(Gazette, March 20, 1997)
Anthropology seminar -- Andriy Nahachewsky of the University of Alberta's Slavic and East European studies department and, a visiting faculty member in the Department of Folklore, will give a talk titled New Ethnicity in Canadian Ukrainian Dance, at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-2065, Arts and Administration Building.
Combinatorics Seminar -- Dr. Nabil Shalaby, Mathematics and Statistics, will discuss Covering and Packing Designs, at 12:30 p.m. in Room HH-3030, Mathematics Building.
EarthSave-St. John's talk -- Erik Marcus, author of the forthcoming text, Vegan: The New Ethic of Eating, will discuss the latest research on mad cow disease, dietary risk factors associated with heart disease and cancer, and the environmental/animal benefits of a plant-based diet, for members of EarthSave-St. John's and others who are interested. His talk begins at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
English colloquium -- Ian Brockie, Dr. Susan Drodge and Derek Stone will discuss Textual Politics: Ongoing Research Studies, at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. Mixer to follow in Room AA-3033.
MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Ridicule (France, 1996). Directed by Patrice Leconte, this is a marvellously sardonic period piece, seedy around its elegant edges, full of back-stabbing glee. The show begins at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 for students and seniors.
Philosophy colloquium -- Calvin Normore of the University of California, and the University of Toronto, will give a talk titled Similarity to Ockham, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.
Debut Plus concert series -- Pianist Peter Allen from Halifax, N.S., will perform at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Tickets cost $14 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door on performance night, or in advance from the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre box office.
Historical Society talk -- The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a talk by Anita Best, titled Jowls and Cavalances, Ginger Beer and Tea: Local Newfoundland Songs. The talk begins at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Free parking available, all are welcome.
Philosophy colloquium -- Phil Rose, Philosophy, will give a talk titled Whitehead and the Standpoint of Universal Creativity, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.
History seminar -- Dr. Stuart Pierson, History, will give a talk titled Tolstoy's War and Peace as Historical Document, at 3:30 p.m. in Room AA-4004, Arts and Administration Building.
Faculty Artists Series -- Enjoy an evening of cello music by Beethoven, Cassado and Debussy, as performed by Thomas Heinrich (cello) and Maureen Volk (piano). Tickets cost $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the performance.
English colloquium -- Newfoundland writers Marjorie Doyle, Carmelita McGrath and Agnes Walsh will discuss new works, at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. A mixer will follow in Room AA-3033.
Love Comes and Goes Again -- This exhibition highlights 16 paintings by Harold Klunder that were produced between 1990-95 and reveal the joy the artist feels for painting. His large canvasses are expressionistic and emotionally animated surfaces, while his self-portraits are meditative and thought-provoking. All of the artworks in this show were created using oils on canvas, burlap or linen. The exhibition is at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery until April 6. The show was curated by Brian Meehan, and organized by the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ont.
Joseph Plaskett: Reflections and Shadows -- See unusually large scale, multi-panel pastel drawings by Canadian artist Joseph Plaskett, including exquisite views of Parisian apartment interiors, and French, English and Canadian landscapes. The exhibition is at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL), St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until March 30.
The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light -- Less than two weeks left to see this major retrospective exhibition by one of Canada's (and Newfoundland's) most celebrated artists. It features luminous, colorful still life paintings, figures and mixed-media works by Mary Pratt, an honorary graduate of Memorial. The show is at the AGNL until March 30.
Permanent Collection -- Check out the Memorial University Permanent Collection and the AGNL Permanent Collection, both at the AGNL.
Cultural Assets -- Coming soon to the AGNL in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre (April 4-27): Cultural Assets, an exhibition of works in many media from the collections of Newfoundland corporations. Organized by the AGNL, Cultural Assets reflects the extent and diversity of collecting activity in the province's business community.