Jul 7th, 2017

Opportunity Village and Mario Basner at Tivoli Village

Artists from Opportunity Village have been developing their interpretations of Mario Basner’s fine art collection, which are now on display at the World Heritage Collection at Tivoli Village.

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 Artists from the nonprofit organization Opportunity Village visited the Mario Basner Gallery at Tivoli Village where they were inspired by the intricate details, depth, and dimension of his World Heritage Collection. Since visiting, the OV artists have been developing their interpretations of his pieces, which are now on display in the gallery.

The Opportunity Village Fine Art Program was created to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a progressive visual arts program that encourages artists to discover their artistic talents. “It has been an incredible experience to tour the Opportunity Village Fine Art Program,” says Mario Basner. “I am so impressed with the fruits of this program, and I am honored to inspire and support this fantastic charity.”

Echoes of Inspiration is the exhibit theme behind the collection of pieces created by the OV artists. “The Opportunity Village Fine Art Program is so excited for the community partnership with Mario Basner and his World Heritage Collection,” says Sarah Quinn, Fine & Performing Arts Manager at Opportunity Village. “This collaboration has given our artists access to new mediums, and a chance to explore something unique. They have been inspired by the photography in Mario’s gallery and have been diligently working to create their interpretations. They can’t wait to share their completed works with the community!”

View the collection of pieces created by OV artists at Mario Basner’s World Heritage Collection located at Tivoli Village on Tuesday, July 18 to Thursday, July 20 from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Meet and greet the OV artists on Wednesday, July 19 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Mario Basner

About Tivoli Village
From dancing in the streets to yoga on the Piazza, old-world elegance blends seamlessly with today’s active lifestyle at Tivoli Village. Anchored by Restoration Hardware’s RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village, the outdoor center is complemented by a curated collection of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques. Enticing restaurants range from local favorite, Echo & Rig Butcher & Steakhouse, to national standout, Brio Tuscan Grille, while David Barton Gym and Dance With Me serve as upscale experiential destinations beyond traditional retail and dining options. Located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, Tivoli Village is 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, conveniently situated near the Summerlin Parkway. The center proudly boasts 370,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and 300,000 square feet of Class A office space. Complimentary valet and covered parking are provided. Restaurant and Store hours vary. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit, follow Tivoli Village on Instagram and Twitter, or like Tivoli Village on Facebook.

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About Mario Basner
Mario Basner creates meaningful photographic art, providing the viewer with an immersive and emotional experience. Mario’s internationally celebrated World Heritage Collection has earned over 30 awards for excellence and takes the audience on an evocative journey that profoundly touches the very essence of human characteristics and inner values. While celebrating diversity, culture, and humanity, the collection is dedicated to offering inspiration, encouragement and intellectual merit. Mario Basner Photography actively supports the community and continuously engages in philanthropy in an extended effort to support the collection’s purpose of enriching the lives of others. For more information, please visit

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of their families.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States. Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting. Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives. Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers $37.4 million annually.



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