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(July 25, 2002, Gazette)

(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.
Photo by Chris Hammond
Becoming Leaders: A Handbook for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology was launched at the Admiral’sGreen 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.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

Memorial’s 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.

CORNER BROOK
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, see www.swgc.mun.ca/artgallery/