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Katherine Seluja And Tina Carlson Read Poetry Oct. 21

on September 18, 2018 - 8:39am
Katherine DiBella Seluja
Teatro Paraguas announces a book launch and poetry reading with Katherine DiBella Seluja, reading from her book Gather The Night, published by UNM Press (2018), at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Teatro Paraguas is at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Admission is free.
This debut collection reads like an elegy, not just for the author’s brother Lou, stricken with schizophrenia, but for all families affected by mental illness.
Tina Carlson
Through multiple personae and a variety of styles, Seluja offers a gritty authenticity and empathy

Opening Reception For ‘Sculpture Vessels’ Wednesday

on September 18, 2018 - 6:25am
ART News:
The opening reception for “Sculptural Vessels,” an exhibit of ceramics by Sharon Brush, is 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the UNM-LA Library.
Refreshments will be served.
Featured artist Sharon Brush is a new ceramics instructor here at UNM-LA. Her hand built works will be on display Sept. 19 through Nov. 1 in the Library.
Come to the opening and talk with the artist!

Daily Postcard: Dragonfly Emerges From Larva

on September 18, 2018 - 5:35am

Daily Postcard: A dragonfly is spotted recently emerging from larva in Los Alamos. There are three stages in the life-cycle of all dragonflies: the egg hatches into the larva, which moults up to 15 times before emerging as an adult. Unlike most other insects, there is no pupal stage and the transition from larva to adult is known as incomplete metamorphosis. Source: Photo by Claire Swinhoe

LA Piecemakers Quilt Guild Hosts Maggie Ball Sept. 25

on September 17, 2018 - 3:46pm

Maggie Ball


Quilt artist, traveling teacher and author Maggie Ball is coming to the Los Alamos Piecemakers to present a free lecture titled, “The Bears Come Out at Night” 7 p.m., Sept. 25 at the United Church of Los Alamos on Canyon Road.

The public is invited.

Ball has more than 20 years of teaching experience for all skill levels throughout the U.S. and overseas. She is author of Traditional Quilts With a Twist where she tweaked traditional patterns to make more than 20 new designs. Check out her website at 

Her lecture is in Graves Hall, which is

Student Donates Celestial Tree Sculpture To Highlands

on September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Fine arts senior Mary Miller stands with her sculpture, Celestial Tree, that she donated to Highlands. Courtesy/Ali Romero/Media Arts
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM An 11-foot-tall steel tree sculpture depicting the total solar eclipse of 2018 is planted firmly in the earth in front of New Mexico Highlands’ Burris Hall, thanks to a donation from a fine arts student.
The university’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve fine arts senior Mary Miller’s Celestial Tree sculpture installation in front of the fine arts building.
“Trees are used as a symbol that connects us to

Daily Postcard: Morning Hike On Guaje Canyon Trail

on September 17, 2018 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: The Guaje Canyon Trail Sunday morning during a hike. The trail is 11.2 miles long. It begins at Upper Guaje Road and ends at Camp May. Courtesy photo

Anderson Overlook Draws Tourists, Artists, Students

on September 16, 2018 - 6:10am

Tourists were busy taking selfies and artists painting the panoramic view Saturday at Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A group of students and their professor from New Mexico Tech in Socorro on a field trip Saturday to examine local geology across the road from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NHCC Hosts Bless Me, Ultima Reading Oct. 14

on September 16, 2018 - 5:58am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will present a beginning-to-end reading of Rudolfo Anaya's acclaimed novel, Bless Me, Ultima Sunday, Oct. 14.
The reading will take place in the NHCC Art Museum where an exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición, enters its final month.
Over 40 dignitaries, New Mexico authors, youth (including school students), adults and elders will read, each for 15 minutes, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The reading is free and open to the public with museum entrance fee.

2018 Festival of Trees Event Is Nov. 17

on September 16, 2018 - 5:35am
‘Fishin’ is one of many trees auctioned from the 2017 event. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA) have announced the date.
The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The theme for this year's community tree festival is SNOW and community members are asked to donate just one item for the effort.
The event is a fundraiser for youth and senior programs. The donation of holiday items are appreciated for what is often a 100+ item silent auction.
Questions can be directed to the senior

Scenes From 11th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

on September 16, 2018 - 4:25am
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
Staff Report

The Santa Fe Renaissance Faire at 334 Los Pinos Road in Santa Fe is a community event whose proceeds help fund the educational programs of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences (SFSAS) is a preschool to 8th grade nonprofit school committed to academic excellence in an

Daily Postcard: Fawn Spotted On 46th Street

on September 16, 2018 - 4:23am

Daily Postcard: A fawn spotted Friday on 46th Street. Photo by Sharon Snyder

Sheridan Brown Art Show Opens At Karen Wray Gallery

on September 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
Artist Sheridan Brown poses with one of her abstracts during the opening of her solo show Thursday at the Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos. What is ‘Rayonism’ and ‘Orphism’? continues through Oct. 13. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1247 Central Ave. For more information, click here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Mike Katko Book Reading In Capitan 2 p.m. Sunday

on September 15, 2018 - 8:53am

Local author Mike Katko stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to talk about his latest book. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Mike Katko of Los Alamos will be reading from his book, “Skies and Other Poems” and previewing publicly for the first time, “Big Medicine Pretty Water,” in a program at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Capitan Public Library. 

