Lynn Susholtz has a citizen artist logo with a raised fist holding a paint brush. But for Susholtz, who embodies the term citizen artist, a superhero would also be an apt symbol.
For decades, the artist, educator and activist has been a fixture in North Park, a place she calls home, where she has her studio and runs a non-profit community space, which includes a gallery and sustainable urban garden. She also consults at schools, mentors artists and college students and is on the North Park Main Street board of directors.
For Susholtz, it’s all part of being an artist.
"I think being an artist is probably the most encompassing part of my work,” she says. “I employ educational and learning opportunities in my art. I see that as an art form. Community engagement work can also be considered an art form."