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(June 8, 2000, Gazette)

(Top) Gladioli I, by Susan Wood, 1998, from the exhibition Taxonomies: Susan Wood, at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, running until Aug. 27. Phone 737-8209 for information.

(Bottom) The Flood, by Paivikki Kallio, 1995, from the exhibition Paper+Finland=Art, at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until July 30.


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.

Students of fabric design at the Anna Templeton Centre have designed and produced a series of six major banners on the material culture of Newfoundland and Labrador for permanent display at the new exhibition space in Queen’s College Great Hall.