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Bowl for Kids Sake needs you

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Raise a pot of gold for Bi [ ... ]

Sunday life drawing sessions

Sunday life drawing sessions with live nude model are held Sundays from 2–4 pm at the Gertrude Cot [ ... ]

The Big Move

The Big Move
Terry and Lionel Stevenson relocate Camera Art

You probably don’t know anyone who says that they enjoy moving house. So how would you like to shift the accumulated material from an art studio that you have occupied and worked in for 36 years? Terry and Lionel Stevenson have recently completed such a move—from the third-floor studio of Camera Art on Victoria Row in Charlottetown to their home.

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The Very Definition

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

It seems so simple—a balloon, a tea light, a little battery. But multiply that by hundreds and put the balloons on sticks and dot them around a field and there you find the very definition of art in the open. In fact, this piece of art could not exist without the open—the air. The breeze that turns the balloons’ nodding heads into a garden, the breath that gives them
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Showing What You Can Do

Showing What You Can Do
Artist/designer Faysal Boukari showcases his talent at Courtside Sneakers

The owner of Courtside Sneakers in Charlottetown, Nathan Clark now has a very interesting piece of artwork on his store wall—a mural created by graphic artist Faysal Boukari.

One day Nathan received a tweet from Faysal with a link to artwork that he had done for a similar sneaker boutique in Paris. Nathan was impressed with
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Valerie LeClair Photo Takes First

Valerie LeClair Photo Takes First
Winner of BMO 1st Art! Award

Holland College Photography and Digital Imaging graduate Valerie LeClair won the regional BMO 1st Art! Award, BMO Financial Group announced recently.

The awards are presented to emerging student artists across the country, with a $10,000 national award, and twelve regional awards of $5,000 each. LeClair won the award for her image, Taking the Plunge, a colour
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Ideas

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

You could look at it this way: Arthole is a successful show because it’s full of the work of extraordinary and innovative people. Or, you could marvel at the wealth of creativity right here on little PEI. But what about this? What if you note that all the artists are friends of the curator, Dave Stewart? Then, you might see the whole thing as a testament to a
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Portrait of the Fathers

Portrait of the Fathers
John McCallum’s depiction of Island historical event

Artist John McCallum likes to work in the large scale, and his mural-sized paintings have become part of the PEI visual landscape. One notable work is the painting commissioned to commemorate the Juno beach landing of June 5, 1944 which hangs in the foyer of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown.

John is drawn to significant
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Recreating in the Sand

Recreating in the Sand
Abe Waterman’s sculptures at Rossignol Winery in Little Sands

by Melanie Jackson

Abe Waterman isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or his feet. Or his knees.

Some visitors to the Rossignol winery in Little Sands learn this about Abe first hand. That’s where his sculpture of a woman made entirely of sand welcomes wine connoisseurs and art appreciators alike. And it’s where Abe can be found, on
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Ole Hammarlund Named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Ole Hammarlund Named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Architects’ Association of PEI has announced that architect Ole Hammarlund has been nominated a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, the highest honor bestowed by this national organization. The convocation ceremony took place June 6 in Halifax at this year’s “Festival of Architecture.”

Ole was born in Copenhagen 1942.  In 1964 he was admitted to the Architecture School
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Strength of Line

Strength of Line
Profile: Diane Gaudreau

by Jane Ledwell

There’s a real strength in line you don’t get with a lot of other arts,” says master woodworker Diane Gaudreau of her craft. Her strong and graceful design has led to pieces selected for the Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad—and for commissions such as the Northern Lights Award.

Diane says, “You embrace the grain,
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She Loves to Stitch

She Loves to Stitch
Arlene MacAusland of Twisted Knickers and her penny rugs

by Peggy Miles

I have an inner need for material.” says crafter Arlene MacAusland. She has a hankering for buying, cutting and transforming different types of fabric into something beautiful. “I love all kinds of materials…cotton, acrylic, yarn, wool.”

Arlene is the crafter behind Twisted Knickers and works from her home studio in Darnley
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Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

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

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  [ ... ]