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Scenes From 2017 Arts And Crafts Fair

on August 12, 2017 - 2:07pm

From left, Tracy Durland shows Carolyn and Andy Stewart her husband Garret's work during the Fuller Lodge Art Center's arts and crafts fair this morning at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sandra Moench sets up her booth during this morning's Fuller Lodge Art Center arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Merriman works on a wind chime during the arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Michael Harvey and his son Jacob sell their glass art during today's arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos History Museum Celebrates Ranch School

on August 12, 2017 - 7:57am

The 100th anniversary of the Ranch School is being celebrated throughout Los Alamos. The newest exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center pays tribute to the Ranch School and right down the street, the Los Alamos History Museum also is celebrating the school in one of its exhibits. Museum Shop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Todd Nichols explained that the exhibit started in the beginning of August and should be displayed for at least the next three months. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

One of the pieces in the exhibit is a portion of a tree trunk that belonged to one of two ponderosa

Scenes From ‘Meanwhile Back At The Ranch’ Opening Reception At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday Evening

on August 12, 2017 - 7:32am

Artist Cherie Trottier, left, stands beside her work, ‘Peggy Pond Church’s Poetry Cabin’along with writer, Sharon Snyder. Snyder’s biography on Peggy Pond Church inspired Trottier’s piece. The work is on display in the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, ‘Meanwhile Back at the Ranch’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Wendi Dunn checks out one of the exhibits at the Fuller Lodge Art Center's newest show, ‘Meanwhile Back At The Ranch’, during Friday’s opening reception. Dunn’s own work, ‘Dinosaur Ranch’, is a part of the show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Walnut Street

on August 12, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A sunrise Friday lights the sky from Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

SF Opera's Apprentice Scene Program Begins Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
A past performance from the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Scene Program. Courtesy/Santa Fe Opera
 
By CARL NEWTON 
Los Alamos 
 

On the path down to the Dapples Pavilion Cantina at the Santa Fe Opera there is a paver with the inscription, “The SFO Apprentice Singers/ May Our Dreamers Become Our Stars." Stardom was in Joyce DiDonato’s future when she was an apprentice in 1995. She speaks with authority when she said, “The wonderful performing opportunities and intensive instructions the young artists receive here are invaluable and could very well be the building blocks to their own

PEEC: Painting Class With Lisa Coddington Aug. 31

on August 11, 2017 - 2:59pm
Rufous hummingbird and Indian paintbrush flowers by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on painting using botanical and natural subjects Aug. 31 at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. 
 
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, and nature-inspired art.
 
Participants will explore watercolor techniques

Performers Rehearse For 'Aladdin'

on August 11, 2017 - 8:03am

Cast members of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' rehearse for the big show earlier this week. The performance is 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 or $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets cost $10 or $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors Missoula Children's Theater. Courtesy/Patrick Neher 

Rehearsals for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' have been held throughout the week at Crossroads Bible Church.

Daily Postcard: Sunset With Moon Spotted Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A sunset with the moon is spotted Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

STATE News:
  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Sotto Voce Sept. 29

on August 9, 2017 - 11:05am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present Sotto Voce, the latest play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, which premiered under the direction of the playwright at the Theatre for the New City in New York on Feb. 15, 2016. Sotto Voce is written and performed in English.
 
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Cruz examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn, now in her eighties and living in New York, lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S.

Bring The Past To The Present This Weekend

on August 9, 2017 - 9:26am
 
ART News:
 
Join us 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 for the opening reception of "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch..."
 
There will be live music and refreshments as well as the remarkable Southwestern artwork that will adorn our gallery walls. Santa Fe artist Carolyn Florek will also be opening her solo show in the Portal Gallery titled, "Time at Bandelier". Be sure to walk through to see her colorful depictions of her time as Artist-in-Residence to the local monument.
 
