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Vibrant Acrylics Of Chris Pennington Light Up Walls At Rose Chocolatier

on February 17, 2018 - 7:15am
Work by artist Chris Pennington is on display at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Horses are a favorite subject in the art of Chris Pennington. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Glowing aspens are the subject of this landscape by Chris Pennington. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Artist Chris Pennington is back in her hometown of Los Alamos for a one-woman show of her vibrant acrylics at Rose Chocolatier, 149 Central Park Square.

The daughter

Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jay Feeding In Snow

on February 16, 2018 - 9:06am

Daily Postcard: Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NHCC Museum Opens La Ultima Exhibición

on February 15, 2018 - 12:53am

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum will hold an as new works by artists invited to participate in the 2018 version of the show opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 16, for La Ultima Exhibición.

The exhibition is curated by Augustine Romero and organized around the visual interpretations of Rudolfo Anaya's acclaimed book, Bless Me, Ultima (1972) -- a portrait of life in rural New Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young boy during World War II.

Anaya tells of the spiritual healer, Ultima, as she guides young Antonio on a

Canceled: Lady Luck Runs Out On ‘Guys And Dolls’

on February 14, 2018 - 11:55am

LALO News:

The remodeling of the Duane Smith Auditorium will not be complete in time for the opening of Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “Guys and Dolls” scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23.

“In keeping with the gambling theme of ‘Guys and Dolls’, LA Light Opera continued to create sets, costume the cast, and rehearse the orchestra, hoping the auditorium would be open in time, as the “beep-beep” of construction hoists continued in the background … but luck ran out on the guys and the dolls,” said Laurie Tomlinson, LALO president and “Guys and Dolls” director.

Los Alamos Light Opera is

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Spotted Through Trees At Pond

on February 14, 2018 - 6:56am
Daily Postcard: Sunrise spotted through the trees at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail Bridge

on February 13, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: A bridge viewed Saturday afternoon along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/

National Shift Toward Sustainability Drives Latest New Mexico True Story Featuring Taos Earthships

on February 12, 2018 - 6:49am
Taos is home to the Greater World Community, the world’s only subdivision of earthships open to visitors for tours and overnight stays. Courtesy/New Mexico True
New Mexico True News:
SANTA FE Earthships are best described as otherworldly, ethereal ... and while they may be stationary, they are powered through the elements by which they are surrounded.
These eco-friendly dwellings, made of discarded items such as automobile tires, bottles, beer cans and metal, might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vacation.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Glows Behind Guard Tower

on February 12, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Friday illuminates the sky behind the guard tower at the entrance to town. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Emerges Over White Rock

on February 11, 2018 - 1:03am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise emerges Friday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LAAC Announces Upcoming Events

on February 10, 2018 - 7:15am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) announces its upcoming events. LAAC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that for 50 years has supported creative arts activities in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.

For more information, visit or call 505.663.0477.


Monday Feb. 12

  • Arts Forum at noon in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge


Thursday March 1

  • Deadline to receive proposals for the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture in Music. The inaugural lecture is Saturday, Sept. 22.

Wednesday March 7

  • Brown Bag Performance noon to 1 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Friday Sunrise Lights Sky

on February 10, 2018 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: Friday sunrise lights up the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Village Arts Jewelry Sale Friday And Saturday

on February 9, 2018 - 8:17am
Village Arts News:
Happy Valentine's Day ... come to Village Arts on DP Road:
  • 11 a.m. to  5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9; and
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Besides a large selection of gold, silver and precious stone jewelry we:
  • Buy gold, silver, jewelry, coins, gems, diamonds in any condition;
  • Offer appraisals for insurance purposes;
  • Restring pearls and beads;
  • Size rings;
  • Create custom pieces using your gemstones or ours; and
  • Strive to find that special something that you have been looking for.

Call For Entries: 2018 Los Alamos Photo Club Photo Show April 9-May 5

on February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
LAPC News:

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) and Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG) announce their annual photo show, April 9-May 5, in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

Photo Club members as well as anyone living or working in Los Alamos County are encouraged to submit their work for display. There is no entry fee or jurying required. 

Entries are due by April 6 to with the subject line: Description of entries for 2018 LAPC show by [name of photographer]”.

