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Diversity Workshop

NDP PEI will hold a Diversity workshop for members and supporters of all genders. The event will foc [ ... ]

ACORN 2018 Conference

The 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference is being hosted in Charlo [ ... ]

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

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

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


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


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


1. Kate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Some Upcoming Events

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
like [ ... ]

A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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