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Summerside Community Choir

Summerside Community Choir is taking on new members for their 41st year. They practice at Trinity Un [ ... ]

The Festival of Trees

Friends of Confederation Centre present The Festival of Trees at Confederation Centre through Decemb [ ... ]

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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Never Too Old to Paint

Never Too Old to Paint
Julia Purcell teaches art classes for senior citizens

Meet the Mentor
by Nina Linton

In Julia Purcell’s hands is a small scanned copy of a dewy self-portrait painted by one of her art students. The primitively painted subject is centered on the background, a rough wash of baby pink with bare spots of exposed paper peaking through. Framed by a mop of black hair are the two captivating eyes that
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Organic Producer


Organic Producer

Profile: Hans Wendt

by Jane Ledwell

Vegetable sexuality pervades the universe” is a theme that painter (and market gardener) Hans Wendt coyly suggests for his produce and productions. “You have to be coy” to live as an artist on PEI he begins to suggest, but then he isn’t sure that “coy” is the word he means. Maybe fecundly creative?

We talk among his recent watercolour paintings, on view at the
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Positive Connections

Positive Connections
Profile: Cate MacNeill

by Jane Ledwell

I see myself as a connector,” says Cate MacNeill, who will soon enter her second year as Executive Director of The Guild in Charlottetown. “I connect people with events to stage to an audience.”

Cate’s goal is for The Guild to be a venue for success for artists. “Success is monetary,” she says, “but it’s also recognition. It’s also that you get to put on the
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Some Upcoming Events

An Improvised Christmas Carol

December 20
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) presents An Improvised Christmas Carol at The Guild  [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

December 20
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thu [ ... ]

At Eternity’s Gate

December 17–22
City Cinema PG, violence, sexual language
Dir: Julian Schnabel, Switzerland/UK, 111  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

East Pointing

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider It took me a while to discover the beauty of East Point, the n [ ... ]

Etsy anniversary

Etsy Markets in PEI celebrate five years The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard This fall Etsy Team  [ ... ]

Life in the cove

Profile: JoDee Samuelson by Jane Ledwell “Would you like a column about living in the country? [ ... ]