Prospective entrants should visit the LAPC website at

Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jay Spotted In Quemazon

on February 7, 2018 - 3:45am
Daily Postcard: A Steller’s Jay spotted Tuesday in Quemazon. The Steller's Jay is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It also is known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay and pine jay. Source: Photo by Trisha Ancell
Steller’s Jay. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Arts Council Calendar Of Event

on February 1, 2018 - 9:10am
LAAC News:

  • Art on Tap, 5:30-7 p.m., at UnQuarked wine cafe, featuring Gordon’s Puppets. Free

  • Brown Bag Performance, noon to 1 p.m., Fuller Lodge, featuring Juanita Madland, piano, in a program of classical music. Free

MONDAY Feb. 12
  • Arts Forum, noon, Nambe Room, Fuller Lodge

  • Volunteer Appreciation Party, 6-8 p.m., Fuller Lodge. By invitation

  • Deadline to receive proposals for the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture in Music (inaugural lecture is Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018)

  • Brown Bag Performance,

Daily Postcard: Bluebird Perches In Birch Tree

on January 30, 2018 - 4:56am

Daily Postcard: A bluebird perches on the branch of a birch tree Monday in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

LACA Concert An Experience To Remember

on January 29, 2018 - 12:49pm
István Várdai. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Bringing back István Várdai for the Jan. 21 Los Alamos Concert Association's  cello concert with pianist Shai Wosner provided the audience with a thrilling afternoon. Their choice of works gave us the opportunity to hear wonderful compostitions that are rarely heard. Works by Eastern European composers, Kodály’s Sonatina and Janácek’s Pohadka, are pieces that we have probably not heard before.

My earliest memory of an outstanding cellist in performance is Antonio Janigro with the band that he created in Zagreb, I Solisti di

Pajarito Players: Staged Reading Of Still In The Game

on January 29, 2018 - 7:19am

A Pajarito Players rehearsal, from left, Dianna Duerre, Trish Ebbert, Thomas Farish and Pat Beck. Courtesy photo

Members of the Pajarito Players troupe watching the rehearsal, from left, playwright Robert Benjamin, understudy Tami Martinson and Director John Gustafson. Courtesy photo

The Pajarito Players present free staged readings of the play STILL IN THE GAME by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor.

The readings are 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3 and Feb. 11 at the Los Alamos County Libraries.

NMSA Hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10

on January 29, 2018 - 6:25am
New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10. Courtesy/NMSA
NMSA News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department is mounting its second biennial New Media Festival to showcase digital artwork made in the school’s Media Arts classes over the last two years.
The Festival 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 on the NMSA campus and is free and open to the public.
Students will take over the building, transforming it inside and out.

LALT Auditions For 'The Dining Room' Feb. 4-5

on January 29, 2018 - 6:13am
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
Auditions are 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nector St. 
Auditioners are asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue of their choice and will be asked to read scenes from the play. Copies of the script are available for check out at Mesa Public Library. The script calls for six adults (3 women and 3 men) who each portray approximately nine varied characters.

Daily Postcard: Buck Caught Grazing In Quemazon

on January 29, 2018 - 5:59am
Daily Postcard: Hey mom, he’s eating your grass again. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Bill To Support Booming NM Film Industry Advances

on January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
NMDP News:
SANTA FE  A bill to promote the New Mexico film industry sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo) has passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.
HB 113 would encourage film makers in and outside of New Mexico to film within the state by removing the cap on film credits. 
“This bill will help unlock more good-paying jobs in the film industry, and expand opportunities in an industry that is already booming.” Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas said.
The film industry has put New Mexico on the map and continues to bring

Da Vinci—The Genius Exhibition Opens In Two Weeks At New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

on January 28, 2018 - 8:14am

Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition. Courtesy/Grande Exhibitions


ALBUQUERQUE — Da Vinci The Genius opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque. 

This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through July 29.

Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect.


Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted On Conoco Hill

on January 28, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Buck spotted Saturday morning on Conoco Hill near Arkansas Street. Photo by Aria Jones

Cooperation Provides Venue For ‘Carmina Burana’

on January 26, 2018 - 6:19am

For Los Alamos Choral Society

Notice to Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) supporters:

“Carmina Burana” is moving to a new location. It will not be performed at the Duane Smith Auditorium on Feb. 10, but it will be presented on that same day, at 7 p.m., at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium.

The local production of Carl Orff's massive choral and orchestral interpretation of a collection of medieval songs was scheduled to be the first production in the newly renovated Smith Auditorium.