Prichard Art Gallery to Feature “Landscape, Jewelry, Sculpture: The Design of William H. Snyder” May 24

Thursday, May 22 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 20, 2014 – The Prichard Art Gallery will host “Landscape, Jewelry, Sculpture: The Design of William H. Snyder,” an exhibit honoring design accomplishments of the late William H. Snyder (1926-2013), professor, adviser, founder and first chair of the landscape architecture department at University of Idaho.

The exhibit opens Saturday, May 24, and runs through Saturday, June 7. A reception will be 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Prichard Art Gallery. 

As one of the founding members of Sigma Lambda Alpha, a national honor society for the recognition of superior achievement by students of landscape architecture, Snyder coined the motto, “Embrace the whole of Nature and Art; fit humankind to the earth and the earth to humankind,” words that informed his own creative life and accomplished career.   

Snyder was a practicing landscape architect who designed the original grounds around Gritman Hospital as well as numerous private residences in and around Moscow. While serving as chair for the department of landscape architecture, Synder completed his MFA in sculpture and later served as an emeritus professor in the former University of Idaho jewelry lab, where he produced substantial collection of unique jewelry pieces. 

“Professor Snyder's comprehensive creative work reflects the richness and vision he brought to teaching and inspiring many students,” said Stephen Drown, professor and program chair for landscape architecture in the College of Art and Architecture. 

The exhibit reception is sponsored by University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture Landscape Architecture program. The exhibition is sponsored by University of Idaho Office of the Provost, the College of Art and Architecture, students of the University of Idaho and the business and individual Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery. Educational outreach programs are sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Moscow Food Coop Dime-in-Time program.

The Prichard Art Gallery hours are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture, is located at 414 S. Main St. in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information is available at

Roger Rowley
Prichard Gallery
(208) 885-3586 

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