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Bonnie Tuckers 3-dimensional art on display at WLACC

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bonnie Tucker, a WLACC member, is displaying her art at the center. This piece is titled Haystack Rock.

As you may know, the West Linn Adult Community Center provides wall space for local artists to display their work. Currently, Bonnie Tucker’s artwork graces our walls and admission is free to everyone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tucker was a career lawyer and law professor most recently at Arizona State University College of Law where she authored several books on disability law. She is uniquely qualified to write on this subject because she’s been totally deaf since she was an infant. Her autobiography, “The Feel of Silence,” chronicles her life as a deaf person living among the hearing.

Tucker’s art is textured and 3-dimensional. It invites touching (lightly). She “marbles” and hand paints a variety of papers, tears them and places them on the canvas along with the occasional found item. Acrylic paint is then added to create figures, people, objects and scenery. Tucker has become fascinated with Northwest scenery as you can tell from “Haystack Rock.”

Without benefit of sound, Tucker’s world focuses totally on sight and feeling. Besides the works on display at the WLACC, you can find additional paintings on her website, bonnietuckerartwork.com.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all lunches listed below are subject to change, but only for the better.

Friday, March 7

Computer instruction and chair massage (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics, open studio painting, whist card group, pinochle, Texas hold ‘em poker. For lunch we will serve fish fillets.

Monday, March 10

Tai chi, Peripatetic Walkers, woodcarving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge. Lunch entrée is chicken and broccoli bake.

Tuesday, March 11

Senior Law Project, tax assistance and computer instruction (both by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle, Ukulele Strummers.

Wednesday, March 12

Book club, Peripatetic Walkers, kettlebell exercise, chair aerobics, gardening group, line dancing, pinochle and acting class. At noon we will serve soup and sandwiches.

Thursday, March 13

Computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, knitting/crocheting, bridge and acting class.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town: the WLACC Gift Shop. Currently we have lots of elegant sterling silver jewelry and are in need of unused greeting cards. Also, our Gift Shop Annex at DJ’s Treasures on the Hill Antique Mall, 1607 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City, is open for business. The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks and well-behaved children are always welcome.

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