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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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Meet a Maker

Meet a Maker
Sarah (Benny) O’Brien can’t help creating

by Peggy Miles

I believe strongly that art is everywhere…everyone should be open to the beautiful things in life.”

If you’ve had the pleasure of interacting with Sarah O’Brien (perhaps at a craft fair, the farmer’s market or on Facebook) she has a way of making you feel as though you are a gleeful spectator of the ongoing street festival whirling around
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Jessica’s Teapot

Jessica’s Teapot
Hutchinson Pottery piece included in 500 Teapots book

Island potter Jessica Hutchinson says that she is thrilled to announce that one of her teapots has been published in 500 Teapots volume 2, juried by the highly respected Jim Lawton and published by Lark Ceramics. Jessica’s teapot was selected from more then 4,800 teapots. Publishers say that this book serves to “inspire ceramicists, collectors,
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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.

Photographer
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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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