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Joan Auld Scholarship to Holly McGee

Joan Auld Scholarship to Holly McGee

The Joan Auld Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council in honour of Joan Auld, Craft Development Officer, PEI Business Development, to celebrate her 31 years of dedication and commitment to the Island craft industry.

Holly McGee has been the recipient of the Joan Auld Scholarship for the past two years. Holly was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Prince Edward
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One Great Thing on the Bus

One Great Thing on the Bus

For the month of April, Poetry Month, Charlottetown’s city buses will feature artist’s interpretations of the works of 16 writer and poets. The artists are graphic design students from Holland College.

Ann Thurlow (right) holds Kevin MacLeod’s interpretation of one of her One Great Things:

Cool weather. The perfect time, I think, for some spicy Korean.
We go to Seoul Food and, as we’re coming in
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Ann Dow Lee (1932-2013)

The Buzz has received a number of messages from members of the Prince Edward Island art community expressing their sadness at the passing of Ann Dow Lee on January 18, 2013. Ann was well-known and respected on the Island for her artwork, both as a painter and printmaker, and had many friends amongst artists and gallery owners.

The Art of the Organic

The Art of the Organic
Profile: Ron Arvidson

by Jane Ledwell

The first time Ron Arvidson saw a potter transforming an unformed lump of clay, the young art student knew it was a “magical” art he wanted to master. After creating pottery professionally more than 40 years, the soft-spoken potter makes modest claims for his magic. “I try to grow from one piece to another,” he says. “One [piece] has to be better than the
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Atlantic co-operation

Atlantic co-operation
Four Atlantic arts councils reach memorandum of understanding

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) recently hosted a multi-day meeting for Atlantic public arts funders, including the New Brunswick Arts Board, Arts Nova Scotia, the Prince Edward Island Council for the Arts, as well as the NLAC. Each organization was represented by the Executive Director and the Chair. The focus of the
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Flawed Flag

Flawed Flag
Island woodworker lends talent to protest

Island craftsman Gary Loo has created a woodcut version of a flawed Prince Edward Island flag in support of the Plan B protest. The woodcut is partly constructed of downfall wood from species which will be felled by Plan B (maple, spruce, birch, pine and larch). Other wood types used in the piece include mahogany and walnut.

Describing the flag Gary Loo
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Painted Pillars

Painted Pillars
Warren Christopher Reeson completes project at UPEI

For the past year, students at UPEI’s busy Robertson Library have watched the transformation of nine concrete pillars into works of art by local artist Warren Christopher Reeson.

Reeson’s vision for the drab pillars was selected by a university panel in the 3rd Robertson Library/UPEI Art Competition at the end of 2011. Since then the artist has
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Summer Arts Auction

Summer Arts Auction
Results of Internet auction of PEI art announced

Prices for Prince Edward Island art, antiques and collectibles were strong during the 5th annual Summer Arts Auction at The Carriage House in New London on September 16, 2012.

The top three lots were all from PEI. A 19th-century PEI quilt attributed to Elizabeth Shepard Parkin (1811-1888) of Union Road, Queens County, attracted numerous bids on the
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The Fine Print

The Fine Print
Profile: Lionel Stevenson

by Jane Ledwell

"Photography is a vast subject," says Lionel Stevenson. "There is no discipline, from medicine to astronomy, that doesn't use photography. But fine art photography is not concerned about the things that are recorded so much as the expression."

Though he grew up in New Brunswick, Lionel Stevenson's beginnings as a photographer were here. In 1947, at eight
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Abandoned Properties

Abandoned Properties
Tony Gallant photographs the remains of bygone days

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

There is a strange grace to decay. An abandoned house loses its battle with age in a thousand tiny sighs; its roof sags, its beams give way. When Tony Gallant inherited his parent’s property—his own home place—he was struck by a need to record its beauty in its last years.

He also felt the need to document the
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