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Better Together LGBTQ2+ Adult drop in

PEERS Alliance, in partnership with Holland College, UPEI, and Women's Network PEI will hold LGBTQ2+ [ ... ]

Aquatic animal health

Organizers of the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH 2018), have opened the [ ... ]

Fine design

Fine design
Profile: Elena Herweyer

by Jane Ledwell

Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most seemingly insignificant details of our lives, a visual and functional language we all speak. Consider professional fine artist Elena Herweyer a skilled visual linguist. “We can’t express everything verbally,” Elena says, and, to her, “every language is complementary.”

In her journey from the Ukraine,
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Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

The Gallery at The Guild in Charlottetown will present Calendar Girls, a series of 13 whimsical polymer clay pin-up girl sculptures by artist Christina Patterson. The collection features different characters for each month. The series explores the idea of the pin-up calendar girls in a fun, sexy and lighthearted way, explains the artist. The show will include a limited run of calendars, along with
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Training for arts execs

This town is small inc. has announced a professional development and capacity building project aimed to support arts executives, and their executives in training, on PEI.

This town is small has contracted Becka Viau & Associates who will be providing free, one on one peer mentorship consultations as well as coordinating a series of professional development lunch and learns and community
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Seniors College art

Seniors College art
Exhibit features work by 40 artists

The Seniors College Group Art show opens at The Guild on May 2 and runs to May 13. Forty artists will show their work in a variety of mediums. Opening reception is May 2, 7 to 9 pm. There will be refreshments and everyone is welcome. This is the sixth year for this group show.

Among this year’s artists is Arlene McGuigan who has created a series of multi-media
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PEI Centre for Craft

PEI Centre for Craft
New shop and work space to open in Charlottetown

The provincial government will invest $115,000 in the new PEI Centre for Craft located at 98 Water Street, which will have its grand opening on June 5.

The year-round, multipurpose facility is intended to promote Prince Edward Island’s fine craft to markets, help businesses grow and the industry expand.

The PEI Centre for Craft hopes to raise public
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Summerside Arts Festival

Summerside Arts Festival
New name and new project for annual arts event

Summerside’s Arts in Motion—Chautauqua Festival is undergoing a major change for 2018. 

It will be known as the Summerside Arts Festival. 

Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. which founded the festival, made the decision for the purpose of clarity. “People struggled with the word Chautauqua, and were shy about checking it out” says Lori Ellis,
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Visual arts show

Visual arts show
Exhibit by Holland College School of Visual Arts students

Students from Holland College’s visual arts programs will be showing off the best of their work during their annual art show at Confederation Centre of the Arts at the beginning of May.

Photography and Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, Video Game Art and Animation, and Fundamental Arts students are looking forward to presenting their work
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Textile exhibition

Textile exhibition
Women artists who share a love for design and colour

A textile exhibition will be shown at The Guild May 30 to June 10. This first exhibition by a group of women artists drawn together by a love of rug hooking and a shared interest in design and colour. 

They have produced a display of varied pieces. These include rug hooking, quilting, embroidery and appliqué from pocket-sized pieces to
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Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Festival

The Montague Plein-Air Festival has a new name. Now called Points East Plein Air Festival, it returns to eastern PEI July 4 to 8.

“The new name better reflects the festival,” says coordinator Audrey Bunt. “While the exhibition of the paintings has always been held in Montague, our locations for painting days have been all over the Point East Costal Drive area and we wanted to reflect that we’re
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artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest
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Some Upcoming Events

The Ken Barlow Effect

Coronation Street star comes to Harbourfront Theatre May 29
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Feast Dinner Theatre 40th season

Tuesday–Saturday from June 23
Rodd Charlottetown
Brothers 2, Summerside Atlantic Canada’s longest [ ... ]

The Leisure Seeker

Until May 26
City Cinema 14A, mature theme, language may offend
Dir: Paolo Virzi, Italy/France, 112 m [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works direct [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs  [ ... ]

Fine design

Profile: Elena Herweyer by Jane Ledwell Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most [ ... ]