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(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.

Friday, May 19
A public lecture will be held in the School of Nursing on the Prevention/Impact of Violence Against Women in Queensland, Australia. The speaker is Marilyn Harris of the Queensland University of Technology. The talk takes place at 1 p.m. in H-2908 (Health Sciences Centre).

May 24-26
Annual Spring Convocation, St. John’s.

Thursday, May 25
Presentation –
Former St. John’s artist Susan Wood will give a public presentation about her recent drawings at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend this event. Susan Wood is visiting in conjunction with her exhibition at the AGNL. Titled Taxonomies, it features large mixed-media drawings bird specimens and botanical images.

Sunday, May 28
Concert –
The philharmonic choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Douglas Dunsmore, presents its season finale, a medley of choral works, at 3 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Special guest will be soprano Krista Howe, winner of the Petro-Canada Young Singers Competition. Tickets are available from choir members, the NSO office, and at the door.

Concert – Sound Symposium and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador present another free concert at the gallery in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre at 3 p.m. The Panting Brothers will perform. All are welcome.

Friday, June 2
Lecture –
There is a lecture by David Hanington of the Canadian Conservation Institute and Saqamaw Misel Joe of the Miawpukek Band at Conne River titled the Conne River Mi’kmaq Prayer Book: Its Conservation and Significance, in the Arts and Administration Building Atrium, Room AA-1043, at 7:00 p.m.


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 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 from May 25 to 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.

The Botanical Garden offers a children’s 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 Queen’s College Great Hall.