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Sandra Alfoldy

Sandra Alfoldy (1970-2019) was professor of craft history at NSCAD University and associate curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Crafting Identity

Crafting Identity

The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada
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The Allied Arts

The Allied Arts

Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada
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- Three Centuries of Public ART

- Three Centuries of Public ART

Historic Halifax Regional Municiplity
photographs by Barbara DeLory; Gary Castle & Andrea Johnson
edited by Francis Mitchell
illustrated by Janet Soley
guest editor Virginia Houston
foreword by Sandra Alfoldy
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Excerpt

Three Centuries of Public ART Then look across the square to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the oldest public building in Halifax (andoldest Protestant church in Canada), founded in 1750, although the steeple was added in 1812 and the side wings in 1868; the Fallen Peace Officer’s Memorial, dedicated in 2010 and described in greater detail inthis essay; the massive flagpole standing in front of City Hall for over 60 years. It was a gift of the CPR to his worship, Mayor ‘Gee’ Ahern, in September, 1947; it is used on many ceremonial occasions, but always flies the red maple leaf of Canada; and finally the ‘electrical box’ paintings, two of which are found here (The Poetry Box and Downtown Dusk Walk ) and described near the end of this chapter on Halifax Centre.It also contains many benches on which to sit or picnic in this serene setting just beyond the bustle of Barrington Street at noon.

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