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The Mary E. Black Gallery of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and
Design will host an exhibition entitled, "Wildlife in Wood".

The show runs from Friday, March 15, to Saturday, May 4, at the
gallery, 1683 Barrington St., Halifax.

Over 100 hand-crafted items, ranging from examples of decoys to
decorative wildlife carvings, will be presented by the Nova
Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association (NSWCAA). Three
skill levels - novice, intermediate and open class - will be
represented as well as some examples of wildlife paintings. The
aim of the association is to promote wildlife carving and art by
displaying works and demonstrating their various skills
throughout Nova Scotia.

Wildlife carving is a traditional craft form practised throughout
Nova Scotia. Originating out of the need to decoy wildfowl for
hunting purposes, decoys are now commonly made for the pleasure
and the self-expression involved. The observation of wildlife and
the skills of capturing an accurate and life-like representation
attracts many crafts-people, carvers and painters and is one of
our most popular past-times.

The Mary E. Black Gallery, which specializes in exhibitions
relating to craft and design, is part of the Nova Scotia Centre
for Craft and Design and is operated through the cultural affairs
division of the Department of Education and Culture.


Contact: Centre for Craft and Design  902-424-4062

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