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Texturality

Texturality
Mixed-media by Ray Doiron

As a mixed-media artist, Ray Doiron has created a body of works that challenge the viewer to discover the richness of pattern, colour, texture and form. His artwork emerges from an exploration of a wide variety of materials, applied to various surfaces. The works are linked by recurring abstractions, textures and forms. Doiron works with beeswax in an encaustic process
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The Quebec Conference

The Quebec Conference
John MacCallum’s recreation of historic Robert Harris painting

A second large painting by John MacCallum has been installed in the Holman Grand hotel. This work depicts the Quebec Conference of 1867, the next significant political gathering leading to the formation of Canada, following the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. John’s work is based on a famous painting by Robert Harris which was lost
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Heads in Jars

Heads in Jars
Bonita Hatcher presents satire for Art in the Open

by Katie Smith

If you’ve ever wanted to see Stephen Harper’s head in a jar, this summer you will have the opportunity to. Well, sort of. Halifax artist Bonita Hatcher is creating a satirical, political opera featuring Prime Minister Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, where images of their heads are captured in jars and made to look like
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If Not for an Artist

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

This crazy art show is just an illusion. The wings of the Sternocera Aequisignata beetle seem to be green or, in a certain light, blue. And yet—they’re actually just tiny cells that reflect the light, a trick of the eye. They aren’t really art, either. And yet Matt Bowness has made them into art—clothing, sculpture, jewelry—into things we don’t suppose an insect’s
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Mapping the Shorelines

Mapping the Shorelines
Textile artist Rilla Marshall explores the Island’s changing coast

Art in the Open
by Katie Smith

The Island's landscape is in a constant state of change. While it’s hard to see this change from one day to the next, it become quite obvious when comparing current maps of Prince Edward Island to ones from last century.

Textile artist and hand weaver Rilla Marshall focuses much of her weaving practice
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Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything

The Cove Journal
by JoDee Samuelson

It is the middle of March, and while open water beckons over the horizon, the land remains imprisoned by ice and snow. Three weeks ago we made a snow-woman down at the shore. She is still plump and bossy. Today is overcast and she does not need her sunglasses, but they look good on her, she thinks. Besides they’re frozen to her nose.  Which is to say that
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In-Door/Out-Door

In-Door/Out-Door
Monica Lacey’s piece inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia

Art in the Open
By Katie Smith

As children we can spend hours a day playing make-believe in a fort made from blankets or cardboard boxes, letting our imaginations take over. Inside these magical places we are brought to a different land, removed from the outside world.

As we get older and get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives, we rarely
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Awards for Confed Centre

Awards for Confed Centre
For Cradling Confederation and for The Showcase

This past fall, Confederation Centre published Cradling Confederation: The Founding of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Written by Dr. Ed MacDonald, associate professor of history at UPEI, this publication chronicles the origins of Confederation Centre and outlines the circumstances that led to all 10 provinces funding a national institution in
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Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime
Chris Ruprecht builds life-size transformer

Art in the Open
by Katie Smith

After hundreds of hours and thousands of his own dollars spent, a local artist has created an Optimus Prime replica that stands at an impressive 12 feet tall and actually transforms into a semi-truck, which is seven-feet long from bumper to bumper, and weighs more than 200 pounds.

Three years ago, Chris Ruprecht wanted to
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Many Facets

Many Facets
Profile: Laura Cole

by Jane Ledwell

In Ontario, what was one in a million here is one of a kind,” says Laura Cole of her chosen Island home, where she settled almost ten years ago first in Pinette and then in Charlottetown to pursue her passion for craft and creation.

“We came here to retire…someday,” she adds with a wry smile, in the busy studio/office where she creates glass-on-glass mosaic and
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Almost Canadian

Comedy from James Mullinger at Harbourfront Theatre January 18
Harbourfront Theatre British comedia [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler Anticipation Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings [ ... ]

Coy—power trio

Talking Bands by Evan James Ceretti Story Sheidow (guitar, vocals), Emilee Sorrey (drums, vocals), [ ... ]

Distinguished alumni

Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier The Holland College Foundation ha [ ... ]