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The Arts
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild

Artist Profile - Ihla Crowley
Drifter Sister is Ihla’s alter ego because she travels all over the world, and has spent summers working at national parks and other remote locations. Her passions are travel and photography, and she is pleased to be able to share some of the beautiful and interesting sights she’s seen.

African people, landscapes, birds and animals are some of her favorite subjects. Photos from desert wildflowers to penguins and icebergs in the Antarctic are abundant. Scenes of the Oregon coast, Italy, Peru and the Galapagos Islands can be found in galleries in Nevada, including the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City.

All of Ihla’s creations are signed, limited edition, digital photographs. Some are enhanced with various artistic techniques that make them truly unique works of art. She calls this technique Photo Art.

Ihla and her husband “drifted” into Boulder City in 1991 after a career in administration with a Southern California aerospace company. Falling in love with Boulder City, she immediately became involved in community projects. She served as Secretary for the Boulder City Museum & Historical Association for ten years and an equal tenure as the project director of the “History Comes Alive” event known as the Boulder City Chautauqua. She joined the Boulder City Art Guild in 2006 and is currently on the board of the Dam Short Film Festival.

After the passing of her husband in 1996, Ihla began traveling the world, combining her love of photography with her latent spirit of wanderlust. Her most recent adventure is “Catch the With Tours,” through which she leads small-group semi-autonomous tours to villas and exciting destinations throughout the world. As you read this she has just returned from such a tour to Italy.

To learn more, read her stories, learn about her tours, and view her photo collection, visit her website at Her work is currently on display at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery 7 days a week where you are always welcome to browse the artworks of local artists.

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