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Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

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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Keeping Happy

Keeping Happy
BJ Sandiford’s Victoria Row studio attracts visitors up the stairs

BJ Sandiford had no idea what to expect when she opened up her second floor Victoria Row studio for retail sales at the beginning of the summer. Sandiford had been quietly making her colourful Happy Glass jewellery in the sunlit space overlooking the street for five years, wholesaling to craft and giftware shops throughout the
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Open Windows

Open Windows
Profile: Susana Rutherford

by Jane Ledwell

I’m in the family business,” stained glass artist Susana Rutherford has been known to say drolly, when asked what she does. “I’ve often joked to people I wanted to be an accountant—but I wasn’t a rebel.”

Despite growing up in a family that included visual artists Ambika Gail Rutherford and Erica Rutherford, Susana wasn’t always encouraged to choose a life
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Art Gallery re-opens

Art Gallery re-opens
Renovations are complete and fall series of exhibits begins

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is re-opening with the first exhibition in the Fall series.

“The new windows are in and they look great; but the real attraction will be the diversity of art works on exhibition,” says Art Gallery director, Kevin Rice. “We will have art works depicting the people of the Canadian North as well as Papua
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Art With Heart Raffle

Art With Heart Raffle

The “Art With Heart” ticket raffle has come to a close and a winner was drawn at The Guild in Charlottetown. The winner is Cheryl Preston from Orwell Cove, PEI. She is now the owner of the 3 foot by 4 foot‚ mosaic artwork created by 15 island visual artists.

When told she had won the mosaic, Preston exclaimed, “I can’t believe it!” The house in the John Sylvester photograph (which served as the
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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]