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Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

PARC Playwrights’ Colony

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) will host the 2019 PARC Playwrights’ Colony from May 5 [ ... ]

Prix du XXe Siècle

Prix du XXe Siècle
Confederation Centre recognized by Architecture Canada

Confederation Centre of the Arts has received a national award recognizing outstanding and enduring contributions to Canadian architecture.

Confederation Centre was selected by a jury from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and Heritage Canada The National Trust as the recipient of the 2015 Prix du XXe Siècle Award. This prize
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Inaugural Erica Rutherford Memorial Bursary awarded

Inaugural Erica Rutherford Memorial Bursary awarded

Luke Ignace is the first recipient of The Erica Rutherford Memorial Bursary awarded by Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Ignace is a first-year student with the Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA), a partnership with Confederation Centre.

To ensure continuing post-secondary students in any manner of artistic training could receive support, Erica Rutherford’s family
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In memory of Barry Jeeves

Artist and potter Barry Jeeves died on May 10, 2015. Born in Toronto, Barry moved to Prince Edward Island in 1971 and had a great influence on the PEI art scene as a teacher and mentor. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and the Sir George Williams College of Art in Montreal and was an instructor at the Island’s School of Visual Arts.

Reflecting on her relationship with Barry
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The hands of craft: jewelry

The hands of craft: jewelry
Celebrating Craft Year 2015 across Canada and on PEI

Prince Edward Island is home to a diverse group of jewelers who work with various materials such as precious metals and gemstones, gold, silver, pearls, and diamonds. Some artisans creatively combine these stones and metals with found objects such as sea glass, wood, antique watch parts, plastics, and more. 

There are also artisans on PEI
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The Mirror…

The Mirror…

Art Speak
by Donald Andrus

A fortuitous confluence of thoughts and experiences lead me to this month’s topic, the Mirror. In the first place I was reading the essays in a newly published exhibition catalogue New Century Abstracts, Peterborough Art Gallery, since a good friend, Jinny Yu had been included as one of the 6 artists in the show. The two main essays are quite informative in attempting to
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Taking a Shot

Taking a Shot
Profile: Suzanne Scott

by Jane Ledwell

Suzanne Scott has just had a photo taken as part of a PEI Business Women’s Association partnership with photographer Rachel Peters to give Island women entrepreneurs up-to-date professional headshots. Suzanne needed “multiple outfits,” to portray her multiple sides: an outfit to show “the casual laidback professional that being a potter is,” and “a blazer to
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“Portrait art has never been more pointless.”

Art Speak
by Donald Andrus

The statement above, which I have used as a title for this article, headlined a piece written a few years back by Michael Archer in The Guardian [UK]. His thesis was that if the portrait has simply become a formulaic statement of mere self-aggrandizement, status, and celebrity it is not really about portraiture itself i.e. not concerned with any contemporary issues in the
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Joan Auld Scholarship

Joan Auld Scholarship

The Joan Auld Scholarship has been awarded to Megan Burnside and Julie Ann Rayner. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in full time studies in a craft-related field.

Megan, a second time recipient, is currently a student in the Ceramics Diploma Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She will be continuing for another two years in the Ceramics and
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Second Chances

Second Chances

Art Speak
by Donald Andrus

The title of this article is that given by PEI artist, Heather Millar, to her forthcoming exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. It will be on view there as of February. I had the opportunity to see the 9 pairs of portraits, in Millar’s studio where I could also chat with her about this project. There are so many points of entry into this new work which was
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Inventing Abstract Art

Inventing Abstract Art

Art Speak
by Donald Andrus

This article came to me as a result of looking at one work in one of the three new exhibitions currently on at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. The work that inspired this article is in the Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape from the Textile Museum of Canada. It is a piece simply, and humbly, labeled “Quilt—New Brunswick Late 19th Century.” Who made this
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Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]