“Desert Vistas” Show Features Work of Las Vegas Residents PDF Print

Lost City Museum in Overton features “Desert Vistas” in a new exhibit set to run Sept. 1 trough 30.  The art exhibit of works by Las Vegas residents Katherine Christensen and Ann Nahser features watercolor paintings and includes pieces in charcoal and other media.

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Christensen’s “Zion Flood” is a watercolor that focuses on a compilation of scenes from a popular hiking location.   “The drama of the gigantic cliffs and sheer drop of the mountains called for an epic moment to be depicted,” she said. “The idea of water crashing through the cliffs down through the canyon brought interest and vibrancy to the canyon scene.”

Christensen has received many awards for her watercolors including best of show from the Nevada Watercolor Society.  Originally from Los Angeles, she has been a Las Vegas resident for 17 years.

Ann Nahser is a long-time Nevadan and graduate of Rancho High School in Las Vegas. She is a signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society and has won awards at numerous local shows.  Nahser said she likes to paint desert landscapes because the locations offer a wide range of ever-changing vistas. “Painting the Mojave Desert is challenging.  It is a very magical place,” she said.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It 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 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.