Mosaic artist’s work exhibited through October at Lost City Museum

OVERTON, Nevada – In 2007, Angel La Canfora, a professional musician and college student working on a degree in anthropology, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

The pain of her condition forced her to drop out of school and scale back her musical activities, but it could not erase her creative drive. Searching for a new, gentler creative outlet, she tried her hand at mosaic and found she had a talent for it.

She moved to Henderson in 2012 and came to love the desert scenery around Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead, which inspired both mosaics and a passion for landscape photography.

La Canfora’s artwork celebrating the natural beauty of the Mojave Desert, especially that around Lake Mead, will be exhibited at the historic Lost City Museum in Overton throughout the month of October.

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; free for children 17 and younger and museum members.

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 the museum at (702) 397-2193 or visit Facebook.


Photo caption information: This mosaic titled, “Oasis,” is one of the pieces of artwork by Angel La Canfora that make up the October artist exhibit at Lost City Museum. Photo provided by Lost City Museum


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