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August 12, 2020

HONORING ART AND A LA CONNER ARTIST – Proud sculptor Richard Nash, left, posed with “Conical Consonance 3,” and George Drake, who commissioned it and donated it to La Conner in honor of Clayton James and Barbara Straker James. It is at the top of the Benton Street stairs. – Photo by Ken Stern

A modern Renaissance Man has gifted La Conner its newest work of outdoor art.

George Drake has been a politician, professor, soldier and peace activist. But that’s just part of the Bellingham man’s lengthy resume.

He is also a champion of public sculpture.

Along with his wife, Mary Ann, Drake has donated some 30 pieces for display in various cities and towns.

La Conner was added to the list last Thursday.

Drake donated “Conical Consonance 3,” fashioned from Corten steel by Oak Harbor abstract sculptor Richard Nash, and installed in the early afternoon at the top of the Benton S...



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