The Art Box

Every painting, every song, every photograph, every chunk of clay, every poem, every book, every dance, every artistic creation has a human story behind it. We just happen to have 190+ of them for you to enjoy. Listen to us at your leisure on Apple, Spotify, Podbean, Samsung, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, PodChaser or your favorite podcast app. The Art Box a lively and engaging discussion about creativity and humanity in the Virgin Valley of Nevada and beyond.

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Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Linda and Steve took a drive south to Las Vegas to interview the multi-talented artist and art administrator Sapira Cheuk. In this delightful chat, they explore her creative journey, artistic passions, and her role in supporting Nevada artists through her position at the Nevada Arts Council. Sapira joined the Nevada Arts Council as an Artist Service Program Specialist in 2022, where she provides support for current artists' services and programs and assists in developing new initiatives. In addition to her role at the NAC, she serves as an Art Commissioner for the City of Las Vegas and Art Editor for the museum of americana. A practicing artist and adjunct faculty member at the Nevada System of Higher Education, Sapira has over ten years of experience in public administration with the State of California and serves as a grant reader for the National Endowment for the Arts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside, and her Master of Fine Arts from California State University, San Bernardino.
Sapira Cheuk is an ink painter and installation artist with a deep interest in proprioception and the ways of knowing through the body. Her work reflects or internalizes external experiences through these modes of knowledge. She has exhibited in numerous prestigious venues, including the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Center for Contemporary Art Texas, Masur Museum, The Netura Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Museum, and Culver Center for the Arts. Beyond her work with the Nevada Arts Council, she teaches at the College of Southern Nevada and serves as the Art Editor for the museum of americana, as well as a Commissioner on the City of Las Vegas Art Commission. More information about her work can be found below.
You can find her on Instagram: 
More information on Nevada Arts Council: 

Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Linda recently met Birgit on a hike in Southern Utah, where they discussed art. Subsequently, Steve and Linda met Birgit at "Art Provides Gallery and Studio" in the St. George Arts District on a Saturday. WOW, WOW, and WOW—what an incredible conversation we had! Settle into your favorite comfy chair and listen to this heartwarming conversation with a truly beautiful human.
More about Birgit click here.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Recently, Suzie introduced The Art Box to a potential new guest, Kaye Ashbridge. Over the past week, we've had the pleasure of spending time with Kaye at various events, including the Love Family Prom, where we all volunteered, the STEAM Center, and today in our podcast studio. Kaye's immense energy and positivity are truly infectious. This episode is a must-listen—fun, informative, and it might just inspire you to visit Kaye's studio for a tarot reading. So, kick back, relax, and enjoy!
Visit Kaye's web page by clicking here.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

We discovered Lynh through the Clark County Arts "At The Fair" exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery in the Clark County Government Building. Among the impressive entries, Lynh's adorable Silkie Chicken stood out as Steve's wife Gwen's favorite. Lynh's journey of creativity began at a young age, and her exceptional talent with the crochet needle shines through in her work. She runs her business, Dreams of Thread, where her artistic skills continue to flourish.
You can find Lynh's art store on Etsy by clicking here.
Her Facebook page Dreams of Thread click here.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

🎙️ Tune In! 🎙️ Floyd Johnson is back with another captivating conversation, this time featuring Kaylea’ Layah Whitefeather, the talented artist who won the June Best in Show award at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Slip on your headphones and enjoy a delightful ten-minute chat with Kaylea’ Layah, whose stunning art graces the Mesquite Fine Arts Center each month. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know the artist behind the masterpieces!
Click here to view her Best in Show on Facebook. 

Monday Jun 24, 2024

Join us for our milestone 200th episode as the multi-talented artist Lynda Holman joins Linda and Steve at the Mesquite Works STEAM Center studio. Lynda's visit was so enriching that we decided to split our conversation into two parts. In the first segment, "Art Box," we explore her artistic journey, while the bonus episode delves into an engaging discussion on math and science for our STEAM Chat Podcast. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience Lynda's inspiring insights!
Learn more about Lynda by clicking here.
You can find Lynda on Instagram at: 
or email her:

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

Suzie White had a grand time today interviewing the Virgin Valley Youth Players - Mean Girls Jr. cast at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Listen in for some fun and maybe some signing.
Tickets are still available at or at the box office one hour before show time.
Performances June 21 7 pm and June 22 1 pm and 7 pm.
Mesquite Community Theatre 150 North Yucca Street, Mesquite, Nevada 89027

