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Maxine’s 95th birthday bash

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Maxine Scott, in front, held her 95th birthday party at McDonald’s east Jan. 27, and then moved her guests to Earl’s for breakfast.

Seated behind Maxine is Roberta Wolthers, and on the opposite side of the table, at left, is Scott’s niece from Florida, and Tina Mattis from Wyoming (Joe Zecca’s daughter) on the...

Texan artist paints his way to Gallup

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Pena expresses his Native American heritage through painting

Artisans express their talent through various emotions they feel, see, and experience, whether it’s harmonious or dramatic episodes in their life. It’s these life moments that make each artist unique and we as the viewers get a moment to delve into the artist’s creative mind.

One artist that truly shares his past experiences, in so much as shocking the viewer, is Arnulfo Pena, who does this through the touch of paint to canvas.

Born in Corsicana, TX, 72-year-old Pena has seen his fair share of dramatic experiences directly tied to his Native American roots, more exactly from the Mescalero Apache tribe. Having...

Diné poet’s first book to drop in February

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Atsitty shares her journey to publication

Diné poet Tacey M. Atsitty, 35, from Cove, Ariz., has published her first book of poems, Rain Scald, from the University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque.

After six and a half years of constant revisions and organizing, Atsitty finally got her first published book in her hands this past month.

“It was a long journey, to be honest,” Atsitty said. “It was 2011 and now I finally received my book in my hands January 2018.”

There’s no doubt that the process was arduous, as the poet encountered some personal obstacles between the time of sending off her manuscript to UNM Press and her time at Cornell University, where she received...

2nd Annual ArtsCrawl Community Brainstorm outcome

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ArtsCrawl season slated to start off the season with new concepts

Gallup ArtsCrawl, a monthly event that is held in downtown Gallup on the second Saturday of the month, showcases the region’s mix of talented artisans from all walks of life.

It’s an event that also enriches the community with its display of culture and diversity.

Artisans come to ArtsCrawl in hopes of displaying their talent to the admiring eyes of the public. Many also hope to sell their work so they can keep painting, sculpting, and/or shaping new masterpieces.

But there is much more to this behind the scenes, such as attracting new artists and themes to keep ArtsCrawl fresh and original.

The 2nd Annual...

gallupARTS receives $30k digital projects grant from NEH

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gallupARTS received a $30,000 Digital Projects for the Public “Discovery” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will fund the planning of a virtual art exhibit featuring Gallup’s collection of 90+ New Deal/Works Progress Administration (WPA) artworks, one of the largest such collections in the State.

Currently, Gallup’s collection of WPA architecture, Spanish Colonial-style tinwork, oak furniture, murals, prints, western American paintings, Native art and contributions to the Index of American Design, is housed in four different locations, which are not all open to the public.

Through a multi-faceted, interpretive website, gallupARTS hopes to restore...

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