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Portrait of the Fathers

Portrait of the Fathers
John McCallum’s depiction of Island historical event

Artist John McCallum likes to work in the large scale, and his mural-sized paintings have become part of the PEI visual landscape. One notable work is the painting commissioned to commemorate the Juno beach landing of June 5, 1944 which hangs in the foyer of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown.

John is drawn to significant
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Recreating in the Sand

Recreating in the Sand
Abe Waterman’s sculptures at Rossignol Winery in Little Sands

by Melanie Jackson

Abe Waterman isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or his feet. Or his knees.

Some visitors to the Rossignol winery in Little Sands learn this about Abe first hand. That’s where his sculpture of a woman made entirely of sand welcomes wine connoisseurs and art appreciators alike. And it’s where Abe can be found, on
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Ole Hammarlund Named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Ole Hammarlund Named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Architects’ Association of PEI has announced that architect Ole Hammarlund has been nominated a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, the highest honor bestowed by this national organization. The convocation ceremony took place June 6 in Halifax at this year’s “Festival of Architecture.”

Ole was born in Copenhagen 1942.  In 1964 he was admitted to the Architecture School
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Strength of Line

Strength of Line
Profile: Diane Gaudreau

by Jane Ledwell

There’s a real strength in line you don’t get with a lot of other arts,” says master woodworker Diane Gaudreau of her craft. Her strong and graceful design has led to pieces selected for the Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad—and for commissions such as the Northern Lights Award.

Diane says, “You embrace the grain,
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She Loves to Stitch

She Loves to Stitch
Arlene MacAusland of Twisted Knickers and her penny rugs

by Peggy Miles

I have an inner need for material.” says crafter Arlene MacAusland. She has a hankering for buying, cutting and transforming different types of fabric into something beautiful. “I love all kinds of materials…cotton, acrylic, yarn, wool.”

Arlene is the crafter behind Twisted Knickers and works from her home studio in Darnley
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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation
Rilla Marshall’s 3-D textile creations inspired by the Island

by Melanie Jackson

Rilla Marshall has an unusual way of expressing her appreciation for Prince Edward Island’s changing landscapes. She does it through textiles.

Inspired by aerial photos of shifting coastlines, Rilla translates her interest in erosion and rising sea levels through loom-woven tapestries and miniature three-dimensional
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Best in Wedding Class

Best in Wedding Class
Louise Vessey wins top spot at national competition

The 2013 National Image Competition Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada was exhibited recently during Canadian Imaging Conference and Trade Show, the Annual Convention of the PPOC, in Vancouver, BC. Louise Vessey, MPA President, a professional photographer from Charlottetown, PE, was chosen as PPOC’s Wedding Photographer of the
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Astonishing

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

I can’t tell you what’s at the end of Patrick Callbeck’s incredible video: it would spoil the fun. But I will tell you it will knock your socks off, if your idea of astonishing is someone who has the patience to wait for surprising things to happen. And I will tell you that this little story about a ghost hunter won Callbeck a national news photographer’s award. And I
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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village
Profile: Daphne Large

by Jane Ledwell

The area once known as “Clifton Corner” once was a “bustling village” with a two-storey general store where you could buy everything from beans to furniture. The village continued to bustle as, years later, the original Presbyterian manse became a new general store run by Kitty Cotton, who was also postmistress. “The store was where people would gather on
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Changing Environs

Changing Environs
Experiencing Catherine Miller’s exhibition at the Confed Centre

by Judy Gaudet

I stand and imagine I’m inside the glass case, among the green fronds as they fall in soft curtains, softer fragments, shot with silk threads, lit with glass beads. It’s a wall of seaweed, the colours and textures lovely. There are four glass cases. In the next, an opposite world—a wall of cement blocks covered in
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