out, and in need of replacing.

A state funded MainStreet grant has helped the County update the banners.

Designed and featuring photographs by Leslie Bucklin, the new banners feature some of Los Alamos’ most notable attractions – summer outdoor activities, historic district, skiing, and community events, as well as stunning area scenery.

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Arts in Public Places Board Meets Wednesday

on September 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD AGENDA
4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to four minutes each.)

III. APP BOARD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes from Aug. 8

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS
A. Discussion and Possible Selection of Animal Shelter Artwork (Nebel and Bossert)
B. Discuss the Content, Format and Publicity for the
Proposed October “Open Call

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White Rock Artists Paint From Anderson Overlook

on September 10, 2012 - 10:46am

White Rock artists Petr and Louise Jandacek set up their easels at Anderson Overlook on the Front Hill Road Friday to record another magnificent New Mexico evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Louise Jandacek works on the painting she started last winter as evidenced by the snow on the Sange de Christo peaks on her canvas. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Petr Jandacek lays on more paint. He says he is primarily a sculptor and his wife Louise is the painter in the family. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is Sept. 15

on September 9, 2012 - 3:06pm

Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host the third Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Sept. 15, "where the sidewalk ends … and your imagination begins."

The event is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.

Join the LAAC for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. 

Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Grand Re-Opening Sept. 14

on September 6, 2012 - 7:31am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council and County staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for the Grand Re-Opening of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Dr. 

Refreshments will be served and community members will be able to view a brief showing of the Performing Art Center's latest play, "Dead Man's Cell Phone."

Background:  

Several years ago, County staff was approached about replacing the roof due to leaks. The LALT roof and siding were constructed during the 1970’s.

Facilities staff performed some temporary repairs at that time.

Reception/Gallery Walk for Physiocartographies Sept. 15

on September 6, 2012 - 6:58am

Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies @ Mesa Public Library Art Gallery through Sept. 27.

Started in 2003 in the field with the Land Arts of the American West mobile studio, the physiocartographies series combines the abstraction of cartographic maps with the physical act of walking the surface of the planet to create portraits of place.

Bill Gilbert follows prescribed paths across the landscape using a GPS unit to navigate and record points, a camera to shoot images and a  digital recorder to capture sounds.

The final works appear as reconstructed maps, videos and installations.

Join the

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Special Poetry Gathering: Film Performance of Beowulf

on September 4, 2012 - 8:19am

J. R. Skelton's illustration in the children's book ''Stories of Beowulf'' (H. E. Marshall). Published in New York in 1908 by E. P. Dutton & Company

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library is pleased to show a film performance of Beowulf, the heroic, epic poem dated from between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon with modern English subtitles featuring Benjamin Bagby.

This special event is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday

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PAC 8 and Otowi Station Host Amy Goodman Oct. 11

on September 4, 2012 - 8:04am

PAC 8 News:

 

During this 2012 election season, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a national speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.

 

PAC 8 will host Goodman and Moynihan in a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge.

 

Cost of the event is $15, which includes lunch (sandwich supplied by the Los Alamos Co-Op.) Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing of The

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‘Trashy’ Fashions That Help Save The Environment

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Envrionmental Steward-ess: Made from the leather of discarded Delta Airlines seat cushions, safety cards, pretzel bags, airline tickets, Sky Magazines and an old pilowcase. Courtesy/ http://recyclerunway.com

By Kirsten Laskey

Flipping through fashion magazines or glancing at those recorded fashion shows in department stores can reveal some pretty wacky-looking clothes.

And while magazine articles and broadcasters will hail these creations as art, they sometimes seem more frivolous than artistic.

One designer, however, takes her unusual creations to the catwalk with a very serious

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White Rock's Artist & Artisans Market Set for Sunday

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Los Alamos Creative District will host its second outdoor Artist & Artisans Market 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 in the outdoor space at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Stop by to help support the efforts of local artists Jennifer Moss, Therese Lynston, Debra Steinman and several others. 

This is a start-up market and there is room for more artists and artisans. Call Melanie at 505-661-4807, for more information.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District.

 

'The Scale of Justice' Dedication Held Thursday

on August 25, 2012 - 10:57am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday's dedication of Williams' "The Scale of Justice" sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the "The Scale of Justice" dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area who attended Thursday's ceremony.
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Fuller Lodge Art Center: Susannah Smith Travels in Egypt

on August 25, 2012 - 9:04am

Susannah Smith poses next to her favorite piece in the show underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center titled "Look up! Temple at Dendera."  Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com 

Staff report

Fuller Lodge Art Center describes the themes of its show "Tri, Tri and Tri Again" this way:

  • There are three primary colors and three states of matter.
  • Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.
  • For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes?

Susannah Smith's photos from her travels in Egypt are on display in the Art Center's portal

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County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

on August 24, 2012 - 7:11am

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy." Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works in other media.

