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Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 12:23am

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis

David Mutschlecner Reads From and Signs Enigma and Light

on May 1, 2012 - 11:33pm

OTOWI STATION News

David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, Enigma and Light, at Ruby K’s Bagel Café on Thursday, May 3, at 6. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.

He is author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, Veils and Esse.

Mutschlecner writes, “I have been captivated by poetry since high school, willing it as my secret vocation.

Mesa Public Library to Host Display of Historic J. Robert Oppenheimer Photographs

on May 1, 2012 - 8:23am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) will present an exhibit of historic photos entitled “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904 – 1967” at the Mesa Public Library Gallery, 2400 Central Ave. from May 2 to May 30. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.

An opening reception will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 3, at the Mesa Public Library Gallery upstairs. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.

Oppenheimer and his mother. Courtesy Photo

The photos and their captions show the full range

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Santa Fe Poet Laureate's 'Odes and Offerings' Pairs Poetry with Visual Art

on April 30, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

“Hanging Boat” artist: Julie Wagner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Joan Logghe brings her two-year stint as Santa Fe Poet Laureate to a close with a very special exhibition, “Odes and Offerings,” at the Santa Fe Community Gallery.

Local artists were paired with local poets and the artists chose part of the text of the poem to include in their piece.

All the pieces were created specifically for this show.

Thirty-six works of art and 36 poems are included.

“It was an arranged marriage,” said Rod Lambert, curator of the exhibit.

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McKenna Places in Top 3 in Bandelier Photo Contest

on April 28, 2012 - 10:33am

Photographer Arin McKenna with her award winning photo received an annual park pass and a Bandelier movie for her second place win in the Bandelier photo contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Local County Reporter Arin McKenna came in second among 33 photographers and artists from across the United States who submitted 96 entries in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.

During an unveiling event of the winning entries at Fuller Lodge Friday night, McKenna, who writes and photographs for the Monitor, won an annual park pass along with a copy of the award-winning

Local Events Occurring Tonight and Tomorrow

on April 26, 2012 - 2:57pm

Clark & Kendall will have the "Weekend Preview" Audio Webcast available tomorrow evening.

Events taking place tonight and tomorrow include:

Tonight & Friday, April 27  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Blood Drive -

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr., – Call United Blood Services @ (505) 246-1457 to schedule an appointment, or log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free Cholesterol testing with every donation.

 

Wed.-Sat., April 25, 26, 27 and 28 Rags: The Musical
7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian

Enriching the Picture of the Immigrant Experience

on April 24, 2012 - 10:27pm

Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore.

In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her. “The only research I did was to look through my father’s thin scrapbook which held some newspaper articles concerning him or the Ukrainian community in Boston.

'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

'HATS ON' in support of the Los Alamos Creative District!

on April 13, 2012 - 7:38am
Kelly Stewart, Marlane Hamilton and Ken Nebel encourage you to support adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo
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Scholarships Available for Summer Art Camp

on April 12, 2012 - 10:31pm

Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

Fuller Lodge Art Center has an opportunity to provide several students with scholarships for its Summer Art Camp program.

Youth between ages 4 and 18 who have a financial need and an interest in art are eligible to apply.

For more information, call 662-1635 or email director@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

Crowd Gathers for 'Rhythm and Rhyme' Opening Reception

on April 7, 2012 - 9:06pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center News:

Local poet Jane Lin with daughter Sevanna. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Community members turned out to see Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” Friday night.

Patrons gather around Fran Stovall's work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jeff Paisner, left, and County Council candidate Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Maggie Brown, Barrie Brown and Kris Palek. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Mutschlecner. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Refreshment table at the Fuller Lodge Art

TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

on April 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re

‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

on April 4, 2012 - 7:06am

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in

Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

on March 30, 2012 - 7:42pm

By Terry Foxx

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson will make a special visit to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

This surprise appearance is in fact by Ann Beyke, who will be taking on Carson’s persona in a performance known as a Chautauqua. 

What’s so special about Carson’s view of the world?

Anyone who enjoyed a recent magical snowstorm that quickly dissolved into spring weather knows the charm of hearing the birds sing as new life emerges from fallow flowerbeds.

Can you image a spring without singing birds? Rachel Carson could.

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14!

on March 26, 2012 - 11:05pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

Bound Under the Influence:  Book Arts by Suzanne Vilmain
Including:  BOOKS, EDITIONS, LETTERPRESS, WORKS on PAPER & SOUVENIRS
40 years of making & collecting books

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery
April 2 through 30
Public Reception
Saturday, April 7  2:00-4:00 PM

Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. Courtesy Photo

Suzanne Vilmain has devoted much of her life to words, first as an English teacher and always as an artist who uses words and text both as the symbols they are and as design elements. In Vilmain’s words:

“I’ve been under the influence of typography and

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Learn the Art of Writing

on March 19, 2012 - 11:46pm
The Art of Writing
Saturday 3/24 at 11am
Free

 
Local poet and UNM-LA creative writing instructor, Jane Lin, will lead a free introductory session on ekphrasis: writing inspired by art. The Art Center celebrates this tradition with a workshop on ekphrastic writing during the show Beauty in the Beast. We will look at examples of different strategies for ekphrastic writing and use the Beauty in the Beast show as inspiration for our own writing.
 
