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Analytical Labs open

The PEI Analytical Laboratories (PEIAL) plant diagnostic section is currently accepting samples. The [ ... ]

Carruthers, Sandy

Carruthers, Sandy

Drawing the line
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching graphic design at Holland College, Sandy Carruthers keeps nine-to-five hours in his studio, drawing comics and illustrations, “to keep up the habit,” he says. At the end of a full school year away from school, he laughs, “I’m still processing, but I’m excited—as long as I can keep self-motivated.”
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Ansems, Brielle

Ansems, Brielle

Going pro
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico this summer, she wants audiences to see into “the performances we put on for each other every day.” She reflects, “Others don’t always see our selves in ways we see ourselves... Unfortunately, our opinions of ourselves are often lower.”

As
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Atkinson, Debbie

Atkinson, Debbie

Music lover
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Music Awards that came to Charlottetown, in 1996, out of love of music and challenges. Debbie says: “I caught on with traditional music, and I didn’t know I would. I didn’t think I would love fiddles.” Debbie has now been part of bringing live traditional music and storytelling to every corner of Prince Edward
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Herweyer, Elena

Herweyer, Elena

Fine design
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most seemingly insignificant details of our lives, a visual and functional language we all speak. Consider professional fine artist Elena Herweyer a skilled visual linguist. “We can’t express everything verbally,” Elena says, and, to her, “every language is complementary.”

In her journey from the Ukraine,
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Smith, Emily

Smith, Emily

Homing instinct
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The population of Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, increased from 104 to 107 in 2011 when Emily Smith, her husband and young son moved back to the community where she had grown up and where her parents, Pat Stunden Smith and Erskine Smith, founded the Victoria Playhouse.

After graduating from university, Emily moved as far away as possible from the hours (and
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Lacey, Monica

Lacey, Monica

In the dialogue
Profile by Jane Ledwell

For the Art in the Open festival one year, Monica Lacey created an installation conjuring an abandoned house in the woods. “Drunk teenagers stumbled into it,” she recalls. “I don’t even know if they knew it was part of the festival—but they started to have a house party…The suspension of disbelief they had was so magic.” Eventually, she had to kick them out
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Condon, Ashley

Condon, Ashley

Owning it
Profile: by Jane Ledwell

It wasn’t Ashley Condon’s plan to launch a full-length album of songs (Can You Hear Me, with many collaborators) and a brewery (Montague’s Copper Bottom Brewing, with her husband Ken Spears) within weeks of each other in one busy fall.

Ashley has found two ways to deal with surprising synchronicities: hard work and relentless planning. “It took six years to
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Gallant, Nikkie

Gallant, Nikkie

School Break
by Jane Ledwell

Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when she went back in 2008. Her last award-winning singer-songwriter album came out in 2005. Three years later she started with business school, with the idea to support her music better. Ten years, a couple of diplomas, a degree, some library courses, some cultural resource management courses, and so on, she laughs,
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Some Upcoming Events

2018 Gold Cup Parade theme

PEI’s Got Talent August 17
Charlottetown Details of the 57th annual Gold Cup Parade have been ann [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

The Red Dirt Road

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

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Richard Vickerson art

by Richard Vickerson The windows of my studio open onto a few old maple trees. They were once part  [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the  [ ... ]