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Today's Features

  • The Mesa Public Library will be host to a book group round-up, summer reading for grown ups. There will be two sessions, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    A book group round-up is a chance for people to get together and talk about books — whatever kinds of books they like.
    It’s a chance for people who would like to form or join a book discussion group to meet. It’s a chance for established book groups to find new members. It’s a chance for readers to break out of old patterns and read something different, based on personal recommendations from others in the group.
    Mesa Public Library will have two sessions of Book Group Round-up to kick off the summer reading season, and to introduce people to a new, library-sponsored book club called the “Any Book” Book Club.
    Everyone who likes to read and talk about books is invited. If you can’t attend, but are interested in sharing information about book groups you may belong to, fill out the questionnaire at either library in Los Alamos or White Rock.
    An “Any Book” book club is one where everyone gets together to talk about the book they are reading at the time, or the most recent one they’ve read, or the one that made the biggest impact on them.  

  • Mix one part education, two parts inspiration and shake it up with seven seminars, three cocktail parties, a film premiere, concert and interactive tastings. The result is New Mexico Cocktails & Culture — New Mexico’s first spirits festival opening May 30 in Santa Fe.
    The festival is founded by Santa Fean Natalie Bovis to educate, entertain and raise the bar for well-crafted cocktails for hospitality professionals and home entertainers.
    Celebrated bar owners and managers from Santa Fe and Albuquerque make up the NMCC Bar Board advisors — and bartenders and servers holding a current NM State Alcohol Servers License get 50 percent off seminar tickets. Bars and restaurants throughout the state are invited to feature their own special NMCC cocktail at their own venues in conjunction with the event, and be listed on the NMCocktailCulture.com website.
    “Mixology is the liquid element of the culinary arts,” Bovis said. “New Mexico Cocktails & Culture offers professional and home bartenders a chance to train like chefs by learning the history of spirits and classic cocktails, and how to balance flavors while incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’m thrilled that some of the best mixology teachers from around the U.S. enthusiastically agreed to come to Santa Fe.”

  • Will cooperation lead to the gold? That’s the question the New Mexico Tourism Department is wondering as a weekend event, “Fennboree,” has been planned to bring together treasure seekers who are on the hunt for Forrest Fenn’s hidden prize.
    Five years ago, Santa Fe resident Fenn hid the chest somewhere in New Mexico after stocking it with coins, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and gold nuggets whose value has been estimated as high as $2 million.
    It’s been estimated by some that nearly 30,000 people have looked for the treasure and now a weekend dedicated to discussing past hunts, advice to new hunters and strategizing tactics for new hunts is planned at the Rio Chama Campground in New Mexico.
    “Fennboree,” named in honor of Fenn, and will consist of a two-day event, Friday through Sunday, focused on collaborating and finding the hidden gold. Fenn believes the hunting will bring an estimated 50,000 additional people to the state this summer.
    Tourism officials are thrilled if it brings many to the state hunting for gold, but believes the journey might have more to offer than just searching hidden treasure.

  • Jemez gallery to honor artists’ at new show

    To celebrate the Valles Caldera as the newest National Park in the United States, Jemez Fine Art Gallery invited New Mexico artists of all ages to submit work to a juried show, “Sacred Water.” The works address the beauty or scarcity of water in our world.
    The show was juried by Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel and Fuller Lodge Art Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke.
    The public is welcome come to the Jemez gallery at the artists’ reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). Vote for a favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive a cash prize or a one-week exhibit in the gallery’s south rental gallery.
    Jemez Fine Art Gallery is at 17346 Highway 4, just south of the Jemez Springs Village Plaza. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.
    For more information, go to jemezfineart.com or call 575-829-3340.

    Talks continue at Mesa Prieta

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, May 22, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 5-08-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 23, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 24, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs until June 1.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until Saturday at photo-eye Gallery.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time the latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. The opening will be 5-7 p.m. May 29. Show runs until June 19.

    The photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 29. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.

    “Echoes of Nature.” Patty Hammarstedt-Abstract Calligraphy/Mixed Media Painting Ceramics Artists: Jack Troy, Rob Barnard, Lucien Koonce, Susan Kotulak and Kevin Crowe. First Friday Citywide Event and Pre-View Artist Reception from 5-8:30 p.m. June 5.

  • Beginning in late May, master pianist and storyteller Richard Glazier will be featured in a new PBS special, his third for the network.
    Recorded in 2014, “From Broadway to Hollywood with Richard Glazier” features Glazier’s piano talents as well as interviews with several artists having connections to the Golden Age of music. The program airs on PBS stations around the country, including KNME TV on May 31.
    “It will continue to air on PBS affiliates over the next three years and I’ll be appearing during the pledge drives,” said Glazier, who lives in Sacramento, California.
    Unlike most conventional concert pianists, Glazier draws on his background and connections with legendary figures in American Popular Song, such as Ira Gershwin, to blend recitals with stories of artists who influenced his career.
    “I’ve always told interesting stories about the composers, the performers, the shows, the movies—they all enhance the concert experience,” Glazier said. “I also add audio/visual components showing rare clips, photos and interviews that I’ve done.”

  • TOURISM Santa Fe, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), and creative advertising agency Fuseideas announce a new collaborative, yearlong intern program. The program offers internships in photography, writing and film, and provide students with exposure to top industry professionals. Students will also participate in hands-on opportunities, working at the nexus of a leading destination marketing organization and a creative agency, branding and sharing the unique experiences of Santa Fe to a variety of international audiences.
    Throughout the program, SFUAD interns will interact with agency managers and creatives, shadow professional photography and video shoots, and present and create content to be published on TOURISM Santa Fe social media platforms, paid media executions and santafe.org. These hands-on experiences provide invaluable career insights and enable students to develop portfolios for professional employment after graduation.
    “Santa Fe is a city of preeminent creative talent,” said Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe. “The SFUAD internship program is the latest in our ongoing efforts to develop and retain local talent by delivering the national exposure and growth opportunities young people need to help tourism and other leading industries excel.”

  • Bradbury part of Blue Star program

    The Bradbury is again partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 25 through Labor Day Sept. 7.
    “We are excited and proud to be a part of the 2,000 museums throughout the United States participating in the Blue Star Museum program to thank our nation’s military personnel — and their families — for their service. The museum already has a free-admission policy, but we’re participating in this program to raise awareness of the importance of honoring members of the U.S. armed services, as we share our collective history,” said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck.
    Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide that offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
    For a full list of participating museums nationwide, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

    Puppy adoption set for this weekend