In December, Las Vegas painter Gig Depio installed a new mural, “Through the Muddy,” at the Moapa Valley Community Center in Overton. It’s a 40-foot-long history painting, filled with Paiutes, Mormon settlers, farmers, miners and glimpses of the Southern Nevada landscape.

“Into the Muddy” by Gig Depio, photo courtesy of the artist

Depio talked with Double Scoop about some of the painting’s details and the decisions he made as he designed it.

Thanks a million to UNR journalism student Lucia Starbuck for editing this video.



More about Gig Depio: “American Idols,” Josie Glassberg’s 2018 essay for Capital City Arts Initiative

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Kris Vagner, Double Scoop's Editor and Publisher, is a journalist who's been covering arts and culture in Nevada and California since 2004. She freelances for the Reno News & Review and other publications. Kris has earned awards for critical writing, entertainment writing, feature writing, and—somehow—sportswriting. Read more at

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