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Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launched its volunteer firefighter recruitment camp [ ... ]

Seaside Experiences

To the end of September, Northumberland Ferries will showcase music, entertainment, food, wine, and  [ ... ]

PEI Designers Collective

PEI Designers Collective is a newly formed group of independent clothing and accessory designers on PEI. The Collective’s mandate is to provide local event organizers, media organizations, shops and fashion followers with an easy way to connect with those working in fashion on PEI. Anyone listed in the Collective is actively participating or looking to participate in the Fashion scene in Atlantic Canada.

 

Student of the Year

Student of the Year
Holland College student Chauntell Gallant wins Atlantic award

Students from Holland College’s Photography and Digital Imaging program had an opportunity to compete at the Professional Photographer of Canada Atlantic Annual Convention and Image Competition held in Summerside recently.

At this event, student images are judged under the same standards as the professionals. There is no separate
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A Strong Second

A Strong Second
Rachel Peters earns second place in international competition

PEI photographer Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography has been recognized as a finalist in the international photography competition, Fresh Faces—A Portrait Contest, published by Rangefinder, the magazine for professional photographers.

Professional photographers across the world were invited to submit a single image. With
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Elderly Expression

Elderly Expression
LEAP program brings art and crafts to manors in Summerside

by Peggy Miles

Anna Banks is no stranger to a painting pallet, and was an avid artist throughout the course of her life. Now the distinguished elderly woman is a new resident of Wedgewood Manor in Summerside, and as with any transition in life, adjustments are not always easy.

Luckily, this past winter, Wedgewood and Somerset Manors in
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Provincial Art Bank

Provincial Art Bank
New acquisitions added to the collection

Seven new works have been added to the Provincial Art Bank, bringing the total number of pieces in the provincial collection to over 130.

“The Art Bank encourages the development of artistic excellence, while allowing us to showcase Island artists in public buildings,” said Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey.

An independent jury made the selection
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New Registrar

New Registrar
Sandi Hartling accepts permanent post

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery has a new registrar. Sandi Hartling, who has been the interim curator for several months, has accepted the position. Kevin Rice, gallery director, who himself held the position of curator for many years, made the announcement recently.

“Sandi Hartling will be joining the art gallery staff as registrar. Her keen focus and
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Video and Exhibition

The launch of a documentary video and the opening of a photography exhibition about UPEI’s Master of Education in Leadership in Learning program in Nunavut took place in December. During a special Convocation in Iqaluit on July 1, 2009, 21 Inuit educational leaders from across Nunavut graduated with Master of Education Leadership in Learning degrees from UPEI—the first graduate degree program to
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NICHE Awards

“Ocean Menorah,” an undulating fused and kilnformed glasswork by Marcela Rosemberg, has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Judaica for the 2010 NICHE Awards competition. Marcela Rosemberg Glass Studio is in Stratford.

A Japanese View of the Island

Tomoyo Suzuki is smitten with PEI

"I'm falling in love with this Island's scenery, and the people who live here, and everything that makes this calm and peaceful feeling in the air above this Island," says the artist, who is visiting P.E.I. from her native Japan for the second time.

Suzuki is the most recent of a series of artists who were selected for the P.E.I. Council of the Arts
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Dead Man’s Pond

Dead Man’s Pond
New works by Brian Burke on exhibit at Halifax gallery

Dead Man’s Pond, an exhibition of new works by Island artist Brian Burke, is on view at the Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, NS.

Dead Man’s Pond is a series of paintings which explore the themes of memory, experience and the unknown. The title refers to a woodland pond in Charlottetown’s Victoria Park. It is a dark quiet place—supposedly
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Some Upcoming Events

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

Juliet, Naked

October 5–11
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Jesse Peretz, US, 98 min. Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawk [ ... ]

Colette

October 15–25
City Cinema rating tba
Dir: Wash Westmoreland, UK, 111 min. Keira Knightley, Dominic  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]