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Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will b [ ... ]

PEI Crafts Council welcomes new Executive Director

PEI Crafts Council welcomes new Executive Director

The PEI Crafts Council is pleased to introduce their new Executive Director, Annie McEachern. An Islander born and raised, but traveller at heart, Annie has just celebrated one year back on PEI. Since her return, she has used her Bachelors degree in Public Relations, experience in corporate organizations, and passion for community to pursue work in the Arts and Culture sector in Charlottetown.
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Upgrades to The Guild

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, is providing a non-repayable contribution of $43,083 to The Guild in Charlottetown to support interior renovations and technical upgrades. The Government of PEI is contributing a non-repayable amount of $34,426 for the upgrades. The project will address set pieces and the seating structure of the
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Artistic pursuits

Artistic pursuits
Artwork by David Garcia Jimenez now at Details

Artwork by David Garcia Jimenez is now available at Details Past and Present on Victoria Row in Charlottetown.

David describes his development as an artist and the inspiration for his work:

“At almost two years of age I arrived on Prince Edward Island with my family, settling on a small farm in rural Prince Edward Island. The community of Morell was
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Art at the Inn

Art at the Inn
Artisans on Main Souris at Inn at Bay Fortune

Artisans on Main Souris have announced they are partnering with the Inn at Bay Fortune to showcase local artists.

The Inn at Bay Fortune is featuring one Eastern Island artist in each guest room, with 100% of proceeds going back to the artists. Artisans will also join the Inn’s trademark Fireworks Feast by performing demonstrations during their Oyster
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Bunny Wool Art

Bunny Wool Art

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Lorraine and Melvin Gallant decided to breed one of their rabbits to “see what we’d get.” Fifteen years and 73 (current) rabbits later, they have Bunny Wool Art. They raise three kinds of rabbits these days, English Angoras, Jersey Woolies and American Fuzzy Lops. They insist on a strict and responsible breeding program. The wool from these various adorable creatures is
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The Guest Book: Becka Viau

The Guest Book: Becka Viau
small town vision

this town is small inc. (colloquially known as small town) is PEI’s artist run centre. We don’t have a space, we operate virtually. We activate through the membership and board members, and the ideas that play out into community actions. We occupy spaces, places and ways of doing that are unconventional yet, institutionalized and grounded in funding eligibility.

We are a
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Fleet to launch

Fleet to launch

Submitted by Sarah Millet

The countdown has begun for Art in the Open. The annual two week visual art festival is a partnership between this town is small, inc., Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the City of Charlottetown that highlights local and national artists and celebrates the city’s creative community. This summer marks the festival’s 5th year.

This year Art in the Open presents over 30
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New manager for Art in the Open

New manager for Art in the Open
Beth Lassaline appointed to project manage 2016 event

Art in the Open has announced that Beth Lassaline has joined the organization as a project manager.

A proud “Islander by choice,” Beth Lassaline has carved out a successful career for herself by combining her love of PEI Art and Culture with her passion for planning and executing large scale events. As the owner of Wildfire Project Management,
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Master of the art

Master of the art
Berni Wood earns national photographic designation

As part of its continuing program of Honours & Awards, the Professional Photographers of Canada have announced that Bernie Wood is a recipient of Master of Photographic Arts.

This designation is bestowed by the PPOC upon its members whose images accepted into the annual PPOC Image Salon over a number of years are consistently of a high quality
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Robert Harris gift

Robert Harris gift
Chris Tweel donation to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery 

The Collections Committee at Confederation Centre recently accepted a large 1887 portrait, painted by Robert Harris, for the Art Gallery’s extensive Harris Collection.

The oil on canvas painting was gifted to the Centre by Chris Tweel in memory of Linda Tweel, to recognize the many contributions she made throughout her lifetime in
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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]