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Parks Canada is hiring

Parks Canada is offering students the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment on Prince Edward [ ... ]

Environmental Protection Act

Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act have been introduced in the PEI legislature to provid [ ... ]

And the Band Plays On


And the Band Plays On

Profile: Gerry Rutten

by Jane Ledwell

Under an enormous wooden stereo-a 1959 model as big as a sideboard-Gerry Rutten stashes an equally enormous scrapbook of newspaper clippings recalling his decades teaching music. The clippings culminate with tributes, honours, and awards from 1994, the year he retired from teaching at Englewood School. In that year, the Englewood band received not only a gold
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Making Time

Making Time
Profile: 
Hilda Woolnough

by Jane Ledwell

I'll tell you more about that in just a minute," artist Hilda Woolnough said more than once as I interviewed her at her Breadalbane home. In her recent art, she seems driven to make the best possible use of time-as a theme and as a construct.

Hilda has just returned from a stay at St. Michael's Printshop in St. John's, Newfoundland, an honour offered to
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The Secret Life of Pottery


The Secret Life of Pottery

Profile: Hedwig Koleszar

by Jane Ledwell

From her workshop on the Gairloch Road, near Belfast, potter Hedwig Koleszar tells the story of a Torontonian friend who visited an aunt in New Zealand and was surprised to stumble across a lamp Hedwig had sold to her aunt without ever knowing the connection with her friend. Often, Hedwig hears stories about her pottery. "People are very appreciative," she
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Somebody's Gotta Do It


Profile: Margie Carmichael

by Treva McNally

A wonderful summer for an Island entertainer would be one where you could make music, and not have to go far from home to do it. Margie Carmichael is having that kind of summer. She books the entertainment and sings at the Trailside Cafe, sings with Steve Sharratt or Roy Johnstone at several events, appears in Hold the Haggis at Orwell Corner every
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Adventures in Ambiguity

Adventures in Ambiguity
Profile: 
Erica Rutherford

by Sean McQuaid

Erica Rutherford's latest paintings have been collected in a new solo exhibition at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, representing the past three years of the artist's output. Those few years are only the tip of the Rutherford iceberg, though; she's been painting for fifty-plus years over the course of a lifetime spanning several continents, several
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Living Around the Canvas


Living Around the Canvas

Profile: Daphne Irving

by Sean McQuaid

Prince Edward Island painter Daphne Irving laughingly admits that she is "from away, or from across." She was born in New Jersey, but her parents came from Nova Scotia, where the family spent many summers. She and her husband Ron Irving, the recently retired artistic director of TheatrePEI, came to the Island in 1963 after getting married-and for most of the
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Call Me Cartoonist

Call Me Cartoonist
Profile: 
Peter Murphy

by Lesley E. Sprague

Peter Murphy gets noticed. At well over six feet and 250 pounds it's not hard to make his presence known on Prince Edward Island but, it's not an easy task if you are a cartoonist who is trying to catch the eye of major publishers. He's here to say that it is possible to both live where you want to live and do what you want to do.

Murphy says, "I made a
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I Just Wanna Bang on de Drum All Day

I Just Wanna Bang on de Drum All Day
Profile: Chris Bertin

by Leslie E. Sprague

I think anybody can do it. You just have to have a drum that's your own and spend time with it, you form a relationship with the drum," says twenty-four year old Chris Bertin of Summerside of his passion for Hand Drums and drum-making. "It's kind of like it's a trinity. There's the wood and then there's the skin. So, it's the tree and then it's the
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Some Upcoming Events

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

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

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]