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Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

Binkley, Dawn

Binkley, Dawn

Unseen Hand
Profile by Jane Ledwell

You won't often see a photograph of professional stage manager Dawn Binkley. And when she's doing her job well-which she always does-you will see very little of her at all during the plays, concerts, and events where she works behind the scenes, making sure everything happens on cue, maintaining the "rhythm" that she says every show has and the "flow" that
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MacKeeman
, Karl

MacKeeman
, Karl

Inclusive Arts

Profile by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Karl MacKeeman believes that "everyone is potentially at some level an artist or a craftsman." With his inclusive sense of art, he has set up workshops and mentoring opportunities in painting and printmaking that have welcomed artists at every level of development. He has also had a leading role in a life drawing group that has included over 60
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Webster
, Campbell

Webster
, Campbell

A Sequence of Events
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Campbell Webster promises "Two things about the ECMAs . . .", but when the Chair of ECMA 2001 promises to tell you "two things," expect five. One thing leads to another for this Charlottetown communicator, promoter, writer, producer, idea-pitcher, play-director, talent manager, and coffee hawker.

"If nothing else, the ECMAs have been responsible for
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Tupper
, Jon

Tupper
, Jon

New Day, New Dawn, New Director
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Jon Tupper, the recently appointed, soon-to-arrive director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, must have heard rumours about how we Islanders welcome come-from-aways, because he's quick to establish his credentials as an Islander. "I lived there as a kid," he says, from Banff, where he currently runs the Walter Phillips
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McQuaid, Evelyn

McQuaid, Evelyn

The Excitement of Weaving
Profile by Jane Ledwell

This time of year, with the leaves turning and the days cool, Evelyn McQuaid has a disincentive to do the weaving she loves: the view across the fields to the water is upstairs, out the living room window of her Tea Hill home, while her looms and fibres are downstairs, in her windowless basement. On days like the sunny October day I interviewed
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Zaat, Con

Zaat, Con

Recycling: The Art of Not Retiring
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Con Zaat claims not to be retired. He admits to receiving a pension, but he says he sees himself as "recycled" rather than retired. This year, Con is quietly marking his 50th year as an active, career musician. In 1950, he began playing clarinet and keyboards with bands in the Netherlands. Nine years in Canadian Army Military Band followed
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Smith
, 
Erskine

Smith
, 
Erskine

A Most Amazing Thing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

If my interview with Erskine Smith were a film, it would open with a long, well-blocked tracking shot: all forward motion, deft obstacle-avoidance, and good lines shot off on escalators. High- energy as he is, he's probably easiest to follow when shot from above with a movie camera. Shots would mostly track him to Victoria, where he and his wife, Pat,
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Percival
, 
Debra James

Percival
, 
Debra James

Expanding Creative Horizons
Profile 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
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Some Upcoming Events

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

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

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]