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More than 135 pieces of jewelery, tableware, knives, buckles and
art pieces will be on display from July 10 until Sept. 13 at the
Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax.

Reflections in Metal, organized by the Metal Arts Guild of Nova
Scotia, will focus on the past and present, displaying in
chronological order the history of the metal arts in the past 46

One section of the gallery will be devoted to the entries for
this year's competition, which has as its theme: leaves. There
will be leaves on brooches, earrings, rings and necklaces --all
done in metalwork.

"I encourage all Nova Scotians to take the opportunity to visit
the gallery and view these art works," said Robbie Harrison,
education and culture minister. "It is a showcase of world-class
talent right here in our province and we are proud to invite
visitors from near and far to come and share in the experience." 

The metal Arts Guild is known internationally for the fine,
exquisite work of its members. In 1960 a guild member was
commissioned by the province to make a wedding gift for Princess
Margaret, and in 1967, to produce a gift for the Queen Mother at
the opening of the Highland Games. Closer to home, when Bedford
became a town, the mayor was presented with a mayor's chain
fashioned by a member of the society. While these pieces will not
be on display at this exhibition, plenty of items on view would
be fit for royalty.  

The Mary E. Black Gallery is in the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft
and Design, 1683 Barrington St., Halifax. Gallery hours are
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission
is free.


Contact: Chris Tyler
         Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

jlw                     July 7, 1997         2:00 p.m.