Luther Bean Museum features ceramics by Snook and photography by Moloney

(01-24-2013)

Artists Cloyde Snook and Paul Moloney both share an appreciation for the San Luis Valley. Through May, the Adams State University Luther Bean Museum is displaying a selection of Snook's ceramic pots and Moloney's black-and-white photographs. An artist reception will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the museum. Snook will be present at the reception.

Snook, emeritus professor of art, retired in 1992 after teaching at Adams State for 22 years. Snook enjoys the challenge of defying gravity as he works with a block of clay to shape an object to his vision. Recognized nationally, Snook's work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. Regional exhibitions of Snook's work include venues at Colorado State University and the University of New Mexico

Pictured, a portrait of George Woodard by Moloney.

Internationally known photographer, Paul Moloney, a Monte Vista native, called the San Luis Valley a "unique place." George and Ketha Woodard donated a collection of Moloney's photographs of the San Luis Valley to the Luther Bean Museum in the late 80s. The black and white images capture Moloney's love for the San Luis Valley.

For more information call 719-587-7151.