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Roger Small's sculpture honors town's visionaries

A Small project is a big addition to downtown La Conner.

Skagit Valley artist Roger Small, whose work is on display at Earthenworks Gallery, is making an impact on the town's outdoor landscape.

Small, a retired union ironworker who grew up in Burlington, is creator of a stunning sculpture donated by resident Marilyn Thostenson and installed recently by the Town public works staff at the foot of the Benton Street stairway. It was relocated from the Skagit County Historical Museum.

Entitled "The Visionary," it poses an optimistic outlook for the future.

"The image came to me when I least expecte...


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