Out and About

(June 19, 1997, Gazette)


Friday, June 20

Intersession lectures begin.

Saturday, June 21

Garden and nature session -- Interested in cultivated display gardens or the natural environment? Then the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the place to be. Bring your lunch and join guest speaker Mike Murray at 1 p.m. in the Field Centre, Mount Scio Road (rain or shine). He'll give an informal talk on soil fertility and composting.

Monday, June 23

Intersession exams begin.

Break begins for 14-week spring semester.

Wednesday, June 25

Intersession exams end.

Thursday, June 26

Lectures resume for 14-week spring semester.

Summer session lectures begin for undergraduate students and for graduate courses in education.

Lectures will follow the Tuesday timetable today.

Friday, June 27

Lectures end for first-year medical students.

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Mary Borsky, author of the short story collection Influence of the Moon, will give a talk at 1 p.m. in Room SN-4087, Science Building.

Saturday, June 28

Writers' workshop -- Mary Borsky, author of Influence of the Moon, is conducting a workshop in Room SN-4087, Science Building. Contact the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador for more information.

Sunday, June 29

Spring Sunday Concert Series -- Kelly Russell and friends will perform traditional Newfoundland music at this Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL) concert at 3 p.m. in the gallery, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. Admission is free and children are welcome. The concert series is organized by the AGNL and Sound Symposium, with partial funding from the Canada Council for the Arts; Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds also supports these performances, as arranged by Local 820 of the American Federation of Musicians.

Monday, June 30

Last day for grad students, and undergraduate students in their first semester, to drop 14-week spring semester courses without academic prejudice.

Tuesday, July 1

Memorial Day. No lectures.

Botanical Garden -- From today until Aug. 31, the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road, will be open seven days a week, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Questions? Call Dianne at 737-3422 or 737-8590.

Thursday, July 3

End of regular registration period and last day for undergraduate and graduate students to add summer session courses.

Last day for undergraduate students to drop summer session courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Family Day -- It's Family Day at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, as is the first Thursday of every month for the rest of the season. On Family Day, admission is free to the garden's cultivated displays and scenic walking trails. All are welcome; staff will be on site to answer your garden questions.

Thursday, July 7

Last day for undergraduate students to drop summer session courses and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Friday, July 11

Last day for undergraduate students to drop summer session courses and receive a 25 per cent refund of tuition fees. No summer session tuition fees will be refunded after this date.


Sunday, June 29

Art reception -- The Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery invites the public to attend a closing reception for the exhibition Following Cabot: Folk Paintings by Percy E. Pieroway. The reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. in the gallery, Fine Arts Building.


Routes -- Memorial's Archaeology Unit and the Centre for Material Culture Studies is pleased to present the exhibition Routes: Exploring the British Origins of Newfoundland Outport Furniture, in the Great Hall, Queen's College, St. John's. This travelling show originates from the Newfoundland Museum. It features a wide range of regional furniture from Newfoundland, England and Ireland. Routes was curated by Walter Peddle, the Newfoundland Museum's curator of material history, and a research associate at the Centre for Material Studies; and by Dr. Bernard D. Cotton, visiting professor of furniture from Buckinghamshire College in High Wycombe, England. Routes is open daily to the public, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. until further notice. For details call 737-8366.

Following Cabot -- This exhibition, curated by Colleen O'Neill and organized by the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) Art Gallery in Corner Brook, features folk paintings by Percy Pieroway. It's at the SWGC Fine Arts Building until June 29.

Precious Metals - Historic Silver from Newfoundland Churches -- Visit the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until Sept. 28 to view historically important liturgical objects from parishes across the province. The AGNL has gathered nearly 60 communion cups, plates, monstrances, croziers and other silver pieces -- dating from the mid-17th to the early 20th century, which reveal an evolution of decorative art styles. Curated by guest curator Don Beaubier and his associate, Cle Newhook.

Shaped by the Sea -- This ongoing exhibition of Newfoundland and Labrador art in the Permanent Collection reveals images drawn from the fishery, the landscape and coastal environment, outports, stories and the people of this "rock within the sea." Artists featured include Dr. Christopher Pratt and Dr. Anne Meredith Barry, both honorary graduates of Memorial.

Re-thinking the Rural in Contemporary Newfoundland Art -- This exhibition, which is at the AGNL until Aug. 24, is guest curated by Cliff Eyland and features works by 10 artists working in this province: David Morrish, Marlene MacCallum, Les Sasaki and Beatty Popescu (all of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), Scott Goudie, Mannie Buchheit, Sharon Puddester, Suzanne Swannie, Pam Hall (currently artist-in-residence in the Faculty of Medicine) and Marlene Creates.

The Boat: Selected Works by Christopher Pratt 1959-1997 -- This exhibition of artworks by Dr. Christopher Pratt, an honorary graduate of Memorial, will be installed at the Barbour Premises -- a new living heritage site in Newtown, Bonavista Bay -- from June 20-Aug. 18. This show is a collaboration between the AGNL and the Cape Freels Arts Council, funded by the Year of the Arts program.

Mapping a Sense of Place: the Photographs of Manfred Buchheit, 1972-1995 -- This touring retrospective will be installed at Parks Canada's historic Ryan Premises in Bonavista, from June 24-Aug. 18. This AGNL exhibition features delicate silver gelatin prints and panoramic "pinhole" photographs by Holyrood artist Mannie Buchheit, which reflect his interpretations of Newfoundland landscapes and cityscapes.