Out and About
(May 18, 2000, Gazette)
Snow Castle Lamps, by Irina Patt (1996), is part of the exhibition Paper+Finland=Art, on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until July 30.
Concert Sound Symposium and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador present another free concert at the gallery in the St. Johns Arts and Culture Centre at 3 p.m. The Panting Brothers will perform. All are welcome.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents an exhibition in the main gallery titled New Beginnings: The Rooms. Members of the public are invited to view the preliminary and conceptual drawings and designs of The Rooms, the new home of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland Museum, and the Provincial Archives, on the site of Fort Townshend and slated for completion in 2003. The exhibition is open until May 21 and can be viewed during normal gallery hours, Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Paper + Finland = Art is on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador from June 2 to 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 provinces 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 from May 25 to Aug. 27. In these unframed mixed media drawings, Susan Wood, who lived in St. Johns in the late 1980s, juxtaposes the imagery of museu-collected and catalogued bird specimens with the botanical images of her own garden. In the face of paintings current pre-eminence, Woods 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.
The Botanical Garden offers a childrens art and nature program. Learn to identify the signs of spring by means of a quick sketch. The program goes ahead May 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For children 8-12 years. To register, call 737-7979.
The Botanical Garden is offering a Saturday parent and tot spring preschool program every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For information or to register, call 737-8590.
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 Queens College Great Hall.