For centuries poets and painters have turned to one another for inspiration.

Attendees Snacked on Soup While Helping Out Self Help Inc. at Saturday Event

on March 17, 2012 - 6:37pm

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Empty bowls got filled up at the 18th annual Empty Bowl event, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

A lively crowd chose from handmade bowls and enjoyed a choice of delicious soups for a $10 donation. 

About 700 beautiful bowls were available for purchase.

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

The nonprofit organization assists Northern New Mexico families in need of immediate emergency aid, and encourages the growth of small

Call for Artists: Naked

on March 16, 2012 - 10:06pm

Amy Bjarke

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News

As the season warms up and life starts bursting forth, Fuller Lodge Art Center challenges you to explore your vulnerabilities.

The Art Center will host an exhibit called Naked between from May 18 - June 23. Strip away the mask, expose the hidden, and pare off the extra frills.

Uncover hidden beauty and help us come face to face with the world around us. All media are welcome. If you have questions, give Ken Nebel a call at 662-1635. Download the application at 

Pinon's Chihuly Exhibit Reveals Student's Artistic Talents

on March 14, 2012 - 10:38am

The source of inspiration for the show and some of the pieces. TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Monday's Dale Chihuly Art Exhibit at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock revealed a wealth of talent within the local student community.

The event wasn't an exhibit of renowned artist Chihuly’s work, but he served as an inspiration to the students to create artworks resembling his style.

Students used a plastic sheet media that could be softened in warm water and bent into any desired shape, which was then painted/stained using special colored materials.

Pinon Art Teacher Stephanie Rittner, who

Get Funky with the Craig Martin Experience

on March 12, 2012 - 11:00pm

The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

It’s swingin’ on Arizona Street in Los Alamos every Thursday night when the Craig Martin Experience (CME) gets together to jam. The seven-piece jazz combo has been together since December 2010. CME is Craig Martin on tenor saxophone, Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, John Frary on drums and Rob Heineman on bass.

The group emphasizes a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can develop their skills and have a great time doing it.

The Los Alamos Community Winds Presents 'Toys and Stories' March 17

on March 11, 2012 - 8:27am

By Bonnie Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a fun family concert, “Toys and Stories,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos. 

Like all Winds concerts, it is offered free of charge to the community.

“The music is particularly geared to the young and the young at heart,” Musical Director T. Edward (Ted) Vives said. “This is a concert for every member of the family, including the very young.”

The concert will feature special guest, Melissa Mackey, as the narrator in a performance of Serge Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Mackey presents story

Choral Music Fit for Kings Fills the House at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday Night

on March 11, 2012 - 1:58am

Review by Bonnie Gordon

 

The King's Singers drew a full house at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night. Patrons lined up in the lobby to purchase the ensamble's latest CD. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The world-famous ensemble, The King’s Singers, enchanted a full house at the Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night in a concert that was both sophisticated and fun.

The six man ensemble charmed the audience from the start with their engaging “Brit wit” and went on to enthrall them with an evening of incredible choral music.

The special night began with compositions by modern

Beautiful Bowls Available at the March 17 Empty Bowl Event

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

KRSN 1490 News:

The annual Empty Bowls event draws volunteers from across the community who create colorful bowls for sale to raise money for Self Help, Inc. Courtesy/KRSN

The 18th annual Empty Bowl event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

For a donation of $10 or more, community members can choose a hand painted bowl and enjoy a delicious soup and bread lunch with live entertainment. 

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc.

A Sneak Peak @ PEEC’s Upcoming Events

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

PEEC News:

 

Planetary Alignment Viewing

March 12, 7:30 p.m. @ PEEC. A rare close conjunction of two very bright planets, Jupiter and Venus, is occuring. Chick Keller and Steve Becker will have telescopes at PEEC to view the planets and discuss what is happening. Public is invited, admission is free.

YOUR Sustainable Home, Sustainable Los Alamos Series

March 14, 7 p.m. @ PEEC. so you’ve heard from the experts about how to make your home more sustainable. Now we want to hear from you!

Arts in Public Places to Discuss Art for White Rock Visitor Center

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

County News:

A meeting of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is set for 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library.

 

 

Members will discuss potential art for the White Rock Visitor Center.

Among other items on the agenda is an update of information regarding the re-location of “Strange Trio,” a brief update on the “Call for Artists” for the Animal Shelter and a discussion of the remaining work needed to develop a 5-Year Strategic Plan.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The mission of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is to encourage the integration of art

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