Performing for a purpose

Imani Milele is Swahili for “Always believe.” Always believe that the power of education can change just about everything. Housing, education and skill training is what the dedicated team of individuals strives to provide for roughly 3,500 at risk and … [Read more...]

Tis the Season

It’s a great season to become an artist and Bunny Wiseman just held her first Beginner’s Oil Painting Class of the year on Tuesday, Aug. 1. She had a wonderful turnout for the first class and even got a drop-in visit from a traveling family of four wh … [Read more...]

There’s a new artist in town.

The Virgin Valley Artist’s Association’s August Artist of the Month is Karen Miskimins of Sun City Mesquite. Miskimins is finding her membership with the Virgin Valley Artists to be a rewarding experience and says, “They are encouraging and ins … [Read more...]

Wonders’ captured in a variety of mediums by local artists.

Have you ever experienced a moment in nature when the beauty is so incredible that it takes your breath away? Do you wish you had captured that perfect moment? The Virgin Valley Artist’s may not have captured that moment in your life but they have c … [Read more...]

Last Chance to View “Geographical Divides” at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center

These are the last days for the community to enjoy viewing the Geographical Divides exhibit at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Geographical Divides examines Nevada's unique visual culture and features sixteen print-makers who were invited to join … [Read more...]

Best little theater around

One hundred ninety-nine bodies are what it takes to fill the seats in the Mesquite Community Theatre, the best little theater around and still improving. Whether one seat or all 199 are filled the Virgin Valley Theatre Group, the new MCT managing … [Read more...]

‘Battle Born’ art is a winner

The July “Battle Born-Nevada” artist’s competition and exhibit at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is sponsored, for the sixth year, by Barbara Ellestad, a long-time supporter of the gallery. Ellestad didn’t choose this exhibit but rather the month in w … [Read more...]

July art is ‘Battle Born’

As she does in July each year, Barbara Ellestad has sponsored this month’s Virgin Valley Artist’s Association and Mesquite Fine Arts Center’s themed exhibit. This year’s July exhibit is titled, “Battle Born” and is all about the great State of Nevada. … [Read more...]

July Artist of the Month doesn’t sing for his supper; he paints.

Virgin Valley Artist’s Association’s Artist of the Month is Tommy Tucker, who labels himself an honest value producer/creator. Tucker is a respected artist who had a 35-year career in Hollywood with Warner Bros, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fo … [Read more...]

VVAA Art Winners “The View From Here”

By Kathleen Snow The winners for the Virgin Valley Artists Association competition for June “The View From Here” were announced Thursday at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. This month’s competition was sponsored by Mesquite Gaming and had some un … [Read more...]