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(May 24, 2001, Gazette)

6 12 2 16, an exhibition of the work of Grenfell College’s fourth year students, is on display at the Grenfell Art Gallery until June 2. The works will also be displayed at the M. O. Morgan Music Building on the St. John’s campus from June 21-July 21. Gallery hours in Corner Brook are Monday to Saturday from 11a.m.-5 p.m. Pictured is an image by Patrick Canning.

Thursday, May 24
Lecture
— Toronto painter Lynn Donoghue, well-known for her innovative portraits, will be speaking about her recent work at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road. Presented by Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador. Free admission. For further information, call 737-2563.

Sitting Pretty:  The Great Chair-ity Auction
The Waterford Foundation and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold a special fund-raiser at the new St. John’s Civic Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. Sitting Pretty: The Great Chair-ity Auction will offer 30 one-of-a-kind chairs created in solid pine by Mill Lane Enterprises and painted by 30 well-known Newfoundland artists including Christopher Pratt, Gerald Squires, Mary Pratt, Julia Pickard and Anne Meredith Barry. Here, gallery director Patricia Grattan stands among some of the chairs, including one painted by Elena Popova (foreground). Call 737-2364 for more information about this event.

 

Friday, May 25
Exhibition opening
— There is an opening reception for Matting Season: Hooked Rugs of the Grenfell Mission at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 26
Flower show
— Looking for spring? You’ll find it at the Annual Spring Flower Show, held at MUN Botanical Garden on noon-5 p.m. on May 26 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 27. This beautiful show is hosted by the Newfoundland Horticultural Society. Everyone welcome. Admission is free. For more information, please call 737-8590.

Exhibition tour — There will be exhibition tour at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, with Paula Laverty, guest curator of Matting Season: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission, at 2 p.m. For further information, call 737-2563.

Sunday, May 27
Flower show
— Looking for spring? You’ll find it at the Annual Spring Flower Show, held at MUN Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 27. This beautiful show is hosted by the Newfoundland Horticultural Society. Everyone welcome. Admission is free. For more information, please call 737-8590.

Family art workshop — There will be a Family Art Workshop for all ages titled “Make your Own Mosaic” at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador at 2 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information, call 737-2563.

Free concert — There is a free Sound Symposium Concert at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre, featuring the Sons of Erin starting at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30
Slide lecture
— Paula Laverty presents a slide lecture on the Grenfell Mission and socio-economic impact of this craft industry on the lives of the women “hookers” at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, arts and Culture Centre. For further information, call 737-2563.

Thursday, May 31
Sitting Pretty
— The Waterford Foundation and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold a special fund-raiser at the new St. John’s Civic Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. Sitting Pretty: The Great Chair-ity Auction will offer 30 one-of-a-kind chairs created in solid pine by Mill Lane Enterprises and painted by 30 well-known Newfoundland artists including Christopher Pratt, Gerald Squires, Mary Pratt, Julia Pickard and Anne Meredith Barry. Call 737-2364 to reserve tickets.

Saturday, June 2
Gardening course
— Due to heavy snowfall, the gardening course Springtime Tasks in the Garden, originally scheduled for May 5, will be held today from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. During this hands-on course with garden director Dr. Wilf Nicholls, you will look at soil care, fertilizing, lawn care, spring pruning, and dividing perennials. For more information, call 737-8590.

Plant sale — There is a plant sale from 10 a.m.-noon, at 117 Ennis Avenue. Wide assortment of outdoor plants. All proceeds go to the Newfoundland Art Posters in the Schools Project run by the Canadian Federation of University Women, St. John’s Club.
Sunday, June 3

Art workshop — There is an art workshop at the Botanical Garden from 2-5 p.m. titled An Element of Botanical Painting: Mixing Green Colours for Leaf with instructor Joyce Cho. Call 737-8590 for more information.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S
6 12 2 16
, an exhibition of the work of Grenfell College’s fourth year students, is on display at the Grenfell Art Gallery until June 2. The works will also be displayed at the M. O. Morgan Music Building on the St. John’s campus from June 21-July 21. Gallery hours in Corner Brook are Monday to Saturday from 11a.m.-5 p.m.

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 in St. John’s, May 27 - 30, 2001. The exhibition runs May 25 to 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 from May 25 to 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. John’s 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 May and 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 children’s 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.

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