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Podcast: All That Jazz

Author: Sasha Greig, Front of House Team Leader

You may have heard about All That Jazzthe exhibition of buttons that opened at The Dowse last Saturday...

What you may not have heard, is from the lady herself. All That Jazz features buttons from the collection of Ruth Meier, a Lower Hutt local who has been collecting buttons for 40 years. While buttons may seem like an odd thing to feature in an art museum, each button is a tiny work of art, and a not-often showcased one at that.

In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Ruth herself about her life and where her passion for buttons came from. As it turns out, realising she had a love of collecting buttons was a slow process, but once she was hooked there was no turning back. This is the first of a two-part feature on Ruth and her button collection, and look out for part two later in the year.

 

To learn more about All That Jazz, click here
To read more about Ruth and her button collection, click here

 

To listen to the podcast, click here: 

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Music
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone 
West End Blues – Louis Armstrong

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