Lost City Museum Presents Joan Day Exhibit Southwest Visions

The Lost City Museum presents the art exhibit “Southwest Visions” by Joan Rainey Day. She will be showing her art in the museum gallery from May 1 through May 29, 2011. Day’s art captures nature and wildlife in paintings, jewelry and other decorative media.

Joan Rainey Day was born and raised in Paso Robles, California. She majored in zoology at Mills College in Oakland and minored in art. She also attended Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo where she studied biology and worked as a biological illustrator and wildlife artist. Day owned a wholesale wildlife jewelry business for over 25 years where she created many unique designs.

According to Day her purpose has always been to see as much of the beauty of our planet as possible and to inspire others to enjoy it as well. “Life is not measured by how many breaths you take, but rather by how many moments take your breath away,” she says.

Day is a local artist and has lived in the Moapa Valley for the last ten years. She has also painted nature murals which grace the walls of many homes and businesses. Her art has been featured in state parks, museums and galleries across the nation.

Image: Joan Rainey Day

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

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