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Choral music weekend in Cornwall

With Paul Grambo and Leo Marchildon Choral director Paul Grambo, who teaches and performs out of Lo [ ... ]

Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again be sponsoring their Knitting for Mission group. Th [ ... ]

Thirteen Island artists involved in this year’s program

Minister Jordan Brown with artist Dina Blot (centre) , West Royalty Elementary teacher Tracey Smith and studentsDina Blot is one of 13 Island artists helping more than 600 students at seven schools learn through the arts this school year.

ArtsSmarts program integrates the arts into core subjects like math, languages, social studies, and science by bringing artists into the classroom to share their skills and talents. Blot says it has allowed her to give PEI children a look at the world from a creative perspective.

“To be able to participate in ArtsSmarts as an artist is a chance for personal development, self-fulfillment, social inclusion and active citizenship,” Blot says. “When it results in a student later participating in my studio workshops or visiting my gallery, that to me is the cherry on the cake!"

This is the 14th year for the ArtsSmarts, in which artists collaborate with teachers to bring disciplines like visual and literary arts, dance, music, and theatre into students’ lessons.

Students, teachers, and artists are sharing this years’ projects on social media with the hashtag #ArtsSmartsPEI.

Two year-end exhibits will celebrate ArtsSmarts projects that have been completed at Island schools: one will be at Eptek Arts & Culture Centre from May 15 to 25; and another at Confederation Centre of the Arts from May 18 to 21.

ArtsSmarts is a program of the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture and provincial partnership involving the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Commission scolaire de langue française, the Public Schools Branch, Creative PEI, the PEI Crafts Council, the University of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation, the PEI Human Rights Commission, the Fédération culturelle de l’Î.-P.-É., and the Eptek Art & Culture Centre.

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Some Upcoming Events

Support the Girls

September 18–22
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity
Dir: Andrew Bujalski, US, 90 min. Regina H [ ... ]

Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

Down With Demon Rum

September 16, 23 & 30
The Haviland Club Down With Demon Rum: Stories and Songs of Rum Running on [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]