From Channel 8 News:
Camille Duskin’s non profit supports local artists of every discipline – with not only scholarships, but a place to perform as well. “Hattie’s House” is a beautiful home in the Summerlin area that used to belong to Camille’s Mother, Hatti. When she passed Camille wanted a living tribute in her honor to continue supporting the arts. She has been offering her Mother’s home for the past seven years, as a place artists can perform, for free. It’s all a part of Camille and her husband’s “Gateway Arts Foundation”. What first began as a mural project in the Gateway neighborhood – sponsoring local artists to clean up the graffiti in the Gateway neighborhood around The Stratosphere. Camille adds, “We all love the arts and because we’re a smaller city and a growing city, we recognize the importance of us really working together to make this happen. The Gateway Foundation also provide scholarships for the artists by paying the instructors directly, and also pairs them with mentors. “We only accept students of the highest caliber and proficiency level.” Stephanie Ferazzi is one of those recipients; who as a Junior at UNLV was struggling to make ends meet. “I wanted to continue my music studies, but when you’re a student living on your own, you’ve got to focus on bills, school tuition and books.”
Francis Xavier Dumont had one of his fine original water color works in a competition and selected for display in the beautiful Wilding Museum in Solvang, California.