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Thirty-two Nova Scotian artists will have their work purchased as
part of the 1996-97 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program,
announced Education and Culture Minister Robbie Harrison.

"This is the 22nd year the Nova Scotia Art Bank has invested in
the province's visual arts," said Mr. Harrison. "It is important
for our government to recognize and support the work of many of
Nova Scotia's excellent artists who enhance the province's
diverse cultural identity."

The Nova Scotia Art Bank was created to provide recognition to
Nova Scotian artists and to stimulate public awareness of the
visual arts through the purchase of art work which reflects the
best of current visual expression. The annual purchase budget is

This year's three person jury was made up of two Annapolis Valley
artists, Rose Adams of Paradise, Annapolis County and Jackie
Mackay of Berwick, and Gordon Laurin from Halifax. The jury
viewed the work of 132 visual artists and craftpersons and
recommended the purchase of 32 artworks which include paintings,
sculpture, photography, jewellery, video, a hooked rug, ceramics,
an end table and a tapestry.


Contact: Donna MacDonald  902-442-2615

NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of the names and addresses of the 32
artists is available by calling 1-800-670-4357 or 1-902-424-4492.

trp                     Feb. 20, 1997 - 2:50 p.m.