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Kenny, Paula

Kenny, Paula

Putting On a Show
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Paula Kenny, the director of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, studied fine arts at university, but it was summer work at the airport that led to her first career, in the commercial airline industry. History and art remained her passion, and now in her second career, she says, “I’m getting to do what was my hobby.”

Working at the airport and
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Henry, Lynn

Henry, Lynn

Literary Connections
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Honestly,” publisher Lynn Henry assures me, “I’ve never—and I have to say this makes me somewhat unusual among colleagues—I didn’t have it in mind to be an executive at Random House.” Nevertheless, today she is the publishing director of Doubleday—an imprint of Random House, the largest trade-book publisher in the world.

“I’m very unusual in my position
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Oakie, Rob

Oakie, Rob

A Career in Music
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I’ve always had a passion for music,” says Rob Oakie. He came to PEI in 1975, left in 1980, and came back again with his family in 1993. “When we came back,” he recalls, “we always felt there was an incredible music scene, but we didn’t really have a way to connect.” The first year Rob and his wife volunteered with then-fledgling PEI Music Awards, they
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Laprise, Renée

Laprise, Renée

In a Creative Space
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Don’t try to ease me into something,” warns artist Renée Laprise with a laugh at the beginning of our interview at MUSE ArtSpace on Charlottetown’s Euston Street, “I like to get thrown in.” MUSE is the pool she’s thrown herself into, to sink or swim, these days—a space for self-expression, with an art gallery space, chairs to linger in, and enough space
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Kwiatkowski, Leslie

Kwiatkowski, Leslie

Keeper of the Flame
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The craft community on PEI, with weavers and potters and others, goes all the way back,” says potter Leslie Kwiatkowski, the president of the PEI Crafts Council: “Something that has been going on for centuries, we are keeping it going.”

Leslie didn’t always expect to be a keeper of tradition, firing handmade pots; she expected to work with a Bunsen
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Viau, Becka

Viau, Becka

Energy to Burn
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I have a lot of energy,” says Becka Viau, “and I have to get it out. I have a lot of drive to do things. I just want to do all the time.” Becka may be known first for her photography, a craft in which she trained at art school and which she has shown prominently at Confederation Centre Art Gallery and elsewhere. But Becka’s creative doings extend to all kinds
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MacLean, Todd

MacLean, Todd

Life of the Party
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Everything in life is about community. It’s a continuous chain of community,” says Todd MacLean, whose community activities range from playing keyboards in the rock band English Words to writing about musical performances for The Guardian to working on his wife Savannah Belsher-MacLean’s fashion magazine, Panache. We are chatting on Victoria Row, a street
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O’Hanley, Ghislaine

O’Hanley, Ghislaine

‘G’ for Ghislaine
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I meet Ghislaine O’Hanley, the new executive director of the downtown Charlottetown arts complex The Guild, she is fresh from releasing the pressure on the building’s air compressor. “Every week, it needs to be decompressed,” she said, “or I am told bad things will happen.”

Ghislaine sees good things happening at The Guild and is excited to have a
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Some Upcoming Events

The Red Dirt Road

Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production Until September 21 (select dates)
The Mack [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]