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Festive Wreath Contest

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Takin Care of Business

Music PEI re-brands New Business Growth Program  In 2016 Music PEI launched the New Business G [ ... ]

Hammond
, Elaine

Hammond
, Elaine

Adventures in Progress

Profile by Jane Ledwell

As a novelist who writes primarily for young audiences, Elaine Breault Hammond has a chance to inspire many budding writers. On a book tour across Canada, she had a chance to compare notes with a classroom full of six-year-olds who had just finished writing their own book and were busy illustrating it. When it came time to ask questions, one young
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Brinklow
, 
Laurie

Brinklow
, 
Laurie

Growing Things
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The best way to organize an interview with Laurie Brinklow is to schedule it to coincide with another of her tasks.

In a busy week, Laurie's schedule includes her job as publishing coordinator at the Institute of Island Studies; free-lance editing projects; swimming; rehearsals for two choirs; meetings with an eating group, a book club, and a folk music
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Dowling, 
Alan

Dowling, 
Alan

Keeping the Beat
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Whether you realize it or not, chances are good that you have heard drummer and percussionist Alan Dowling play this week. Almost 46,000 Islanders hear Alan's drumset on any given weeknight in the new theme music for CBC's Compass. From being an eager Island kid who used to follow parade drummers down the street, Alan has developed into one of the Island's
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Rutten
, Gerry

Rutten
, Gerry

And the Band Plays On

Profile 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
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Woolnough
, 
Hilda

Woolnough
, 
Hilda

Making Time
Profile 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 just
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Koleszar
, Hedwig

Koleszar
, Hedwig

The Secret Life of Pottery
Profile 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
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Carmichael
, Margie

Somebody's Gotta Do It
Profile 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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Rutherford
, 
Erica

Rutherford
, 
Erica

Adventures in Ambiguity
Profile 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,
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Some Upcoming Events

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]