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  The Mary E. Black Gallery of the Nova Scotia Centre for
  Craft and Design will open its doors to a new exhibition,
  "Sound Craftsmanship: Making More than Music" on Nov. 9. The
  exhibition will run through to Jan. 13, 1996.
  Curated by Jay Perry, the event will feature Nova Scotia
  makers of musical instruments. Instruments on display
  exhibition include guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins,
  flutes, harp, dulcimer, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various drums
  and even a small portative organ. Mr. Perry, in his
  research, found more than three dozen people widely
  scattered throughout Nova Scotia who were committed to
  instrument-making on an ongoing basis. "This display
  showcases a wonderfully diverse and talented group of
  craftspersons working in a broad spectrum of areas and
  media," said Mr. Perry.
  In connection with this exhibition a series of informal
  noon-hour concerts will be presented at the gallery on
  Thursdays at 2:15 - 12:45 p.m. featuring some of the types
  of instruments that are on display. The first concert,
  however, will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and will feature a duet
  called "Abendmusik" with Sandra Britten on flute and Shawn
  MacLean on guitar. Other concert dates are Nov. 23, Dec. 7,
  14, 21 and Jan. 4, 11.
  The following individuals are featured in the exhibit:
  Christopher Allworth, Halifax; Jeff Anning, Imgramport; Mike
  Begin, Halifax; Campbell Calder, Antigonish County; Lawrence
  Campbell, Antigonish County; Tom Dorward, Halifax; Douglas
  Drdul, Walton; Albert Evers, Moncton; Jon Ferguson, Hants
  County; Andrew Kirk, Halifax; Bert Lawrence, Wellington;
  Murray Lively, Halifax; Kirk Lohry, Dartmouth; George
  Macintosh, Truro; Zane O'Brien, Dartmouth; Peter Payzant,
  Waverly; Craig Reiner, Halifax; Bill Sampson, Dartmouth;
  Regan Southcott, Halifax; Nicholas Tipney, Black Rock, Kings
  County; Otis Tomas, Baddeck; Carol VanFeggelen, Tantallon
  and David Wimberly, Head of St. Margaret's Bay.
  The Mary E. Black Gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m.
  to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
  Contact: Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
  trp                      Nov. 06, 1995