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|SUBJECT:||NEWS RELEASE: Grenfell visual arts professors inducted by national organization|
|DATE:||May 17, 2006|
CORNER BROOK –Don Foulds and Marlene MacCallum were recognized for the importance of their contributions to the cultural life of Canada last weekend.
The two visual arts professors teach at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University’s west coast campus. They were inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in Halifax at the academy’s 126th annual general assembly. Profs. Foulds and MacCallum had their work displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of a new members’ exhibition.
Elected by their peers, Profs. Foulds and MacCallum have been recognized for their significant contribution to the visual arts in Canada. Their artwork – Prof. Foulds’ sculptures and Prof. MacCallum’s printmaking – is well recognized for its excellence and innovation on provincial, national and international levels.
As well, their award-winning work has been acquired for permanent public collections in regional and national galleries.
The RCA joins together Canada’s most accomplished artists, all of whom since 1880 have contributed substantially to the visual arts in Canada. The RCA is Canada’s oldest national organization of professional artists. It strives to promote the appreciation and development of the visual arts through its programs and activities, such as the RCA Scholarship Fund which assists artists in their pursuit of post-graduate study.
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