2011 Apr 4 – Memorial Lecture – Ruby Leslie

March 7, 2011

Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
New Location: Kanata Co-operative Community Building, 7155 Blake Street, Vancouver, BC


GUEST SPEAKER Ruby Leslie of Ruby Charuby Weavings, Vermont AND “The Legacy of Information….Musings on Life and Weaving”

Ruby maintains a full-time weaving and teaching studio, “Ruby Charuby Weavings” in Vermont. Boundless enthusiasm for sampling and experimentation, especially with colour and its interaction with structure, has guided Ruby throughout her weaving career. An invitation from Handwoven magazine to create swatches for the “Color Forecast’ Series streamlined her design process and fueled her desire to share her insights about how to successfully integrate colour, structure and yarn in weaving without having to dye yarn or rely on recipes.

After 25 years of sitting at the loom, Ruby’s thoughts have piled up along with her weavings and thrums. In an image filled lecture, she will address weaving as a metaphor, connecting us all to the distant past and onward to the future. At times amusing and idiosyncratic, Ruby’s recognition of her debt to mentors, family and students alike, takes her on a journey that culminates in a weaving rap music video.

Join us for light refreshments following lecture. We look forward to welcoming you.

Driving Directions:
From the east and north: Exit Highway 1 heading south on Boundary Road. Continue south on Boundary, crossing 49th Avenue and turn right at Arbor Street – the first traffic light south of 49th Avenue. Turn right at the “T” on Matheson Avenue and continue right, around a loop until the road straightens out. On your right you will see a small parking lot beside the Community Building. You can park there, if you are early – or look for street parking.

From the west and south: Travel east along 49th Avenue to the corner of Tyne Street. The Salvation Army has a building on the north east corner of this intersection you can use as a marker. Turn right down Tyne and continue past 54th Avenue. At this point Tyne becomes Champlain Crescent. Turn left at the second street on your left after 54th Avenue. This is Blake Street. The Community Building will be on your left about halfway up Blake with the parking lot adjacent to it.

Contact Sandra Crompton at 604-435-0823 if you require further information.

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