2018 Speaker Series2018-10-10 7 pm 2018-11-10 2 pm Location: Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre
The Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre is proud to present its 2018 Speaker Series.
The Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre is proud to present its
2018 Speaker Series
No registration is required, however, arrive early as seating is limited to 35 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Free admission.
Doors open a half hour before start time.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
7 pm in the Visitor Centre Volunteer Lounge.
Local artist Dante Baies will speak about his impressions of Monet’s garden in Giverny, where he has been a regular volunteer over the last several years.
Dante looks forward to showing you a bit of what he has been up to behind those green gates, and what keeps calling him back.
The presentation will be followed by a tour with a focus on the library’s collection of art books.
The Remarkable History of the VanDusen Site, and the Role of the CPR
Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2018
7 pm in the Visitor Centre Volunteer Lounge
A presentation by Midge Oke, told with historic photographs from the Vancouver City Archives.
A retired science teacher, Midge has been a VanDusen guide for 15 years. Her love for the Garden led her to investigate further into the history of the site and local area. This presentation has been very popular with a number of diverse community groups.
Midge’s talk will be followed by a library tour with a focus on the archival collection of VanDusen-related material.
Beatrix Potter: Illustrations of this World
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
2 pm in the Visitor Centre Volunteer Lounge
Beatrix Potter was a woman of many interests and ambitions. However, we often come to know only one of these, her children’s books. Renowned for her fabulous Peter Rabbit storybook illustrations at the turn of the Century, during this period Potter was also involved in the study of fungi (mycology) and, later in life, land conservancy efforts in Britain.
Join returning lecturer Spencer W. Stuart as he explores three facets of Potter’s life. Beginning with her extraordinarily successful children’s tales, of which she published twenty-three, he will delve into Potter’s lesser-known involvement with the study of mycology through scientific illustration as well as writing. Now housed in the Armitt Museum in England and Perth Museum in Scotland, these beautifully executed and famously accurate water colours continue to serve as reference to both amateur and expert mycologists alike. Finally, he will discuss her enduring legacy to the conservation of the historic Lake District of North West England, revealing not only the familiar figure we have all come to know of imagination and fairy tale but also an enthusiastic, down-to-earth Naturalist caught up in the debates of the day.
Spencer W Stuart holds a Masters in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, UK, receiving the Director’s Award upon its completion. He then went on to work with Bonhams Auctioneers, focusing on Rare Books and Manuscripts in both their Toronto and New York offices. Spencer currently resides in Vancouver where he operates a collection management practice.
The presentation will be followed by a library tour, with a focus on the library’s collection of books on botanical illustration.