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Washougal artists recognized for community contributions

The Columbian
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WASHOUGAL: Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance artist honoree Suzanne Grover at the 2018 Washougal Art Festival.
WASHOUGAL: Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance artist honoree Suzanne Grover at the 2018 Washougal Art Festival. Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL — The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance recently honored two community members for their contributions to the local art scene. Artist Suzanne Grover and community member Dani Allen were recognized at a gathering on June 16, when a student-created mural called “You are Enough” was unveiled outside the Washougal Food Store. Grover previously worked with the City of Washougal to manage art installations and murals. “There is no better way to give a town character and presence than with art,” she said in a news release. Dani Allen, the alliance’s honored community member, has been an art teacher at Jemtegaard Middle School for seven years. She helped facilitate the new “You are Enough” mural. “I don’t think we give our young people of Washougal enough credit for how creative they are,” Allen said in the release. “We all know about the middle school angst. Students need a positive way to express those feelings. Art gives them an outlet that is safe.”

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