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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Route 66 Exhibit continues...

Lee Marmon: Acoma Mission in Snow, 1958, silver gelatin photograph.
Today’s post features one of my favorite photographs by Lee Marmon: Acoma Mission in Snow.

Acoma Pueblo is located atop a 365 foot mesa, about 60 miles west of Albuquerque, and has been inhabited by the Acoma People for over 800 years. The Spanish discovered this pueblo village in 1540 and began building the mission church, San Esteban del Rey,
 in 1629.

For Lee Marmon, Acoma was only 20 miles “down the road” from his home in Laguna Pueblo, and a place where he often took photographs of the people and their surroundings.

This photograph and six other classic black and white images by Lee Marmon are part of the exhibit Then & Now: Rediscovering Route 66 exhibit at the KiMo Theatre Art Gallery thru June 25. 

Viewing hours are Wed -- Sat 11-8pm, and Sun 11am-3pm. Access to the Gallery is via the KiMo Theatre Ticket Office, 423 Central Ave NW at the corner of 5th.

Stop by to see the show. It’s free!
Text ©2017 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.
Photograph ©Lee Marmon. Used with permission.

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