August 29, 2006
A bronze sculpture of Sarah Winnemucca by artist Benjamin Victor was installed at Hill Center North Business Park in Summerlin on Aug. 9. The work will permanently sit at the entryway to the business park, standing before a convex rock wall surrounded by white benches. The original sculpture represents Nevada in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol.
March 30, 2006
The new local charity Choice Humanitarian honored entertainer Clint Holmes as Humanitarian of Choice at its first major gala Saturday at the MGM Grand Conference Center. About 300 guests attended the party that recognized Holmes for his support of charitable organizations in Southern Nevada. He was presented the crystal award by fellow entertainers Frankie and Chrissi Scinta. Holmes’ mother, Audrey, and sister, Gail, were on hand for the ceremony.
For the second time in a month, famed Nevada author and activist Sarah Winnemucca will take center stage in the halls of American government, this time in Carson City.
April 17, 2005
He went to the Dakotas to work out unfulfilled aspirations in basketball, of all things. Then, almost on a whim, Bakersfield’s Benjamin Victor signed up for a college sculpture class. He’d always been pretty good at sketching and he had a good feel for human anatomy. So, why not? It was three units.
March 9, 2005
The gracefully poised figure of Sarah Winnemucca will soon take her place among other bronzed figures in American history. Gov. Kenny Guinn will dedicate the state’s Sarah Winnemucca statue Wednesday evening in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. His remarks will focus on Winnemucca’s place in 19th-century Nevada history and her importance as an American Indian leader.
March 6, 2005
During Sarah Winnemucca’s first trip to the nation’s capital in 1880, she pleaded with Interior Secretary Charles Schurz to send tents and supplies to Northern Paiutes of Nevada who had been forced onto the Yakama reservation in Washington state. When she became teary eyed while describing Paiute living conditions, a Schurz deputy laughed at her and accused her of playing on emotions for her own gain.
Sculptor Ben Victor of Aberdeen hops on a jet today for Washington, D.C., where his bronze statue of an American Indian woman will be dedicated next week in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
February 10, 2005
Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute Indian author and human rights activist, made a triumphant return to Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon as her 6-foot-4-inch bronze likeness was unveiled in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol before a delegation of state and national officials.
January 5, 2005
Nevada’s congressional delegation Tuesday introduced the bill which will place a bronze statue of Sarah Winnemucca in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall. The life-size statue has already been completed in clay by artist Benjamin Victor. He did his final detail work on the artwork in the gallery of the Nevada State Museum behind the Capitol.
October 25, 2004
One hundred-thirteen years after her death, Paiute activist Sarah Winnemucca recently crossed the paths of two people laboring to portray her. Last week, Adrienne Wahnetah, a 15-year-old student at Carson High School, met Benjamin Victor, a 25-year-old sculptor from South Dakota.
September 28, 2004
In the quiet of the library exhibit hall, Sarah Winnemucca’s eyes watch as her creator carves the fingers of her outstretched right hand. Through the still-wet clay, the Paiute princess’s unwavering gaze clearly conveys the strength of spirit which made her the unchallenged choice to represent Nevada in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
May 20, 2004
A South Dakota man has been selected to create a larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Indian standard-bearer Sarah Winnemucca to represent Nevada in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall in Washington.
Last week, Adrenne Wahnetah, a 15-year-old student at Carson High School, met Benjamin Victor, a 25-year-old sculptor from South Dakota.
February 20, 2004
Nevada officials selected a South Dakota university student to create a larger-than-life statue of Sarah Winnemucca for placement in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Benjamin Victor, an art student at Northern State University, was one of four finalists interviewed Wednesday by Sarah Winnemucca Statue Selection Committee.
February 20, 2004
Ben Victor has done it again. Victor, 24, a Northern State University art student, beat out three other finalists and was named the winner of a contest Wednesday to create an official statue for Nevada, according to published reports.
February 20, 2004
Artwork designed by a South Dakota student will be used to represent Nevada at the U.S. Capitol. A replica of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, designed by art student Benjamin Victor, was selected from a group of four, to be placed in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.