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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 [ ... ]

24th Annual Let Their Light Shine Campai...

Join Hospice PEI volunteers in celebrating the 24th Annual “Let Their Light Shine” Campaign [ ... ]

PACE Residency

PACE Residency
Textile artist Nancy Cole in Summerside studio for September

September will be a busy month for Nancy Cole, as she settles into her new fall studio location, the PACE Self-Directed Artist Residency at 471 Notre Dame Street in Summerside. The PACE program is designed to stimulate conversation between artists, area residents and visitors, as they connect with special programming presented by the

REESE® Minis Perfectly Tiny Award

REESE® Minis Perfectly Tiny Award

To celebrate the launch of new REESE® Minis candy, Hershey Canada scoured the nation searching high and low for some of Canada’s Perfectly Tiny things—whether it’s a perfectly tiny city or a perfectly tiny horse, Hershey is giving mini things the recognition they deserve. So, on Aug 22 Hershey Canada honoured Lori Joy Smith, a local Charlottetown artist who specializes in artwork on small

Jessie Inman at the Helm

Jessie Inman at the Helm
Confederation Centre of the Arts names new CEO

The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust has announce that Jessie Inman has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. With over 30 years of experience in leadership, investment and development positions, Mrs. Inman was appointed after a rigorous national search process.

Mrs. Inman, who grew up in St. Catherines,

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

Celebration of Crafts

Celebration of Crafts
Island artisans take up a challenge at Eptek Centre

Celebration of Crafts at Eptek Centre this summer is a testament to the creativity of Island artisans. When presented with the challenge of designing and crafting a piece of visual art that was inspired by a handcrafted museum artefact, the craftspeople across the province took the challenge to heart and the results are on display all summer at

The Art of JD Rohrer

The Art of JD Rohrer

The Pilar Shephard Art Gallery in Charlottetown is exhibiting the latest work by Canadian artist Jean-Daniel Rohrer. Rohrer constructs paintings using Western civilization iconography and his own post-modern symbolist representations of humanity. In particular, Rohrer’s “magical and symbolic universe” uses thin, elongated figures as representations of the individual and humanity—(Pierre Buchs,

Craft Education Award Bursary awarded to Three Oaks Student

The Government of PEI is helping a promising Summerside artist attend college through the annual Craft Education Bursary, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allan Campbell.

Danielle Gallant, a Grade 12 student from Three Oaks Senior High, was awarded the Craft Education Award Bursary June 23. The annual prize is given out by Innovation PEI through the Department of Innovation and

Charlottetown Studio and Gallery Map

 As part of its 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Designation, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Charlottetown unveils a Charlottetown Studio and Gallery Map.

The brochure is a free, bilingual, self-guided map of the artist/artisan studios and art galleries located in Charlottetown. The map contains general information, including location and hours of operation, and

Charlottetown Represented in Ottawa for Canada Day

Charlottetown Represented in Ottawa for Canada Day

The City of Charlottetown participated in Canada Day Celebrations in the Nation’s Capital as part of its Cultural Capital of Canada Designation for 2011. The “Avenue of the 2011 Cultural Capitals of Canada” showcased Charlottetown and its cultural community on July 1 to thousands of visitors to Major’s Hill Park. Charlottetown shared the “Avenue” with Vancouver, B.C. and Lévis, QC, also designated

Arts and Heritage Trail

Arts and Heritage Trail

With support provided by the federal and provincial government, the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island (TIAPEI) announced the Arts and Heritage Trail—a tourism product which will guide PEI visitors and residents through Island cultural experiences.

PEI’s Arts and Heritage Trail will enable both visitors and residents to design customized itineraries for their vacation. Visitors

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The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $10, or visit for advanc [ ... ]

At Eternity’s Gate

December 17–22
City Cinema PG, violence, sexual language
Dir: Julian Schnabel, Switzerland/UK, 111  [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

December 20
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thu [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

East Pointing

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider It took me a while to discover the beauty of East Point, the n [ ... ]

Etsy anniversary

Etsy Markets in PEI celebrate five years The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard This fall Etsy Team  [ ... ]

Life in the cove

Profile: JoDee Samuelson by Jane Ledwell “Would you like a column about living in the country? [ ... ]