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To the end of September, Northumberland Ferries will showcase music, entertainment, food, wine, and  [ ... ]

Confederation Centre Choirs

Both the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers (the adult choir at the Cen [ ... ]

Artist selection announced for 8th annual art festival

March of the Crows 2017 (photo: Terrance Taylor)Eighteen artists from across the country have been selected by a jury of their peers and industry professionals to develop and showcase their work at the 8th annual Art in the Open festival.

On August 25 from 4 pm until midnight, downtown Charlottetown will become an open-air gallery presenting ephemeral works of public art. The Art in the Open main event features performances, sculptural installations, projections, and other temporary art forms, delivering a multi-media experience for all ages.

This year’s jury selected artists and community lead projects are: Norma Jean MacLean (PE), Ann Thurlow (PE), Carina Phillips (PE), Josh and Jenny (PE), The Black Cultural Society (PE), The March of the Crows (PE), The PEI Pottery Studio (PE), Alexis Bulman (QUE), Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux (QUE), Kevin Melanson and Olivia Vinini (NB), Dustin Harvey and Sarah Moore (NS), Hela Cooper & Hannah Levin (NS), Ben Mosher (NS), and Stacey Cann (AB).

The artists will contribute to and compliment the other twenty or so diverse curated exhibits that will be mounted throughout downtown Charlottetown. Festival Project Manager Becka Viau explains “ Earlier this year we announced our annual open Call for Submissions. Artists were encouraged to present the jury a project that would be new, interesting, and innovative yet could be installed and dismantled within 24hrs. Over thirty Independent artists, as well as groups from across Canada, submitted applications.”

D’Arcy Wilson, Festival Co-Curator says, “We are appreciative of everyone who took the time and energy to apply. In the end, the jury has chosen a series of strong and innovative projects spanning diverse media ranging from sculptural installation to performance, to drawing interventions. Collectively, the works speak to connections between people—public and private—as well as the emotional and physical labour of being an artist.

 

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