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Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

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
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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
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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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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 www.bridgestonephoto.com.

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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Good Medicine

Good Medicine

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

Shabbir Amanullah flips open a laptop and begins scrolling through photographs.

They are beautiful, luminous—capturing the very essence of their subjects. He stops at one—a picture, through an arch, of a mosque shimmering in the distance. He points to a tiny figure, someone photographing, not the mosque, but an unseen object off to the right. “You see?” he says. “Two
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Award of Excellence

Award of Excellence
Rachel Peters Photography wins award in Las Vegas

Island photographer Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography recently returned from Las Vegas where she was recognized with the prestigious 2011 Award of Excellence at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Convention.

The awards are judged by an international panel of professionals and announced this past weekend at
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Putting On a Show

Putting On a Show
Profile: Paula Kenny

by Jane Ledwell

Paula Kenny, the director of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, studied fine arts at university, but it was summer work at the airport that led to her first career, in the commercial airline industry. History and art remained her passion, and now in her second career, she says, “I’m getting to do what was my hobby.”

Working at the airport and
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Canadian Ark

Canadian Ark
Folk artist Kerras Jeffery completes another unique piece

by Peggy Miles

Winters are long here on PEI. This presents an opportune time for folk artist Kerras Jeffery to execute pieces that have been brewing in his mind since last summer. With the hustle and bustle of visitors to his studio in tourist season, the slower pace of winter makes it an ideal time to put thoughts into action. One such
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Summer 1993

Until September 26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. La [ ... ]

Tribute to The Hip

Concert and author reading October 17
Charlottetown Beer Garden The Fabulously Rich formed in 2016  [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  Nick Doneff | September 28 Nick Doneff has won a large PEI follo [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]