By Catherine Ellerton
Moapa Valley Progress
This year’s Fine Arts Exhibit at the Clark County Fair once again housed the artistic abilities of local and county-wide residents. From fine arts, to crafts, to science exhibits, photography, sewing and cooking, this building lovingly showed the best of the best.
As is tradition, the volunteers in charge of the exhibit have transformed the building itself into a major part of the mystique of the entries. This year Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Peter Pumpkin Eater, the Little Girl With a Little Curl, and the Old Woman In A Shoe and others came to embrace the exhibits.
High overhead was a vibrant rainbow of colors and patterns as the Quilt Exhibit hung in splendor. While below a maze of colors, shapes and sizes reflected the creative abilities of exhibitors. Fine art, photography, sewing projects, culinary and crafts kept the visitors busy wondering how that was done and marveling at the skill involved.
These are not simple things but often complex and intellectually creative ideas as displayed by the Mermaid ‘Under The Sea’ cake of Jazmine Black and the Barnyard Cupcakes entered by the NLV Roadrunner 4-H Club.
There were also science exhibits submitted by students with their Questions, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedures, Research, Data, Results and Conclusions. Among the amazing displays of curiosity brought to conclusion were those of Marissa Perez who created a desert tortoise from the inside out; Gunner Stone asked the question “Which material, wood, aluminum, or steel, is best to use in making a simple beam bridge. There was also a discussion of “Creationism vs. Evolution” submitted by Holly Laurenco. Alyssa Talbot of Logandale asked the true/false question “Are dogs color blind?” in her science exhibit on ‘The Dog Eye.’
The Country Store moved into the Fine Arts Building this year which provided showplace and a sales outlet for local resident’s crafts.
The Horticulture area and the Outside Demonstration Garden and Gazebo were popular. Fairgoers had the opportunity of viewing the wealth of the desert and obtaining hints and informational pamphlets from Master Gardeners.
Oh….by the way….per Alyssa Talbot’s Conclusion…..dogs are not color blind. They cannot see red nor green but they can see violet, indigo and blue.