“Westward with Millward” Exhibit at Lost City Museum PDF Print

January 14, 2010

Painting by Golden MillwardOVERTON, NEV. The majesty of a lone cowboy and his trusty steed.  Breathtaking sunsets a dozen shades of orange. Such are the iconic scenes one associates with the west.  The wide open vistas of yesteryear and the people who lived there captivate the imagination and stir the soul. Such splendor is captured in the paintings of artist Golden Millward. The Lost City Museum will feature highlights of his work throughout the month of February 2010.

According to museum attendant Jesse Davie, “Oil paintings feature prominently in this show, the play of light and the deep expressive hues are a delightful thing to see viewed in the atmosphere of the museum.”
 
Painting by Golden MillwardThe story of Golden Millward is as intriguing as the subjects he paints. Golden was born in 1939 in Afton Wyoming. The fifth of 12 children, he began painting on pieces of butcher paper salvaged from the family business.  Growing up in scenic Idaho and Wyoming, gave him the setting for some of his later paintings.  After raising a large family of nine, Golden moved to Arizona and further pursued his artistic dreams.

His work has been widely praised, being featured in exhibitions throughout the west. “Come out to The Lost City Museum and see with your own eyes why this talented artist has a growing following of fans and admirers,” said Davie.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday thru Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  Regular admission charge is $4.00 for adults age 18 and over, $3.00 for anyone 65 and over, children and members enter free.  The museum is located in Overton on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire.  For more information, call the museum at (702) 397-2193.
 
The Lost City Museum is one of seven managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.  The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education.  The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, Nevada Arts Council, Comstock Historic District Commission, Literacy Coalition, Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy, and Commission for Cultural Affairs.  For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s web site at www.NevadaCulture.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2010
Contact: Kathryne Olson 702-397-2193
Teresa Moiola 775-687-8323