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County Dedicates New Public Art Sept. 7

on August 29, 2017 - 11:01am

Albuquerque artist Doug Czor carries in one of the Plexiglass panels that is part of his sculpture, 'Carry the Light', which is installed at the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building. Courtesy/czor.com

 

Albuquerque artist Doug Czor's sculpture, 'Carry the Light', hangs from the ceiling in the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building. Courtesy/czor.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

One of the most recent additions to Los Alamos County’s public art collection is Albuquerque artist Doug Czor’s sculpture, “Carry the Light.”

Mexican Brass To Play At The Pond Sept. 8

on August 29, 2017 - 7:46am

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, performs Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

 

LACA News:

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park in the final “Gordon’s Concert” of the season.

The free concert is a joint presentation the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Concert Association.

“Russ Gordon, the summer concert impresario and I have been trying to figure out how to collaborate for several years,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin said.

NMSA Receives Sixth ‘A’ From PED

on August 28, 2017 - 2:16pm
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is proud to announce that it has received its sixth consecutive “A” grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department for school year 2016-2017.
 
Eric Crites, NMSA Head of School, congratulated the dedication and skill of the school’s faculty, and the motivation and diligence of its students, citing both as primary factors in the ongoing academic success that has characterized the school since it opened in 2010.
 
“NMSA students demonstrate every day that hard work in a dual-curriculum, rigorous academic and mastery arts

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Announces New Visitor Center In Abiquiú

on August 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
Georgia O’Keeffe Hitching a Ride to Abiquiu with Maurice Grosser, 1944. Photo by Maria Chabot. Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. ©Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
 
ART News:
 
ABIQUIU — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum announced that it will occupy an enhanced visitor center at Abiquiú Inn in Abiquiú.
 
The new center will be at the site where the Museum’s tour office presently operates.
 
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” said Robert A. Kret, director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Final Summer Drawing Class Of 2017 With Local Artist Lisa Coddington Sept. 7

on August 28, 2017 - 8:44am
Hummingbird and Wild Four O'clocks by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on drawing using botanical and natural subjects at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life and nature-inspired art.
 
Participants will explore pencil techniques that portray plants and animals.

Talk With Santa Fe Artist Paul Pletka Oct. 7

on August 28, 2017 - 8:02am
Paul Pletka
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  A few days after his new book comes out, Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium. 
 
The lecture entitled Converging Rituals of Faith in the New World will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum. Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor).
 
Born in San Diego in 1946 and raised in the American Southwest,

Daily Postcard: Fawns Frequent Pajarito Acres Home

on August 28, 2017 - 6:35am
Daily Postcard: Two fawns spotted earlier this month frequenting a residence in Pajarito Acres are most recently seen eating some of the bushes at the home in White Rock. Photo by Robert Reedy
 
Daily Postcard: A doe is spotted nursing one of her fawns at the residence in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Robert Reedy

Hummingbirds Flock To Sweet Water Dispenser

on August 27, 2017 - 8:11am

Hummingbirds are spotted flocking around a sweet water dispenser Saturday at a home on Trinity Drive. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Hummingbirds drink from a sweet water dispenser Saturday at a home on Trinity Drive. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Hummingbirds drink from a sweet water dispenser Saturday at a home on Trinity Drive. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Hummingbirds drink from a sweet water dispenser Saturday at a home on Trinity Drive. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted Munching Geraniums

on August 27, 2017 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted eating geraniums Saturday in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Pamala Pritchard

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted sipping water from a bird bath Saturday in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Pamala Pritchard

Daily Postcard: View Leaving Los Alamos Friday

on August 26, 2017 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: Pink clouds color the sky to the east spotted Friday when leaving Los Alamos. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Arts In Public Places Board Updates Council On Work

on August 25, 2017 - 7:11am

Art in Public Places Advisory Board Chair Susie Schillaci updates the County Council at Tuesday's work session on the board's work as Community Services Director Brian Brogan listens at right. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Art in Public Places Advisory Board's mission is to promote and encourage programs that develop public art, enhance the community's awareness and interest of public art as well as visually enhance the community by bringing art into municipal structures.

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over North Mesa

on August 25, 2017 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds paint a dramatic picture in the sky Wednesday above North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds in the sky Wednesday above North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds in the sky Wednesday above North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

LA Arts Council Kicks Off Brown Bag Season Sept. 6

on August 24, 2017 - 4:51pm

Bethany Filer

LAAC News:

The first of the monthly Brown Bag Performances, presented noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 6 at Fuller Lodge, will feature soprano singer Bethany Filer and internationally traveled pianist Nathan Salazar.

