The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador has a couple
of events planned for Fathers Day. At 2 p.m., there is
a drop-in family art workshop for all ages: Paint a Tie for Dad.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Then, at 3 p.m., join
Newfoundland authors Agnes Walsh, Michael Crummey and Gordon
Rodgers as they read stories and poems about fathers and families.
The Canadian Space Agency and C-CORE will be holding a
free, one-day workshop in St. Johns. The workshop will
consist of presentations from the geomatics industry about possible
uses for radar satellite imagery in Newfoundland. Various applications
will be covered, such as iceberg detection, ocean current velocity,
oil spill detection, fishing fleet monitoring, geology, and forestry.
To view the agenda or to register, visit www.space.gc.ca/csa_sectors/earth_enviroment/radarsat/curr_activities/prov_work/nf.asp.
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Dr. Ronald Rompkey will give an illustrated talk about Jessie
Luther, founder of the Grenfell Mission craft industries at the
Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador at 7:30 p.m.
Concert There is a
sound symposium concert at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and
Labrador at 3 p.m.
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an exhibition of the work of Grenfell Colleges fourth year
students will be displayed at the M. O. Morgan Music Building
on the St. Johns campus from June 21-July 21.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents Rocks
and Weathers, installations of work reflecting geology, geography,
meteorology and the sea sponsored by organizers of the
international conference of the Geology Association of Canada
and the Mineralogical Association of Canada. The exhibition runs
until Oct. 15. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon
to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7-10 p.m.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents Matting
Season: Hooked Rugs of the Grenfell Mission until Aug. 19.
An exhibition of 50-60 Grenfell mats assembled from public, private
and corporate collections in Canada and the United States. The
exhibition will showcase the development and socio-economic impact
of this craft industry upon the lives of the women who made them.
In addition to the wide variety of Grenfell mats, the exhibition
will include related artifacts produced for the Grenfell Mission
between 1918 and 1945 in northern Newfoundland and Labrador,
and the lower north shore of Quebec. Gallery hours are Tuesday
through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7-10 p.m.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the
St. Johns Arts and Culture Centre, features Josephine
Murphy: Family. The exhibition runs until July 1. Gallery
hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday evening 7-10
p.m. Free admission.
The Botanical Garden is offering Newfoundland gardening workshops
in June. Contact the Garden at 737-8590 for more information.
The Botanical Garden hosts a family fun day every Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a full day of fun and activities
for the whole family. Drop in. Activities include childrens
arts and crafts, exploration and trail activities, a nature hike,
garden tours, puppet shows, face painting, and story time. Contact
the Garden at 737-8590 for more information. In the event of
inclement weather, a suitable indoor program will be available.
The Botanical Garden hosts a parent and tot preschool program
every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Contact the Garden
at 737-8590 for more information.