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A Course in Miracles

Every Friday evening at 7 pm a group meets for an in depth study and discussion of the text “A Cou [ ... ]

Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo, presented by the PEI Business Women’s Association, takes place September 28–30 at D [ ... ]

In a Creative Space

In a Creative Space
Profile: Renée Laprise

by Jane Ledwell

Don’t try to ease me into something,” warns artist Renée Laprise with a laugh at the beginning of our interview at MUSE ArtSpace on Charlottetown’s Euston Street, “I like to get thrown in.” MUSE is the pool she’s thrown herself into, to sink or swim, these days—a space for self-expression, with an art gallery space, chairs to linger in, and enough space
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Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame
Profile: Leslie Kwiatkowski

by Jane Ledwell

The craft community on PEI, with weavers and potters and others, goes all the way back,” says potter Leslie Kwiatkowski, the president of the PEI Crafts Council: “Something that has been going on for centuries, we are keeping it going.”

Leslie didn’t always expect to be a keeper of tradition, firing handmade pots; she expected to work with a Bunsen
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New Vendors at Christmas Craft Fair

New Vendors at Christmas Craft Fair
Ayse Kayisoglu, Sophie Lafrance and Sharon Doyle set up for the first time this year

by Peggy Miles

The annual Christmas Craft Fair hosted by the PEI Crafts Council will take place on November 12, 13 and 14. A much anticipated experience for fair-goers, it will be hosted at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown and marks the fair’s 46th anniversary.

The event is renowned for
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New Executive Director

New Executive Director
Island Media Arts Council appoints Lennie MacPherson

The Island Media Arts Cooperative has announced the appointment of Leonard MacPherson as their new Executive Director. Lennie has been an active member of the PEI arts community for many years. A writer and performer, he has been involved in IMAC productions such as Jeremy Larter’s ProfilePEI, Adam Perry’s Jiggers, and Joey Weale’s Home Guard.
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Island Christmas Card

Island Christmas Card

Carolyn VanKampen has donated a painting entitled “Christmas Greeting” to the Stars for Life Foundation for Autism for its 2010 Edition Island Christmas Card. This is the fith in the Foundation’s annual Series of Christmas Cards. This beautiful created piece in Carolyn’s unique style depicts 3 young people under the lamp post with historic Province House in the background. The proceeds from this
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Gift to Confederation Centre

Gift to Confederation Centre
$100,000 to establish L. W. (Lou) MacEachern Endowment Fund

PEI native and Calgary businessman Lou MacEachern paid a quiet visit to the Confederation Centre of the Arts recently. Over lunch with the Centre’s CEO, David MacKenzie, he stated that he wanted to make a donation to the Confederation Centre. He proceeded to hand over a cheque for $100,000.

The donation will create the L.W. (Lou)
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Anna Dot Com

Anna Dot Com
Photographer Anna Karpinski talks about her new website

by Ann Thurlow

Photographer Anna Karpinski has joined a growing number of artists who are exhibiting their work on the web. She has had two exhibits at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, has published a book of photographs called A Good Summer, and recently had an exhibit at the Muse Art Space in Charlottetown. Ann Thurlow asked her about
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Arts Council Positions

Arts Council Positions
Annette Campbell and Heather Idt join PEI Council of the Arts

The PEI Council of the Arts has announced the recent hiring of two new employees. Annette Campbell is the Council’s new Program and Communications Officer and Heather Idt is the organization’s new Administrative Assistant.

Born in PEI, Annette Campbell has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and a
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Record Auction Price

Record Auction Price
Elaine Harrison painting sold at PEI Summer Arts Auction

A painting of a winter scene by the late Island artist, Elaine Harrison, was sold for a record price during the 3rd annual PEI Summer Arts Auction at Gallery 18.

The acrylic on canvas entitled, “Snowing,” attracted spirited bidding both in the auction room and from absentee bidders. When it was finally over the painting sold for $1,790,
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PEI Women’s Institute Awards Day

PEI Women’s Institute Awards Day

PEI Women’s Institute Awards for Handcrafts and Arts exhibits were presented August 19 and the winners are:

Best Hand-Quilted Quilt, Diane Williams;
Best Afghan, Carol Jenkins;
Best Needlework, D. Kent Pond;
Most Points in Classes C, D, E, G and H, Handcrafts, Sylvia Andrew;
Best Hooked Rug, Nancy Taylor;
Best Golden Years, Judy Kenny;
Best Photograph, Norma Clow;
Best Painting or Drawing, Noella
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Some Upcoming Events

The House of Martin Guerre concert prese...

September 18
Homburg Theatre The Confederation Centre of the Arts is bringing The House of Martin Gu [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  The Good Brothers | September 20 Formed in Richmond Hill, T [ ... ]

Miracle Man

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

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]