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Get Hooked on Hooking

Join the ever increasing ranks of rug hookers with a free introductory workshop on October 1 from 1 [ ... ]

Squash PEI news

Squash PEI are hosting a World Squash Day celebration at the Spa in the Charlottetown Mall [ ... ]

Mother Daughter show

Mother Daughter show
Paintings by Glenda and Barbara MacLeod at The Guild

PEI artist, Barbara MacLeod, will present her first art show August 30 to September 10 at The Gallery at the Guild in Charlottetown. The exhibition will feature a selection of oil and acrylic paintings. Opening reception will be on September 1 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Barb spent most of her career as a retail entrepreneur opening
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Canada 150 Mural Mosaic

The Charlottetown Mural Mosaic, made up of hundreds of painted tiles, was created as part of the City of Charlottetown’s Canada 150 celebrations. The art piece can be viewed by the public at City Hall, 199 Queen St, 8 am and 4 pm in the summer and 8:30 am–5 pm in the fall and winter.

Exploring Andy Warhol

Exploring Andy Warhol
Art talk with Bonnie Stewart and Daniel Lynds

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery invites the public to a free presentation that explores the work of Andy Warhol in light of contemporary digital practice, and considers what art means in an age of fictionless sharing and the “experience economy.” “This promises to be a new kind of art talk, featuring a conversation between a social media
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ECLECTIC by Wendy Jones

The public is invited to attend the opening of Wendy Jones’ visual arts exhibition at WMJ Cool Cat Studios is located in Wendy’s home, The Church Dweller’s. ECLECTIC will feature realistic seascapes, florals and landscapes as well as abstracts and even extraterrestrial subjects. Wendy invites you to bring your visiting friends and relatives and to allow time to enjoy Prince Edward Island’s scenic
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Flotilla

Contemporary art festival in Charlottetown

Flotilla, a new contemporary art festival that will light up Charlottetown September 21 to 24, has teamed up with Art in the Open and Third Shift in Saint John to present Falling Sky a multi-city contemporary art installation consisting of two separate sculptures: Sputnik Retuned 2, installed in Charlottetown and Challenger, installed in Saint John. Both
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We were Told

We were Told
New commission by Robert Houle added to collection

Anishnaabe artist, Robert Houle, a member of the Sandy Bay First Nation, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, recently attended the opening of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s permanent collection exhibition, Re: Collection, to make introductory remarks and present a public talk on his 2017 painting, O-ween du muh waun (We were Told).

Commissioned by
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Plein Air Festival awards prizes

Susan Fehlinger wins Gala Prize

Forty four artists participated in The Montague International Plein Air Festival June 12 to 16. They combed Kings County for that stunning sea or landscape to capture on canvas.

Over $2000 worth of prize money was awarded by this year’s guest judge, Brian Lorimer, artist and owner of the Lorimer Gallery in Charlottetown. Susan Fehlinger from Bridgeport, Conn won the
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Flotilla/Flotille

Flotilla/Flottille, is a bilingual contemporary arts based event that is happening in Charlottetown September 21-24, 2017. The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (based in New Brunswick) has awarded Flotilla with a Signature Grant that will provide New Brunswick artists with the opportunity to come to Charlottetown to participate in this unique networking and educational exchange.

Anxious art

Anxious art
Jenni Zelin shows A is for Angst at The Guild

A lighthearted look at a negative emotion,” is how Charlottetown artist Jenni Zelin describes “A is for Angst: An Alphabet of Woe,” her upcoming solo art exhibition at the Gallery @ The Guild in Charlottetown.

Opening at 7 pm on August 2, Zelin’s show features 26 pieces of art, each organized into an alphabet that takes a comic look at anxieties,
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Giant dreamcatcher

Giant dreamcatcher
Canada 150 Signature project in Memorial Hall

In Memorial Hall at Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown there hangs a 22-foot dreamcatcher made by Mi’kmaq artist Nick Huard. For Huard, dreamcatchers are a tool for envisioning the future and the national dreamcatcher is meant to serve as a means for nation building, inclusivity, and starting a conversation. The piece is entitled, The
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Some Upcoming Events

Island Rhythms

September 30 & October 1
The College of Piping Island Rhythms Festival will be held in the field [ ... ]

Culture Days

September 29–October 1
Various locations Culture PEI invites you to participate in Prince Edward I [ ... ]

RE: collection

Five decades of building a Canadian art collection  Until December 2017
Confederation Centre Ar [ ... ]

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Fiddler’s dream

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Chas Mike Pete

Monday Night Concert at Victoria Playhouse Chas, Mike and Pete are old friends getting back togethe [ ... ]

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ Commem...

The Confederation Centre of the Arts will be commemorating the 2500th showing of Anne of Green Gable [ ... ]