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Confederation Centre Choirs

Both the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers (the adult choir at the Cen [ ... ]

Free meditation class

GEBIS Charlottetown, A Buddhist Centre, is bringing back the free monthly meditation September 22 fr [ ... ]

Edie Szabo at Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival

Edie Szabo at Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival

Island artist Edie Szabo has just returned from the 2009 juried Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival—one of the top in New England for high quality arts. Edie Szabo says she was the only Canadian artist participating and that it was a “high class” event with approximately 5000 visitors. The festival is open to Canadian fine artists.

Funding Increase

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, accompanied by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (Egmont), recently announced an increase in the amount of funding for the Confederation Centre for the Arts for five years. Over the next three years, the Centre will benefit from increases to its current level of
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Rutherford Books Donated to Holland College

A generous donation of more than 300 art books from the estate of Erica Rutherford has been donated to Holland College’s Library Services. Rutherford, who made her home in Prince Edward Island, was an internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker.

Rutherford made significant contributions to the PEI arts scene, including her instrumental role in the formation of the Great George Street Gallery
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Wearable Art

Wearable Art
Artists create masks for The Art of Disguise show at Baba’s

by Ann Thurlow

As usual, it started with Kelly Caseley. Caseley is the ineffable creative spirit behind The Green Man vintage clothing store in Charlottetown and costumer to a variety of productions around town. Three years ago, she hit on the idea of making masks. Since then, she can be found at her shop, painstakingly cutting out pieces
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New Location for Centre for Performing ARTS

The Centre for Performing ARTS in Montague recently completed negotiations to purchase a new facility located at 239 Valleyfield Road (formerly Holland College). A new theatre will feature both performing and cinematic arts. A community radio station is part of future plans for the Centre. It will also be home to the new Regions East Arts Culture Heritage facility (REACH).

An art gallery at the
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Studio Residences

Studio Residences
PEI Council of the Arts program continues

The PEI Council of the Arts has announced that its Summer Studio Residencies program will continue into September.

This is the second year for the program. Artists were invited to apply in the spring, and eight were chosen for ten-day residencies. The artists are provided with space in which to work and a five-hundred-dollar honorarium for expenses, such
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Women’s Work(s)

Women’s Work(s)
Fundraising exhibition meets objectives

Organizers of the Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser, held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, have distributed the fifty plus pieces of artwork created for the project to new owners and tallied the proceeds from the auction and raffle sale.

“I’m pleased to say that the Women’s Work(s) project has met several important objectives,” says
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Homburg Donation

The Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that Richard Homburg is making a $2 million donation to the Centre. Mr. Homburg, Chairman & CEO of Homburg Invest Inc. and H. Wayne Hambly, Chairman of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, made the announcement July 16.

Speaking at a reception before the National Board of Trustees of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, Mr.
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Island art at Gallery 33

The upper floor of the 1911 Armoury Building in Summerside is a sea of colour this summer with an exhibit representing twenty-four Island artists. Gallery 33, which is a part of the Wyatt Heritage Properties complex, has taken two approaches to this summer’s exhibit. One wall features a small sample of the sport cartoons done over the years by Summerside artist Wayne Wright. This being the summer
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Route 225 Project

Route 225 Project
Nan Ferrier unviels the longest pastel painting in the world

For artist Nana Ferrier, taking “the quick way”to Charlottetown from her Bideford home means including Route 225 in the route. Not only does it save miles but it gives Nan an interesting view out the car window. She says that unlike most places on PEI, Route 225 is mostly “in an original state” complete with rolling hills, old farms,
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Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  The Good Brothers | September 20 Formed in Richmond Hill, T [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]