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US and Canadian visual artists explore shared exhibition theme

by Sue Gallant

 Seagull Edge, by John Burden. Acrylic on canvas

A definition of the word edge, when used as a noun, is the line where something begins or ends. It’s a definition recently explored in great creative detail by five Maine, and nine Island visual artists. The result is an impressive combined exhibition at the Cultural Centre in Tignish.

The Edge: where land and water meet, is a collaboration between visual artists on both sides of the Canadian/US border. This major exhibition includes more than fifty works, all of which are for sale. When The Edge leaves Tignish, it will be exhibited in Maine.

Janelle Delicata is the artist responsible for co-ordinating and bringing the U.S. arm of The Edge to Western Prince Edward Island. It was a casual, chance meeting and discussion on the arts, between Delicata and Island artist Roy Dyment, that gave birth to The Edge exhibition on view in Tignish throughout the month of August this year.

“The edge of anything is a powerful place, a place of change and possibility, where anything can happen,” says Delicata. “In my wanderings I am attracted to the edges of places. (For the show) I chose five sites that seemed especially powerful to me. The smooth sand beaches of Georgia, the bold coastline of California, the shipwrecking cliffs of Yorkshire on the North Sea—these places have spoken to me and caused me to remember and think about them.”

South-West shore, rocks view Matinicus 2003, by Carol Sloane of Washington, Maine. Oil stick on paperDelicata’s Edge works are executed using mixed media on paper. The four fellow US artists exhibiting alongside her are: Jill Disque, Mark Lazzari, Carol Sloane and Melita Westerlund. Prince Edward Island artists contributing to the show are: John Burden, Lesley Dubey, Roy Dyment, Nan Ferrier, Sue Gallant, Kerras Jeffery, RoseMarie Jones, Deborah Kerr and Karl MacKeeman. Island participation in The Edge was made possible with funding from the provincial Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the support of the West Prince Arts Council.

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