The West Linn Public Library will host "Good Old Dog," an exhibit featuring the photography of Pauline Zonneveld, during the month of April. The exhibit will run April 2-29 in the library's Community Room which is open to the public when not in use, and always open on Sundays, noon – 5:00 p.m. You can call ahead (503-656-7853) to make sure the gallery will be open. An artist's reception will be held Sunday, April 14, 2-4pm.
Pauline Zonneveld started photographing dogs in 2011. She learned that one of her neighbors had a very old dog that they were very fond of. She had the intention to photograph that dog but decided to wait till spring so the photographs could be taken outside. Spring came late and she waited too long: the dog passed away before the pictures could be taken.
Zonneveld became motived to start the Good Old Dog project, documenting elderly dogs and their special bond with humans. She enjoys witnessing the love that exists between dog and caretaker. All the participants in this project have been open about the love they feel for their elderly dog. Here in Oregon we have so many dog lovers and most every one can remember the pain of having to lose their best friend.
Pauline Zonneveld was born and raised in The Netherlands, but has been living in West Linn since 2007.