Oceanside CA— Please join the Oceanside Public Library on March 3 and 4 to celebrate Four Seasons Art Walk at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway. The Library will feature painter Bonnie Tucker and photographer Don Bartletti. On Friday night, March 3, artist Bonnie Tucker will be at the Civic Center Library from 6:00-8:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, Don Bartletti will discuss his compelling documentary photography project, “Between Two Worlds: The United States/Mexico Border”.
Bonnie Tucker is a painter who has been totally deaf since infancy. She works with different mediums and focuses on bold and bright visual and tactile elements. To create her pieces, she first marbles and hand paints paper to get a multi-dimensional texture; she then tears the paper into pieces and affixes the pieces to canvas or wood, finally, she paints on top of the paper. The final product is a celebration of color and layered effects, adding depth and dimension to the work. Her work is on view at the Civic Center Library, from January 23 through March 3, 2017.
Don Bartletti is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, a North County local, and a graduate of Palomar College. He recently retired after working for 32 years as a photojournalist at the Los Angeles Times, where he photographed wars and documented social issues. But the soul of his career has focused on our southern border and the immigration narrative. His photo essay, “Between Two Worlds,” will be on view at the Civic Center Library from March 4 – April 22, 2017. This work focuses on the North County of San Diego as part of the larger immigration story relating to the US/Mexico Border. This exhibit and discussion are a supplement to the Californians: community conversations about immigration grant programming happening at Oceanside Public Library through May 2017.
Oceanside Four Seasons Art Walk is a quarterly event that takes place in the Oceanside Downtown Arts District, and celebrates local artists, musicians and community spaces. Visit www.oceansideartwalk.org for more information. Californians: community conversations about immigration is a California Center for the Book community-building program designed to spark community discourse and foster tolerance, meaningful conversation and understanding around immigration. These FREE programs are made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information about the library, please visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.