Ruth Tremblay to speak at area libraries

Waconia artist Ruth Tremblay has taken her love of history and historical rustic barns and preserved them for the future in her new project “The Barns of Carver County.” She will be speaking and sharing her photographs at three area libraries in December:
• Waconia Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2
• Norwood Young America Library, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7
• Chanhassen Library, 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15
“I immediately fell in love with Waconia and Carver County, after moving to Waconia in 2005, Tremblay said. “I loved the friendly people and the hometown feeling you get walking around downtown or driving on the country roads.”
She also recognized that historic old barns were rapidly disappearing, as is the traditional farm life they represent. With this perspective, Tremblay decided to capture what remains of the old barns. With her photographic eye and her artistic skills, she decided to take photographs of the existing barns.
Tremblay will have her calendars for sale at these events. They are $15, with 50 percent of profits going to Carver County food shelves and Mary’s Wish. They can also be purchased online at: