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The Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island is looking for Islanders, organizations, and businesse [ ... ]

Call for Vendors

The PEI Crafts Council has put out a call for vendors for the Christmas Craft Show taking place Nove [ ... ]

New Gallery Staff

New Gallery Staff
Betty-Jo McCarville and Gail Hodder join Confed Centre

Two new staff members have started work at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, director Kevin Rice has announced.

Betty-Jo McCarville has recently taken over the role of visual arts educator. BJ is replacing Becka Viau who is pursuing her own studio art practice in preparation for graduate school. McCarville has completed degrees in fine
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Energy to Burn

Energy to Burn
Profile: Becka Viau

by Jane Ledwell

I have a lot of energy,” says Becka Viau, “and I have to get it out. I have a lot of drive to do things. I just want to do all the time.” Becka may be known first for her photography, a craft in which she trained at art school and which she has shown prominently at Confederation Centre Art Gallery and elsewhere. But Becka’s creative doings extend to all kinds of
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Eagle Window

Eagle Window
Susana Rutherford’s stained glass in Lennox Island church

Susana Rutherford, artist designer and proprietor of Firehorse Studios, has just completed one of the highlights of her career as a stained glass artist. The project is a circular window for St. Anne Church of Lennox Island. At nearly 44 inches in diameter the window features a flying eagle surrounded by the Mi’kmaq hieroglyphs. The four
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Beijing Art Biennale

Beijing Art Biennale
Joan Cullen exhibits painting at international exhibition

The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale will open in September 2010. The Beijing Biennale is a large scale international art exhibition hosted by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and Chinese Artist’s Association. Its supporting organization is the Cultural Ministry of China.

In
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Sobey Foundation Donates to Confed

Sobey Foundation Donates to Confed

The Sobey Foundation is making a $500,000 donation to the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

David F. Sobey, Chair of the Sobey Foundation and Chair Emeritus of Sobeys Inc., and Wayne Hambly, Chairman of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, made the announcement in July.

“It isn’t often that a charitable arts organization can boast of support that has passed down through
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New Curator at Confed Centre Art Gallery

New Curator at Confed Centre Art Gallery

Pan Wendt is joining the staff of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown as curator for the next year.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Pan Wendt as Curator for the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Pan’s strong credentials, knowledge of the local arts community, and keen interest in curatorial practices make him a welcome addition to the gallery staff,” says Kevin
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Out of Purgatory

Out of Purgatory
Peake Street Studios artists to complete each other’s work

Out of Purgatory, a process-driven artist challenge whereby unfinished and emotionally abandoned pieces are surrendered and blind-selected by new artists for completion, has been staged two times in the past five years by Charlottetown’s Peake Street Studios Collective. This year the scope of the project has been expanded to include two
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New Gallery Open

New Gallery Open
Tania Doucet opens GG Gallery on Lower Malpeque Road

Tania Doucet and her husband Craig Wright have opened a new art gallery on their property at 506 Lower Malpeque Road. Formerly a two-car garage, the space, known as the GG Gallery is now filled with artwork created by Tania and other Island artists. The decor still retains references to its earlier purpose, with the overhead doors still in place
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Discover Island Studios

Innovations PEI campaign promotes local craft, art and giftware industry

Islanders and visitors are encouraged to explore the beauty and creativity of the local craft, art and giftware industry, says Hon. Allan Campbell, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning. A new summer-long initiative called Discover Island Studios introduces the theme “Add a Little Island to Your Life.”

The idea behind
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Winning Poster

A drawing done by a student at Georgetown Elementary School has been selected by Natural Resources Canada as the provincial classroom poster for 2011. Lauren MacConnell, a Grade seven student, was presented with an award at the school by Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Richard Brown during Canadian Environment Week.

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Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Down With Demon Rum

September 16, 23 & 30
The Haviland Club Down With Demon Rum: Stories and Songs of Rum Running on [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]