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Heart & Stroke needs you

Heart & Stroke Foundation is planning for their Person-to-Person campaign in February 2019. Plea [ ... ]

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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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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Light Up the Dark

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

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

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
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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  [ ... ]