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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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A Provincial Museum

Ideas for creating a Prince Edward Island museum

Art Speak
by Donald Andrus

The title of this article has an impressive ring to it, but like a turtle bereft of its shell, this rather wonderful and naturally diverse collection remains hidden, by and large, in storage since there is no building as yet to house it. Yet again, very recently the topic surfaced momentarily. 2014 it goes without saying,
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Art in the City

Art in the City
Heather Millar painting unveiled at Charlottetown City Hall

The latest Art in the City project was unveiled at Charlottetown City Hall recently. Artist Heather Millar was the honoured guest as her artwork was revealed at a public gathering.

The Art in the City program was established in 2011 when the City of Charlottetown was named a Cultural Capital of Canada. The cost-shared program is a
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Mi’kmaq Exhibition at Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa

In October, a locally-developed exhibition on the history of the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island launched at the Canadian Museum of History.

Ni’n na L’nu—The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island was developed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) with funding and assistance from Parks Canada, Canadian Heritage and the Government of Prince Edward Island. The Canadian Museum of History—the centre for
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Works of Mystery

Works of Mystery
Warren Reeson added to roster of artists at Details Past & Present

Arlene Rice of Details Past & Present fine Art Gallery welcomes to the gallery, Warren Christopher Reeson. “His work will add an interesting dimension to the stable of fine artists on exhibit,” says Rice.

Warren Christopher Reeson was born in Plymouth, England in 1966. He studied painting at The Royal Academy Schools
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Art in the Open 2014

Art in the Open 2014
A look back at the 4th edition of Charlottetown art event

by Donald Andrus

It’s officially fall and a good time to look back to those halcyon warm summer evenings on PEI and especially to consider this year’s version of Art in the Open. Our Charlottetown version of Montreal’s Les Nuites Blanches and Toronto’s White Nights gives an interesting perspective on this concept: a series of art events
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