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Librarians' art on display

by: TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Library assistant Joanna Campa painted her cat, Quinn, whom she adopted as a rescue cat three years ago.

For the pleasure of patrons and staff alike, the West Linn Public Library displays the art of local artists on a regular basis.

This month, the exhibit features the art of some of the library staff. Seven staffers —Shasta Barnes, Joanna Campa, Kali Cardenas, Cheryl Hill, Rebecca Mayer, Carson Mischel and Elaine Spence — are exhibiting their art through April 17.

Inspiration for the art came from a variety of sources.

Library assistant Joanna Campa painted her cat, Quinn, whom she adopted as a rescue cat three years ago.

Adult Services librarian Cheryl Hill is exhibiting a photograph of wildflowers taken in Jefferson Park, one of her favorite places to backpack in Oregon.

Adult Services librarian Cheryl Hill is exhibiting a photograph she took in Jefferson Park Wilderness area.

Youth Services librarian Elaine Spence has been quilting since 1981, and has two pieces on display in the exhibit. She has taught quilt making and exhibited her work in the U.S. and Japan.

Youth Services librarian Rebecca Mayer is exhibiting a painting she titled “Crossroads.”

“I like the idea of the crossroads, where you can make a choice about which path you’ll take next,” she said.

Youth Services librarian Rebecca Mayer is exhibiting a painting titled Crossroads.

The art can be viewed during regular library hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The West Linn Public Library is located at 1595 Burns St.

Library assistant Kali Cardenas has two paintings in the show.




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