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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Harmonia Girls’ Choir is seeking new members. Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program  [ ... ]

Berni Wood nominated for black and white photography

Berni Wood nominated for black and white photography
11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Professional photographer Berni Wood from Prince Edward Island, was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Portraiture, at a Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast in November. The online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe.

11th Annual Jury members included captains
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Painting Main St.

Painting Main St.
Sara Lee Perry Studio & Gallery opens in Alberton

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

For Sara Perry, it was do it now, or never. She did it September 1, 2016. Sara Lee Studio & Gallery opened it's doors at 491 Main Street in Alberton. It was a dream come true for the local artist who wanted to paint and have her own studio for as long as she can remember.

Housing 16 other artists as well as her own
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Kate Sharpley added to Art Gallery team

Kate Sharpley added to Art Gallery team

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced the addition of Kate Sharpley to the Art Gallery team.

In this full time role, Kate will be offering guided interpretation of both touring and Gallery-curated exhibitions for school classes and local community groups. She will also direct art classes and special events in the Centre’s Schurman Family Studio, including the fall series of Saturday art
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BMO 1st Art!

BMO 1st Art!
Holland College grad Dylan McQuaid represents PEI in student art competition

BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students,
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Arts Community Liaison Officer

PEI artists will benefit from a 40 per cent increase in juried grants from government, says Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie. Funding allocated for juried grants to artists has increased by $36,000. The Dept of Education, Early Learning and Culture will manage grants to artist organizations previously allocated by the PEI Council of the Arts, including Ars Longa, Art in
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Scottish Diaspora

Scottish Diaspora
Large tapestry on display at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

A visual art initiative from more than 30 communities around the world celebrating Scottish heritage arrives at Confederation Centre this month, including contributions from several Island stitchers, illustrators, and historical societies.

One of the world’s largest community art projects, Scottish Diaspora is a large-scale tapestry
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Ark art exhibit

Ark art exhibit
“Living lightly on the earth” explores Building the Ark for PEI, 1974–76

Brought to life in 1976 by Solsearch Architects and the New Alchemy Institute as “an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology, and architecture for the benefit of humanity,” the Ark bioshelter on PEI integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family.

Opening day for the
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From the Vault

From the Vault
Selection of Bruno Bobak work at the Confed Centre Art Gallery

A new exhibition opens this month at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, shining light on a collection works by Bruno Bobak (1923-2012). Curated by Donald Andrus, The Bruno Bobak Bequest draws upon a selection of works bequeathed to the Art Gallery collection by the Estate of the artist.

Bobak, was a Polish-born
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A Sidelong Glance

A Sidelong Glance
Exhibit from the gallery collection explores painting after 1970 

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery will present a selection of works from its permanent collection of Canadian art that demonstrate the evolution of painting after the tremendous changes throughout the art world in the 1960s.

Following an era when painting dominated the visual arts, and its gestures and optical effects were
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In good form

In good form
Profile: Sandy Kowalik

by Jane Ledwell

Every morning, artist Sandy Kowalik wakes up to read a quotation from Jeanette Winterson painted on her bedroom wall: “Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough.”

Sandy says, “I have always had a more diffuse focus than a burning focus on what I do. I
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Some Upcoming Events

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]