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New Jesus Guillen exhibit at Historical Museum reopening

 

“Daffodil Harvest,” Jesus Guillen, 15” x 16”, oil painting,1992. Guillen Family Collection. – Photo courtesy of Skagit County Historical Museum

Good things are worth waiting for. And when it comes to the recently re-opened Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner, so, too, are great things.

In this case, an exhibit of the works of the acclaimed late La Conner artist Jesus Guillen, whose images capture both the beauty of the Skagit Valley and the workers who have harvested its agricultural bounty.

“Guillen (is) a noteworthy regional artist who died in 1994 but remains an important part of the art history of the Skagit Valley,” says Kris Ekstrand, guest curator of the exhibit. After having been closed due to the pandemic, t...



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