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Cornwall Family Trail-Walk Series

Explore your ecologic community with a 1-hour trail walk through Hyde Park identifying plants and wi [ ... ]

COPD screening

November is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Awareness Month and Islanders are encourage [ ... ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

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 [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]