Northern Lights

September 21, 1995|By John Dorsey

This anonymous sculpture of a Canadian Mountie is one of a number of works from Nova Scotia in the show "New Acquisitions from New England to Nova Scotia" at the Folk Art Gallery.

Folk art is a major field in Nova Scotia, where there is a heritage that includes English, Scottish, Irish and French influences, and where the core collection of the province's national gallery is devoted to folk art.

Other Nova Scotia works at Folk Art include a wood carving by Kenny Bondreaux of "Stan Laurel" and a hooked rug depicting a "Clipper Ship" by Grandma Hache. The exhibit also contains works by Gayleen Aiken and Larry Bissonnette of Vermont.

Folk Art Gallery, 1500 Bolton street, through Oct. 28. Hours 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For information call (410) 669-3343.

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