In 1998, Janet Trobough took a leap of faith – leaving a career in the beauty industry in the Pacific Northwest to focus full time on her art in the desert of Southern Nevada.
Trobough soon fell in love with the Moapa Valley, its inspiring grandeur and Native American history which became the focus of her art.
The Lost City Museum is proud to feature an exhibit of Trobough’s paintings, sculptures and carved and decorated gourds. The exhibit will be in place through the end of March and select pieces from the show will be available for purchase.
A self-taught artist, Trobough began painting with oils in the late 1960s while also working in the beauty industry, first in Portland, Oregon and later in Seattle. After opening her own salon in Seattle, she filled with walls with her own artwork and that of her beauty shop clientele.
In Nevada, Trobough attended a water color class taught by Max Bunnell and fell in love with the medium which remains the largest focus of her work today. Her art has been widely shown in Kayenta, South Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage.
One of seven museums managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton.
Admission is $5 for adults. Children 17 and younger and museum members enter free.
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 themuseum at (702) 397-2193 or visit Facebook.