Paintings and mixed media work by Moapa Valley artist Janet Trobough will be on display in February at the Lost City Museum in Overton.
Various mediums from Trobough’s portfolio will be displayed together to showcase her artistic depth. Trobough, a self-taught artist, has painted in oils for many years. Native American themes are a particular interest. She also paints on gourds, exploring florals, landscapes, and contemporary subjects.
Additionally, Trobough works in stone and alabaster, and told the Moapa Valley Progress that she loves the discovery revealed to her as she sculpts.
Trobough’s work returns to the museum after its last exhibition was truncated in March 2020, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Active within the local art community, Trobough exhibits her work regionally, most recently at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center. Her international acclaim facilitated her participation in the Hot & Dusty Fine Art Invitational at Lost City Museum in August 2019.
The Lost City Museum dates back to 1935 and was built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers to exhibit artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Exhibits include historical materials discovered at the Pueblo Grande de Nevada site, also known as the Lost City. Artifacts on display represent the material culture of the Ancestral Puebloans.
The museum’s video viewing room offers two short films with information about the Ancestral Puebloans, the Paiutes, Moapa Valley archaeology and the intriguing story of people and events that led to the discovery of Lost City.
The museum also displays work by contemporary artists.
Currently, the museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and free for members and children under 18.