Spavin majored in graphic arts while studying at Parsons School of Design in New York City and specialized in drawing, design, calligraphy, and painting. She moved to Las Vegas in 1970 and said she nurtures a lifelong interest in the arts. She began to explore the southwestern desert and fell in love with the history of Nevada. The desert captivated her imagination and inspired her art and interest in petroglyphs, pictographs and other Native American artwork.
She also created her own business, Dreamtime Images, in partnership with her husband Brian. Her artistic talents became internationally recognized and were featured in a series of shows. Spavin has been represented by a number of galleries across the United States and her work is in private and corporate collections around the world.
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. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum is located at 721 S. 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.