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Expanding Creative Horizons

Expanding Creative Horizons

by Jane Ledwell

The week before Easter, I met Debra James Percival at her Charlottetown home. Upstairs, creativity was springing out of her living room in the form of her children's Easter tree-an explosion of beribboned branches, natural buds opening in the indoor warmth, hung with her pick of forty dozen eggs hollowed, dyed, and painted by her children from the their very earliest Easters to the
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Family Reunion

by Ivy Wigmore

Artist Julia Sarradet paints portraits of the family of Arthur Newbery For the past year or so, Julia Sarradet has been living with a house full of very demanding guests. They clamour for attention day and night, she says, and as if that weren't enough, she dreams about them. Well, they are at least fairly quiet, since none of them are in the land of the living-no, I'm not talking
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Windows 2000

A Cultural Life
by Joseph Sherman

"Windows," says Heywood Shelkey. "Windows?" I echo. "And lots of `em," Hey continues. "Spectacular suckers. But none of that tinted or one-way glass.

"Have you ever seen so much solid wall without hardly a corner window to peep through or let the light in? Why in the name of Doofus MacDuff they'd build a rig like that in the downtown heart of Cht'n is a puzzle to
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The ids of March

A Cultural Life
by Joseph Sherman

Is it only sixty days since the odometer clicked over? Since Hey Shelkey went to ground? March-in like a roaring line.

Might the CBC perish from the death of a hundred cuts? I've not owned a TV since B.S. (Before Seinfeld), but I've my thinking toque on and don't see how Ottawa can desire radio's demise, as so many sourpusses mutter. Granted, the
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Planting Favourites

Gardening Delights
by Nancy Oakes

For the last few years, the acquisition of new perennials has taken a back seat to the daylilies, but last spring the mania began again, albeit in a more controlled fashion. Here a few of my favourites from last year.

Artemisia lactiflora `Guizhou' would not, for most, be readily identified as an Artemisia, which is primarily associated with silvery foliage. It's
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A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug
Profile: 
Jackie O'Connell

by Jane Ledwell

The first thing Jackie O'Connell tells me about rug hooking is that it's not something you can do without making a mess. "The lint gets all over you," she says, brushing errant bits of wool from herself on instinct. There's not much lint in evidence in the tidy Charlottetown apartment where she cares for her mother. There's plenty of evidence of
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Finding Out when He Gets There

Finding Out when He Gets There
Profile: 
Nigel Roe

by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Nigel Roe graces PEI's arts community thanks to accidents and inspirations. Once, he thought he wanted to be an oceanographer. A career in the arts hadn't occurred to him-but in his neighbourhood in Montreal, he was inspired by a professor from the Ecole des beaux arts-an artist, who had "a house painted with flowers, a sports car, a gorgeous
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Western Releases

Western Releases

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

This month we have lots of things to talk about with the ECMAs just over and more new albums hitting the street the country/bluegrass music sector is alive and well.

First I'd like to congratulate all the Island ECMA winners on a job very well done. In particular congratulations go to Rik Barron for his award as children's entertainer of the year. That award is long
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