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O'Connell
, 
Jackie

O'Connell
, 
Jackie

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug
Profile 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
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Roe
, 
Nigel

Roe
, 
Nigel

Finding Out when He Gets There
Profile 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
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Tersteeg
, Bert

Tersteeg
, Bert

Happy Outside
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Music's not something you grow out of. That's the message that musician, composer, and music educator Bert Tersteeg occasionally brings to elementary schools when he performs as part of a duo. But if music is hard to grow out of, it's even harder to retire from. Though you'll no longer find Bert Tersteeg at the front of the classroom at the University, where
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MacLaine
, Brent

MacLaine
, Brent

Poetry Is Discovery
Profile by Lee Ellen Pottie

Reports of a new book of poetry being published never make the headlines of the six o'clock news, and hardly ever make a wave outside the small literary circle of poet aficionado/as. But I swear this time is different: Signal Poetry Editions of Vèhicule Press in Montrèal is publishing Wind and Root by Prince Edward Island poet, Brent MacLaine-his
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MacNeill
, 
Joan

MacNeill
, 
Joan

Generosity of Spirit
Profile by Jane Ledwell

It's not that Joan MacNeill doesn't like to talk about art. She clearly loves to visit galleries, to paint, and to encourage artistry in others. But to get her to talk about herself is tricky business. She strays all too willingly away from the topic of her own work to appreciative stories of her family, her students, and her teachers through the years.
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Hermann
, 
Frieder

Hermann
, 
Frieder

Earth, Air and Fire
Profile by P. Richards

A large brick kiln stands in the shed behind Frieder Hermann's restored 19th century farmhouse in Malpeque, Prince Edward Island. In the next room is a clay-encrusted potter's wheel and other tools of the trade. This is the workshop of North Shore Pottery.

For the last ten years on PEI, Frieder Hermann has been creating a pottery here; pottery which is
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Graff
, Terry

Graff
, Terry

National Pride
Profile by Jane Ledwell

What distinguishes Terry Graff as director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum (CCAGM) and what makes him good at his job, is that he is so utterly unembarrassed to think of the Centre as a national cultural institution. Too often, Islanders subconsciously accept an attitude that slyly insinuates that institutions of national importance, by
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Jeffrey, Colin & Tristan

Jeffrey, Colin & Tristan

Two for the Show
Profile by Nancy Malcolm Sharratt

Spending Canada Day at Orwell Village is a tradition for many in eastern PEI. It's a lazy, lemonade and ice-cream sort of day. There are races-potato sack or three legged to the schoolhouse and back. And, also traditional, there are twin boys who, long legs and hair flying, win most of the races in their age group. After they have caught their
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