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Friday, April 25, 2014

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Ms. Senior Mesquite will be crowned Saturday

Posting Date: 03/27/2014

This year's Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant contestants are making the most of their senior years, from continuing learning, to exercise classes, to volunteering, and enjoying their grandchildren. And now they're seeking an experience of a lifetime, challenging themselves, doing something they've never done before, all while raising money for charity. [Read more]

Wiensch named April Artist of the Month

Posting Date: 03/25/2014

“As an artist, I feel that I have finally found my calling. I am happier than I have ever been and I am grateful to those who have helped me along the way.” Jean Wiensch said as she was announced as the April Artist of the Month at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. [Read more]

April Brown Bag will feature Jerrie Clark

Posting Date: 03/24/2014

The Virgin Valley Artists' Brown Bag for April features Jerrie Clark.

Clark brings with her an impressive resume, from excavating in the Sudan and curating in Haines, Alaska at the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, to inventorying on a Nevada Historic ranch built in 1857. [Read more]

Prizes Awarded to Artists and Poets - Video

Posting Date: 03/17/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery was filled to capacity on March 13 as the Virgin Valley Artists Association announced winners of the annual “Artists and Poets” exhibition. Forty teams competed for the cash and ribbon awards sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union.  [Read more]

Art and Conservation are a Natural Match, Says Plyler

Posting Date: 03/12/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

Photographer and educator Michael Plyler returned to the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery on March 11 to present the monthly brown bag lecture sponsored by Virgin Valley Artists Association. This is Plyler’s second lecture in the long-running series, his first being his photographic essay of the Yucatan, done in black and white photography. For Tuesday’s appearance, Plyler developed a new lecture on a topic dear to his heart: the role art played in creating and memorializing national parks. [Read more]

Artists and Poets Vie for Gallery Prizes - Video

Posting Date: 03/10/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

This month, the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery features its popular annual exhibition of “Artists and Poets.” The exhibition, which shows through April 5, is presented by the Virgin Valley Artists Association, and sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union. Forty VVAA artists have selected favorites from nearly 100 original poems submitted by poets in several states, and created artwork based on the theme of the verse.  [Read more]

Shame on those who missed The Shrew

Posting Date: 03/10/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

If any of you theatre-lovers are attached to a mate who thinks Shakespeare is a bore, here is a tip: take your cultural small fry to the next MAC presentation by the Utah Shakespeare Festival of Cedar City.  [Read more]

03/05/2014 - Guitarist Peter Fletcher Draws Full House

02/26/2014 - Peggy Day Peterson named March Artist

02/11/2014 - Ms. Sr. Mesquite Pageant Fashion Show coming up

02/07/2014 - February Art Exhibit fills Gallery with beauty - Video

02/06/2014 - Nevada Arts Council holding state-wide Town Hall meetings

02/05/2014 - Audience Admires 'Taylor-Made' Baskets

02/04/2014 - Potter Kent Lang named February Artist - Video

02/03/2014 - Doo Wop is Alive and Well in Mesquite

01/24/2014 - Mesquite Toes Open the Year with Fashion and Fun - Slideshow

01/24/2014 - Winners announced in ‘From Trash to Treasures’ Exhibition - Video

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