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REF NO.: 153

SUBJECT: Art exhibition opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library

DATE: June 4

First Space Gallery in the Queen Elizabeth II Library (QEII) is pleased to present its annual exhibition of art by current and retired faculty and staff of Memorial on June 14, on view until Aug. 9. Expressions of Interest will feature more than 30 artists and will cover a variety of subject matter and creative methods, from acrylic painting to traditional mat hooking.
The opening event takes place on Friday, June 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. with a talk by artist and professor of physics and physical oceanography, Iakov Afanassiev. The exhibition is curated by Joanne Costello and Stephanie Williams, employees of the QEII with formal training in the visual arts.
First Space Gallery has shown work by emerging artists since 2004 and continues its commitment to foster creative expression that celebrates Memorial’s dynamic campus and its thriving surrounding community.
For further details, see The event is free and refreshments will be served. Parking is available in lot 18. For gallery hours, please see QEII Hours at

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For further information, please contact Kristine Power, communications co-ordinator, Queen Elizabeth II Library, at 709-864-3188, 709-770-1553 (mobile) or


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