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Oppenheimer Photograph Exhibit Extended

on July 20, 2018 - 8:19am

Kitty Oppenheimer and her husband J. Robert Oppenheimer mingle with party guests. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

COMMUNITY News: 

In conjunction with the production of John Adams' opera "Doctor Atomic" at the Santa Fe Opera this summer, the exhibit, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904-1967”, has been extended through Sept. 15, at the Los Alamos History Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos.

J. Robert Oppenheimer at the board. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

This exhibit, curated and owned by the J.

2018 LAFRW Constitution Day Poster Contest Underway

on July 20, 2018 - 7:23am

LAFRW News:

The annual Constitution Day Poster Contest contest sponsored by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) is underway. The contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express creatively the ideas embodied in it.

All posters entered in the contest will be displayed at Urban Park during the Constitution Day Picnic, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16, sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos. The Awards Ceremony is 3 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Napping Fawn Spotted Under Car

on July 20, 2018 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A fawn is spotted napping in the shade under a car Saturday afternoon on North Mesa as its mother forages on shrubs nearby. Photo by Linda Hull

Janice Parker Muir Show Opens At Karen Wray Gallery

on July 19, 2018 - 9:18pm
Los Alamos artist Janice Parker Muir, left, with gallery owner Karen Wray at the opening of Muir's solo show 'Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music' this evening at the Karen Wray Gallery at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Visitors to the Karen Wray Gallery view paintings by artist Janice Parker Muir at the opening this evening of her solo show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

‘Doctor Atomic’ Conquers 1945 And 2018 Milieu

on July 19, 2018 - 4:55pm

Ben Bliss (Robert Wilson). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Dancers, Ryan McKinny (Robert Oppenheimer), and Andrew Harris (Edward Teller). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

When Ryan McKinney (J. Robert Oppenheimer in this production) was preparing his Amfortis role for Bayreuth’s Parsifal he wrote, “All the joy and suffering of humanity distilled into sound. Beyond words.” John Adams delivers that amalgam of counterpoint in his score.

Meet World Renowned Makeup Artist Monica Stark Of Los Alamos

on July 19, 2018 - 4:09pm
World renowned makeup artist Monica Stark of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Physician Assistant Monique Beyerle gets her makeup done by Monica Stark. Courtesy photo

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Native Texan and current Los Alamos resident Monica Stark has had an illustrious career as a makeup artist. She started out doing makeup for Texas beauty pageants around her home state, and soon, the word about her skills had spread to political and social circles.

“When I lived in Austin, I did Laura Bush’s makeup at the Governor’s Mansion a

Exploring Kyoto Gardens With Charles Mann

on July 19, 2018 - 12:44pm
Photographer Charles Mann
 
CIR News:
 
Join us CIR members and guests for a delightful exploration of Japanese gardens portrayed through a stunning slide show and discussion by photographer Charles Mann at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 accompanied by a buffet luncheon at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
 
The event will be introduced and moderated by Casey Janes, President of the Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network.
 
Kyoto is the epicenter of Japanese culture, where the essence of garden style remains intact today just as it was hundreds of years ago.

Daily Postcard: Apple Nabber Spotted On 48th Street

on July 19, 2018 - 8:41am
Daily Postcard: A hungry buck is spotted nabbing apples Wednesday from a tree on 48th Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Donna Reil
Buck nabs apples Wednesday from tree on 48th Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Donna Reil

LAAC Hosts Auditions For 'Peter And Wendy' Monday

on July 18, 2018 - 5:52pm

Young thespians rehearse last year for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin'. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council invites children of the community to audition for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy.”

Auditions are free, and will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Crossroads Bible Church. Registration for auditions begins at 9:30 a.m., or early registration can be done at www.losalamosartscouncil.org. Early registration does not guarantee a child a spot but will allow them to go quickly through the lines at

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Lights Los Alamos Sky

on July 18, 2018 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise lights the sky Tuesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Jemez Mountain Bear Paw Quilting Guild Host Show And Sale July 20-22

on July 17, 2018 - 10:57am
Patriotic Fallen Warrior quilts featured at the quilt show July 20-22 at the Walatowa Visitor Center in the Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A dazzling display of quilts will be on display at the Jemez Mountain Bear Paw guild quilt show at the Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, 7413 Hwy 4.
 
Quilts include the Patriotic Fallen Warrior Quilts given to New Mexico families that have lost a soldier in the Middle East.
 
A selection of quilts and hand-made items will be available for sale (cash only). These hand-made items make wonderful gifts.
 