Katko was a teacher, coach and yearbook developer for Capitan High School in 1988. He has also been a soldier, small business owner, construction worker and school principal with 17 years of experience.

Tourism Department Unveils Bounty Of Fall Festivals

on September 15, 2018 - 8:03am
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
NMTD News:
SANTA FE — As the leaves change color and harvest season kicks up, rural New Mexico communities prepare for one of the busiest travel times of the year.
In honor of the upcoming fall season and all of the unique opportunities to celebrate around the state, the New Mexico Tourism Department is launching the “New Mexico True Fall Festivals and Events” page on,

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents Inaugural Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Saturday, Sept. 22

on September 15, 2018 - 7:34am

Rosalie Heller

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council presents the inaugural Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free to individuals age 12 and older.

This event is to honor the many contributions of Heller to life and music in Los Alamos. The inaugural speaker is Bill McGlaughlin. Many know him from his radio program on NPR “Exploring Music.” He also is a noted performer, conductor and composer in the music community.

Wendy Brown Baez Reading And Workshop Oct. 20

on September 15, 2018 - 6:41am
Author Wendy Brown-Baez
Join Wendy Brown-Baez for a reading from her newly released novel Catch a Dream, which takes place in Israel in 1988.
Oct. 20 at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, Brown-Baez will discuss the process of changing her book from a memoir to a novel and answer questions about her experiences of living in Israel for three years. The novel, however, is a love story: with the land and its people and with a particular Israeli man, a charming enigma, dangerous but irresistible.
A woman’s healing journey begins in a country embroiled in relentless

Daily Postcard: Autumn Tints Downtown Los Alamos

on September 15, 2018 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: Signs of fall tint the trees lining Bathtub Row in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Saturday

on September 14, 2018 - 4:25pm
For the seventh year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.
The performance this year includes a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr.

Bandelier Welcomes September Artist In Residence

on September 14, 2018 - 3:05am
Bandelier September Artist in Residence Thomas Perry. Courtesy/NPS photo
Bandelier National Monument welcomes the first Artist in Residence of the 2018 season Thomas Perry.
Perry is from Houston, Texas, where he lives with his artist-author-poet wife, Carolyn Dahl. He is a ceramic artist who emphasizes the rich history of vessels that are used in a variety of cultures. Beginning with white clay, Perry often mixes colorants into the clay, then slices and carves to expose variegated patterns that resemble rock cores and earth layers.

Meet Perry Sundays Sept.

In And Around Town: Sept. 18

on September 13, 2018 - 9:19am

 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to​​​​​​​

TUESDAY, Sept. 18
Family Yoga
Family Yoga (ages 2-5 with an adult) is held 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. The cost is $10 per class. Instructor Sarah Gustafson weaves poses into story, song and games to foster creative expression while developing coordination and balance.
'Sculptural Vessels' Opening Reception
“Sculptural Vessels,”

LALT Hosts Play Reading: ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’

on September 13, 2018 - 7:58am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a play reading for “Murder at the Lone Elm” by Miles Ledoux at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.  The reading, which
is free and open to the public, will be held in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

“Murder at the Lone Elm” will be performed by LALT in January 2019, the third show in LALT’s 75th Anniversary Season.

The play is an interactive murder mystery — meaning that the audience will engage in figuring out whodunnit by asking questions of the characters at
different points in the play.

The Science Behind ‘Silent Sky’

on September 13, 2018 - 7:56am
Henrietta Leavitt (Katrina Koehler) studies a photographic plate of star images from among the many boxes of plates she has had shipped to her to continue her studies while helping her family at their home in Wisconsin. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Los Alamos

“Where are we?” This is the question driving the passion of the astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in Lauren Gunderson’s play Silent Sky, to be presented
by the Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Copernicus taught us that the solar system is centered on the Sun, not our Earth.

Daily Postcard: Signs Of Autumn Spotted In White Rock

on September 13, 2018 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: Signs of autumn spotted during a walk Wednesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NMFO Hosts 6th Annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17

on September 12, 2018 - 2:25pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Film Office will host its 6th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference will open Thursday night with One-on-One sessions with a variety of Industry Professionals. Friday morning will kick-off two days of panels on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from fundraising, pitching and distribution to casting and agents, as well as ever important networking opportunities.

“Last year’s conference was a sold-out event and we’re seeing greater interest this year,” NMFO

UNM-LA Opens ‘Sculptural Vessels’ Ceramics Exhibit

on September 12, 2018 - 8:03am

Sharon Brush in the UNM-LA ceramics studio with a piece she will display in the Sculptural Vessels’ exhibit at the UNM-LA Library. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Sharon Brush’s open handed vessels are hand-built with stoneware clay, using pinch, coil and slab construction methods. Courtesy photo

After construction, Sharon Brush’s open handed vessels are sanded smooth, sprayed with layers of slip and terra-sigilatta, burnished and fired in oxidation. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

“Sculptural Vessels,” an exhibition of ceramics by Sharon Brush, will open Wednesday, Sept.