Susan Russell, the Arts Council of Snohomish County’s first Artist of the Year in 1992, at work in Everett in 2010. Russell, who taught art for many years at Snohomish High School and in Marysville and Lake Stevens, died May 14 at her home in Portland, Oregon, after a long battle with cancer. (Michael O’Leary)

Susan Russell remembered as a visionary artist, role model

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