Art commission ceremony celebrates public art donated during pandemic


September 7, 2022

Ken Stern

PEACE DOVE LANDED IN PEACE PARK – Sculptor Tracy Powell donated "Peace Dove," and its stone base, to the Town of La Conner. The park is just south of La Conner's post office.

Lord knows, the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing to celebrate.

But what can be celebrated is what has proved immune to the virus crisis: The sustaining nature of public art.

Since early 2022, the Town of La Conner has received donations of new public artwork designed to enhance the creative spirit for which the community is known. Those donations were formally celebrated during ceremonies held by the arts commission at Maple Hall Saturday, Sept. 3.

A one-hour program coordinated by arts panel member Sheila Johnson and including remarks from Mayor Ramon Hayes, preceded a self-guided tour of n...

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