The art of learning: Four painters share insights at La Conner gallery


April 12, 2023

Ken Stern

SHARING VIEWS OF THEIR JOURNEY – Art, and their approach to creating it, changes with the day, the season, their experiences, the happenings of the world, artists Susan Cohen Thompson, gallery co-owner Don Wesley, moderator Clay Thompson, Eve McCauley and Heather Martin, from left, agreed during their April 6 discussion at GalleryW. They are among the 20 artists in the exhibit "Emerge," with its theme of emergence, at the gallery through April.

Four artists, including La Conner's Eve McCauley, painted vivid word pictures describing the career journeys each has taken during a 90-minute discussion at GalleryW on North First Street Thursday night.

McCauley was joined by Susan Cohen Thompson, Heather Martin and gallery co-owner Don Wesley for a briskly paced Q&A session that dealt with the artists' perspectives on creativity, motivation, commercial pressures and means of measuring professional success.

Wesley and Parisa Sadeghi opened the gallery in March 2022. It exhibits the works of a wide range of artists, including home grown t...

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