Downtown Los Alamos will be bustling as we set up for our Arts & Crafts Fair and the County Fair will be setting up across

Daily Postcard: Deer Family Visits Quemazon Residence

on August 9, 2017 - 6:21am

Daily Postcard: A deer that spent time at a residence last week in Quemazon returned with her family. Courtesy photo

MOIFA: Half Price Museum Admission For August Objects Of Art And Antique American Indian Art Shows

on August 8, 2017 - 7:38am
 
ART News:
 
SANTA FE — Attendees of the Objects of Art show, Aug. 10–13, and Antique American Indian Art Show, Aug. 15–18, at Santa Fe’s El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia in the Santa Fe Railyard, will receive 50 percent off admission to the Museum of International Folk Art upon presenting their ticket stubs from either show, MOIFA Director Khristaan Villela announced today.
 
As a result, New Mexico residents will pay $3.50 and non-residents $6.
 
This special offer is in conjunction with MOIFA’s pop-up exhibit at both shows, The World in New Mexico, New Mexico in the

Los Alamos Young Thespians Audition For 'Aladdin'

on August 8, 2017 - 6:32am

Missoula Children's Theater Directors Ryan Jacob Pierce, middle, and Julia Bourland, right, assign roles to a group of aspiring thespians for the upcoming production of 'Aladdin'. Auditions for the show were held Monday morning at Crossroads Bible Church. Pierce and Bourland will direct the group of young actors before the show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Doors for the production will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Daily Postcard: Full Moonrise Over Sangre De Cristos

on August 8, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: A full moonrise shines over the Sangre de Cristos as seen Sunday from White Rock. Photo by Rebecca Shankland

Hubbell Trading Post Comes To Bandelier

on August 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Hhandcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. Courtesy photo

BANDELIER News:

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is bringing its Navajo Rug Trunk Show to Bandelier National Monument 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20.

Visitors will experience the culture and heritage of the Navajo people with hundreds of handcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, a Western National Parks Association (WNPA) partner park and the oldest continuously-operating trading post in the Southwest.

Authentic Navajo

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Spotted In Nest

on August 6, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: This hummingbird nest is spotted in a tree in Quemazon, complete with a baby bird inside. Photo by Jennifer, Andy and Nathan Seirp

LALT: Open Reading Of 'Rocky Horror Show' Aug. 8

on August 5, 2017 - 5:03pm

LALT News:

Join Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 to read or listen to the stage version of what became "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Light refreshments will be served.

Director Deborah Magid along with producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and Costumer Sarah Preteska will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.

"The Rocky Horror Show" was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler in March 1975 at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. It quickly became a cult classic.

Daily Postcard: Deer Visit Los Alamos Neighborhood

on August 5, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A deer grabs a bite to eat Friday afternoon from a tree near Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

Deer spotted Friday afternoon at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

A deer gets ready to cross the road at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr. 

Reception For Watercolorist Allen Brown At Karen Wray Gallery Underway Until 7 p.m. Today!

on August 4, 2017 - 6:12pm
Gallery owner Karen Wray with watercolorist Allen Brown. Brown is presenting his first solo art show with a reception at the Karen Wray Gallery 5-7 p.m. today at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Guests begin to gather at the reception for Alan Brown's solo show today at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Community Members Needed For LALT Work Party

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites all interested community members to attend a work party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, as theatre members undertake projects to spruce up and maintain the building and grounds of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., where LALT productions are performed.

LALT manages the Performing Arts Center under a license agreement with Los Alamos County and is responsible for general maintenance of the facility.

In addition to general yard and building maintenance, a couple of the major undertakings for this work party are to winnow and organize the

Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

New Play By Robert Benjamin Opens Aug. 10

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01am
Paula, a young motorcyle cop (Alix Hudson), offers David, (Jim McGiffin) a rose. Photo by Cameron Gay
 
Sweethearts Ruby (Marguerite Scott) and David (Jim McGiffin) share a moment, while David’s daughter Dawn (Juliet Salazar) looks on in disapproval. Photo by Cameron Gay
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s latest full-length play, Still in the Game, opens Aug. 10 at Teatro Pajaguas in Santa Fe.

Benjamin is a late-blooming playwright.

Daily Postcard: Thursday's Sunrise Casts Golden Hue

on August 4, 2017 - 5:23am
Daily Postcard: The sunrise Thursday casts a golden hue across the sky in White Rock. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

New Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher Speaks At Art On Tap Today

on August 3, 2017 - 8:25pm

New Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher speaking today at Art On Tap at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

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