13 , 2002, Gazette)
A new display celebrating the Golden
Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth IIs reign is now open for public
viewing at the library named in her honour. During the opening of the
exhibition, Linda White (R) from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies explains
some of the items found in the QE II Library's Jubilee display to Lt.-Gov.
Max House and his wife Mary. The souvenirs, collectibles and family heirlooms
that are part of this display were contributed by Memorials faculty
and staff. The display will remain in the library until Aug. 17.
Thursday, June 13
Art Gallery event The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
in conjunction with the exhibition Celebrating 25 Years: The Ship Inn,
presents A Trip Down Solomons Lane, at 9:30 p.m. Join performers
including Anita Best, Kevin Hehir, Gordon Rodgers and Gerry Squires at
the Ship Inn for an evening of poetry, stories, film and songs to celebrate
the lasting legacy of this St. John's cultural institution. For more information,
Tuesday, June 18
Information for artists The Canada Council for the Arts
will hold an information session for artists at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland
and Labrador from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Canada Council officers will talk about
grants available for professional artists and arts organizations, how
to apply to the Canada Council, and the peer assessment process.
Friday, June 21
Botanical Garden The Botanical Garden will hold a seniors
day with admission free for all seniors that day. Garden volunteers and
staff are offering a variety of activities including garden tours, nature
hikes, ask the gardener, greenhouse tours, refreshments and more. For
more information, call 737-8590.
Sunday, June 23
Downtown art The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
is going downtown for St. John's Days from 1-4 p.m. The gallery is joining
forces with the Anna Templeton Centre to celebrate the city's birthday.
Drop-by for art activities for the whole family on Duckworth Street.
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. 17th.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the St. John's
Arts and Culture Centre, presents the exhibition The Ship Inn: Celebrating
25 Years, until June 29. For 25 years, it has been a centre of artistic
production, advocacy and display. And yes, its a bar. Tucked away
on Solomons Lane in old St. Johns, The Ship Inn was opened
in 1977 by the Parnhams and continues to be family-run. The Ship Inns
"alumni" are a veritable whos-who of Newfoundlands
cultural community. Curated by Bruce Johnson, this exhibition will combine
archival materials, visual art, music, video and writing; bringing together
a score of artists, actors, filmmakers and writers in a celebration of
a place that remains close to the geographical and cultural heart of St.
Johns. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings
7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check www.agnl.ca