The program will present the Romantic Era music of Bellini, Liszt, Schubert, Johann Straus, and Claude Debussy, as well the contemporary music of Ned Rorem. All Brown Bag Series performances are free to the public and bringing your lunch-to-munch during the performance is encouraged.

‘Killing Buddha’ At Teatro Paraguas Sept. 8-10

on August 24, 2017 - 6:15am
 

Buddha Flute. Courtesy photo
 
Buddha Stage. Courtesy photo
 
TP News:
 
Teatro Paraguas is proud to host Theatre Dojo, a touring "raw theatre" company based in southern New Mexico, comes to the Philanthropy Theatre to present their award-winning original play with music, Killing Buddha, written by actor and director Algernon D'Ammassa with music by Randy Granger of Las Cruces.
 
Killing Buddha will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 8-10, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. $18 general admission, $15 student/senior, call 505.424.1601 for

Daily Postcard: Unusual Colors Fill Evening Sky

on August 24, 2017 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Unusual colors fill the Tuesday evening sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Josh Smith

Daily Postcard: Daffodil Brightens Garden

on August 23, 2017 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: This pastel peach colored daffodil brightens a local garden. Photo by William Mead

PEEC: Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry Adopts Nature Center Gardens

on August 22, 2017 - 4:12pm

Dr. Bill Nichols of Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry in his newly adopted nature center gardens. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry has adopted the three mesa gardens at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This generous gift will help the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) maintain the gardens for a full year. The three mesa gardens include a pollinator garden, a native plant garden, and a water-wise garden. The gardens are in full bloom right now, making it a perfect time to visit the nature center and take in the flowers.

Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry (LACD)

Los Alamos Arts In Public Places Meets Thursday

on August 22, 2017 - 7:59am

COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda
  • CALL TO ORDER-ROLL CALL
  • PUBLIC COMMENT 
  • APP BOARD BUSINESS Approval of Minutes from July 27, 2017 
  • CURRENT PROJECTS
A. WR Pottery Project - draft educational plaque
B. Update on the Golf Course Hanging Glass Sculpture - Approve cost and plan Dedication Event for Sept. 7 Presenters: Susan Schillaci
C.

Daily Postcard: View Of LA Mountain

on August 22, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: View of LA Mountain Monday from the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Meow Wolf Sponsors 93rd Burning Of Zozobra Sept. 1

on August 21, 2017 - 8:26am
Collective Pays Tribute To Powerful Creative Spirit Of Santa Fe’s Own Original Burning Man. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
SANTA FE  Popular Santa Fe-based arts collective Meow Wolf has announced a major sponsorship for this year's Burning Of Zozobra, the 93rd annual burn Friday, Sept. 1 of Labor Day Weekend. 
 
The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural extravaganza staged every year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic Fiestas de Santa Fe, which at over 300 years is the oldest continual public celebration in

Daily Postcard: Fawns Graze In Pajarito Acres

on August 21, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. They were spotted once with their mother but usually are in a particular backyard by themselves. They have nice spots typical of fawns. They usually run or sometimes prance away fast when they spot the homeowners, so grabbing a photograph has been a challenge. Photo by Bob Reedy

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Bob Reedy

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Features New Stained Glass Art

on August 20, 2017 - 2:11pm

Nambe artist Spin Dunbar created the newest piece of stained glass art at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Photo by Audrey Derell​/Courtesy 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

​Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The newly installed stained glass window by Nambe artist Spin Dunbar at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church emcompasses elements celebrated at the church: The Holy Trinity, Martin Luther's heart design and Song. 

Spin Dunbar

The end result shows contemporary images of The Holy Trinity symbol and the Holy Cross as well as a visualization of sound waves in the

Daily Postcard: Western Area Walk Turns Into Standoff

on August 20, 2017 - 6:42am
Daily Postcard: An afternoon walk with the family dog Saturday in Western Area turns into a game of ‘chicken’ ... the big buck blinked. Photo by Brint Perera

Los Alamos Concert Association Unveils 72nd Season!

on August 20, 2017 - 5:33am

LACA's 72nd Season opens with Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/LACA

Wyndsync closes the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

 

LACA News:

One highlight among many in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 72nd season will be the unveiling of a renovation at the Association’s venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Built for the community by the Atomic Energy Commission in the early 1950s, the Smith Auditorium is the second largest concert venue in New Mexico.

Daily Postcard: Flower Basks In Afternoon Sunshine

on August 19, 2017 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: A flower basks in the glow of the warm afternoon sunshine. Photo by Corrina Hughes

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