It’s ‘All in a Row’

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A carved gourd by artist Janet Trobough titled ‘Runs with the Wind’ is further adorned with native wood and turquoise stones.  Photo by Teri Nehrenz

A carved gourd by artist Janet Trobough titled ‘Runs with the Wind’ is further adorned with native wood and turquoise stones. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

This month’s Mesquite Fine Arts Center exhibit is sponsored by the Eureka Casino. Visit the Mesquite Fine Arts Center now through September 3 and you will see over 40 entries lining the gallery walls in August’s exhibit depicting each artist’s own version of ‘All in a Row’.

Artists have used a variety of mediums in the exhibit from digital photography to carved gourds. As you wander through this themed exhibit you’ll be sure to find something eye-catching and maybe even laugh-inducing.

This beautifully done watercolor by artist Bunny Wiseman is in muted colors that are sure to enhance any décor’ but it’s the name that will tickle your fancy.  Wiseman showed a wonderful sense of humor in the painting’s title ‘I Hate it When You Eat Spicy Food.’  Photo by Teri Nehrenz

This beautifully done watercolor by artist Bunny Wiseman is in muted colors that are sure to enhance any décor’ but it’s the name that will tickle your fancy. Wiseman showed a wonderful sense of humor in the painting’s title ‘I Hate it When You Eat Spicy Food.’ Photo by Teri Nehrenz

A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. Winners taking first, second, third place, honorable mention and Best of Show will be judged during the exhibit by the VVAA members. Winning entries will be given their ribbons during the exhibit.   People’s Choice and Sponsor’s Choice winners won’t be announced until the reception.

Take a tour of the gallery and you might just find that one art piece that is a perfect fit for your wall, table or mantel. Maybe you can find a special gift for that someone who has everything. Local artists create jewelry, greeting cards, wall art and three dimensional pieces in a variety of mediums; it’s all one of a kind and it’s all for sale.

The Mesquite Fine Arts Center is operated by volunteers of the Virgin Valley Artists

This piece titled ‘Pump Organ Days’ by artist Shirley Smith is a dramatic digital photography piece that many a music lover is sure to appreciate.  Photo by Teri Nehrenz

This piece titled ‘Pump Organ Days’ by artist Shirley Smith is a dramatic digital photography piece that many a music lover is sure to appreciate. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Association. Members provide the artwork on display and partial proceeds from the sale of pieces help to support the VVAA and the gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about membership, classes or upcoming events contact the VVAA at 702-346-1338 or visit their website at www.mesquitefineartscenter.com.

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