HOT TALKS: Leanne Prain
October 23, 2014
at Hot Art Wet City
2206 Main St, Vancouver
Sewing Our Stories: Stitch Narratives
Inspired by a series of epiphanies that she had while researching multiple books on textiles, author Leanne Prain will take you through a personal journey of how multiple conversations with textile artists resulted in her obsession with linking the stuff we make to the act of storytelling. Amid the weft and weave of textiles, she has found societal commentary, personal confessions, humor, fictional dalliances, the secret lives of oppressed people, and simple snapshots of individual experiences. She believes that weaving a tale or dropping a thread can take on new meaning when we start to see textiles beyond the narrow scope of functional objects but instead, as an important part of the human experience.
From her research into the many motivations of those who participate in the yarn bombing movement, to a candid interview with a man who learned how to embroider while incarcerated, to a woman who stitches recollections of eHarmony dates on hankies; Leanne will share how she thinks that textiles can serve to tell us about ourselves and the lives of those around us. Talk followed by Q&A.
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In case that was too serious, here’s a #tbt to a drawing someone did at last Friday night’s @aliciatobin Come Draw with Me. One of my favorite comedy shows in Vancouver (and I’m not just saying that because it’s at Hot Art Wet City or because it’s hosted by such a wonderful person)
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No show this week so I thought I’d do a #tbt to one of my motivators: that time I broke my back while in Portugal. Life is short, don’t waste it. (I’m fine btw… This was a decade ago)
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Finally won at Snag… By @josevrivas — You can win too! Every Wednesday at @thecobalt_van 2 years running! Congrats @drewstuff
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Bruce Wang as Penis Satan for this very special brunch Dr Sketchys. Thanks to @sharycontrary for making my dream come true and to @bestiewurst for the sausage. #penissatan #allhailsatan
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All hail Penis Satan! Dr Sketchys brunch today featuring Bruce Wang. We didn’t get the actual statue but this is pretty great!
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Fighting through the pizza he ate earlier, @grahamclarkwastaken closing @aliciatobin Come Draw with Me. Join us again Nov 21 for more funny.
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Kyle Bottom up next at @aliciatobin Come Draw with Me. Kyle also has his own show here called Comedy Bucket. Next show Nov 28.
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1 year anniversary of @aliciatobin Come Draw with Me. Sold out audience tonight, join us again Nov 21.
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