Lost City Museum presents artwork of Joan Rainey Day

Lost City Museum presents artwork of Joan Rainey Day

OVERTON, Nevada – Southern Nevada artist Joan Rainey Day has always had a love of the natural sciences and art.

She majored in zoology and minored in art in college before launching a career in biological illustration then moved into wildlife art. Now she creates many styles of art including jewelry, woodwork, paintings and murals.

In November, Day will be the featured artist at The Lost City Museum. The museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day’s murals can be seen in Moapa Valley and Mesquite – including the large mural on the Golden West Casino. She has also painted a number of murals at private homes and has received commissions from several states for her work.

Living in a vast desert environment with an abundance of wildlife has given Day many subjects to paint. She believes that nature is soul nourishing and that symbols of earthly beauty can add vibrancy, joy and esteem to life.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton. Admission is $5, children 17 and younger and members enter free. 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.