ASC alumna unveils stained glass at Sand Dunes Monument

(09-29-2009)

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Superintendent Art Hutchinson, Adams State College alumna, Kay Malouff, and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar unveiled Malouff's stained glass in the Park's Visitor Center on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26.

Salazar said the day marked three significant points including the Dunes economic impact on the San Luis Valley, bringing in thousands of tourists each year; the preservation of the area surrounding the park; and the significance of the country's national park system, which are accessible to all people.

This is the third stain glass Malouff has created for a national park. The first two were through the National Park's Artist in Residency Program. In all three cases, Malouff's materials were supplied and she donated her time.

Salazar also met Adams State students volunteering at the Park as part of ASC Cares Day. The students worked with Josh Heise, park employee, removing exotic plants.

By Linda Relyea