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Dyer gives ‘State of the Campus’ address

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Talks about plans for growth, unity

Speaking to a packed audience full of university administrators, professors, and students, Executive Director Christopher Dyers gave his “State of the Campus” address in the Calvin Hall auditorium on the university’s accomplishments, and goals for 2016 on Jan. 11.

Although he is...

Heat Wave Strikes Downtown

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Despite temperatures below freezing, downtown Gallup warmed up Saturday night for the “Heat Wave” Arts Crawl event.

There was live music, hot food, coffee sampling, hula hooping, and enough art on display to occupy the eyes for the whole evening. ART123 featured an artist retrospective that included old and new works from local artists that gave a nice sense of history and progression.

Steve Marti, generally renowned as a potter, had a solid maple flute box that he made back in 1979 on display.

“This was really the first time I had the experience of a piece making itself,” he said as he thought fondly back to carving the box. It was interesting to hear this account of...

Featured Artist: Michael Schmaltz

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The best of both worlds – life as a silversmith and painter

Michael Schmaltz loves painting women, all kinds of women, as they go about their daily activities. He photographs them in not your typical pose and what he gets is an image for a painting.  However, his current work is a painting of his daughter when she was 10, sitting on the floor reading the “funny papers.”

He plans on giving this painting to her when he is finished.

A once passionate jewelry maker in his prime years, he is now embarking on living his lifelong dream of an artist, something that his parents heavily discouraged him in pursuing when he was a teen. He says that he always knew in his heart since...

“Gallup Heat Wave” at Arts Crawl

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If you are ready to experience a little piece of tropical weather in the dead of this cold winter, hit up the Arts Crawl on Jan. 9. It could warm your soul as you allow your imagination to relax on the sand among the palm trees, beach-side.

Among the places to visit will be ART123, which will be hosting an artists’ retrospective, and attached to that gallery is the Open Studio/Outsider Gallery, hosting works by a number of artists in a variety of mediums.

Scott Halliday will be playing one of his hand-crafted cigarbox guitars at Makeshift Gallery and Ten Minutes Max will be performing at 233 W. Coal. More music available at Coal Street Pub by the group, Picked Clean, and the popular...

New Year’s Day ‘Twin’ Delivery

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Martha Kruis is the mother of twin girls born on New Year’s day. Daughter Ora Rose Deschene born at 8:21am and Daughter Bailey Joy Deschene  born at 8:41am. Martha’s oldest daughter, Vivianna Marie Deschene, 14 months old, enjoys being with her sisters. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS

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