(July 25, 2002, Gazette)
|Photo by Chris Hammond
Becoming Leaders: A Handbook for Women
in Science, Engineering and Technology was launched at the AdmiralsGreen
clubhouse in Pippy Park on July 16. On hand to speak about the book
were (L-R) Ed Martin, manager of co-ventures for Petro-Canada, Dr.
Mary Williams, NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering,
Carolyn Emerson and Dr. Axel Meisen, president Memorial University.
Memorials Botanical Garden invites the public to enter the 24th
annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition until Aug. 4. from 10 a.m.-5
p.m. seven days a week at the Botanical Garden Field Centre, 306 Mount
Scio Road. For more information, call Dianne at 737-8590.
A display celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's
reign is now open for public viewing at the library named in her honour.
The souvenirs, collectibles and family heirlooms that are part of this
display were contributed by Memorial's faculty and staff. The display
includes: souvenirs that were issued to commemorate the Queen's coronation;
photos of Her Majesty during her visits to this province and the university
campus; and a glass dish issued in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria,
the first Canadian Monarch to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. The display,
which is open to the public during regular hours, will remain in the library
until Aug. 17.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery presents Along the Humber
to the Bay of Islands: Then and Now; and Selections from the Bowater
Collection and School District 3 High School Students. The exhibition
will continue until Sept. 14. Along the Humber to the Bay of Islands:
Then and Now will show selected paintings from the Bowater Collection
alongside works by District 3 High School art students and has been organized
as part of the Forest Capital of Canada 2002 celebrations in Corner Brook.
The paintings in the Bowater Collection, commissioned during the 1940s
through to 1970 by Sir Eric Bowater, primarily depict scenes along the
Humber River and the Bay of Islands. The collection is notable because
it represents a significant cross-section of artists, based in Montreal
at the time, who played an important role in defining modern Canadian
impressionist landscape painting, including several paintings by Robert
Pilot. The collection was donated to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College by Bowater
Newfoundland Limited in 1981. In March this year, District 3 High School
students visited the gallery to view the Bowater Collection, then used
the paintings as a basis for their own artwork. Works will include textile,
photography, sculpture and assemblage as well as more traditional forms
of painting and drawing, to provide a contemporary look at the Bay of
Islands and also, at approaches to making art about the landscape. In
conjunction with the exhibition of the Bowater Collection, an updated
catalogue of the collection with an essay giving background information
about the collection, the artists and the sites, will be available. The
catalogue is a tour via historic paintings of this beautiful region of
Newfoundland. The catalogue is made possible in part through the generous
support of the Forest Capital of Canada 2002 Committee.
The exhibition opens June 20 and will continue until September 14. Regular
gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, 11 to 5 p.m. A public reception
will be held Thursday, September 12, 5 to 7 p.m. For further information,