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Confederation Centre Choirs

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

SingFest PEI 2018

October 20 is World Singing Day and PEI will celebrate with at a week-long celebration called SingFe [ ... ]

Summer Studio

The PEI Council of the Arts has announced the lineup of artists for its August and September Summer Studio Residencies.

This is the second year for the well-received program. Artists were invited to apply in the spring, and eight were chosen for ten-day residencies, which began in July. The artists are provided with space in which to work and a $500 honorarium for expenses, such as artistic
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The Art of Flex NYC

The Art of Flex NYC
Paintings and photograpy from PEI decorate Island-inspired restaurant

When restaurant entrepreneurs Bobby and Laura Shapiro opened a new restaurant in New York they imported more than Island seafood products to the establishment. The restaurant, Flex, is a spinoff of Flex Mussels in Charlottetown which, as its name would incicate, has a menu which gives prominence to mussels, in particular the
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Way of Seeing

Way of Seeing

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

You can’t really help but notice her eyes. Cool, sharp, appraising—Rebecca Ford seems to be looking at everything in a new way. Which makes the fact that she’s a painter a little less surprising. Painters want to show us what they see, right? But Rebecca Ford also wants to show us what she thinks. And she has a lot on her mind.

She began painting in high school
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175 Years at Government House

Her Honour, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, officially opened the 2009 Exhibit at Government House entitled 175 Years at Government House at a celebration held recently. This project was curated by Kevin Rice, Director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, and Linda Berko, Conservator and Curator of Collections with Museum and Heritage.
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Arts in Motion

Wyatt Heritage Properties in Summerside is undertaking a new project this July. The arts, heritage, and cultural complex is launching Arts in Motion in the downtown core. In an effort to bring more awareness to the various arts and their impact on our culture, artists, authors, poets, and musicians will be giving outdoor performances at various locations over the lunch period several days per
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Gaudreau Celebration Box Goes to Korea

Gaudreau Celebration Box Goes to Korea

Celebration Box, a birdseye maple and walnut box crafted by Diane Gaudreau, has been accepted in the Unity and Diversity Exhibition at the Canadian Pavilion of the Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea (September 23- November 1, 2009). The Cheongju Internationl Craft Biennale is the largest of many visual arts events taking place in South Korea. It has been described as the “Cannes Film
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LEAP Recognized

LEAP Recognized

Hon. Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour recently attended events to recognize the achievements of artists and participants in the Learning Elders Arts Program (LEAP), which took place throughout PEI this past winter.

The Learning Elders Arts Program was designed to increase the viability of the arts and provide Island seniors with the necessary tools to improve
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New Gallery Director

New Gallery Director
Kevin Rice appointed at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Confederation Centre of the Arts has completed a search for a new director of its Art Gallery and found the right person already employed at the Centre. David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, made the announcement at the gala opening for the Gallery’s summer exhibitions.

“On behalf of The Fathers of Confederation
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Women’s Work(s)

Women’s Work(s)
Island women artists exhibit to raise money for Anderson House

by Ann Thurlow

Women’s Work(s) had it’s genesis, as many great ideas do, over lunch. The idea began as a chance to celebrate the value of women’s work—both women’s artistic work and, through that, the value of the work that women do as a whole. “These are both things that are traditionally undervalued” Dianne Porter, one of the show’s
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Image Creative

Image Creative

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

I am a little nervous. I have agreed to meet and interview a man called Dong Seok Kim, a graphic artist and recent immigrant to PEI from Korea. He says his English is limited—the extent of my knowledge of Korean is kimchee. But right away we find a word in common—Photoshop. Then, he opens his portfolio and, after that, language hardly matters—the language of the
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Some Upcoming Events

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]