This digital photography piece ‘Claret Cup’ Shirley Smith is just one of the many works of art on display during July’s ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit held at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Works on display are also available for sale. Photo by Teri Nehrenz
Various mediums were used by artists who exhibit their works during the ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit now on display at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center located at 15 W. Mesquite Blvd. This piece titled ‘Namaste’ is Fiber Art done by artist Margaret Abramshe. Photo by Teri Nehrenz
The July Splash of Color competition and exhibit at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is sponsored by Barbara Ellestad, a long-time supporter of the gallery. Ellestad didn’t choose this particular exhibit but rather the month in which she prefers to sponsor the artists’ showcase of talent. The month of July is her choice because it’s the anniversary of her starting the Mesquite Citizen Journal online newspaper in 2011.
Ellestad chooses to support the gallery and the artists because she’s always admired the quality and beauty of the art the local artists create. She’s purchased several pieces from the gallery over the years and she cherishes each one. But mostly she cherishes the friendships she’s made through the gallery.
The Splash of Color is available to the public through July 30. An Open House reception will be held on July 21 at 4 p.m. Winners of the exhibit will be announced at the reception.
This Ink and Alcohol painting titled ‘Undersea Garden’ on Yupo which is 100 percent recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper was created by Kathleen Ludwig. Pieces like this and other beautiful works entered into the ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit can be viewed and/or purchased at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center located at 15 W. Mesquite Blvd. Photo by Teri Nehrenz
The Mesquite Fine Arts Center is operated by volunteers of the Virgin Valley Artists 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.
The Mesquite Fine Arts Center is holding their ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit during the month of July. You can find many beautiful pieces on display and for sale like this piece titled ‘Desert Spirit’ which is Transformed Photographic Art by Shirley Smith. Photo by Teri Nehrenz
Jean Battalgia, July Artist of the Month, has some beautiful pieces 3D paper toile work. Don’t miss it as you visit the gallery during their ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit which is on display during the month of July. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Photo by Teri Nehrenz
Jean Battalgia, July Artist of the Month, has some beautiful pieces of beaded jewlery on display as well as her 3D paper toile work. Don’t miss it as you visit the gallery during their ‘Splash of Color’ exhibit which is on display during the month of July. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Photo by Teri Nehrenz