Atomic City Children's Theater Preps for Busy Year

on August 22, 2012 - 8:37am

Courtesy/Atomic City Children’s Theater

By Kirsten Laskey

For the last five years, Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) has given local students an in-depth theater education and the organization shows no signs of slowing down during the 2012-2013 school year.

In fact, this year the program is expanding to include a field trip planned for January to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., and a new program for third and fourth graders called Act II.

Director Daren Savage said ACCT has provided productions for fifth through eighth grade students but it was decided to extend to the

Fuller Lodge Art Center Releases Fall Class Schedule

on August 22, 2012 - 7:29am

Fuller Lodge Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., announces fall class schedule for teens and adults. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Have you always wanted to make your friends look like flesh-eating Zombies or create a stained glass snowflake? Fuller Lodge Art Center has just the class for you.

The Art Center has released its fall class schedule for teens and adults. 

Classes include: Walking Dead Workshop, Stain Glass Snowflake, Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Ceramics, Media Exploration, Stained Glass Basics, 3D Stained Glass, Ceramics, Latex, Masks, Sculpture

Council Proclaims September 2012 as 'Art & Culture Month' in Los Alamos County

on August 21, 2012 - 7:42pm

During tonight's Los Alamos County Council meeting in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue, Council proclaimed September 2012 as "Art & Culture Month" in Los Alamos County. Accepting Council's proclamation from left, Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of Los Alamos Arts Council, Arts Council President Tiffany Hinojosa and Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel who also serves on the Los Alamos Art Council Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, presents a  proclamation on behalf of Council proclaiming
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Public Invited to 'The Scale of Justice' Dedication

on August 21, 2012 - 6:21pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

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Performing Arts Center Presents 'Parted Waters' Sunday Aug. 26

on August 19, 2012 - 8:37am
Argos MacCallum performing the character of "Reynaldo" in Parted Waters. Courtesy photo
 
PERFORMING ART CENTER News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre and Teatro Paraguas of Santa Fe are teaming up to produce a New Mexico Statehood Centennial Event in Los Alamos.
 
Parted Waters by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, will be produced at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
 
The performance will be directed by Fran Martone, who starred in the Los Alamos production of Time Enough and directed Galileo's Footsteps and Manhattan Glass at the 2011 Atomic

White Rock's Art Market Seeks Exhibitors

on August 17, 2012 - 1:04pm

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Los Alamos Creative District on Sunday, Aug 26 will hold its second Art Market. 

The location is the outdoor space in front of The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public.  

The Los Alamos Creative District is looking for artists/artisans to join in and sell at the market. 

Owner and jewelry designer Kathy Kjeresen of Kathy's Natural Designs participated in the first Artisan's Market.

'Tri Tri Tri Again' Reflects Artistic Side of Number Three

on August 16, 2012 - 8:07am

Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey

By Kirsten Laskey

Fuller Lodge Art Center is celebrating the number three. For those mathematically challenged, not to worry – this is no number-crunching exhibit.

Rather, the newest gallery show features a host of diverse and beautiful interpretations of the theme – “Tri Tri Tri Again.”

As it turns out, three is not just a number.

"Hoo Doos" by Carol Kaleko. Photo by Kirsten Laskey

“Symbolism in art is as varied as the cultures and backgrounds of the artists, and we have a very diverse population represented in the ‘Tri Tri Tri Again’

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Dance Arts Los Alamos Hosts Dancer’s Resale and Open House; Announces Fall Classes

on August 14, 2012 - 7:30am

Photo by Paulo T. Photography

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will kick off its 2012-2013 year with the Dancer’s Resale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Studios at 111 Longview Dr. in White Rock. 

An Open House will be held noon to 4 p.m. for families new to DALA, or anyone who has questions about classes or needs assistance with the registration process.

DALA has expanded its class offerings again this year and is offering more than 45 classes at its three studios located in both Los Alamos and White Rock. 

DALA is pleased to add Melissa Briggs to the faculty

County Fair Exhibits on Display at Mesa Public Library

on August 11, 2012 - 7:12am

Lynzee Clay won First place and Grand Champion for her award winning Jalapeños and tomatoes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

06. Laura Johnstone takes home the Award of Merit for her apple mint. The Award of Merit was given to the horticulture entry that displayed no disease or damage and was at the peak of maturity. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Rachel Norman poses with her Lego creation "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Rachel won first prize and the Ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion for her age group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

There were dozens of entries for

Summer Art Camp Ensures Artistry Never Stops

on August 9, 2012 - 9:57pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center calls its Summer Art Camp "The Best Six Weeks of Summer" for children from Los Alamos, surrounding communities and even foreign countries. Courtesy photo

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

This summer 80 to 100 students age 4 through 6 grade filled the classrooms at Fuller Lodge Art Center on Central Avenue each week, while teens met for classes at Village Arts on DP Road.

Whether painting, drawing, sculpting, dying yarn and knitting or creating things from recycled materials, these young artists were exploring their creativity with enthusiasm and laughter.

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