Artist teaches 3-D paper tole on April 22

Virgin Valley Artists Association member, Jean Battaglia, will teach a workshop in 3-D paper tole at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center classroom on Wednesday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon. This classic art form is the creation of dimensional pictures, made … [Read more...]

April Artist of the Month: Sally Leppala

Sally Leppala was born in Finland and moved to the U.S. when she was 5 years old. Raised in Southern New Jersey she has had no formal art instruction. She took Art 1 as an elective in the 9th grade and Art 2 as a senior in high school. She dabbled … [Read more...]

Treasure Necklace Class Offered March 20

Katherine Cole will instruct a jewelry-making workshop March 20, 12-3 p.m., at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center classroom.  This is a special “treasure necklace” class that will teach students how to recycle old chains, charms, and other treasures that a … [Read more...]

Gallery Serves up Variety in March

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery offers an abundance of beautiful art and bargains this month. The featured display is a “multi-exhibition” of work by members of Virgin Valley Artist Association.  Artists show as many samples of thei … [Read more...]

March Artist of the Month: Judith Hetem

Judith first came to the US from South Africa in 1973 when her husband, Vaughan, received a scholarship to study engineering at a private university in Illinois. They returned for a year in 1979, and then again permanently in 1986 when he was offered … [Read more...]

VVAA Members Make Their Mark in February Exhibitions

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery featured two competitions during February. Works in photography and three-dimensional form vied for ribbons and cash prizes. All February exhibitors were honored at the artists’ reception on February 19. Awards were n … [Read more...]

Benedict presents “Mark Twain Live!” at Gallery

Paul Benedict recites from works by the humorist Mark Twain at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. Benedict is well-known for his memorable roles in a number of stage productions by the Virgin Valley Theatre Group, … [Read more...]

Mosaics Make Me Smile!

Joyce Flower offers a mosaics workshop almost every spring.  She puts out the call to gather at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center classroom, and she always has a full house!  February 7 was no exception.  Why?  A careful analysis of the situation shows an … [Read more...]

Gallery Seeks Poets for Upcoming Exhibition

Calling all poets!  Virgin Valley Artists Association is accepting poetry for their annual exhibition, “Artists and Poets” that will show at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery March 30-May 2, 2015. Poets are invited to submit up to eight poems for cons … [Read more...]

Dianna Schwierzke selected as Artist of the Month

Dianna Schwierzke was born and raised in California. As a child her interest in art was sparked by her grandmother a gifted artist and art teacher who nurtured the gift of creativity in Dianna.  She now explores all possibilities when it comes to art … [Read more...]