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AVC open house

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 30th annual Open House will take place September 29 from 10 am–2 [ ... ]

Confederation Centre Choirs

Both the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers (the adult choir at the Cen [ ... ]

Best at Buyer’s Market

Best at Buyer’s Market

Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Vessey visits Laura Cole at the Random Pieces Glassworks exhibit, which was awarded the title of Best Exhibit at this year's Craft & Gifware Buyers' Market by Henk van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Culture PEI.

Arts Smarts 7th year

For the seventh year, Island schools will participate in the ArtsSmarts program, which allows students and teachers to work closely with Island artists, says Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey.

Through the ArtsSmarts program, artists work with teachers and students on projects that integrate arts activities into non-arts school subject areas. Students combine their learning of core
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Photo Club Grows

Photo Club Grows
Summerside’s Red Sands Photography Club has over 40 members

by Peggy Miles

In the spring of last year a mere seven people attended the first meeting of the Red Sands Photography Club. The Summerside based group now boasts over 40 members.

Paul Arsenault and Mike Gallant are Co-Presidents of the club which meets monthly at the Waterfront Mall. It was just prior to that gathering in early 2010 that
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Discussing the Future

PEI Council of the Arts meeting to discuss future of Guild Building

At the recent PEI Council of the Arts’ Annual General Meeting, Chair Dr. Greg Doran announced that he was calling a Special General Meeting for the membership to discuss the future ownership of the Guild Building.

The PEI Council of the Arts was originally gifted the old Royal Bank Building, now known as the Guild, in February
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Arts Discovery Days

Arts Discovery Days

More than 800 Island students are getting hands-on experience in the arts this year thanks to collaboration by the Confederation Centre of the Arts, the PEI Department of Education and CIBC. This is the fifth year of Arts Discovery Days at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and this year, CIBC is sponsoring the program to make this educational experience exceptional. Arts Discovery Days makes
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On the Right Trail?

A commentary by Henry Dunsmore

Did you know? This summer TAIPEI will introduce an Arts & Heritage Trail which will, as suggested by their sales pitch,  "increase the profile of arts and heritage ... for visitors to the Island." This TAIPEI initiative, referred to as "a tourism product," will categorize Island arts and heritage into Heritage, Performing Arts and Visual Arts which will be
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Wreath Winners

The Friends of the Confederation Centre of the Arts announced the winners of their 16th annual Festive Wreath Contest and Exhibition recently. The event saw 32 creative entries this year.

The Dunes–Off the Wall

1. Pam Jewell
2. M.G. Mabey
3. Olivia King

Traditional

1. M.G. Mabey
2. Megan Jones
3. Sandra Gallant

Recycled

1. Laura MacPherson
2. Barbara Boviard
3. Gail Hodder

Multi-cultural

1. Kate
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Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal
Henry Purdy conducts a narrative painting exercise

In his fall session of art classes at Ellen’s Creek Gallery, Henry Purdy challenged his students with a narrative painting exercise—”Up Close & Personal.” Fifty-one of his students from three different classes (Tuesday night, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday night) tackled the subject “Brian in the Fitz kitchen.” Using a photo of Brian
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Island Crafts Retailers

Christmas shopping is over again for another year (unless you are running really far behind), but you can still purchase Island fine crafts at a number of PEI retailers who operate all year round.

Details Past & Present represents over 35 Island artists and artisans. Details is always on the lookout for new products. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript
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Highlights from the AGM

The PEI Council of the Arts recently held its Annual General Meeting, reporting on the activities of the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The inaugural event of the Biennial Arts Awards, held at Fanningbank and hosted by Lieutenant Governor Barbara Hagerman in the spring of 2009. Several awards were handed out, including the Father Adrien Arsenault Senior Arts Award to Brian Burke, the Premier’s Award for
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Some Upcoming Events

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]