Find out everything you ever wanted to know about tattoos, but were afraid to ask, by joining the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre and Dr. Susan J. Douglas, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Guelph, on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. for the lecture “Stories in Ink”. Dr. Douglas will share her knowledge of the history of skin art imagery and is joined by a panel of tattoo artists who will discuss and demonstrate their artistry.
Then join Andre LaCroix – one of only three master scrimshanders in Canada- for “What’s in Your Ditty Bag?” on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Andre will present the history of the art of scrimshaw, with demonstrations of this rarely seen marine folk art, of etching bone. Andre will be accompanied by expert knot-tyers of the Navy League demonstrating ancient marine knot tying techniques. Take home your own knot tying kit!
Finally, on Saturday October 1, 2016, at 2pm, the lecture “Mariner’s Yarn” combines heritage and handicraft, with the storytelling and traditional sea chanties of musician Ian Bell, and his ‘Songs of the Great Lakes’. Then be entertained by fibre artists Michael Sellick and Daniel Zondervan, who have created one of the largest online crafting communities, The Crochet Crowd, which has more than half a million social media followers! Michael and Daniel will share their adventures of the high seas, as ‘crochet cruise’ hosts teaching crafters from around the globe.
This fundraising lecture series takes place at the Owen Sound Library. Tickets are now on sale at the museum for only $10 for each lecture and space is limited.