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Music workshops

Canadian composer Christine Donkin This November, the PEI Registered Music Teachers’ Association  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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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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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Some Upcoming Events

Together Again

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

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Mark Critch

November 14
Florence Simmons Performance Hall On November 14 at 7:30 pm, Bookmark, Charlottetown’s [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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