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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...

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...

Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) makes post-Sundance premiere in Gallup

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The City of Gallup and the Gallup Film Festival are honored to showcase the 2018 Sundance Institute “Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events” selection Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) at the El Morro Theatre and Events Center on Feb. 9 at 7 pm.

Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) is about Ruby, a young Navajo mother, who faces the inescapable remnants of alcohol, family and culture on the last day of her life. This story explores the overwhelming control that addiction holds over the addicted and those who love them, and the powerlessness of individuals and society to cure this illness.

The film features Navajo actress Trini King, from Shiprock, N.M., and residing in Albuquerque as Ruby. Forrest...

McKinley Academy accelerating futures

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GMCS providing students a pathway to pursue an Associate’s Degree

Free paid college bound opportunities are on the horizon for Gallup McKinley County Schools students.

That was the takeaway from a meeting recently held regarding a new program called “McKinley Academy Accelerating Futures.”

The meeting was held at JFK Middle school auditorium Jan. 15 to a packed house of interested students, parents and local school teachers, and administrators.

Starting in August 2018, GMCS will partner with UNM-G to provide McKinley County students a pathway to pursue an Associate’s Degree.

Students will able to pursue a degree while earning a high school diploma, and tuition would be...

Navajo Nation Trails Initiative an opportunity to learn more about creating trails

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WINDOW ROCK—An intricate network of trails across the Navajo Nation are leading to healthy pathways for tribal members and others mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

In 2016, the Navajo Nation Trails Initiative was created and was spearheaded by Vice President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Youth Empowerment Services.

“(We have) been honored to provide oversight, technical assistance and hands-on support for the effort,” said Tom Riggenbach, executive director of Navajo YES.

Office of the President and Vice President, Division of Natural Resources, Engineers Without Borders, Indian Health Services, Southwest Trail Solutions, local communities and various tribal...

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