Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Reno artist's obsession with Twinkies spans 4 decades

Hostess Twinkies
Hostess Twinkies
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/21/2013 3:13 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno artist Nancy Peppin has a bigger interest in the future of Twinkies than most people. And she doesn't even like to eat them.

Peppin has been using Twinkies for decades to make hundreds of pieces of quirky, satirical artwork featuring what she calls the "ultimate American food icon."

A graphic artist by day for slot-maker International Game Technology, Peppin first was influenced to focus on Twinkies in 1975 by Andy Warhol and his Campbell's soup cans. Her works include watercolor paintings, mixed media, prints and sculptures.

Her "Twinkies in history series" portrays how scientists such as John James Audubon, Charles Darwin and Leonardo da Vinci would have sketched and written about Twinkies in journals or books. Just don't try to serve Peppin a Twinkie. She doesn't like the taste.

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Popular Right Now:
Las Vegas a new frontier for porn industry 

Updated: 10/29/2014 9:57:09 PM

Lava won't chase out some people

Updated: 10/30/2014 5:40:02 AM

PAHOA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 26:  In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), A portion of the front of the June 27th lava flow burns through thick vegetation and a fence on October 26, 2014 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground and air observations of the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano and determined that it was 510 meters (560 yards) upslope from Pa-hoa Village Road and the flow width was about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island where close to a thousand people live.  (Photo by USGS via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 USGS)

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.