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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Grenfell College Art Gallery to host League of Artists of Western Newfoundland (LAWN) third annual juried exhibition.
DATE: June 12, 2009

          Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery is delighted to host LAWN’s third annual juried art exhibition. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, June 16 and continue until Sept. 12. There will be a reception for the artists on Tuesday, June 16, 5 to 7 p.m. to which all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
          Noted West Coast (BC, that is) artist, Roy Kiyooka, spoke about the importance and relevance of working from the local: that is, if one had intimate and honest commitment to one’s place and time, then that knowledge would translate into a more universal, genuine appreciation and understanding. In the exhibition, Time and Place, 34 artists province-wide explore these twin themes through diverse forms – painting, printmaking, sculpture, textile, sculptural installation, film and video – and approaches from representational to highly abstract. It is a lively and thought-provoking exhibition which demonstrates forcibly the strength of the visual arts scene across the province and particularly in western Newfoundland. A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will be available in July.
           LAWN and Grenfell College Art Gallery gratefully acknowledge the support of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador through its Cultural Economic Development Program and the Deer Lake Airport Authority.
            In the Fine Arts Building atrium, SWGC Art Gallery is also exhibiting Minds, Hands and Magic: A Celebration of Learning through the Arts in Western Newfoundland Year 10. On display are artworks by grades 2 and 6 students who worked with visual artists, Nancy Jacobsen and Brenda Stratton in the Learning through the Arts (LTTA)/WNL program. LTTA/WNL works with 15 schools in the Bay of Islands, Humber Valley and Northern Peninsula regions. The program works on the basis that we all learn by doing. Teachers and artists work together to engage students in hands-on learning by using the arts as tools to teach core subjects like Mathematics and Social Studies. The program has been proven to motivate students and certainly enriches and invigorates the classroom experience. This program is supported by Western School District and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through Cultural Connections.

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