|Jewels of the Southwest at Lost City Museum|
Moapa Valley resident Carolyn Mantor is the featured artist for the June exhibit at Lost City Museum in Overton. “Jewels of the Southwest” features paintings of wildlife and scenic areas of the region.
A 22-year resident of the valley, Mantor’s first award was a best of show ribbon for a panoramic oil painting of Monument Valley. She said she has always had an interest in artwork and started drawing seriously at the age of 12. She enjoys working in pencil and watercolors, but her work is predominantly in oils, showing Native Americans, cacti in bloom and birds of the desert.
“I hope I am able to continue with my artwork, as it is a great passion,” said Mantor, who has received numerous awards for her work.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The Lost City Museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is located on 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd in Overton. Take Interstate 15 north to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.
For more information, call the museum at (702) 397-2193.