Friday Jun 14, 2024

Suzie hosted a rousing episode on-stage with the cast of Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs. There is singing, laughing and fun. 
The Summer Youth Theater will present Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs at the Mesquite Community Theater this weekend. Showtimes will be Friday, June 14 at 7 pm; Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm and and again on Saturday at 7 pm.
Directing the cast of 32 young cast members is Mitzi Bender. All actors in this production are between the ages of 5-12. Choreography by Joy Craig and Music Director in the production is Cindi Good, Christy Linberg is light and sound coordinator. Bethany Green and a five-person team are creatining the set designs. 
Nyah Teerlink, is playing Snow White.
The play is sure to be delightful. You won’t want to miss it.
Tickets are available on line at or at the box office one hour before each showtime. 
Admission is $16 for adults and $12 for children.
Thank you Bobbie Green for the above from the Moapa Progress. 

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

Our first episode, recorded on June 8, 2022, and published on June 12, 2022, with guest Tyler Roylance, will always hold a special place in our hearts. Despite our careful preparations, we were venturing into the unknown world of podcast journalism. We had many questions: Would our questions be engaging? Would we freeze? Would we say too many "umms" and "ahhs"? How would we handle editing? Would anyone listen, and would we survive this new endeavor?
As we celebrate the second anniversary of The Art Box, we decided to remaster this episode, clean up the editing from our early days, and republish it to mark this milestone. Tyler has become an integral part of our journey over the past two years, both as a guest and a special host. His sons have made appearances on our podcasts, as has his wife Genevieve, making this a true Roylance family tradition.
As we enter year three, Linda and Steve have exciting new adventures planned for The Art Box. As individual artists, we are thrilled to announce that we have received a generous grant from an anonymous donor. This grant will allow us to enhance our technological capabilities and expand our reach locally, regionally, and nationally.
We are also pleased to welcome Suzie White to our team, who will focus on featuring performing arts guests. By the end of this month, we will be interviewing our first international guest, marking a significant milestone for The Art Box.
Stay tuned for these exciting developments and more!
Join us in celebrating our two-year anniversary by settling in and enjoying our remastered first episode with Tyler Roylance.
Our description from June 12, 2022.
Welcome to the premiere episode of "The Art Box," brought to you by the Virgin Valley Artists' Association and hosted by Rachelle Knight and Steve Dudrow. In this opening episode, we introduce you to Tyler Roylance, the art and photography teacher at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite, Nevada. Tyler, a native of Idaho and father of two, has been teaching art here for six years.
Join us as Tyler shares his journey of becoming an artist from a young age, his artistic philosophy, and how he has befriended Bruno, the critic in his head. Our lively discussion covers a range of topics, including teaching art, using meditation as a tool, self-portraits, and, most intriguingly, what Tyler does with his first pancake.

Sunday Jun 09, 2024

Linda and Steve had the absolute pleasure to welcome Simon Kim, Development Services Director for the City of Mesquite, Nevada to our Mesquite Works STEAM Center recording studio. Simon is just THE BEST!
What about Cezanne, Picasso and Cubism? You will need to listen to the podcast to understand. 
Simon has a total of 34-year professional experience in planning and developments: Among those, 22 years have been devoted to developments in the U.S. and 12 years experiences have been formulated from South Korea and England.
Simon is key in moving Mesquite forward in the area of defining the Arts and Historic District and placing unique art pieces along with historic markers.
Through professional experiences, he has become particularly well-versed in comprehensive planning, strategic planning, urban economics, urban growth management, transportation modeling & planning, housing (HOME/CDBG), economic development, redevelopment, public utilities, environmental assessment & protection, historic preservation, resource management, capital improvement programs, construction, business management, parks & open space design/management, GIS, human capital management, environmental justice, and budgeting/financing.
Simon holds a PhD in Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture; Master of Business Administration; and Master of Landscape Architecture. He has multiple license and certifications including American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), GIS Professional (GISP), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Simon is conscious professional with diverse experiences. He loves to work in a team environment, achieve professional goals, juggle projects, streamline work process, provide solutions, formulate ideal outcomes, and keep his fellow employees well-informed and equipped to do their jobs.


The Art Box

Join our hosts Linda Harris and Steve Dudrow as they bring in talented and interesting guests to chat about all things art. 

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