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To Touch

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

The tiny white dresses pose as if they had floated into the Confederation Centre Gallery through a window, landing with perfect, wind borne grace. They are made of porcelain, each as fragile as old cotton. My hand longs to ignore the museum’s prohibition, to touch the little dresses with the same loving caress that every mother knows. How many times did I touch just
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World Travels

World Travels
Island artist Haley Lewis feels at home when she is away

by Ann MacNiven

You say you haven’t seen much of Haley Lewis lately? So say we all. During the past ten years Haley has lived in Paris, a few cities in China and, more recently, in Vietnam. She has also traveled extensively in those countries, as well as in India, Nepal, and Burma.

Haley finally landed on PEI long enough for a good visit.
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Power to the People

Power to the People
Profile: B.J. McCarville

by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist and educator B.J. McCarville has been home on PEI less than a year since living “away” and studying studio arts and education, and the comment she hears most is, “I didn’t know you were into art.” Now her mission as an arts educator at Confederation Centre Art Gallery is to engage people with art in life-altering ways—whether they know what
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Photography Awards

Photography Awards
Holland College grads Sarah MacEachern and Ian Fildes

Sarah MacEachern, a Holland College Photography and Digital Imaging student, has had an image selected by the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators for inclusion in the national Rodeo3! exhibition. Fellow student Ian Fildes recently won the BMO Art First! prize for a PEI student for his photographic entry in that competition.

Rodeo3!
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Bravo for Bravado

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

The photographs show two young men posing in a deliberate fashion in front of a very large abstract painting. One is small, dark, the other taller, sturdier. In one of the two photos you can see that they both have paint on their trousers. The abstract behind them is eight feet tall, more than five feet wide, the background dark blue, the soaring and falling
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Creative Change

Creative Change
Profile: Pan Wendt

by Jane Ledwell

When I meet Pan Wendt at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, kids are playing in the concourse outside Mavor’s Bistro, poking at glass display cases for visual art exhibitions. “As a kid,” Pan remembers, “I was in here all the time, and in some senses it was just the place where my dad [Konrad Wendt] worked. I had no idea of its place in the community.”

Now
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Another World

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

Toronto again, rain again. I am in the city for the ordination of my elder daughter Maggie as a deacon of the Anglican church; she has been working toward this concretely for the last several years, emotionally and spiritually for a good deal longer. Today, carrying my umbrella, I am wandering through the streets of the downtown, some streets I’ve known since
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Staring at the Walls

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

It may have been the auction that started this train of thought. Last fall Erica Rutherford’s family held a sale at The Guild, offering a number of works of art that had come to light since her death, the proceeds to create a scholarship. We turned up, and though I would have said our walls are already full we bought a couple of pieces and managed to find places
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Northern Lights Award

Northern Lights Award
Photographer John Sylvester recognized in New York City

John Sylvester has been awarded second place for photography in the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Northern Lights Awards For Excellence in Travel Journalism and Photography. His eight page photo essay, “Winter Wonderland,” featuring images of Prince Edward Island in winter, appeared in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue of Coastal Living magazine. The
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Making it Through

Making it Through

The Cove Journal
by JoDee Samuelson

At the hall down the shore the weekly Art Classes for Seniors are going like gangbusters. Who knew there was so much talent in this crowd? Most of these budding artists never thought they could draw, yet are turning out stunning charcoal sketches with the ease of seasoned professionals. Some of the credit must go to the teacher who knows how to spice her
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Some Upcoming Events

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]