Local artists known as the Mesquite Seven are featured at the Lost City Museum in May.Char Lang, Kent Lang, Jan Dorty, Stu Duerson, Vanessa Temple, Boots Nelson and Kareen Valdez display oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics, basketry, fabric, jewelry and gourds.
“Our goal during this show is to convey the unusual and unique beauty of the Southwest” said Lang, who brought the group together. The artists come from many different states and backgrounds making diversity the key to the group’s success. Working together they complement each other’s talent, Lang said.
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. The museum is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.