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AVC open house

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 30th annual Open House will take place September 29 from 10 am–2 [ ... ]

Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

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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Artisans PEI Announces New Executives

Re-inventing an organization comes naturally, when your 40+ members are all skilled artisans who spend their days creating the artworks of Prince Edward Island. Cindy Lentz, owner of Right Off The Batt Pottery and incoming President of Artisans PEI can attest, that the challenge is as complex as it is satisfying.

“We work closely with government departments, tourism industry associations and many
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New Arts Educator

Becka Viau appointed to position at Confederation Centre Gallery

Kevin Rice, Director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, has announced that Becka Viau has accepted the position of Visual Arts Educator with the Gallery.

“Becka Viau brings a remarkable passion and enthusiasm for the visual arts to the position and a demonstrated concern for community engagement through the
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PEI on the Calendar

PEI on the Calendar

Les Dickason’s Prince Edward Island tulip field photo won the British Columbia Automobile Association’s calendar cover for 2010 thanks to voters. Dickason from Nanaimo, British Columbia visited PEI back in 2005. He photographed some picturesque scenery of the Island and submitted one of his photos to the calendar contest. As the winner, the photo will be the cover photo as well as the April page
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Unexpected Photographs

Unexpected Photographs
Dianne Bos photographs for Light Up The World Foundation

In August 2008, artist-photographer Dianne Bos was invited to document the first phase of the Light Up Papua New Guinea Project, for the Light Up The World Foundation. The photographs from this project are now part of a new exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown.

Based at the University of Calgary, Light Up The
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Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

The Centre for Performing ARTS umbrella organization which includes the Schools of Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, The Screening Room, and The Cavern, is now located at 239 Valleyfield Road, Montague. The Centre has partnered with the newly formed REACH (Regions East Arts Culture Heritage) project.

For now the facility will serve as the permanent home to the Centre for Performing ARTS as
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East Meets West

East Meets West
Shelley MacLean-Ellis and Sr. Joan MacNeil show art at The Guild

Meet the Mentor
by Nina Linton

As a keen tenth grader Shelley MacLean-Ellis wandered the halls of Elmsdale’s Westisle Composite Highschool, her hands piled high with math textbooks. Her fondness for fractions and figures had led her to bulk her busy teenage timetable with mathematics and science based classes in hopes of pursuing it
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Some Upcoming Events

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]