This year the Jemez

Daily Postcard: Bull Snake Lingers On Local Windowsill

on July 17, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A bull snake makes its way from a chair onto the windowsill of a home in Pajarito Acres and peers inside. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Daily Postcard: Bee Spotted On Hollyhock

on July 16, 2018 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: A bee is spotted collecting nectar from a hollyhock behind the Unitarian Church on N Sage in Los Alamos. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

Fr. John Book Signing At Saint Job of Pochaiv

on July 15, 2018 - 10:03pm

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

Many know Father John Hennies, also known as Ronald, from his years serving the community here in Los Alamos.

He was often seen in Starbucks or other venues around town, always offering a big smile and infectious laugh. Two years ago, he and his wife, Leona “Anna Lee”, moved back to South Dakota to retire and be closer to family there.

An Examined Life by Father John Hennies

Father John has since published a book of his poetry and prose entitled, An Examined Life. His writing is beautiful, poignant, and draws from his varied and vibrant life.

Father John will

Michael Furman Porsche Exhibition In Santa Fe

on July 15, 2018 - 6:35am
Photo by Michael Furman
 
PATINA GALLERY News:
 
SANTA FE Michael Furman, world renowned automobile photographer, will be releasing a new exhibition Sept. 14 in Santa Fe, Porsche Portraits, showcasing some of the finest Porches in existence.
 
This is Furman’s second exhibition to come to Santa Fe following the first in 2016, Alfa Portraits. For the sports car enthusiast, Porsche Portraits will be the hit of the season.
 
A multi-venue and multi-sponsor event, the day will include a preview at the Four Seasons, a test drive by members of the Porsche Club of America, a lecture by

AHF Launches 'Doctor Atomic Trail'

on July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
AHF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Santa Fe Opera began Saturday performing composer John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
 
This summer’s performances mark the first time the opera is produced in New Mexico, the epicenter of the opera. Doctor Atomic concentrates on the weeks just before the July 1945 Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear weapon. With a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera is a powerful interpretation in words and music of the scientific, political, moral, and ethical tensions of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
 
To complement the opera, the Atomic

Janice Parker Muir Solo Exhibit ‘Visualizations Of Earth And Sky Music’ Opens At Karen Wray Gallery June 19

on July 15, 2018 - 6:25am

Los Alamos artist Janice Parker Muir will display her work in a solo exhibition July 19-Aug. 11 at the Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

The community is invited to the opening reception for Janice Parker Muir’s solo exhibition, “Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music,” 5-7 p.m., July 19 at the Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos.

Muir is a local artist who works with pastels, acrylics and stained glass.

“The sky and earth create their own type of music.

LALT Members Gather For Work Party Saturday

on July 15, 2018 - 6:19am
Los Alamos Little Theatre members gathered for a work party Saturday, July 14 to perform maintenance on the grounds around the Performing Arts Center. LALT manages the PAC for Los Alamos County and is responsible for upkeep on some aspects of the building and grounds. The LALT team trimmed trees, pulled weeds, laid down wire mesh to prevent skunks from burrowing under the building, and replaced 16 old, degraded railroad ties that were part of the landscaping. LALT Board member Dave Olivas organized the work party and his wife, Mary Lou, provided lunch for the volunteer workers.

Daily Postcard: Swallow Tail Spotted On Butterfly Bush

on July 15, 2018 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: A swallow tail is spotted on a butterfly bush in White Rock. Photo by Lorraine Hartway

ScienceFest: Scenes From LAAC Chalk Walk Event

on July 14, 2018 - 2:07pm

Los Alamos artist Jennifer Leon creates a dazzling art piece with chalk during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk today at Fuller Lodge. Leon said she got an early start on the piece; she began working on it Friday. Leon said she does a lot of oil painting and and drawing but was having fun with the chalk and using the sidewalk as her canvas. 'It's fun to have an opportunity to put something out there and see how people react,' she said. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Reichhardt was inspired by M.C. Escher's tessellations during today's Chalk Walk.

Daily Postcard: Early Evening Sky Above Los Alamos

on July 14, 2018 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos sky early Thursday evening looking westward. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Signs Of ScienceFest 2018 Spotted Downtown

on July 13, 2018 - 10:17pm

Tents were going up today around Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest, which runs through Sunday with the biggest day, Discovery Day, Saturday at the pond and Fuller Lodge. For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit LosAlamosScienceFestival.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Let the ScienceFest Chalk Walk begin! One chalk artist today was already at work creating a chalk painting on the sidewalk area near Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Game Cam Captures Bear Bathing On Barranca Mesa

on July 13, 2018 - 9:31pm
A game cam captures a bear taking a bath earlier this month in the backyard of a home on Kachina Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Andrew Delorey

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