The Lost City Museum presents “What the Rocks Tell Us: southern Utah Landscapes” by artist Brad Holt in January of 2016. This show features paintings created outdoors in Southern Utah and Nevada
Brad Holt grew up in Cedar City, Utah. He is a graduate of Cedar City High School and Southern Utah University. Brad spent his early summers working on his grandfather’s ranch in Utah, hauling hay and working with cattle. At age seventeen he joined the Utah Army National Guard where he served for the next two decades.
Brad was later mentored by landscape painter Jimmie Jones. Jimmie taught him how to stretch a canvas, and showed him how to lay out his palette. Brad recalls: “Raw Umber and Ultramarine were the core of Jimmie’s palette, and they remain the core of mine to this day. They allow a subtle interplay of temperature in the underpainting.”
Brad has taken First Place in the Everett Ruess Plein Air competition in Escalante Utah in 2006. He twice received the Artist’s Choice Award and was Featured Artist in 2012. He has been an artist participant in the Zion Plein Air Invitational since its inception. Brad has participated in many exhibitions and invitational shows.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. One of seven 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. in Overton.. Admission is $5, children 17 and younger and members enter free. 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 or visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lost-City-Museum/110614428959606