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  • Visit a slot canyon so secret that most townies know nothing of it, or get off the beaten path at Tsankawi to explore little known caves, petroglyphs and visits.
    In both cases, explorers will be guided by experts County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin to the slot canyon, and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott through Tsankawi.
    These are two of the Take Wing events that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering to those who donate $150 or more to its capital campaign.
    The Tsankawi tour will be 10 a.m. Monday and the slot canyon adventure is 9 a.m. Oct. 4. In both cases, space is limited for donors only.
    PEEC’s goal is to raise about $1.2 million through the capital campaign to fund indoor and outdoor exhibits and a professional planetarium projector for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.
    Monday, Lott will lead a special off-trail tour through Tsankawi ruins. The small group will be scrambling up some rocks and climbing north mesa. Then they will head to Duchess Castle, the remains of a home and school built by Madame Vera von Blumenthal, who was not actually a duchess, but a baroness, and her friend Rose Dougan in 1918. Next, the tour will lead the group to the Doll House, to explore cavates and to see some petroglyphs and vistas.

  • Tune into the mystery and excitement of a masquerade. The next juried/curated show has artwork from artists who were intrigued by the theme and applied, as well as artwork from artists invited to share their work. There are literal masks and there are metaphorical masks, there are figures and faces and totems.
    Cultivate the flavor of fall by attending the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Santa Fe artist Max Lehman juried and curated the show creating a bewitching experience. Lehman is both a full time artist and webmaster at the New Mexico Tourism Department which provides the perspective of daily moving between a virtual sphere to the tactile realm of clay. He occasionally teaches both disciplines at the Santa Fe Community College. “My pieces are often a conglomeration of unrelated ideas that somehow just seem to work together,” he said. “Exercising unrestrained disregard for tradition or convention gives me the ability to process new ideas rapidly. I have an idiosyncratic perspective for approaching my art and subject matter. I also observe how graphic designers apply their designs to various objects. This gives me additional insight for approaching a 3-D form.”
    More of Lehman’s art can be found at maxdna.com.

  • Art exhibits
    “Inside Out” art exhibition celebrating artwork by people treated for mental illness. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 11 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.

    Los Alamos artist Nels Krakowski will have an exhibition of artwork on display at the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave. in the Tybie Davis Satin Art Gallery located on the second floor. Artist reception and lunch, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Burrito Company.

    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. Oct. 3-29. Opening Reception with the Artist: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

    T Barny. Show runs through Oct. 5 at the Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Art Gallery, 200B Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

  • Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Pecos National Historical Park will jointly host the Greer Garson 110th Birthday Tribute this weekend. The Academy-Award winning actress’ birthday was Sept. 29.
    The festivities will honor Garson’s local philanthropic contributions, including a free public reception in the lobby of the Greer Garson Theatre, 6 p.m. Friday on the SFUAD campus.
    The reception will feature a display of costumes the actress wore, a dance tribute by SFUAD students, an onstage tour of Greer Garson Theatre, scene rehearsal of the upcoming SFUAD production, “The Cave Dwellers,” and “Remembering Greer” Panel and Q&A with special guests including former SFUAD Performing Arts Chair John Weckesser.
    “Greer Garson was a woman of extraordinary intelligence and talent, a star in the galaxy sense of the word, who genuinely cared about people,” Weckesser said. “She wanted people to succeed in life on any and every level, students foremost. It is the generosity of her spirit which overrides her monetary contributions to the campus that will live with me, our faculty and our students forever.”

  • 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, Sept. 26, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-09-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Link Arms in LA
    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, Sept. 27, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 28, 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

  • Los Alamos
    TA-55, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Java City Coffee Booth, TA-55 Building LANL
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Dry storage boxes must be six inches off the floor.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Santa Fe
    Whole Foods Market, 1090 St. Francis Dr.
    Date inspected: Aug. 4
    Violations: Hummus container had two labels with different expiration date, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Kikka @WFCER, 753 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Some of the cutting boards are stained with food debris.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Counter Culture, 603 Baca St.
    Date inspected: Aug. 1
    Violations: All high-risk violations have been corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 27. No further follow up required.

  • SANTA FE (AP) — Governor Susana Martinez and Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Veronica N. Gonzales recently honored seven artists and art supporters as the recipients of the 2014 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts at the St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
    “These seven artists and supporters bring acclaim to New Mexico through their creativity and accomplishments,” Governor Martinez said. “These talented artists and dedicated contributors help define who we are as New Mexicans and inspire our children to act on their dreams.”
    The 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards recipients are Robert Mirabal of Taos — artist, music; Jean Anaya Moya of Galisteo — artist, straw applique; Donald Redman of Santa Fe —artist, sculpture; Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt of Hillsboro — artist, graphite/cowboy art; Dr. Kent Jacobs and Sallie Ritter of Las Cruces, major contributors to the arts; George R.R. Martin of Santa Fe, major contributor to the arts; and Dr. Dave Warren of Santa Clara Pueblo, major contributor to the arts.

  • When the Stars Trembled in Río Puerco, an oral history play, which premiered earlier this year to sold-out audiences in Santa Fe, will kick off the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s first-ever Latino Theatre Festival, Siembra this month.
    From now through May 2015 in partnership with 10 New Mexico theatre companies,The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will stage a wide variety of works by acclaimed Latino and Latina playwrights.
    Santa Fe-based Teatro Paraguas begins the festival with its presentation of “When the Stars Trembled in Rio Puerco.” Presented in English, this oral history play is based on stories of viejitos of the Río Puerco valley, collected and edited by celebrated New Mexico folk historian, Nasario García, adapted and directed by Santa Fe playwright Shebana Coelho.

  • TAOS (AP) — Voters across the country chose Taos Pueblo as the second “Best Native American Experience” in the United States based on USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice contest. Acoma Pueblo in Albuquerque was chosen as the No. 1 pick.
    In August, USA Today asked readers to choose their top 10 choices for Best Native American Experience out of 20 nominees across the U.S. Half of the top 10 winners are based in New Mexico.
    Taos Pueblo has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years and is the only living Native American community to be designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark.
    On Sept. 29 and 30, Taos Pueblo will celebrate the pueblo’s patron saint, St. Gerome (San Geronimo), with their “San Geronimo Eve Vespers” and “San Geronimo Day.”
    “San Geronimo Vespers” begins on Sept. 29 with mass at the Pueblo’s San Geronimo Chapel at 3 p.m. San Geronimo Chapel was built in 1850 to replace the original 16th century church, which was destroyed in 1847. Later that evening at 6 p.m., a “Sundown Dance” with a ceremonial drumming ceremony will take place.

  • ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — ABQ Global Entertainment, LLC, a film production company based in Nob Hill and owned by Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener, joins the Windcatcher Entertainment production team of screenwriter and producer, Jane L. Fitzpatrick and Native American adviser and producer, Chief Whispering Raven.
    Quirk and Wiener, co-founders and co-executive producers of the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) bring their New Mexico resources in the film and business communities to Windcatcher.
    “Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea,” will focus on the most famous, but least known Native American woman in history.
    The Lewis and Clark expedition was a treacherous journey across the land to the Pacific Ocean and back in 1804-06. Sacajawea was a significant member of this Corps of Discovery. Her ability to secure horses for the mountainous trek and her knowledge of the land brought them success, which they may not have otherwise achieved.
    The production team is currently working with investors to finalize funding and go into pre-production.