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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 6, 2018

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Welcome to a look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This time out, there are a ton of releases arriving in a wide variety of genres, meaning there should be something for everyone. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

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Sculpting clay, fueled by hope

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Artist shares his heart-opening journey with depression

For Steve Marti, overcoming obstacles in his life all began with the simple art of making things out of clay and other materials since he was a child. The love of pottery making began in high school, but soon this love affair fell to the wayside amongst the array of a busy life.

With fear being his biggest enemy, and having gone through his own traumatic ordeal, he quickly rekindled his passion for the arts. He realized that fear had stopped him from doing things and going places, but since becoming an accomplished pottery artist – fear no longer has a place in his life and he now passes this healing trade to...

‘Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice’ debuts in July

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gallupARTS is proud to present “Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice” at ART123 Gallery. Opening July 14 from 7 - 9pm (during ArtsCrawl), and running through Aug. 4, Challenge Gallup spotlights 11 Native artists whose work tackles timely and relevant social justice issues, from homelessness to diabetes to environmentalism to stereotypes.

For example, Diné painter Adam Maria calls attention to (in his words) “the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in the Navajo community” by juxtaposing food contributors to diabetes with natural lifestyles. In his painting “Type 2,” he contrasts a crushed soda can with a blue bird.

“My aim is to depict chaos and...

RMCHCS, Gallup Boys and Girls Club team launches Bikes-For-Kids

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and the Gallup Boys and Girls Club are fixing up old, broken bicycles and converting them into mountain bikes that will blaze trails in the local hills. So far five bikes have been refurbished with 30 being worked on which will be ridden by 30 Gallup youths ages 5-14 who have signed up for the club’s summer program.

The “Fix Bikes for Kids” program began in June and is designed to provide exercise and fun for Gallup’s younger residents, leveraging the areas’ expansive and adventurous landscape while building a spirit of competition and comradery. However, the goal is also to address the high rate of diabetes. In 2016...

Local youth to star in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Fairies, magic and mischief abounds

What happens when mortals stumble upon the realm of fairies? Magic and mischief abound in William Shakespeare’s classic play, now adapted to the stage for young performers.

Children and adolescents should have the opportunity to benefit from an arts education program that is exciting, educational, and meaningful. Gallup Repertory Theater aims to establish such an education. They aim to offer students a space in which they can foster their theatrical aspirations with the guidance of our own ensemble crew.

With the aid and support of dedicated actors, playwrights, and directors within our ensemble, students will be introduced to various aspects of...

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