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Kowalik, Sandy

Kowalik, Sandy

In good form
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Every morning, artist Sandy Kowalik wakes up to read a quotation from Jeanette Winterson painted on her bedroom wall: “Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough.”

Sandy says, “I have always had a more diffuse focus than a burning focus on what I do. I like
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Irving, Martha

Irving, Martha

In the blood
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The best Christmas present actor, director, and drama coach Martha Irving ever received was professional stage makeup from her parents. “It was a realization I came to at about 13 years of age, that all my thinking—how I processed the world—was through the eyes of an actor. So I just started to build my life toward that.” The makeup kit was a sign that her
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Finley, Gracie

Finley, Gracie

Gracing the stage
by Jane Ledwell

I think the old saying that things improve when you get older, for me anyway, is true,” says actor Gracie Finley. Tempted back to the stage of the Watermark Theatre after an almost thirty-year leave from her acting career, this summer, in her fourth season back, she plays two major roles.

“I had been away from theatre a long time,” Gracie recalls. Beloved as the
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Darrach, Sherri–Lee

Darrach, Sherri–Lee

Feasting on stage
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Sprightly Sherri-Lee Darrach says she is “ready for anything,” and in her roles as a performer, director, and artistic director of the Feast Dinner Theatre, she has to be. “Life’s really good,” she offers. “We all have to work, right? So we might as well do the things we love doing,” she says—and that requires improvisation, in more ways than one.

“In
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Hopkins, John

Hopkins, John

The Shooter
Profile by Jane Ledwell

“I’m quite laid back, but also quite driven. It’s a real dialectic,” laughs John Hopkins. The filmmaker required the pull of patience and persistence to spend five years on a feature-length documentary on the Bluefin tuna, to be released by the NFB this coming fall.

Filming the massive tuna, which John describes as “the world’s most evolved fish,” “demanded
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Lalonde, Louise

Lalonde, Louise

Boots on the ground
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Louise Lalonde says a teacher friend recently observed about her students: “If you speak, they listen”—she shrugs slightly—“but if it’s on a screen, it’s like it has more value.”

That’s important intel for a filmmaker like Louise. But, she says with conviction, “You don’t put anything on a screen without a script.” Later, she comments, “The best part is
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Rhodenizer, Barbara

Rhodenizer, Barbara

Community Acts
Profile by Jane Ledwell

For community theatre stalwart Barbara Rhodenizer, an early stage experience came in Grade Three when her family was living in Ontario, dancing ballet in a perfect tutu and beribboned shoes—“with my ribbons trailing along behind me,” she laughs. She still remembers that she carried on through the performance, ribbons notwithstanding, and was buoyed by praise
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McCallum, Fraser

McCallum, Fraser

The centre of things
Profile by Jane Ledwell

“There’s a real opportunity to be in the centre of things in PEI,” says Fraser McCallum from a perch in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where he is communications manager. He may not intend the double-meaning of “centre/Centre,” but the musician, actor, and sometimes-stand-up and emcee talks a lot about making a career in the place where he says
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Some Upcoming Events

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Daily
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

Summer 1993

September 21–26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Lai [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]