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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 [ ... ]


The City of Charlottetown is participating in GivingTuesday by providing an additional drop off loca [ ... ]

Changes at the Top

Changes at the Top
David MacKenzie stepping down from Confederation Centre

David MacKenzie will be leaving the Confederation Centre of the Arts later this year. After ten years as CEO, he will be stepping down in July.

Wayne Hambly, chair of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, made the announcement recently. “David has done an absolutely stellar job in leading the Centre in the last 10 years. We are

Behind the Red Velvet Raises Record Amount

Behind the Red Velvet, Confederation Centre of the Arts’ annual fundraiser for youth programming, started with a generous boost from its hosts this year. “Martie and Danny Murphy took the stage and announced that they would match the net proceeds generated from Behind the Red Velvet, which was a huge surprise for us,” says David MacKenzie, CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts. With the Murphy’s

Becka Viau Long-listed

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation have announced the long list for the 2011 Sobey Art Award for contemporary Canadian art. The Curatorial Panel has announced the 25 artists vying for this year’s Award. They are: Atlantic—Zeke Moores, Kym Greeley, John Haney, Michael Flaherty, Becka Viau (PEI); Quebec—Jérôme Havre, Chris Kline, Emmanuel Licha, Nadia Myre, Manon de Pauw;

ArtsSmarts 2011

Through the ArtsSmarts program, Island artists work with teachers and students on projects that integrate arts activities into non-arts school subject areas. Students combine their learning of core subjects such as math and languages with the help of visual and literary arts, dance, music and/or theatre. The seven Island schools involved in the 2011 ArtsSmarts program are Stratford Elementary,

Arts in the Election

Though arts and culture may not be the main issue in the federal election campaign, we believe they are an important issue—especially to Buzz readers. So we asked the four candidates in the Charlottetown riding for their party’s views on the arts. The survey was compiled and edited by Ann Thurlow.

Each candidate was asked three questions:

1. What role should the federal government play in

Art House Residency

Summerside Scene
by Peggy Miles

In recent years Summerside has rebranded itself with a “small is big” message. You may have seen the message presented as “Small City. Big ideas” (or “Big opportunity” or “Big possibilities”).

With the launch of a new artist-in-residence program, Summerside can add another tagline to the mix—“Small House. Big Vision.”

The house itself can be found at 471 Notre Dame

Community Studio Sessions

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is inviting artists to gather together in a new creative community forum. Starting May 18, the new Community Studio Sessions at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery will run Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm throughout the spring and summer. 

Artists are invited to drop by the Schurman Family Studio during the sessions to work on their own projects in a

Study in France

Study in France
Sarah Marie Lacy accepted at Studio Escalier

Sarah Marie Lacy has been accepted into Studio Escalier, a classical art studio program in France, with a $1300 scholarship. This 3-month intensive in classical figure drawing and painting is held in a small town south of Paris. It is run by two of the foremost artists in classical realism, Timothy Stotz and N. Michelle Tully. Sarah is now focused on

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

Photography Students Win Bridgestone Prizes

Photography Students Win Bridgestone Prizes

Holland College’s Bridgestone Student Photography Competition winners‚ images. First place winner Mike Bernard’s won $1,500, second place winner Andrew Eisnor received $1,000, and third place winner Vanessa Cole received $500 for their submissions.

To view the winning images see

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Some Upcoming Events

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

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