Out and About
(June 22, 2000, Gazette)
Sound Symposium 2000
Festival of New Music and the Arts
Pianist Lee Pui Ming of Toronto will perform at the Sound Symposium at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall in the School of Music on Thursday, July 6.
Memorial's School of Music will host concerts every night during this year's Sound Symposium. The following is a list of evening concerts at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Shows start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. For complete details of the Sound Symposium, check the Web at www.sound.nf.ca
July 11 at 8 p.m.
Sound Symposium 2000 presents Laiwan: Quartet for the Year 4698 or 5760, July 5-15. A film/music installation by Vancouver artist Laiwan on themes related to year (in Western, Chinese and Jewish calendars) and sub-themes such as body/machine, temporality/morality, and contemplation/spontaneity. Gallery installation on four film projectors, sound and some live performances by clarinetist Lori Freedman. At the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road. Gallery hours Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
The 23rd annual Garden and Nature Exhibition is on display at the Botanical Garden until July 16. Admission is free and the garden is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 737-8590.
Every Sunday is family fun day at the Botanical Garden. Nature hikes, puppet shows, face painting, arts and crafts, and garden tours are just some of the activities offered each week. Look for hidden creatures on the Discovery Trail. A different theme each week. Call 737-8590 for more information. The Garden is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Botanical Garden is offering a junior naturalist camp program again this summer. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 737-3329.
Paper + Finland = Art is on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until July 30. This exhibition consists of two gallery show of 2-D, 3-D and installation works showing experimental uses of papers by 19 Finnish artists. It is the AGNL contemporary counterpart to the province's historical exhibition Full Circle. Full Circle is part of the Vikings 2000 celebrations. From the Visual Arts Foundation, Helsinki.
Taxonomies: Susan Wood runs at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until Aug. 27. In these unframed mixed media drawings, Susan Wood, who lived in St. John's in the late 1980's, "juxtaposes the imagery of museu-collected and catalogued bird specimens with the botanical images of her own garden. In the face of painting's current pre-eminence, Wood's work tells us that drawing is a vitally significant activity, fecund and alive with possibility." Organized by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI.