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Today's Features

  • Art exhibits
    “Inside Out” art exhibition celebrating artwork by people treated for mental illness. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo Peralta in the Santa Fe Railyard. All sales of art go to the artists. The exhibit is a collaborative effort to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental illness.

    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    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.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Through Oct. 29.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting Live
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society Chile – New Mexico’s Hottest Harvest”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
    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

  • NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.
    Teresa Giudice was sentenced Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges while her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months by a judge who castigated them for failing to disclose all their assets yet gave both a measure of leniency.
    In a nod to the couple’s four young daughters, Judge Esther Salas staggered the sentences so that Teresa Giudice will serve her sentence first. Teresa Giudice is scheduled to report to prison in early January.
    Teresa Giudice, 42, cried as she apologized in court before her sentencing.
    “I fully take responsibility for my actions. I need to learn to take responsibility for myself,” she said. “I can’t even explain the pain that I have gone through. I am more sorry than anybody will ever know or understand.”
    Joe Giudice also apologized and said he had disgraced many people. He faces an immigration hearing when he completes his sentence and likely will be deported. His attorney has said Giudice came to the U.S. as an infant and didn’t know he wasn’t an American citizen until he was an adult.

  • Santa Fe
    Physicians Medical Center, 2990 Rodeo Park Drive East
    Date inspected: Aug. 13
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Food temperatures in danger zone for tuna salad and cold cuts. No paper towels or trash can at hand washing station. One low-risk violation. Storage boxes on floor and must be six inches off the ground. .
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Aug. 22.

    Texaco Burger King, 100 N. St. Francis Dr.
    Date inspected: Aug. 13
    Violations: Five high-risk violations. Ice from condensation leaking onto food product. Employee drinks have potential for cross contamination in food prep area. Ice scoops have grime build up. Paper towels at hand washing station are touching waste basket. Chicken temperature in danger zone. One moderate-risk violation. Vents and fans have dust and mold build up. One low-risk violation. Employees have no hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Sept. 3.

  • In November 2013, the Winter Spanish Market celebrated its 25th Anniversary by moving the event from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, a move that brought new energy to the market with thousands of visitors from the Albuquerque area.
    The Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque Nov. 28-29 at Hotel Albuquerque near Old Town.
    With more than 100 artists who embrace the traditional Spanish Colonial arts participating, visitors can expect to see santos, tinwork, straw appliqué, weaving, pottery, precious metal, colcha, bone carving, furniture, woodcarving and utilitarian objects — all traditions endorsed by Spanish Colonial Arts of New Mexico. The market brings the opportunity to capture the authenticity of Spanish Colonial Arts through the vision of the artists who will be featured in this year’s event.
    The event will open at noon Nov. 28 with live music that honors the Spanish Colonial tradition, and the opportunity to view the works of both adult and youth artists.
    At 9 a.m. Nov. 29, the day will start with a procession of artists from the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town, accompanied by mariachi and a blessing of the market by Father Dennis Garcia.

  • Pottery was crucial to agrarian life in the southern United States, with useful forms such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, and churns being most in demand for the day-to-day activities of a household and farm. Today, a century after that lifeway began to change, potters in the south continue to make vital wares that are distinctively southern.
    The Museum of International Folk Art will celebrate this “living tradition” of American regional culture with the exhibition, “Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition.” The exhibit begins with a free public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24. The opening will be hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The two-man folk orchestra Round Mountain will perform southern-inspired music, including original compositions, at the opening reception.
    The exhibition presents traditional stoneware from North Carolina and north Georgia, current works characterized by local clays, salt and ash glazes and effects of wood firing.
    “These are plain-spoken pots with a quiet beauty,” states guest curator Karen Duffy, a folklorist. “They have subtle ornamentation and an emphasis on form. The focus of the exhibition will be the potters themselves, above all their creativity and commitment to tradition.”

  • Every year in October, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center hosts its annual membership meeting fondly called PEECnic. The celebration is open to the public and is free. This year’s event will be from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the current location, 3540 Orange St. It will be the last PEECnic at the location because by next October, the new Los Alamos Nature Center will be open on Canyon Road.
    To commemorate the last PEECnic at its current location, there are many special activities planned, including a special PEEC-to-PEEC hike (from the new location to the current location).
    There will also be a dessert buffet, games and cookie decorating for kids, photo opportunities, a glimpse of the new nature center renderings, contests, prizes and live music by the Craig Martin Experience.
    To start of the week, PEEC invites the community to join Oct. 13-19 for Take Wing Week.
    In honor of the new nature center, which some say is shaped like a dragonfly, PEEC is hosting a week of free or nearly free programs all about things that fly. There will be talks by experts, and a special movie screening at the Reel Deal Theater.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    “Masquerade.” Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women’s monthly meeting will be noon-1:30 p.m. at the Ridgepark Clubhouse. All registered Republican Women and the public are welcome to attend. Meet some of the Republican candidates including Jefferson Byrd for HD3, Robert Aragon for state auditor, Geoff Rodgers for CD3 and many local candidates, LAFRW Officers for the 2015-2016 term will also be elected. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe (a shelter for abused women and children that does a lot of retraining and counseling). For more information call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

    Art on Tap Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Art therapist/counselor Trish Ebbert will talk about the benefits of art for one’s good mental health.

  • For nearly a decade, Natali Steinberg has been involved with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center from its infancy. Several members of her family have also been a part of PEEC’s history, since the early days at its Orange Street location to the new Nature Center.
    Born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, she realized her love for the southwest while spending summers in Colorado as a teen. After college, she and her husband moved to Denver. “We had two farms there,” she said in a recent interview with PEEC. “A big farm where we grew sugar beets, corn and alfalfa and a small farm where we lived and raised our kids.”
    The children each had a 4-H project, which provided the family with meat and dairy products. “We enjoyed the farming lifestyle. It felt like a great place to raise kids and teach them responsibility,” she said.
    A decision was made to move to New Mexico after 60 years of living in Colorado. Although she said it was difficult at first, she fell in love with the area. “Colorado had gotten to be too populated for me — too many people and too much traffic,” she said.

  • This week’s topic for the On Tap Series is Art.
    Local art therapist/counselor Trish Ebbert will talk about the benefits of art for one’s good mental health.
    She will also have the audience engage in a simple group art therapy activity. The talk is 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Manhattan Project.
    “No fear — you will not be graded on this. Expect a lighthearted and fun evening — no one will be ‘analyzed’ either. However, I cannot guarantee that you may or may not discover something about yourself,” Ebbert said.
    Art Therapy has been a nationwide accredited profession since 1960. Licensed art therapists have a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling.
    Art is precognitive; therefore it is symbolic, metaphorical, subconscious and therapeutically informative. It accesses deep parts of the self.
    Creative mediums, such as watercolor, clay, chalk, collage, or a variety of other mediums are used to facilitate a therapeutic process. This process allows individuals to integrate unconscious aspects of their experience and increase one’s self-awareness.
    No art experience is required as the finished product is not necessarily the aim of art therapy.