Lost City Museum Presents Janet Trobough: Of Past and Present Exhibition

The Lost City Museum presents the exhibit “Of Past and Present” by artist Janet Trobough throughout the month of July. Trobough will show her work, open through July 31, 2010.

Displaying a variety of media, this show will feature artwork depicting expressionistic western scenes and Native American themes in rustic earth tones. Water colors figure heavily in the show, as well as beautifully decorated gourds.

According to museum attendant Jesse Davie, “Janet is a master at burning and etching gourds, using turquoise, silver and malachite embellishments. Her decorative gourds have been shown throughout the Southwest. The stylistic depictions of Native American women in her art harkens back to Janet’s Cherokee heritage.”

Trobough was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She spent many years in the beauty industry in Portland, Oregon before moving to Seattle. The highlight of her career was being made Artistic Director in charge of education for a chain of salons in Oregon. She later joined a European design team based in Seattle.

In 1998, Trobough fulfilled her dream and became an artist full time. She moved to Overton and studied under renowned artist Max Bunnell where she fell in love with watercolor media which remains one of the main focuses of her art to this day.


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