Joyce Straus & Rita Deanin Abbey Studio Tour

  • Sunday, October 5th

$40 per person includes lunch and refreshments at the studios

Join fellow art lovers on a tour of two studios that are transitioning into house museums. For over 40 years, the late Joyce Straus was an artist and art teacher in Las Vegas who gradually transformed her home into a living art gallery. Having added over 8,000 square feet of gallery space, the house became well known in the community as an art colony with 7 art studios, which displayed her work in a variety of media and techniques. Rita Deanin Abbey is Emerita Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she taught for 22 years. Adjacent to Abbey’s home is a spacious studio and galleries displaying her art known for its diversity in media and identification with desert environments. Her impressive archive contains several thousand catalogued works. The 10-acre estate includes a garden with samples of her monumental work. (Maximum of 30 participants)

Attendees can register for this event and others when they register for the 2014 Annual Meeting.