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Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

Come Sing with us

Choral Music Director Don Fraser invites you to join the Confederation Singers for a season of inspi [ ... ]

The facilitator

The facilitator
Profile: Steve Bellamy

by Jane Ledwell

“Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect,” Steve Bellamy says. In his third month as CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, he’s still pinching himself that he has arrived in this place.

“I’ve been lucky to live in a number of places in Canada,” he says, “and towns of 250,000, or larger, would be lucky to have a place like (Confederation
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Sequential thinking

Sequential thinking
Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The tradition of artists working in serial—a sequence of pieces—is the focus of a new exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Entitled Serial Arrangements, this exhibition features seven groups of artworks, each extending the viewers engagement with the artist’s process and subjects.

Curated from the Gallery’s permanent
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PEI Arts Grants

PEI Arts Grants
Successful applicants for 2019

PEI Arts Grants for 2019 were recently announced. They are:

Megan Stewart—To create the 2019 River Clyde Pageant with co-director Ker Wells;
Ariel Sharrat—To undertake an apprenticeship as an audio engineer in Ramsgate, UK;
Mark Sandiford—To participate in the Contextual Intelligence Leadership Intensive in Banff;
Melissa Peter Paul—To explore 8 of the
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Founders Circle tour

Founders Circle tour
Members plan trip to Czech Republic

Confederation Centre of the Arts is launching a distinctive experience for members of its Founders Circle—the chance to join an exclusive 11-day cultural adventure to the Imperial Cities: Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.

With proceeds going to support arts and heritage programming at the Centre, this group travel tour comes at the request of the Founders’ Circle
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Cute as a…

Cute as a…
12th year for button making event at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The CCOA Gallery in Charlottetown is bringing back “Cute as a…” for its 12th year, so it’s time to start planning your miniature button art and get ready to collect.

“This is the chance for people to showcase their artistic talents in wearable art,” says Kate Sharpley, the visual arts educator with the Gallery.

“Cute as a…” asks
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First and second

First and second
Holland College students win at photography competition

Connor Munn, a second-year student in Holland College’s Photography and Digital Imaging program, won Student Photographer of the Year at the Professional Photographers of Canada, Atlantic annual convention and image competition.

Connor’s image, entitled Victor’s Apple, was one of two that he submitted for the juried competition. His class
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Remembrance

Remembrance
Wendell’s paintings

Island artist Wendell R. Dennis passed away suddenly in September of this year. For the many people who knew Wendell, expressions of the shock of this loss have been combined with an outpouring of appreciation for his artwork.

Wendell’s career in the arts included years in theatre and film, but since his permanent return to live in Victoria-by-the-Sea, he has been known by many
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Pixels & Glory

 Pixels & Glory
Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown hosts competition

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

In the spirit of friendly rivalry, Pixels & Glory, a new graphic competition organized by the Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown (GDGC), plans to host events each month where local designers and their peers solve an assigned design problem in 90 minutes or less.

Making up the board of GDGC are
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West Royalty Community Centre receives new art installation

West Royalty Community Centre receives new art installation

The City of Charlottetown’s Arts Advisory Board approved a new art installation which was installed at the West Royalty Community Centre.

The installation called, The Gratitude Bench, is an interactive piece that serves as a wishing wall where the public can leave inspirational quotes or kind notes on colored paper in the wall. It will include a multipurpose bench for users of the community
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Fox mugs

Fox mugs

Crystal Stevens, the owner-operator of Redrocks Pottery, has introduced her new line of custom hand-thrown ceramic mugs that features PEI Foxes. Each PEI Fox Mug is given a name and personality based it’s unique features. Each litter offers customers a great selection of “kits” but unlike real foxes, are available throughout the year “not only just in spring,” jests Stevens. “Customers seem to get
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Some Upcoming Events

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]