By Catherine Ellerton
Moapa Valley Progress
This month visitors of the Lost City Museum are greeted not only by customary exhibits of Moapa Valley prehistory, but also by a current exhibit reflecting those more recent moments of time captured by the artists of the MV Art Guild.
From the brilliance of a lightning storm as captured by photographer Scott Simper to the intriguing photography of Bruce and Floice Lund to a magnificent bronze sculpture by Jana Ward titled “Loving Embrace” to the uniquely transformed gourds by Janet Trobough, to the quiet watercolor capturing the past found in “Pritchard’s Station” by Lynn Rigoni to a delightful pen and ink drawing of a wily rattlesnake by student artist, Marya Romero, the visitor is surrounded by the colorful imagination and creativity of the local artists.
These gifted artists have come from many walks of life. From coast to coast (California, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Utah) they have traveled and have used their experiences as teachers, scrapbookers, musicians, members of the ‘Craft Circuit’ and the Rock and Mineral Club and even a Brown and Bigalow Calendar Girl to mould their artistic talents.
Visiting the Lost City Museum, surrounding yourself with these colorful images, reading the stories of these artists and what makes them tick, and even having the opportunity of purchasing a unique gift, is a real Christmas present to yourself.