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Mojave: A Transcendent Desert
September 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until October 28, 2018
As part of the Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, Nevada Humanities presents Mojave: Transcendent Desert an exhibition that will visit the Lost City Museum
in Overton, Nevada. Exhibition will run from September 1-October 28.
Guest curator Montana Black has brought together a selection of artists and writers whose works demonstrate a deep connection to the landscape. Black notes, “The desert
landscape of the Mojave, with its vast open space and seemingly endless sky, has inspired deep mental, emotional, and spiritual journeys of reflection and revelation for many through the centuries.”
Mojave: Transcendent Desert explores these themes by featuring selected works in a variety of mediums and techniques including photography, drawing, stone lithography, painting, and poetry from the following writers and artists: Montana Black (artist), Angela Brommel (poet), Lisa Brown (poet), Daryl DePry (artist), Suzanne Hackett-Morgan (artist), Anne M. Hoff (artist), Bobbie Ann Howell (artist), Kathleen Nathan (artist), Joan Robinson (poet), and Jeanne Voltura (artist). These artists and
writers explore what this transcendent desert means to them through images and words.
“Seeking out ways to explore Nevada’s unique landscapes often brings us to places of reflection and awe,” said Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. “Our work with the Lost City Museum is an exciting collaboration and extends the reach of this exhibition into the heart of the Mojave.”
Guarded by majestic Joshua trees the Mojave Desert is situated between the Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south; it is a rain-shadow desert of mountains and arid valleys that encompasses over 54,000 square miles in southeastern California, across southern Nevada, and into portions of Arizona and Utah. Formidable and fantastic, it is a landscape that asks respect from its human visitors for its precious endemic plants, the fragile desert crust, scarce water reserves, and an
array of wildlife.
As part of the exhibition the Lost City Museum will host two special events. The community is invited to drop in for a Hands On Workshop: “My Nevada” art project that will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last. An Artist Talk and Poetry Reading will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018.
All events will take place at the Lost City Museum,which is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., in Overton, Nevada. The museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and children are admitted for free. The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. For more information about the Lost City Museum visit: nvculture.org/lostcitymuseum.
About Nevada Humanities:
Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas,Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit nevadahumanities.org
Contact at Nevada Humanities:
Bobbie Ann Howell, Program Manager, email@example.com, 702-800-4670
Contact at the Lost City Museum:
Jessie Davie, Museum Attendant II, firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-397-2193