Going to a Lecture


SOLSC Day 13

Depending on the topic lectures can be interesting and informative.  I have attended many lectures over the course of many years.  How could we have gotten through college without siting through some?

During my career I attended many lectures on how to make me a better teacher, how to reach my students more effectively, and let’s not forget those on why this is the textbook our district has to have.

Since I’ve retired I now attend lectures of my choosing on topics that interest me.  Well. on the 22nd I will be attending a lecture in Lancaster.  This is one that Kathy wants to attend and she wanted me to go with her.  Normally we don’t share the same interest in speakers.  The woman we are going to hear is  Phyllis Twigg Hatcher.  Don’t feel bad if you don’t know who she is because I had no idea either.  Kathy then read me the description of her talk and I was immediately intrigued.  You can see why by reading the blurb here.

Aboriginals in central Australia have created dot art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how the current indigenous outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric and used by quilters, sewers, and decorators everywhere. Phyllis will explain the meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life in the desert outback, which she has visited several times. Over 30 actual fabrics will be shown. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

The title of the talk is Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art.  Since we went to Australia, saw the Aboriginal dot art, and Kathy bought some material, I do think this will be an interesting.  The fact that I just might be the only guy at this lecture doesn’t bother me.  I am just curious about what she has to say.  Who knows, what I learn just might make it into a post before the month is over.


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18 responses to “Going to a Lecture

  1. I have no doubt that you will share some of the information you learn. We all learn when you do this. It should be interesting to find out more about the dot paintings and its new relationship to fabric.

  2. The lecture will have more meaning since you’ve just been to Australia and even have some of the fabric. It will be a very interesting topic and how special that you will be attending with Kathy. I’m sure there will be a meal in this trip too!

    • You know me too well. Of course there will be a meal. Add the fact that we bought two day passes to the show so we will be there Thursday and Friday.

  3. BOnnie K

    Sounds very interesting. I am sure you will have a great slice tomorrow 🙂

  4. What a great trip and learning! Can’t wait to see these pictures! Food, travel and learning . . . of course, you are all in!

  5. OOOH! That sounds fascinating. I hope it does become a post!

  6. Alice Nine

    This sounds very interesting… and doubly so for you since you have visited Australia and have seen the art and purchased some fabric. Sounds like a very good post will evolve from this.

  7. Oooh! That DOES sound interesting,Cant wait pics in your post.

  8. Sounds like it will be a fascinating lecture. It will be much more meaningful as you have both been to Australia and seen this type of art. Enjoy! Can’t wait to see pix (if possible)

  9. This sounds fascinating! I love quilt and fabric art and try to get to art shows when I can, though I don’t live in an area of the country that’s very conducive to accessing art or lectures!

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