Moapa Valley Progress
The Lost City Museum is presenting an exhibition and art sale by artists Jo Tame and Betty Halverson. The exhibit, on display February 1-29, joins gourd and canvas art for a display that is a winning combination.
Using the desert as inspiration, Jo Tame works with watercolors replicating ancient Anasazi petroglyphs. She includes creating gourds burnt with authentic depictions of Native American art seen carved in the varnish on the red rock of the Mojave Desert.
“The desert and its unique beauty have become home for me,” said Tame. “Understanding and experiencing the patterns, texture, awesome sunsets and ever changing visual beauty is a wish I extend to all.”
Betty Halverson adds her experience to the duo having been exposed to art since childhood near New Orleans. Evident in her work is the influence of historical architecture, French impressionists and the numerous writers who lived and worked in New Orleans.
Halverson began working in watercolors when she and her husband retired to Moapa Valley. She has immersed herself in the medium studying in a weekly class and attending watercolor workshops all over the world. Expressionistic floral paintings and reproductions of territorial petroglyphs and pictographs, are among her works. During the summer, she works with a group of watercolorists, potters and weavers in Montana who participate in an annual art auction to benefit a local medical facility.
“Tame and Halverson are a delightful pair that will complement the theme of the Lost City Museum,” said Terri Wade, Museum Attendant. “It is like getting two venues for the price of one, two wonderful displays, one of artifacts and one of art.”
The Lost City Museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admision is $3 for adults 18-64; $2 for age 65 and above; children and members enter free. For more information call the museum at (702) 397-2193