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PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held November 17, 2–4 pm, at Beaconsfield [ ... ]

Nature PEI meeting

Nature PEI’s meeting on December 4 will feature Colin Chapman, botanist and lichenologist wit [ ... ]

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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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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Some Upcoming Events

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]