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June 17, 2011

TameThe Lost City Museum features the work of artists Jo Tame and Betty Halverson.  A stunning pairing of decorative gourds and mixed media, southwestern themed paintings will be available for purchase. The exhibit will run from July 1 to July 31, 2011. 

Scenes of the desert and mysterious symbols of the ancients form the background for the art of Jo Tame. Together they form an artistic balance which is pleasing to the eye.  Tame’s burnt and etched gourds depict authentic petroglyph scenes seen in sites throughout Nevada and Arizona.

Tame and her husband retired to Nevada from Salt Lake City, Utah twelve years ago.  Here she found a new love for the desert after studying the early Indian rock art left by the “Ancient Ones” some eleven hundred years ago.

Betty Halverson brings a talent for architectural landscapes born of many years studying the landscape of New Orleans and other places. Watercolor paintings form a splash of beautiful color. Impressionistic and imaginative are two words to describe the talented depictions of pictographs, petroglyphs, flowers and other figures which make up her work.

Halverson began working in watercolors when she retired with her husband to Moapa Valley. She immersed herself in the medium studying in a weekly class and attending watercolor workshops around the world.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Admission is $5.00; children and members enter free.  The museum is located in Overton, Nevada on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire.  For more information, please call the museum at (702) 397-2193. 

The Lost City Museum is one of seven managed by the Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.   The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through culture and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education.  The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, the Nevada State Library and Archives, and the Nevada Arts Council.  For more information, please visit the department’s web site at www.nevadaculture.org

June 17, 2011
Contact: Kathryne Olson 702-397-2193