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Today's Features

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season.
    September
    “Harvey,” by Mary Chase.The 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which falls into the “classic” category, tells the story of Elwood Dowd, who believes he is accompanied by an invisible, human-sized rabbit, much to the embarrassment of his family. Directed by Gwen Lewis.
    November
    8x10s. LALT’s fifth presentation of this format of eight short plays provides opportunities for wanna-be directors and actors to get their feet wet and for established ones to join the plunge. The scripts (still being selected) feature mostly local playwrights and the evening promises to have something for everyone.
    2016
    January
    “Once A Ponzi Time,” by Joe Foust.
    Enter the world of madcap finances as an investment scheme built of cards is about to tumble down. Think Bernie Madoff meets the Marx Brothers. Directed by Jim Sicilian
    March
    “The Consequence of Impression,” by Deborah Magid.
    Sometimes-local playwright Deborah Magid tells the story of French painter Berthe Morisot, who was the muse and subject of many paintings by French Impressionist Edouard Manet — and ended up marrying his brother. Directed by Ken Milder.
    May

  • What does it mean to be a wildlife “rehabber”, and what goes into this important work? Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, founder of the New Mexico Wildlife Center, will give a talk on the topic at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    In her talk, Ramsay will discuss her career as a wildlife rehabber, and why this work is important to wildlife and to us all. She will also talk about how she cares for the animals, such as providing medical care, maintaining the cages and special feeding considerations. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
    Ramsay has devoted more than 30 years to animal care. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, Ramsay opened her own veterinary clinic in Española. In 1986, Ramsay founded the New Mexico Wildlife Center located in Española. Although its mission was originally to care for birds, the mission and facility expanded.
    In the early 2000s, Ramsay was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine, where she continued to serve until 2013. Ramsay eventually had to leave the New Mexico Wildlife Center to care for her ailing husband, but she still continued to provide rehabilitation to bears.

  • 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.  

  • Los Alamos High School students Katie Delgado, Wilbur Wang and Devon McClesky, along with 11 others received medals from the American Association of German Teachers for scoring in the 91st to 99th percentile, when compared to German students on a nationwide scale.
    “Wunderbar!” Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist said. “We have outstanding students who also have an outstanding teacher in Ms. Boshier. She works hard to enthusiastically design lessons and activities that brings out the best in them through learning German in her classroom.”
    LAHS sophomore Katie Delgado scored in the 99th percentile on the level 2 exam and was the top nominee for their Study Trip Award. Her efforts secured the top spot and Delgado was gifted a three-week stay in Germany to attend school. She will stay with a host family, where she will also visit Berlin.
    Wilbur Wang, also a sophomore, scored a 99 percent on the level 3 exam, receiving a gold medal and their 2015 Austrian Book Award.
    Devon McClesky, a junior scored in the 97th percentile for the level two exam, also receiving a medal and the 2015 Austrian Book Award.
    Additional gold medal recipients include Rose Click, Emily Brown, George Margevicius, Andreas Runde, Alexander Ionkov, Kayla Parker, Louise Belian, Tabitha Welch, Rachel Wallstrom, Jennifer Wang and Andrew Makela.

  • 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.

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