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.