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November 15, 2005

Source: St. Mary's University:

Art Gets Cash

The Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery has been awarded almost $30,000.00 from the Federal Government of Canada to circulate an exhibit of works.

Geoff Regan, MP for Halifax West, made the announcement in Truro, NS this morning on behalf of Canadian Heritage.

"This support will allow us to continue promoting art and culture to Nova Scotians and Canadians alike," says Robin Metcalfe, Curator of the Saint Mary’s Art Gallery.

"We have a popular art gallery, which we are truly proud of, and the infusion of government funding will ensure that we can further promote the works of artists that the public can enjoy," he explains.

The exhibit of works will soon be announced by Metcalfe and his team of professionals at the University’s Art Gallery.

Along with the Saint Mary’s Art Gallery, four other well known heritage groups in Nova Scotia have received a combined $298,538 in order to support their cultural initiatives of unique sorts.
These groups include: the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq ($115,787); the Nova Scotia Museum ($60,000); the Federation of Nova Scotian Heritage ($46,000); and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia ($48,475).

Regan states: "This investment demonstrates the importance of partnerships between the Government of Canada and heritage institutions, like the Art Gallery at Saint Mary’s."

Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


For More Information:

Paul Fitzgerald
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University, Public Affairs
(902) 420.5514



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