Skagit Valley College Art Gallery show honors the memory of Visual Art instructor Eve Deisher


Whether it was teaching about the convergence of color, texture, and scale in the art studio, or mentoring a new artist as they take the next step in their creative pathway, Eve Deisher was a beloved instructor who taught studio art, design, and art history at Skagit Valley College.

Sadly, Eve passed away in January 2017, after a two-year journey battling cancer, but her passion for the visual arts continues to inspire. Eve’s work is now on view in the SVC Art Gallery at the Mount Vernon Campus. The show, “Eve Deisher: SVC Years 1995 – 2015” runs through March 15th.

In addition to teaching at SVC, Eve maintained her studio practice. Among the many highlights of her own work, her most noteworthy exhibitions during that time featured three two-person exhibitions with retired SVC Art faculty member, Ann Chadwick Reid. In 2014, Eve exhibited for the first time with her husband, Lanny Bergner, at Gallery Cygnus in La Conner. Their two-person exhibition lead to a magazine article in “Fiber Art Now” titled, “Lanny Bergner & Eve Deisher: Artists & Indicators.”

Eve Deisher was a uniquely gifted and talented artist who made art for the sake of personal expression and as a probing witness to the world she inhabited. Most of all she was a sweet, kind, and compassionate human being who expressed her world view with the sharp mind’s eye and caring heart of an artist.

In addition to the show in the Gallery, Lanny Bergner will share a special talk about Eve’s work on Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30 pm in Hodson Hall room 211. Everyone is invited to attend.

The SVC Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. www.skagit.edu/art-gallery


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