Lila Snow has been producing The Art Scene for over 20 years covering visual art, books, TV, and film. She tells her viewers where to see local art shows, what movies to check out in theaters and on Netflix, and about interesting books to read. In addition to her TV show she is also a local artist. Her work is currently being featured in a show, Group 93-2019 at the Katzen Arts Center Rotunda Gallery at American University. The show includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from more than 20 artists. The show is open to the public and is currently running through October 20th.
Snow started out as a chemist and became a visual artist showing here and abroad with work in permanent collections including Palermo University in Buenos Aries and the American Association for The Advancement of Science as well as the American University Museum in DC. There is an installation on the third floor of the new Physical Sciences Complex with a plaque about her history doing standup for Physics conferences and at The National Museum for Women in The Arts. Snow co-taught the first Women’s Studies course at the University of Maryland with her late husband, George A. Snow, Director of the Particle Physics Group.
Lila’s friend Nancy Heller wrote this for her 90th birthday, “Lila has always astonished me by fearlessly doing things that normal people would stew about for years, but never actually attempt—like taking a class on how to create your own TV show…and then creating and hosting her own, long-running, cable tv show. She’s also been: a chemist, part of a groundbreaking modern-dance troupe, an innovative visual artist, a tireless champion of women’s rights, an insightful writer, a beloved spouse and proud mother/grandmother, and one of the dearest friends anyone could ever have. When I first noticed Lila’s official resume featured the Double Dutch jump-rope contest she’d won, back in Brooklyn, I knew this was an exceptional woman.”
Here is Lila’s latest episode of The Art Scene.