The Living Desert - Photo Exhibit at Lost City Museum PDF Print

May 18, 2010

desert5spot_webOVERTON, Nev. The Lost City Museum presents the photography of artists Scott Simper and William Mazzanti in the exhibition “The Living Desert.” The duo will be exhibiting samples of their work at the museum from June 3 to June 27, 2010.

The photographs featured in this show portray a great variety of subjects. Wild and imaginative rock formations, the burst of color that arrives with the blooming of spring flowers, are all captured for the viewer’s enjoyment of the show.

“This June exhibit will brighten your day and remind you of the beauty of nature during a time of year when the desert gives up its secrets and springs to life,” says Jesse Davie, Museum Attendant. 

mojavea_webScott Simper moved to Nevada in 1992 from Vernal, Utah. He enjoys being out in nature and spends his spare time helping with the Boy Scout program. Hiking, camping and fishing are among his hobbies however his real passion is definitely photography. Simper has often been heard to say, “I am never without my camera and gear hoping to capture the perfect image.”

William Mazzanti has loved photography since he received his first camera in 1965. He grew up on air force bases throughout the United States and Europe and began photographing planes on the flight line. After serving eight years in the Navy as a mechanic, he separated from the service and returned home to Las Vegas. “In the last five years I have begun to enjoy a growing love of nature and landscape photography,” Mazzanti says.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Regular admission charge is $5.00 for adults, children under 18 and members enter free.  The museum is located in Overton on State Route 169 off 1-15, 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 museums 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 Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada State Libray and Archives and Commission for Cultural Affairs.  For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s web site at

May 18, 2010
Contact: Kathryne Olson 702-397-2193
Teresa Moiola 775-687-8323