Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

True colors.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rozanna M. Martinez Of the Journal

Former UNM architect shows his art at Los Ranchos Village Hall

As a young boy Los Ranchos Mayor John Hooker remembers watching his father, Van Dorn Hooker, paint several artworks.

Mayor Hooker said he enjoyed watching his father create.

"He has a talent I cannot claim," Mayor Hooker said. "I've done more photography and architecture than watercolors."

An art show featuring Van Dorn Hooker's works continues through June 27 at the Los Ranchos Village Hall.

"It will be great to have our public meetings with his artwork there in the hall and have people in the village see it," Mayor Hooker said recently. …

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